Personal Injury and Accident FAQs2021-12-01T17:24:34-05:00

Personal Injury and Accident FAQs

Hear directly from our Civil Litigation Attorneys as they answer all the frequently asked questions regarding personal injuries and accidents as people try getting back on their feet.

Personal Injury and Accident

How Much Can You Expect From A Car Accident Settlement?2021-12-01T10:53:34-05:00

Personal Injury Attorney Salvatore Popolillo discusses the kinds of damages car accident victims can expect to receive in North Carolina. These are General, Special, and Punitive. Special damages include things like medical bills or lost wages. General damages include pain and suffering which insurance companies may not want to pay. While Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for some outrageous behavior, like drunk driving. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, be sure you’re getting all the damages you deserve. Call one of our Personal Injury Attorneys today!

What Are the Top 3 Mistakes Car Accident Victims Make?2021-12-01T10:57:49-05:00

Personal Injury Attorney Salvatore Popolillo discusses the top 3 mistakes he sees car accident victims make. The first is trusting their adjuster. The adjuster works for the insurance company, and the insurance company makes money when they deny claims. So, the adjuster will try and get a victim to say something that will allow them to deny the claim. Accepting less than what the victim deserves and not negotiating with the insurance company are also big mistakes. Victims may not know what their claim is worth, but the insurance company absolutely does, and they will want to pay less than that. So, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, give one of our Personal Injury Attorneys a call. Let them help get you the settlement you deserve.

How Viable Is Your Personal Injury Claim?2021-12-01T11:01:02-05:00

Personal Injury Attorney Salvatore Popolillo explains the concept of “contributory liability” and how it could affect your personal injury claim. In North Carolina, if you are considered 1% negligent or 1% at fault in an accident, then your claim could be denied. It is absolutely critical when you’ve been injured, to first seek medical help, then contact an attorney so they can help you fight any allegations of contributory liability and secure the damages you deserve. If you’ve been hurt because of the negligence of another person, call one of our Personal Injury Attorneys today!

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in North Carolina2021-12-01T17:18:03-05:00

North Carolina Civil Attorney Salvatore Popolillo discusses wrongful death lawsuits and addresses some common concerns people often have.

  • How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death.

  • Can you go to jail as the result of a wrongful death lawsuit?

No. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter, not a criminal one. Charges may be taken out as the result of the death, but they won’t result from the civil lawsuit.

  • What does a wrongful death settlement look like?

The beneficiaries are entitled to lost wages, funeral expenses, accumulated medical bills, some punitive damages, and sometimes emotional distress.

  • How do you prove emotional distress in court?

Emotional distress is proven through a combination of testimony by those affected and advocacy by an experienced attorney.

If you’ve lost a loved one through someone else’s negligence and you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, give one of our attorneys a call today.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death in North Carolina?2021-12-01T17:15:08-05:00

Civil Attorney Salvatore Popolillo discusses wrongful death and survival actions in North Carolina.

  • What are wrongful death and survival actions?

These are civil lawsuits that arise when the death of a loved one is caused by the negligence of someone else.

  • What is the difference between wrongful death and a survival action?

In a wrongful death suit, it is the decedent’s next of kin determined by statute that brings the lawsuit forward, usually this is a spouse, parent(s), or child(ren). In a survival action, it is the estate that brings the lawsuit.

Wrongful death and survival actions are complex and they arise at an extremely trying time, when people have just lost a loved one. If this has happened to you or someone you know, we’re here to help. Give us a call.

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