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Can You Sue the City of Greensboro Over an Injury Claim?

When you’re out and about in Greensboro, it’s possible that you may suffer an injury. If this injury occurred on city property or was caused by a city employee, you might be wondering if you can bring a lawsuit against the city. Although rare, it is possible to file a personal injury claim against a Read More

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I Fell on the Sidewalk: What Are My Legal Options?

No matter the time of year, it’s possible to suffer a slip and fall accident on a city sidewalk. Although mostly minor, some slip and fall accidents can be very serious, causing major injuries that limit your ability to work and reduce your quality of life. Many people who suffer slip and fall accidents on Read More

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Auto Accidents: Why You Should Get a Police Report

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s likely that you’re collecting important documents and gathering evidence for legal and insurance purposes. As you comb through all of your information, it may not occur to you to request a copy of the police report from your accident. Police reports aren’t admissible evidence if your Read More

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What Happens If I Hit by a Driver With No Car Insurance?

Getting into a car accident is rough, but getting hit by someone who doesn’t have car insurance can make things even more difficult. If you’ve been hit by a driver with no car insurance, learn what options are available to you and how a car accident lawyer can help guide you through this difficult process. Read More

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How Will a Medical Lien Impact My Injury Case?

Personal injury victims have a right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If the injury victim wins their personal injury case and receives a settlement award, the agencies that initially paid for their care and treatment may have a right to recover their medical expenses from your settlement. Government agencies, hospitals and medical Read More

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Should I Bother Filing an Injury Lawsuit Over Whiplash?

If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident, your best option for compensation may be to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. Due to the nature of whiplash injuries, however, successfully filing a lawsuit can require additional legal steps. Here, we’ll discuss the nature of whiplash injuries, how to go Read More

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SSDI Monthly Payment: How is it Calculated?

Many forms of disability income, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are based on limited resources and income. Others are based simply on how severe your disability is. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), on the other hand, requires you to have worked and paid taxes into the Social Security system for a certain period of Read More

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Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

When you’re injured in an accident and you need medical treatment, your medical insurance is normally the first place you turn when you need to pay for your medical bills. But what happens when you don’t have medical insurance? Even if you don’t have medical insurance, you still have a few options available to you Read More

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How the Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works in North Carolina

Workers’ comp claims arise when an employee gets injured on the job and files a claim through their employer’s or state’s workers’ comp agency for compensation for their damages. If you’ve been hurt at work and need to file a workers’ comp claim, keep reading to get a better understanding of what all is involved Read More

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What You Need to Understand About the “Serious Injury” Threshold

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in a no-fault state, you may be able to operate outside the no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. Known as the “serious injury,” “limited tort” or “lawsuit threshold,” this system allows you to make a claim for compensation from the at-fault driver Read More

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I Was in a Minor Car Accident; Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company?

The vast majority of automobile accidents are relatively minor, of the “fender bender” variety. These involve no real injuries and often little property damage. When people are in these kinds of accidents, they often think it’s not necessary to inform their insurance company, and worry that reporting the accident could lead to higher premiums that Read More

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My Personal Injury Claim Was Denied, What Do I Do?

Insurance is supposed to be there to protect us when things go wrong. That’s why it’s so devastating when you file an injury claim and it’s denied. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. Insurance companies have all sorts of reasons why they deny claims, but that doesn’t make it better for those who desperately need Read More

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How to File a Work Related Accident Report

Workers’ compensation insurance is a vital, no-fault protection for workers in almost every job in the nation. It’s in place to make sure that when you’re hurt on the job, no matter the reason for the injury and no matter the cause, you can get your injuries paid for and remain able to make ends Read More

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Groundskeeper Receives $1.4 Million after Being Hit by a Baseball Bat

In an unusual accident which left an injured public park groundskeeper with serious permanent disabilities, a North Carolina municipality agreed to pay $1.4 million in settlement for the claim.  During warm ups at batting practice, a batter accidentally lost his grip, slinging the bat in the direction of the groundskeeper. The 42-year old man was Read More

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Workers’ Comp: What is My Accident Worth?

When you’re hurt in the course of your work duties, worker’s compensation is there to protect you and make sure that you have the funds needed to pay your medical bills and get some level of weekly compensation to pay your bills and stay above water while you recover. Many people wonder what kinds of Read More

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Does Home Owner’s Insurance Cover Slip and Fall Injuries?

