Settlement vs Trial in Personal Injury Cases? According to an article in the Law Dictionary … 95 percent of personal injury cases end in a pre-trial settlement, meaning that only 5 percent of personal injury cases go to a jury trial. In fact, most personal injury lawyers will spend their pre-trial time preparing a case…

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The Mountains of Western North Carolina are filled with rural roads and beautiful scenic highways.  However, in cities like Asheville, Marion, and Lenoir the number of fatalities on these rural roads is higher than the more urban cities of North Carolina, especially at night. But the count isn’t solely because of these rural roads; our…

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Drunk Driving? Serious Injuries & Fatal Accidents Are Common Did you know, that the NIAAA (U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) reports that drunk drivers play a role in a full 40 percent of every traffic death over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season? While the holiday season sees an uptick in…

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Recreational Boating & Jet Ski Accidents (Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries) In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55 million dollars of damage to property because of recreational boating accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating or personal watercraft…

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The truth about uninsured motorist coverage and why is it important? Uninsured motorist insurance protects the policy holder if they are in an accident with an at-fault driver who does not have liability insurance. North Carolina law requires all vehicles with a valid North Carolina registration to have continuous liability insurance. However, this does not…

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How To Protect Yourself Against Text Message Spam Attacks? These days, you need to be wary of text messages from unknown numbers that ask you to click on a link. These seemingly harmless messages could be an invitation to hackers into your phone. There has been a recent surge in a new scam called “smishing.” …

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Construction Injuries and Fatalities – Common Causes The risk of personal injury is quite high on construction sites, where sometimes dangerous industrial trucks, power tools and scaffolding can be found. Many accidents resulting in personal injury are caused by negligence, improper use of tools, poor planning, and failure to use protective equipment. And, many of…

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Personal Injury from Motorcycle Accidents Although many people prefer motorcycles as their mode of transportation and others enjoy recreational use, riders can be at higher risk for personal injury. Motorcyclists face a higher chance of severe injury if a motorcycle accident occurs.  Motorcycle crashes also kill approximately 3,000 motorcyclists each year and are one of…

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How does a personal injury lawsuit work? Every day injuries are caused by someone else’s carelessness. Because of this insurance companies pay out billions of dollars for injuries caused by medical malpractice, car accidents and more. At Fisher Stark P.A. we want to empower injury victims so that they do not have to be at…

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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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