Medical malpractice and doctor negligence are topics that have received a lot of attention in recent years. Studies show that only 1 in every 25 patients injured by preventable medical outcomes or negligence end-up bringing a lawsuit against their physician. The most recent claims trend analysis from the Physician’s Insurance Association of America “2010” provides…

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How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case When you are in need of legal counsel in Asheville, the attorney or law office that you select will have a major impact on the outcome of your case. Often times, people enter into successful relationships with legal counsel on the recommendation of a…

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What is a catastrophic injury? According to the American Medical Association, a catastrophic or life changing injury is a type of severe injury that causes damage to the spine, spinal cord, or brain. These permanent injuries impact a person in most every aspect of their lives. There are essentially two components that make a severe…

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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim? Two questions that people always want to know if a loved one has died at the hands of another. 1. What happened to my loved one? 2. How can we prevent this from happening to someone else? Wrongful death is when someone’s death is caused by the negligence of…

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How do Insurance Companies Calculate the Value of a Personal Injury Case? Most of the time, unfairly. All personal injury claims are different and worth different amounts depending on the circumstances of the accident or injury. When insurance companies are determining how much to compensate the injured party, most often an insurance adjuster usually uses…

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After suffering a personal injury in a car crash most people want to move on as quickly as possible and put the accident behind them. This leads to most people taking a settlement that is not fair and does not provide what is needed after someone is hurt. It is a fast and efficient way…

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Auto Insurance Coverage Questions Asheville Personal Injury Attorney Explains People often wonder how much auto insurance they should carry. Here at Fisher Stark, P.A., our personal injury lawyers say the answer is simple…carry as much as auto insurance as you can reasonably afford. Let’s look at why. According to the most recent data nearly 1…

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Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers What is Nursing Home Neglect? Federal regulation defines neglect in a nursing home as the failure of the facility, its employees or service providers to provide goods and services to a resident that are necessary to avoid physical harm, pain, mental anguish, or emotional distress. Millions of people entrust their loved…

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What is a Living Will? In North Carolina, a living will is a legal document that lets others know your personal choices about your end-of-life medical treatment. It states which procedures or medications you would want, or not want, to extend your life if you cannot communicate with the doctors yourself. A living will goes…

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