If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, your injuries should be covered by their homeowner’s insurance. However, many people are shocked to discover that the insurance may not pay out the full amount of the settlement. When you’re counting on that money to pay your mounting medical bills and make ends meet while retaining Read More

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Can I Get Social Security Disability For Headaches?

We recently had a client come into our office who was suffering from severe migraines. She stated that she did not think she had a chance to get disability with “only” headaches. It is usually the case that there is some test for a serious medical problem and this will be used as evidence at Read More

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Can Your Boss Make You Quit After an Injury?

Collecting workers’ compensation is supposed to take place in a no-fault system. That means if you’re hurt on the job, it doesn’t matter whose fault the injury was—you’re entitled to have your medical bills covered, and collect weekly benefits, if needed, to cover your lost wages while you recover. Unfortunately, all too many employers forget Read More

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What to Do if You’re Denied Social Security Disability

Social Security is a vital protection under our federal government that protects us not only in our retirement years but whenever we become injured and too disabled to work. Under Social Security, people who are disabled can collect disability insurance (SSDI) and in some cases supplemental income (SSI). Unfortunately, people who need this money are Read More

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What Should I Expect During a Car Accident Case?

When you’re in a car accident, the process of establishing fault and seeking compensation can be a tricky and contentious process. In North Carolina, the doctrine of contributory negligence can make it difficult to recover even damages that you’re owed. Understanding the basics of an accident case can be the first step in recovering damages. Read More

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What the “Damages & Compensation Formula” Means For You

When trying to determine how much they will offer an injury claimant, insurance companies will often resort to a predictable formula. This formula is just a ballpark estimate and relies on many variables, but it can help you predict the upper limits of a possible settlement offer. Since settlement negotiation for a personal injury claim Read More

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I Was Hurt by a Coworker, What Are My Legal Options?

Workplace injuries are tragically common, which is the primary reason that workers’ compensation exists. However, not all workplace injuries are cut and dried, particularly those that have been caused by a co-worker. If one of your co-workers has caused you to suffer an injury, then it’s important that you take the proper steps so that Read More

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I Was Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident, What Can I Do?

If you’re a construction site worker, then it’s likely that a large part of your workday is spent avoiding common construction site hazards so that you can make it home safely. However, even if you’re cautious, it’s still possible to suffer a major construction site injury, particularly one caused by unsafe scaffolding. Even with the Read More

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I Was Injured on a Contruction Site, What Are My Legal Options?

Construction sites are extremely dangerous, especially when they are located in the middle of a city. When a pedestrian walks by a construction site, there is also the risk of severe injury, pricey medical bills and lost income due to missed work. If you’ve been injured on or near a construction site, then you might Read More

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Hurt on Public Transit? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re like millions of Americans across the country, then you depend on public transportation to live your life. Whether you’re running errands or commuting to and from work, public transit is there to help when you don’t have personal transportation. However, if you frequently use public transit, then it’s likely you’ll eventually suffer an Read More

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I Was Injured in a Road Construction Accident, What Now?

While you’re driving your car, you probably try to stay aware of your surroundings so you can avoid a major accident. However, there is one factor that you might not be aware of with road construction errors. With only minor errors, a poorly constructed road can cause serious accidents and major injuries, potentially harming your Read More

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Is the Driver Always at Fault in a Truck Accident?

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents a person can experience. After being hit by a semi-truck, it’s likely that you’re dealing with extensive physical injuries, costly medical bills and emotional aftereffects that are negatively influencing your quality of life. In order to receive compensation after a truck accident, you might be thinking Read More

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What Happens When You’re Hurt by an Underinsured Driver

If you’ve ever been involved in a serious car accident, then you know that one of the first things you should do after guaranteeing your safety is to gather the insurance information of the driver who was at fault. Unfortunately, many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured, putting your livelihood at risk. While most drivers Read More

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Do Injury Lawsuits Always Go to Court?

When you’re hurt and it’s someone else’s fault, you have the right to collect compensation for your injuries and file a lawsuit to do so. However, the process can be difficult and stressful, and in general, the last thing you want is for it to end up in a courtroom. Taking these kinds of suits Read More

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Workers’ Comp: How to Make Sure You Get Paid

Workers’ compensation is specifically designed to protect and support injured workers who are unable to perform their jobs after a workplace accident. However, like most insurance companies, your workers’ compensation insurance company is focused on saving as much money as possible, which means they will likely be diligent about finding ways to deny your claim Read More

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How Do Attorneys Mediate Personal Injury Claims?

