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Settling A Case vs. Litigation: Three Things You Need to Know!

Settling A Case vs. Litigation: Three Things You Need to Know!

If you or someone you love currently has a personal injury claim, it's important to remember that there are many key choices that need to be made throughout the entirety of the process. The most important of which is whether to accept an offered settlement or take your case to a trial. If you choose to accept an early settlement offer, typically you should anticipate receiving less money than...

Insurance Coverage: How to Know if You Carry Enough!

Insurance Coverage: How to Know if You Carry Enough!

Plain Old Insurance Just Doesn't Cut It! No longer is it enough for you to simply just have insurance. The key is knowing if you have the right insurance and if you have it in the right areas and the right amounts. Typically, people are cautious when they're calculating the amount of life, home, and auto coverage that they choose to carry, but they put too much trust in the fact that other...

Motorcycle Accidents: Potential Products Liability Case?

Motorcycle Accidents: Potential Products Liability Case?

Human Error or Faulty Parts? When an accident occurs on the open road, there are many factors that can aid in its occurrence. There could be human error on the part of either driver, or there could be road conditions that played a role in the crash taking place. More recently, something that has caught the attention of the attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer, and Balaban are faulty ignition...

Admitting Partial Fault: Can I Still Recover Money?

Admitting Partial Fault: Can I Still Recover Money?

Partial Admission of Fault: What Have I Done? Often times, attorneys will convey to their clients that it's important to never speak a single phrase that may possibly be interpreted as an admission of fault. The sad reality is, that most people will only have heard this once they're already inside of their attorney's office, recanting the events of what led them there in the first place. This...

Bodily Injury Coverage: What Does it Pay For?

Bodily Injury Coverage: What Does it Pay For?

What is Bodily Injury Coverage? In the United States, each state requires drivers to carry liability insurance to compensate for any property damage or bodily injury. Every type of coverage has its own set of particular limitations, however, the coverage for bodily injuries has two specific types of limits, those being: The total amount that is paid out for an injury to one person. The total...

WHY NOT ACCEPT A QUICK SETTLEMENT AND PUT YOUR ACCIDENT BEHIND YOU?

WHY NOT ACCEPT A QUICK SETTLEMENT AND PUT YOUR ACCIDENT BEHIND YOU?

Everybody wants closure. You had a frightening accident and you’re in the midst of a painful recovery. There is a natural desire to put all that behind you, and settling the legal aspects of your case can bring you one step closer to the next phase of your post-accident life. So, if an insurance company comes up with a settlement offer that seems reasonable on the surface, why shouldn’t you take...

Bodily Injury Coverage: What Does it Pay For?

DELAYING MEDICAL TREATMENT CAN DAMAGE YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

You’ve had a car accident and you’re shaken up, but you’re not sure whether you’re hurt. You go through the motions of exchanging identification and insurance information with the other driver, but wonder whether you should go to the hospital. After all, your new health insurance has a high deductible, so a big chunk of the ER care will have to come out of your pocket. Maybe you think you should...

WEST VIRGINIA LAWYERS ASSIST VICTIMS OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

WEST VIRGINIA LAWYERS ASSIST VICTIMS OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Determined attorneys focus on delivering positive results The winding mountain roads of West Virginia can provide endless hours of exhilaration for motorcycle riders. But it only takes a brief encounter with a negligent driver or a hidden road for a motorcyclist to suffer a serious injury and a long, painful recovery. And unless you can prove that someone else was mostly at fault, you will have...

HOW CAN I BE COMPENSATED FOR A DOG BITE CASE?

HOW CAN I BE COMPENSATED FOR A DOG BITE CASE?

This question can be answered two ways: first, by addressing what a dog bite victim must prove to win compensation, and second, by explaining what kind of compensation the victim can get. Dog bite cases are decided under the law of the state in which the bite occurred. In the states where we practice — North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia — the burden of proof falls on the victims. To...

HOW NEW NORTH CAROLINA LAWS MAY DIRECTLY AFFECT YOU

HOW NEW NORTH CAROLINA LAWS MAY DIRECTLY AFFECT YOU

Every legislative session brings new laws, but there’s usually a delay between the passing of a law and its implementation. As a result, many state residents forget the laws are coming. In 2018, there are a few laws you need to know about that may affect you directly. They concern opioids, veterans’ rights, and police procedure during traffic stops. The Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act —...

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