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woman signing insurance papers

You count on your insurance provider to be there when the unexpected happens, such as a car accident. An insurer that fails to honor its contractual obligations and denies a claim payment it owes may be violating the law by acting in bad faith. Holding an insurance company responsible for…

workers comp denial

Injured workers in North Carolina may file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to cover on-the-job injuries and work-related illnesses. If your claim is approved, your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance will pay for your medical care and part of your lost wages while you are unable to work. Unfortunately, employers…

cancer misdiagnosis settlement

When you or someone you love has cancer, a prompt diagnosis is critical to managing the disease effectively. Any delay in the correct diagnosis can allow cancer to spread and reduce the chances of successful treatment. A cancer misdiagnosis can put a patient’s life at risk. If you have learned…

PTSD Awareness

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that affects millions of Americans. While PTSD is commonly associated with military veterans, it can affect anyone who has been through a violent or traumatic event. You do not have to suffer in silence if you have PTSD after a…

North Carolina's statute of limitations

If you have a personal injury claim from a car crash or slip and fall accident in North Carolina against another party whose negligence caused your injury, you have a limited time to pursue justice. In most cases, North Carolina’s personal injury statute of limitations bars filing lawsuits after three…

North Carolina law firm listed in the field of workers’ compensation—claimants  Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law is pleased to be included in the 2023 edition of Best Law Firms compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.  Hardison & Cochran is recognized as a Tier 1 firm…

assumption of risk

Personal injury claims are based on an accident victim’s assertion that they were injured because someone else failed to take reasonable steps – such as obeying traffic laws – to ensure they would be safe from harm. In many activities, however, such as participating in sports and attending a sports…

Worker compensation laws in NC

More than 80,000 workers in North Carolina suffered a nonfatal injury or illness on the job in a recent year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’ve been injured or have developed a work-related illness, you may have questions about what benefits you can claim through workers’ compensation….