Mediation is an excellent option for those seeking a personal injury claim but who cannot reach a settlement agreement with the other party. Through mediation, you and your Winston-Salem personal injury lawyer will meet face-to-face with the other party in the presence of a professional mediator. The mediator will remain a neutral third-party with the Read More

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I Fell at My Apartment Complex, Do I Have a Case?

Falling under any circumstances is unfortunate and can lead to serious injuries. Under particular circumstances, you may be able to at least be eligible for legal compensation for your injuries. Let’s take a look at the instances where you may be able to pursue a case against your landlord if you fall and injure yourself Read More

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How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

Settling your injury claim is somewhat like taking a bid on a job or other similar negotiations where both sides must arrive at mutually agreeable terms. Contrary to what some may think, the settlement amount available to them for an injury is rarely cut and dry. Insurance policy limits are guidelines, for example, and the Read More

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Do I Have Legal Options If I Get Sick on a Cruise Ship?

Cruises are some of the most popular vacations there are. Unfortunately, they’re also enclosed environments with lots of recycled air, and illnesses are shockingly common aboard ships. So what happens if you are aboard a cruise ship and you get sick? Do you have legal options? Read about cruise ship illnesses, when you can file Read More

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Are Stroke Victims Eligible for Social Security Disability?

Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow, and therefore decreased oxygen supply, to the brain. Normally due to a hemorrhage or blocked blood vessel in the brain, strokes can cause significant impairments to their victims such as difficulty walking, poor balance, damaged vision or an inability to communicate. If you have suffered the severe effects Read More

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5 Reasons Why You Can Be Denied Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to workers who have continually contributed to the Social Security system. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits low-income workers who have been disabled. It’s easy to consider why you think you are eligible for these benefits, but it can also be beneficial to consider the Read More

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I Was Hurt by a Defective Product: What Do I Do?

Defective product liability claims arise from defectively designed products, defectively manufactured products or products that lack an appropriate instructional or warning label. In order to pursue a product liability claim, you must demonstrate that your injury is a direct result of one of these types of defects. If you do believe your injury is a Read More

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What to Do If You’re in a Skiing Accident

It’s the official start of winter, and that means over the next few months the resorts are going to be crazy with snow bunnies, snowboarders and ski enthusiasts of every shape and size. These fun and time-honored sports are as popular as ever, but they carry certain dangers with them. If you get hurt on Read More

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What Parents Should Know About High School Sports Injury Lawsuits

Concern about athletes has hit an all-time high over the past few years, with traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and other issues ranging all over the news. The concern is especially high when it comes to high school student-athletes, whose entire futures can be compromised as a result of serious injuries. Unfortunately, all too often when Read More

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Are Bars Held Accountable After Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk driving accidents are tragic and unfortunately all too common, especially at this time of year. People tend to drink more over the holidays than at any other time of year, and it also leads to irresponsible behavior. When injured in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you deserve to be compensated, and many Read More

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Why You Need to Watch How Much Your Guests Drink

The later months of the year are always a time of fellowship, cheer, and gatherings. They’re also, unfortunately, a time when drunk driving accidents skyrocket. People tend to forget themselves and drink too much, which leads to irresponsible acts with tragic consequences. When you’re injured in a drunk driving accident you want the driver held Read More

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How Bad Weather Impacts a Car Accident Lawsuit

When you’re in an accident, there are a variety of factors that come into play determining fault. These include speed, the mechanical state of the vehicle, the arrangement of vehicles in the accident, road conditions, and yes, weather. Many drivers involved in accidents claim that the weather was the defining factor and that they aren’t Read More

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Who’s At Fault in a Rear-End Collision?

It’s a complicated task to determine who is at fault in a car accident. Oftentimes, it’s not so simple as someone hitting a stopped car while trying to park, where they were obviously at fault for not paying attention. In most cases, each driver will have their own version of what happened, but there are Read More

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Will My Medical Bills From the Accident Be Covered?

