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Personal Injury Pain and Suffering Calculator

 

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled by law to certain money damages.  These usually include payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and something called “Pain and Suffering“.  Calculations for Medical bills and lost wages are usually very easy – if you have a $5,000 medical bill, the at fault party owes you $5,000 to pay for that bill.  But money damages for physical pain and mental suffering is much more difficult and subjective to calculate. 

Here are some of the factors that help determine the value of physical pain and mental suffering.  Keep in mind that a jury usually makes this valuation, and settlements are usually based on how a jury might value the case.

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I’ve Just Been in a Car Accident, What Should I Do Now? (VIDEO)

 

Asheville Car Accident Lawyer Lakota R. Denton explains what you should do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident, to help ensure that you don’t get taken advantage of by an insurance company.  This video contains some of Lakota’s tips, based on having dealt with hundreds of car accident victims in Western North Carolina.    

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If you have questions about your car accident or would like some assistance with your insurance claim, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.  Our consultations are always free and we’re here to help. 

 

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me with my Personal Injury Claim? (VIDEO)

As an Asheville personal injury lawyer, it is common that someone comes into my office asking if I can represent them in a minor car accident claim.   When a car accident is minor and the details are simple, I often advise the potential client that they handle the claim on their own, armed with some basic knowledge and know-how.   Occasionally, these clients return to my office down the road looking for help resolving the claim, if they are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company or adjuster. 

When can you handle a claim by yourself?

You can attempt to settle a claim by yourself, and avoid paying your personal injury attorney the 33% fee (that most all injury lawyers charge), potentially saving you thousands of dollars.  For example, if you are able to settle your case for $10,000, you will not have to pay your attorney the $3,333 that they charge for representing you.   

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Asheville’s Most Dangerous Roads, Part 3: South Tunnel Road (VIDEO)

In part 3 of our “Asheville’s most dangerous roads” series, Attorney Lakota R. Denton examines Asheville’s most dangerous roads and intersections, as outlined by data from the NC DOT.    Attorney Denton urges drivers in Asheville to Slow Down, to help us keep Asheville safe and walkable for our citizens, children and pets.

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Why should you let paramedics treat you after a car accident?

 

Many people involved in car accidents are in shock immediately after the crash.  As a result, people often feel like they are fine, don’t feel any pain, or assume that what little pain they have will go away soon.  These people usually refuse to allow EMS to treat them or to go to a hospital.  This can have serious consequences when trying to recover from injuries that manifest hours or days afterward.

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