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What Should a Car Insurance Settlement Cover?

A calculator and financial figuresIf you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you need the insurance settlement to cover the full extent of damages you’ve suffered, but what does that entail exactly? Recovering from the aftermath of a serious car accident is difficult, and you should be focused on your primary task of regaining your health and well-being. The fact is, however, that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled also allows you the best chance of reaching your fullest physical and emotional recovery. If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury lawyer on your side.

 

How Much are Personal Injury Settlements for Truck Accidents?

A semi-truckSemi accidents are among the deadliest accidents on our roadways. The size and weight of these massive vehicles is enough to make truck accidents exceedingly dangerous. If a truck driver leaves you injured in a truck accident, you obviously need to procure a settlement that adequately addresses the injuries you’ve sustained so that you can reach your best possible physical and emotional recovery.

While it’s impossible to pinpoint a dollar amount of any accident claim before it’s been fully processed and appropriately litigated (if necessary), there are some basics that can help you ascertain what your truck accident settlement should look like. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today.

Insurance Claims: Does the Insurance Company Have a Time Limit for Payment?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re relying upon the insurance company to do the right thing. In fact, receiving prompt payment from the insurance company can help you make it through this difficult time more comfortably and can help ensure that you reach your fullest recovery. If the insurance company takes its own sweet time in the matter, it can exacerbate the damages you’ve suffered. If you have concerns about an insurance claim, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today. Do Insurance Companies Face Time Limits? If you’ve brought a claim with an insurance company, being paid in a timely fashion matters. Further, if it’s your own insurance company – to whom you’ve been faithfully paying premiums for who knows how long – it can make the wait that much more frustrating. Generally, insurance companies are required…

North & South Carolina Insurance Claim FAQs

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or in any kind of accident, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. And you’re probably going to have questions. Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions related to insurance claims can help. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, a North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help. Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer? If you’ve made a claim regarding your personal injury claim and the insurance company comes back with a speedy offer, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer before you accept that offer. It’s important to recognize that the insurance company is motivated by profits, and if it’s making you a speedy offer, there’s a reason that very likely protects their interests more than it protects your own interests….

Getting Started with a Car Insurance Claim After an Accident

Blue car with dents and smashed headlightIf another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, you’re no doubt feeling disoriented – at best. Knowing how best to proceed can help protect your rights and help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, work closely with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury lawyer to help ensure that you’re adequately compensated.

How to Deal with a Denied Insurance Claim

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the last thing in the world you need is to have your insurance claim denied. Being compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained is critical to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. Insurance claims – even valid insurance claims – are, nevertheless, sometimes denied, but that is not necessarily the final answer. If your personal injury claim has been denied, an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.

My Insurance Claim: Does the Insurance Company Have a Time Limit for Payment?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re relying upon the insurance company to do the right thing. In fact, receiving prompt payment from the insurance company can help you make it through this difficult time more comfortably and can help ensure that you reach your fullest recovery. If the insurance company takes its own sweet time in the matter, it can exacerbate the damages you’ve suffered. If you have concerns about an insurance claim, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today.

North & South Carolina Insurance Claims FAQ

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or in any kind of accident, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. And you’re probably going to have questions. Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions related to insurance claims can help. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, a North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.

 

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

Even a Seemingly Minor Car Accident Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries can occur anywhere on the spinal cord, and such injuries can be symptom free until they become both more serious and more painful. The impact generated by nearly any car accident can lead to a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can lead to chronic pain, restrict motion, and even cause permanent disability. If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s in your best interest to see a doctor and rule out a spinal cord injury. Whiplash Whiplash is a painful injury that is closely associated with car accidents – especially rear-end accidents (but any kind will do). Rear-end accidents at slower speeds are often considered minor fender benders, but whiplash doesn’t qualify as a minor injury. Whiplash is caused when the head whips back and forth on the neck as a result of impact – such as the impact of a car accident….

Fatigued Drivers Cause Dangerous Accidents

Everyone is aware that driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is not only dangerous but also illegal. Drivers often fail to recognize, however, the danger associated with driving while fatigued. In fact, the dangers inherent to driving while drowsy are so serious that there are strict hours-of-service regulations at the state and federal level for commercial drivers. If a fatigued driver leaves you injured, consult with an experienced car accident attorney in the Carolinas.

Fatigued Driving: The Statistics

Whose Side is the Insurance Company On?

On radio and television commercials, it is not uncommon for viewers to be bombarded with insurance company advertisements. Insurance companies often advertise that they will be there for you in the event of a motor vehicle collision or other unexpected emergency. However, despite these claims, insurance companies are rarely working for you or your legal interests. By and large, insurance companies are large businesses that are primarily looking out for themselves.

Five Insurance Company Tactics Designed to Get You to Settle for Less

Despite what they may say in their radio and television commercials, insurance companies really are not working for you. Insurance companies, like all businesses, are first and foremost interested in profit. By paying out compensation in an accident claim, the insurance company is losing money. Consequently, insurance company adjusters will use every trick in the book to try and undervalue your claim – and to try and get you to settle for less than what your injury case is worth.

Can the Insurance Company Monitor Your Facebook Feed?