When someone is hurt in an accident, whether it’s a car accident, a fall, a boating accident or an accident on the job, the resulting medical bills can be more stressful than the pain and suffering. Who pays your medical bills depends on the type of accident and the kind of insurance policies involved in Read More

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When Someone Else Gets in an Accident Driving Your Car

When you own a car, it is an immense responsibility, requiring you to protect both yourself and other drivers on the road, and like any kind of property, car owners can be held liable when their vehicle is used in an improper way. What many car owners don’t understand, however, is that you can be Read More

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I Slipped on Ice, Can I File Personal Injury Lawsuit?

While you’re out and about in Winston-Salem and Greensboro this winter, one of the hazards that you need to look out for is icy, slippery surfaces. Slipping on ice can result in a sudden, devastating injury, meaning you might be left in a condition where you’re unable to work and have to find some way Read More

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Driving Safely Through the Snow: What You Need to Know

Winter is nearly here, and with it, the threat of snowy weather and slick, hard to manage roads. If you don’t have a lot of experience driving on snowy roads, than any trip that you take this winter can be extremely difficult and potentially unsafe. Fortunately, driving in the snow isn’t as hard as you Read More

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How Your Injury Claim Can Be Undermined by the Insurance Company

Insurance companies claim to be on the lookout for your best interests, but in reality, they want to pay as little as possible when they have an injury claim to cover. This is, unfortunately, a harsh reality that may not sit well with you, particularly if you’re already enduring the physical pain of having been Read More

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What to Do If You’re in an Accident With a Drunk Driver

It is widely known that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, yet still, nearly one-third of all car accidents in the United States are alcohol-related. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver near Greensboro, you deserve to seek damages for what you’ve gone through, whether they cover medical expenses for a personal Read More

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What Are Your Legal Options When You’re Hurt on Private Property?

Being injured on private property can cause more than just physical pain: depending on the severity of the situation, you may suffer from steep medical bills and serious financial losses, too. But in some instances, you can pursue a lawsuit with the help of a qualified premises liability lawyer. Read on for more information to Read More

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How to Avoid Accidents in the Kitchen This Holiday

The holidays are a wonderful time to bond with family and friends over food and enjoying good company and good food. However, the kitchen can be a dangerous place, especially for those who aren’t used to cooking regularly. Especially when you have a lot of family around, kitchen safety must be your number one priority. Always Read More

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Can I Get Disability Benefits If I’m Self-Employed?

When you are injured in the course of employment, in most cases you have the benefit of workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills as you work to get well once again. However, those who are self-employed often don’t have their own workers’ comp, and as independent contractors aren’t covered by the insurance of Read More

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Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Damage: Am I Covered?

There are many different kinds of injuries you can suffer, and almost everyone carries the potential for nerve damage. Nerve damage, when it occurs, can mean a long and painful road to recovery. Sometimes recuperation from nerve damage can even take years, and it can be very expensive. As a result, many wonder if worker’s Read More

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What to Do When a Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident

According to a recent massive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study, brake failures are the most common contributing mechanical factor in large truck accidents. Since there were over 3,744 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2014 alone, brake problems are therefore no small matter when it comes to public safety. However, as any experienced truck Read More

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Helpful Tips For Getting Car Repaired After an Accident

After you’ve been involved in an accident, there are a lot of unanswered questions—especially if your vehicle has been severely damaged. The main question is, who is going to pay for the repairs? There are a number of factors involved in auto repairs. These include where you live, where the accident took place, who was Read More

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Preventing Traumatic Head Injuries: What You Need To Know

Traumatic head injuries can have consequences that last a lifetime. Over time, cumulative head injuries can create lingering conditions that eventually result in major cognitive disorders. For instance, medical researchers are just now beginning to uncover the link between major concussion events and Parkinson’s disease. In some instances the resulting damages can be recovered by Read More

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How Do I Know If I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

or impairments. They are listed in the Social Security Administration’s (or SSA) manual, which is also referred to as the blue book. The impairments, both mental and physical, that are listed will automatically qualify someone to receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provided the individual meets the requirements set forth Read More

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Why Are Work Injury Claims Different than Personal Injury Claims?

