Unfortunately, injury caused by others can happen every day. A person injured by the negligence of another is entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and for the physical pain and mental suffering brought on by the injury. Our firm has nearly 30 years of experience handling all types of personal injury claims. We can answer your questions and assist you with receiving fair compensation from automobile accidents, products liability and other claims resulting from the negligence of others.
People injured at work may not realize the rights that they have under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. If you have been injured in an accident while at work or if you have injured your back at work at a specific time and place you are entitled to have your employer pay for your medical treatment. The company chooses the doctor but you have the right to treatment to make as full a recovery as possible.
Social Security Benefits
Social Security Disability benefits are available to those people unable to work due to a severe medical or psychological condition or a combination of conditions. A disabled worker can apply for benefits at their local Social Security Office or online at www.SSA.gov. Appointments can be made by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. Appointments are suggested as the waits can be quite long at the local offices. The local offices will assist the claimant in requesting medical records and other information needed for the claim to be processed at the early stages.
Debt Collectors Can Be Sued For Harassing You. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that protects consumers from harassing and abusive activities by Debt Collectors trying to collect a debt. North Carolina has similar statutes that offer additional protection against this activity.
A traffic ticket can seem like a minor thing but a conviction for a moving violation can have major consequences to your driving record, your insurance rates and to your ability to drive. A moving violation on your driving record can result in an increase in the amount you pay for your car insurance. For some violations, the State will suspend your license and you will have to pay to have it reinstated after serving your suspension.
Automobile accidents happen every day. People are injured. Their vehicles are damaged. They need a rental car. Medical bills start piling up. How does this all get sorted out? We can help answer these questions and others that come up when dealing with the aftermath of being injured in a car crash that is someone else's fault.