Why You Should Always Get Medical Care Immediately After a Car Accident
Getting in a car accident in North Carolina can be a shocking, disorienting experience. However, the best thing you can do after a vehicular accident is to seek medical attention. In addition to receiving the proper treatment you require, getting immediate medical care is important for health, insurance and legal purposes. Vehicular accidents can cause…Read More
How Can Price, Petho & Associates Help if My Car Is Damaged in a Crash?
One of our first priorities in handling your case is to make sure that your property damage claim is handled properly and as quickly as possible. We know that getting replacement transportation is important so that you may be able to receive both the medical care you need as well as being able to return…Read More
What Are the Dangers of Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving involves any activity that causes a driver to take his/her hands off the steering wheel, eyes off the road, and mind off of traffic. In just the one second a driver is using a smartphone, adjusting the radio, or eating a sandwich, a car can travel nearly the length of a football field.…Read More
Cars and Trucks Are Getting Bigger and More Dangerous
If you’ve been out on the roads and highways lately, it might seem like today’s cars, pickups, and SUVs are getting bigger and bigger. You’re not seeing things – they are. In fact, a Slate article on the very subject recently put together a staggering amount of statistics and studies demonstrating just how large our…Read More
I-40 is the Most Dangerous Highway in North Carolina
Last year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) released a report examining the number of traffic crashes reported in 2017. According to the NCDOT, there were 275,067 motor vehicle collisions that resulted in 127,964 injuries and 1,396 fatalities. These alarming statistics account for more than just automobile accidents; they also include pedestrian-, motorcycle-, and bicycle-related collisions.…Read More
North Carolina Medical Payments Coverage
Medical payments coverage is optional coverage which provides certain protection to insureds under a policy who are injured in an automobile accident. It is designed to provide reimbursement of medical expenses up to the policy limits purchased. Common coverage amounts can be as little as $500 and as much as $1 million. Unlike a liability…Read More
Am I Entitled to a Rental Car Following an Accident?
After a vehicle accident, a rental car may be provided in one of two ways. First, once a liability insurance carrier for an at-fault driver has accepted liability, they are responsible for paying the cost of a rental vehicle from the date of the accident. The length of time, however, depends on whether the vehicle is…Read More
New Changes to § 6-21.1 Attorneys Fees in the “Small Case”
As part of a broader package of tort reforms passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the legislature has modified North Carolina Gen. Statute § 6-21.1. The statute grants authority to a trial judge to award attorney fees as part of costs to a prevailing plaintiff. These costs are taxed to the defendant.…Read More