When you’re injured at work, you may be aware that you are entitled to coverage for your injuries under workers’ compensation laws. Many people, however, fail to understand the important differences between a claim filed under workers’ compensation laws and a claim filed as a personal injury case. The two forms of injury are very Read More

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Stay Safe This Halloween With These Important Tips

It’s almost time for Halloween again! Break out the scary yard ornaments, fog machines and candy corn dishes—this is one of the most anticipated nights out of the whole year. Halloween is especially fun for young children, whose eyes fill with wonder at both the fun and spooky characters that take over their neighborhoods for Read More

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Common Tactics Used to Derail Personal Injury Victims

After you’ve been hurt in an accident, your first step will be to file an insurance claim. Once your claim has been filed, it’s likely you will receive a call from an insurance adjuster, who will be your point of contact with the insurance company. What many people don’t realize, however, is that adjusters work Read More

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Can Passengers Get Compensated in Car Accident Lawsuits?

If you are riding along as a passenger, you might feel a little helpless in the event of an accident. Especially if your injuries are extensive, you are probably wondering what your options are as far as compensation is concerned. The good news is that you can, in fact, get compensated for your injuries if Read More

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What to Do After a Hit and Run Car Accident

As traumatic as car accidents can be, “hit and run” situations can be that much more devastating. Not only are you shaken up by the incident, but now you have to deal with the aftermath of everything: having your car fixed, getting your injuries tended to and filling in the gaps that were created when Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Your SSDI Lawyer

A SSDI lawyer is an attorney that handles Social Security and disability cases. Social Security is an extensive system that has many rules and regulations. People with disabilities can petition the Social Security administration to receive monthly stipends. In order to secure payments, petitioners must present proof that they have a disability and need government assistance. Read More

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What a Winston-Salem Worker’s Comp Lawyer Can Do for You

Vocations can come with a certain set of risks. Oftentimes, workers are injured or fall ill due to a work-related incident. If this happens, an employee is entitled to submit a workers compensation claim with his or her employer or insurance agency. Unfortunately, companies and insurance carriers are looking to save money, and paying out Read More

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What To Do If You’re Hurt on the Job in Greensboro

Work-related injuries can cause quite a few complications in the life of the injured employee. If you’re an injured worker, you want to make sure that your trauma is fairly compensated. Mike Lewis Attorneys, Greensboro workers’ comp lawyers, are always here to fight for your case, but you can also help yourself by following these Read More

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Why You Should Have a Lawyer at Your Disability Hearing

If you have sustained a disability and require disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you present your case in court to an Administrative Law Judge. Rather than representing yourself and risking a judge denying your request for disability benefits, hiring a lawyer to represent you and present your case to the judge Read More

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Are You Hurt? Most Common Car Accidents Injuries

According to 2014 CDC data, motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of injury leading to death among five to 24 year-olds. For people 25 and older, it is the number two cause of injury leading to death. Looking at these statistics shows that motor vehicle accidents can be quite serious. Those lucky enough Read More

Workers' Compensation Attorney | Greensboro | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What to Do If You’re Injured By an Unsafe Working Environment

If you had been subjected to an unsafe working environment, getting hurt on the job may have been entirely avoidable. Most company’s workers’ compensation insurance will take care of injured employees, but these benefits do not always provide enough to compensate employees for their injuries. Injured North Carolina workers might want to meet with a Read More

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What Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

Nobody wants to get hurt on the job, but when accidents happen, you need to be able to recover whatever damages you can. In many cases, you will be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, though not all injuries are necessarily protected through workers’ comp. The best way to learn if your injury can Read More

Worker Injury | Winston-Salem | Greensboro | Mike Lewis

Work Injury Liability: Who Can You Sue?

Although the workers’ compensation system can handle most work injury cases on its own, there are several situations where larger settlements or lawsuits are necessary. In cases where an employer, manufacturer, or third party hold responsibility for a work injury, you may be able to sue for damages. Mike Lewis Attorneys are happy to help Read More

Car Accident Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need to Take Notes After a Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident your mind is likely to be racing about what to do next. The first thing you should do is calm down and make sure everyone is okay. The next thing you should do is grab a paper and a pen and take some notes. Notes will help you tremendously in Read More

Car Accident Lawyer | Winston-Salem | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Car Accident Settlements: What to Expect After Your Case

It may seem that winning a car accident lawsuit would be the end of your problems. However, car accident settlements may not arrive right away. The courts have put in place rules that govern the receipt of funds as well as the right of the defendant to pay the funds. Here’s an overview of what Read More

Personal Injury Lawsuit Time Limit in North Carolina? | Mike Lewis Attorneys

When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina?

