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3 Tricks Insurance Companies May Use to Avoid Paying You

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it may be your instinct to reach out to your insurance company–or accept a call from the other party’s insurance agent–to discuss the crash as soon as possible. As Raleigh, North Carolina personal injury attorneys we have one word for you: Wait....

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Forced Arbitration Clauses In Employment Contracts Hinder Justice For Those Who Have Suffered Harassment or Discrimination

When you sign your employment contract, you probably are not looking for hidden clauses talking about forced arbitration. However, many people are surprised when they are sexually harassed or discriminated against at work and are unable to take their case before a jury. Forced arbitration clauses essentially take away employees’ Seventh Amendment right to have their case heard publicly in front of a jury. Instead, they are forced to settle in arbitration and keep their case entirely confidential....

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6 Tips for a Preventing Workplace Injuries

The workplace can be a dangerous environment if not properly cared for and maintained, leading to a wide range of injuries, some of which might result in an employee’s inability to return to work. Employers have an obligation to ensure the workplace is safe to prevent these unnecessary and avoidable injuries, as well as to avoid potential fines for non-compliance. Although many of us typically associate hazardous work environments with factories, warehouses, or construction sites, any workplace can cause injuries if certain safety practices are ignored, even a traditional office setting....

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How Do Insurance Companies Determine Pain & Suffering?

It’s no secret insurance companies are often reluctant to pay injury claims. It’s unsurprising. They make the majority of their money by taking premiums from their policyholders, and by paying for damage, they stand to lose a significant amount of money. They typically, therefore, investigate each claim with utmost care, looking for anything that could slightly resemble a loophole or a lie. For example, they must determine if a claimant is actually experiencing pain and suffering before they will compensate that individual....

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?

It’s no secret insurance companies are often reluctant to pay injury claims. It’s unsurprising. They make the majority of their money by taking premiums from their policyholders, and by paying for damage, they stand to lose a significant amount of money. They typically, therefore, investigate each claim with utmost care, looking for anything that could slightly resemble a loophole or a lie. For example, they must determine if a claimant is actually experiencing pain and suffering before they will compensate that individual....

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