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Accidents happen to even the most cautious individuals. When you are injured in an accident injured in an accident that is not your fault, you are faced with many questions about what to do next. Whether you are hurt in a car accident, in a slip and fall, on your bike, or as a pedestrian crossing the street, you me be asking yourself the following questions: Who pays for my medical bills? How do I prove it was not my fault? Should I file with my health insurance? Should I talk to the insurance adjuster?

As your attorney, my goal is to remove the confusion and answer all of your questions, so that you can focus on getting medical treatment and recovering from your injuries. I take over the communication with the insurance companies, and advise you on how your bills should be handled to ensure they will be paid by the at fault person. When my clients have suffered a serious injury, I’ve found that their recovery is most effective when they have someone helping them with, and advocating for the legal matters at hand. Having an attorney who is taking care of your case to make sure you are treated fairly and respectfully by insurance companies can make all the difference in your recovery.

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We Help Injured Persons Get the Compensation and the Justice They Deserve

  • The results of your legal representation, your hard work & effort on my behalf was unbelievable. I received all my lost wages and the back surgery and other medical attention that had previously been declined**.”
    – George C.
     

  • “I felt appreciated and valued by everyone I spoke with and would strongly recommend their services to anyone I meet. In a time of great confusion and concern their helpful words and guidance was extremely appreciated**.”
    – Julianne H.
     

  • “You put our minds at ease and took a huge weight off our shoulders. You made it completely painless for us. You taught us that there are caring and honest law firms out there**”
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Who pays my bills?

I work to make sure that your bills are paid by the at fault party and their insurance company. Most insurance companies will work very hard to avoid paying your medical bills. For example, I’ve seen insurance companies refuse to pay medical bills for a knee surgery caused by a car crash because my client had minor knee complaints four and a half years before the car crash, claiming that she had a pre-existing knee injury. I take the time to analyze your medical bills and medical records and communicate with the insurance company to force them to pay for your related medical bills.

Who pays my lost wages from work?

The at fault party is required to pay for any time that a doctor writes you out of work and that you actually miss as a result of your injuries. North Carolina law allows recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other damages. I will obtain the required documents to make sure you receive a fair recovery from the at fault person for all of these damages.

How do I prove who is at fault?

I investigate your accident thoroughly to make sure that there is no question as to who is at fault. This may include the following, if appropriate:
  • Obtaining the accident report
  • Obtaining eyewitness statements
  • Speaking to the investigating officer
  • Hiring an accident reconstructionist or engineer as an expert
  • Physically investigating the scene of the accident
Keep in mind that you do not need to “prove” who was at fault. North Carolina law only requires that you prove it was “more likely than not” the other person’s fault. I can successfully establish fault and obtain settlements and verdicts for injured persons based on my thorough investigation of the accident.

Should I talk to the insurance adjuster?

No. Insurance adjusters work for a company that is interested only in saving money. They are looking for ways to avoid paying you for your injuries and your medical bills. Speaking to an insurance adjuster before consulting with a personal injury lawyer can harm your case and make it very difficult to recover reasonable compensation for your injuries. Your comments can be, and often are used against you when it comes time to settle your claim or file a lawsuit.

Should I file my medical bills with my health insurance?

Unfortunately, there is not a simple answer. Whether you file your accident-related medical bills with your health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid depends on a long list of factors. I will look closely at your health insurance plan and the nature of your case to determine what is best for you. Sometimes, requiring the treating doctor to file with your health insurance is the best thing for your case. Other times, it’s better to simply receive a bill for the treatment that can be paid out of any recovery on your case.

Do I even need a lawyer for my personal injury case?

I routinely meet with injured people and advise them that they don’t need a lawyer. If you have a small, simple case that has been accepted by the insurance company I usually advise people on how to handle the personal injury claim without a lawyer. I even write out a list of things that need to happen in order to settle the case without a lawyer. I never charge a fee for these consultations.

My consultations are always free:

I am only paid if I can recover money on your case. You don’t pay me anything to meet with me and see if you have a case that needs a lawyer. Please contact me if you have any questions about your case.

Experience

We only handle personal injury cases. Because our focus is strictly on injury cases, we know how to maximize the value of your case and require insurance companies to pay fair reasonable amounts for our clients. We don’t handle traffic tickets or divorces. We don’t handle DWI or criminal defense. When you retain us to help with your case, you are hiring an attorney who spends all of his time on personal injury cases like yours, and you receive the full benefit of our experience and up to date research.

Learning from the best personal injury lawyers in Asheville, NC

A good personal injury attorney is constantly seeking to learn the best ways to represent injured people. Attorney Denton consults with other lawyers on complicated cases, and has associated some of his cases with many of Asheville’s best personal injury lawyers, to make sure that his clients get the benefit of cutting edge trial tactics and strategies. He also travels throughout the country attending seminars on trial strategy and practice where he learns from the best personal injury lawyers in the country. Because he continually learns from the best, he is able to provide his clients with the best possible representation.

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Justin L.

REVIEW OF: Lakota Denton, Personal Injury Attorney
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

I met with Lakota in regards to a car accident this year. He was very helpful in the initial consultation, as well as the follow up conversations. Lakota’s assistance has proven to be monumental in the handling of my car accident claim. I would absolutely recommend Lakota to anyone who has been injured and wants to ensure that they are treated fairly. He will make sure that the process goes smoothly.

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Julia W.

REVIEW OF: Lakota Denton, Personal Injury Attorney
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

Lakota and his staff are an amazing group of people! My daughter and I were in a serious car accident and both Lakota and Jenny helped every step of the way. They both answered all the questions I had. They are both highly skilled and compassionate people. I would highly recommend Lakota! I can’t say enough good things!

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Kerry Nadeau

REVIEW OF: Lakota Denton, Personal Injury Attorney
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

Attorney Denton was recommended to me by a close friend after suffering injuries from a auto accident while on the job this past April. He took the time to discuss the specific details, legal process, and even the challenges that I may encounter with my case. After months of struggling to get my hands around both my personal injury and workers compensation claims, Lakota was the answer! His knowledge, legal expertise and ability to provide an explanation of my options finally gave me the clarity and peace of mind I needed during this confusing time. I would not hesitate to recommend Lakota to any of my closest friends or family. Thanks again Lakota!

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Rico Marino

REVIEW OF: Lakota Denton, Personal Injury Attorney
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

I can understand finding, and trusting, a good lawyer can be a difficult and sometimes a daunting affair. Attorney Denton is not only professional and knowledgeable, but he takes the time to carefully look at each case for with an inquisitive, intelligent eye. I highly recommend anyone that might find themselves in need to retain his services, there are few attorneys out there that are as able, and as deft as him to navigate the landscape in favor of his client. I have personally witnessed the joy and satisfaction of multiple past clients, and please rest assured that this law firm is dynamic and successful in representing your best interests from your unique perspective.

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Lori M.

REVIEW OF: Lakota Denton, Personal Injury Attorney
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars

5 out of 5 stars

After having a very bad accident where my husband and i could have been killed..The driver of the other auto had no insurance.We had no idea how we would pay for all the medical..Thank God for Lakota and his staff They took all the pressure from us and handled everything. Thank you Lakota and his assistant Jennifer. Thanks!

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