When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina? Whether there was a car accident, a neighbor’s dog bit you, or damage at work (not referring to workers’ comp claims), a personal injury case can occur. A personal injury case can seem self-explanatory, but it is actually a case that Read More

What If I My Injuries Don't Show Up Right Away? | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What If I My Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

From the moment you make a sudden turn, a harsh movement, or see a car headed straight for you, it feels like time begins to move slowly. A car accident is a traumatizing event both physically and mentally. After a car accident, there are rightfully numerous things crossing through the brain. Things like, am I Read More

Workers' Compensation Attorney | Mike Lewis | Winston-Salem | Greensboro

Workers’ Compensation: Interesting Facts You May Not Know

On Sept. 5 of this year, many Americans will sleep in on a Monday, enjoying the beginning of their Labor Day celebrations. Friends and family will join together, meats and vegetables will be grilled, cold drinks will be served, and working Americans will savor a day off from their jobs. Though the holiday provides a Read More

Car Accident Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys | Winston-Salem | Greensboro

Safety Tips For Your Labor Day Road Trip

Labor Day weekend is a great time to take a break right after the start of the school year, but all those road trips can spell trouble for safety. AAA predicted that 30.4 million families and people hit the road last year. Even more could be out and about this year. All of those drivers Read More

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer First | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Don’t Sign Anything: Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

Don’t Sign Anything: Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer When you’re injured, the last things you want to deal with are the complications of a lawsuit. To protect yourself and your rights, talk to a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina who knows exactly how to help you. Additionally, be sure to keep these simple Read More

Personal Injury Settlement | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable? So, you were injured and you received a settlement; now you’re wondering if you have to pay taxes on that settlement. Although there is a good chance the answer is no, be sure to recognize the fact that that’s not always the case. Because the law can be complicated, Read More

Car Accident Deposition | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What Should I Expect During a Car Accident Deposition?

The majority of car accident cases are settled out of court. For the ones that do go to court, they must follow due process of the law. Once a complaint has been filed, the case is entered into the legal system. Both sides must go through discovery, which is a formal investigation into all of Read More

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What Does Pain and Suffering Mean in a Personal Injury Case?

What Does Pain and Suffering Mean in a Personal Injury Case? The weeks and months after an accident can be a scary and frustrating time, made more so by the legalese and jargon of lawyers trying to explain your options. Even if you dislike being litigious, in this situation, your best bet really is to Read More

Car Accident Fault | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What to Do When Fault Isn’t Obvious in a Car Accident

What to Do When Fault Isn’t Obvious in a Car Accident The legal burden of proof is one party’s task to prove that the incident that occurred is not their fault. In legal terms, this is considered the onus probandi. Incidents such as car accidents are major disputes that always leave someone at fault. It Read More

Car Accident Goes to Trial | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What Happens If My Car Accident Case Goes to Trial?

Car accidents are traumatic experiences for all parties involved. They can cause major inconvenience and distress as well as physical injury and property damage. According to the association for safe international travel (ASIRT), car accidents cost the United States at least $65 billion each year. The staggering statistics prove that car accidents are a major Read More

Big Truck Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

What a Lawyer Can Do for You After a Big Truck Accident

Commercial trucking accidents are a bigger mess than one might initially think. Usually, the name labeled on all sides of the truck is not the owner of the truck, which starts the confusion for most. The name found on the sides of the truck is the person renting/leasing the vehicle. What Affects the Event of Read More

Workers Comp Injury | Mike Lewis Attorneys

North Carolina Workers’ Comp: Is Your Injury Covered?

