Charlotte, NC (January 16, 2021) – At 5:15 p.m. on the evening of Friday, January 15, a car accident with injuries took place at an intersection in Charlotte. Continue reading
If you are hurt in a car accident, you probably are wondering whether you can receive benefits through any applicable insurance policies as well as compensation in a civil claim. The answer largely depends on many factors and your specific situation. There are a number of rules that insurers and injured parties must follow, which can get confusing for many people who simply want to move on with their lives. At Maurer Law, our Raleigh car accident lawyers can help you understand your rights after an accident. We will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and make sure that you receive the full amount of insurance benefits and compensation that you deserve.
In a recent opinion, the North Carolina Supreme Court considered whether a lower court made a mistake when it credited a payment made to the plaintiff pursuant to his own underinsured motorist coverage against the judgment that he obtained from the person who caused the accident that injured him. At the time the plaintiff and defendant were involved in the crash, the plaintiff had an insurance policy that included underinsured motorist coverage with a limit of $250,000 per person. The defendant also had an insurance policy that had a liability limit of $100,000 per person.
The plaintiff filed a personal injury complaint against the defendant, stating that the defendant was responsible for the crash and sought damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, permanent injuries, and more. The jury returned a verdict finding that the defendant was negligent and awarded the plaintiff $263,000 in damages for his personal injuries. A few months later, his insurance company issued a check in the amount of $145,000 pursuant to his auto policy.
Greensboro, NC (January 10, 2021) – A woman was killed after being involved in a deadly hit-and-run collision in Greensboro on Saturday, January 9.
Local reports revealed that the deadly pedestrian accident occurred at the 3513 block of Burlington Road at around 12:28 a.m. According to local sources, Donald Bruton was driving a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe at the time of the accident. He was reportedly driving recklessly when he struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian was later identified as Angela Haith. Haith sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Bruton reportedly fled the scene of the accident without rendering aid.