Chances are you’re here because of an accident involving yourself or someone you love. And, before the dust even settles, you’re dealing with an insurance company that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. You may be feeling overwhelmed; you may be feeling scared. You’re in the right place. When Accidents Happen is a podcast brought to you by the attorneys of Brown Moore and Associates, a highly regarded personal injury law firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina. With more than five decades of experience, our attorneys are here to guide you through these uncertain times and provide you with the information and answers you need today. In every injury claim or lawsuit that our personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice attorneys take on, our goal is always to assist our clients with their needs and maximize the financial recovery our clients deserve, while preserving as much of that recovery as possible from the claims of medical providers or health insurance plans. When Accidents Happen features discussions on topics including auto accidents, tractor-trailer and 18 wheeler accidents, car crash cases, on-the-job accidents, hospital negligence, and wrongful death. Every episode is designed to better inform those who have been injured about the personal injury process. If you have been injured by a medical professional, been in a car accident, or suffered an injury at work, you can rest assured we are here to fight for you. If you would like to know more about Brown Moore & Associates or would like to tell us your story, call 704-335-1500 or visit our website at www.brownmoorelaw.com.
All About the Lawsuit Timeline
Even if you haven’t been in a vehicular accident, it pays to be knowledgeable about the legal processes you’ll find yourself in when the time comes. This information can also be useful if any one of your family, friends, or loved ones find themselves in this kind of situation.
On this episode of When Accidents Happen, hosts Paige Pahlke and Jim Puritz, attorneys at Brown Moore and Associates share all that happens when you file a complaint. They share the processes involved, which include written discoveries, mediations, depositions, and the typical timeframe it takes to go from complaint to trial and verdict. It’s important that your lawyer is with you every step of the way, giving you guidance and support as you go through filing a lawsuit.
What Goes On Before Filing a Lawsuit
The process of filing a lawsuit isn’t as simple or as quick as what is typically depicted on mainstream crime movies and T.V. shows. There are a number of things to take into consideration, particularly if you figured into an accident and what file a case against the party at fault.
On this episode of When Accidents Happen, hosts Paige Pahlke and Jim Puritz, attorneys at Brown Moore and Associates, discuss the general timeframe of a case before filing a lawsuit. They talk about what is usually involved in the process, what information and documents are needed and gathered, and how long it typically takes before a demand package is sent to the other party and their insurer. For attorneys, it is vital that the demand letter is strong and comprehensive, that aims to lead to settlement rather than further litigation.
Key Moments from the Episode00:56 – First step after a client signs up
01:38 – When to request medical records
02:18 – Other things included in the demand letter
02:55 – Support for lost wages claim
03:40 – What happens when demand letter is ready
05:10 – The importance of putting together a strong demand letter
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What’s the Deal with Underinsured Motorist Coverage?
If you find yourself in an accident where the motorist at fault doesn’t have enough insurance to cover the damages, you don’t need to be too concerned. The underinsured motorist coverage, or UIM, will help take the worries away.
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage
What happens when you figure yourself in a hit-and-run accident, or you get hit by a vehicle whose drive doesn’t have insurance? Is there a type of coverage that you can claim to help with any damages resulting in an accident like this?
Pursuing a Property Damage Claim After an Automobile Accident
On this episode of When Accidents Happen, we join our hosts Paige Pahlke and Jim Puritz, attorneys at Brown Moore and Associates, to talk about property damage claims in automobile accident cases.
In this episode, we give an overview of how a property claim works. We start with the basics of who is involved in a property claim and then move on to talking about getting a rental and estimates. Then we tell listeners how to value their car and give them the ends and outs of pursuing a diminished value claim.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Settlement?
On the episode of When Accidents Happen, Associate Attorney Jim Puritz welcomes Jon Moore, partner at Brown Moore & Associates to discuss the types of recoverable damages in a personal injury case.
Both economic damages and non-economic damages are recoverable for accident victims. In North Carolina, economic damages for medical bills are calculated based on what was paid or still needs to be paid on a bill. This may differ from state to state. Jim then examines how lost wages are calculated, proven, and used to maximize recovery. Jim wraps up the episode by addressing pain and suffering as recoverable injuries.