In the age of sharing every last detail of our lives on social media, many people would think that posting after being involved in an accident is not that big of a deal. It is common to not even think twice before posting the most benign details of life online. When it comes to posting on social media after an accident , there is one very good reason to avoid doing so, however The insurance companies who are attempting to reduce the value of your settlement offer are most likely watching to see if you will anything they can use against you on social media platforms. Their goal is to find information that might hurt your claim. One of the best places to seek out this information is on your Facebook page. A simple screenshot of a post or a comment on your Facebook page can be incredibly damaging as…

Do You Have to Provide the Insurance Company with a Recorded Statement?

A car accident can be a traumatic experience, especially for those who have never been involved in one before. When you’re injured in an accident, the stakes can feel much higher, especially when you are attempting to collect compensation for your injuries. For this reason, it is always advisable to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options and the best course of action.  After an accident, it is very common for insurance companies to start contacting you about your claim. While you are attempting to recover from your injuries, the insurance adjusters are typically working hard to find ways to minimize the value of your claim. Legally, you are not required to provide any insurance company with a recorded statement. There could be something written in your insurance policy that states you are required to provide a statement, but this is unlikely. Still, for…

The Insurance Company is NOT on Your Side after a Car Accident

If you are the victim of a serious car accident, you will quickly realize that the insurance company is not on your side. To the contrary, the insurance company, along with its adjusters and lawyers, will do everything possible to undermine your case and minimize its value. From a business perspective, this makes complete sense. The insurance company wants to limit its monetary exposure to the greatest extent possible. One way that it does so is by significantly limiting personal injury payouts. The experienced car accident lawyers at Bice Law understand that insurance companies are never interested in doing the right thing after a serious car accident. Our legal team can review the facts of your accident with you and help you decide on the best strategy for maximizing your case’s value, forcing the insurance company to pay you what you deserve. Recorded Statements One way that the insurance company…

How Insurance Companies Try to Minimize Settlement Payouts

If you are involved in a serious car accident, chances are you are suffering from injuries and receiving medical treatment. However, when it comes to compensating you, insurance companies are not interested in paying you top dollar for your case. Instead, they are only interested in saving themselves money and keeping as much of it in-house as possible. In an effort to resolve some car accident cases, the insurance company will offer the accident victim just enough money to make the case go away. It may even be necessary to send a draft lawsuit to the insurance company’s adjuster – or actually file the lawsuit – in order for the insurance company to take the car accident case seriously. At Bice Law, our experienced legal team understands that insurance companies are not out to help you following a car accident. We are also aware of the common arguments insurance adjusters…

The Insurance Company is NOT on Your Side after a Car Accident

If you are the victim of a serious car accident, you will quickly realize that the insurance company is not on your side. The unfortunate reality is that the insurance company, along with its adjusters and lawyers, will do everything possible to undermine your case and minimize its value. From a business perspective, this makes complete sense. The insurance company wants to limit its monetary exposure to the greatest extent possible. One way that it does so is by significantly limiting personal injury payouts. The experienced car accident lawyers at Bice Law understand that insurance companies are never interested in doing the right thing after a serious car accident. Our legal team can review the facts of your accident with you and help you decide on the best strategy for maximizing your case’s value, forcing the insurance company to pay you what you deserve. Recorded Statements One way that the…

How Insurance Companies Try to Minimize Settlement Payouts

If you are involved in a serious car accident, chances are you are suffering from injuries and receiving medical treatment. However, when it comes to compensating you, insurance companies are not interested in paying you top dollar for your case. Instead, they are only interested in saving themselves money and keeping as much of it in-house as possible. In an effort to resolve some car accident cases, the insurance company will offer the accident victim just enough money to make the case go away. It may even be necessary to send a draft lawsuit to the insurance company’s adjuster – or actually file the lawsuit – in order for the insurance company to take the car accident case seriously. At Bice Law, our experienced legal team understands that insurance companies are not out to help you following a car accident. We are also aware of the common arguments insurance adjusters…

Four Things to Do after a South Carolina Car Accident

When you’re involved in a car accident caused by someone else, it’s often difficult to figure out what to do next. Unfortunately, the things that you say and do in the days and weeks after a serious crash can have an impact on how much you ultimately recover from the insurance company. Here are four things you can to do to protect your rights in the aftermath of a wreck. For more information, call Bice Law today to schedule a free consultation with a South Carolina car accident attorney. Collect Information If you’re able to do so, you should collect information about the way in which your accident occurred. Of course, never refuse medical treatment or ignore your injuries in order to do any of the following. Take pictures of the aftermath of the accident, and document things like: The other driver’s name and insurance information Any road conditions that…

Multi-Vehicle Crashes Can Bring Up Complex Legal Issues

Many traffic accidents involve one car that collides with another car, and identifying the at-fault driver is relatively straightforward. However, some accidents involve multiple vehicles of different types, causing injuries to many motorists. In these cases, several parties may be to blame and may be liable for injuries to others. Determining liability in multi-vehicle crashes can be a complicated endeavor, and it is critical for any injured accident victims to discuss their rights with a skilled North Carolina personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Five-Vehicle Crash in North Charleston Last month, a chain reaction crash occurred on I-26 in North Charleston, injuring three people and tragically killing one driver. As eastbound traffic slowed due to congestion, an Audi SUV, a pickup truck, and two tractor-trailers all collided. One semi-truck and the SUV then caught fire. A fifth vehicle was already pulled over on the shoulder and debris flew from…

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