It’s true that all injuries that take place in the workplace are not covered by workers’ comp. Workers’ comp is an insurance that employers are required to have that assists their employees with recovery in time of a workplace injury caused by an accident. If there is a case of this in your life or Read More

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Motorcyclists Beware: Lane Splitting Can Hurt Your Injury Claim

Sometimes actions that are allowed under the law are still harmful to you in court. One common example of this in motorcycling is lane splitting. Lane splitting is different from lane sharing: rather than riding side-by-side with a similar vehicle, lane splitting involves riding in between two full lanes of traffic. In some cases, it Read More

Commercial Truck Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How Fault is Determined in a Commercial Truck Accident

When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, there are many different parties that have something to say. Each person involved might be responsible, so they start pointing fingers. If there is an issue with the brakes, the owner could say that the brakes were faulty. If the driver was falling asleep, the driver Read More

Workers Comp | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How to Apply for Workers’ Comp in Winston-Salem

If you’ve been injured on a job, the good news is that it should be covered by the company you’re working for, by insurance called workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is insurance that is required by law and can have serious consequences if the company in question fails to meet this necessity. The rule of workers’ Read More

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How Liability is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident

There is much less inherent safety in a motorcycle than in other motor vehicles. Not only is there little to no protection from hazards outside the vehicle, a motorcycle is more susceptible to uneven or slippery road conditions, as well as being less physically stable than any four-wheeled vehicle. Any motorcycle accident or collision is Read More

Workers' Comp Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorenys

How an Injury Rating Impacts Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers’ compensation is used by employers to provide them with a means of insurance in case of injuries in the workplace. Workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp, provides workers with payment of wages, and helps take care of medical bills and disability while the employee can’t work. It sometimes lasts for a time when the employee Read More

Workers Comp Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

So, you got hurt on the job and now you’re not just dealing with physical pain, you’re also dealing with legal issues. The fortunate news is that a lasting impairment from a work injury means you’re eligible for payments from your workers’ comp insurance company. But be careful: once a settlement has been signed, it Read More

Pool Accident | Personal Injury Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer With These Tips

Your pool should be a place of relaxation and recreation this summer, and if you are thinking about possibly installing one, you are sure to find years of enjoyment available to you. What many people may not consider, however, are the costs you could find yourself dealing with should an accident happen around your pool. Read More

Dog Bites | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

It is hard to remember sometimes that your pets, in addition to being members of the family, are still animals, and if your dog bites someone, you are usually responsible for it. Depending on the severity of the bite, you could also be due for some serious legal action that could otherwise have been avoided. Read More

Wrongful Death Case | Mike Lewis Attorenys

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

When you lose a loved one due to an accident, or the actions or inactions of another person, your entire life spirals out of control. Suddenly, the stability and security you had from that person’s constant presence is gone. You don’t know what to do or where to go next. You know you deserve something Read More

Car Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How to Prove Fault After You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’re likely going through physical and emotional hardships that put an extreme toll on the state of your health and wellbeing. Dealing with an insurance company to get the compensation you deserve can be an endless headache on top of the stress you’re already experiencing. How can Read More

Insurance Company Advice | Mike Lewis Attorneys

5 Easy Tips for Negotiating with an Insurance Company

It doesn’t matter what kind of accident or injury you’ve suffered—when the time comes to start settling your claim, an insurance company is likely to come into the picture at some point in time. It’s unfortunate, but these organizations are rarely eager to pay out the full amount that you feel you deserve to recover Read More

Workers' Comp Lawyer | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

If you are filing a workers’ compensation case, sometimes there may be a dispute about your medical condition, and the insurance company, hearing officer or judge may ask for you to undergo an IME—or independent medical examination. Most often the insurance company chooses the doctor, and the IME will be used as evidence in your Read More

Workers' Comp | Mike Lewis Attorenys

What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a system which allows company employees to receive benefits for a job-related injury regardless of fault. Workers’ comp. programs can provide medical benefits and sometimes temporary compensation until the employee is able to return to work. This all sounds fantastic, but what happens if you get hurt and your employer doesn’t Read More

Driving Tips | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Driving Tips that Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Windows down, bags packed, music blasting and the shining sun: all perfect signs of an epic summer road trip. It’s so easy to want to get out as fast as you can to make sure you can capture that wonderful weekend before work starts up again—or to utilize as many days of summer break. To Read More

Car Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need to Be Prepared For a Car Accident

It Can Happen to You Odds are pretty slim that you will get struck by lightning tomorrow.  It’s pretty unlikely that you will be swept up in a tornado.  Chances are pretty good you won’t be swallowed into a sinkhole.  But a car accident?  Now that could happen.  And odds are good that in your Read More

Car Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Most of my clients are tough cookies.  They are hardworking, strong willed people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They don’t like to complain.  They don’t like to fuss.  So sometimes it’s really hard for me to convince them that if they are hurting, they need to go to the doctor, especially Read More