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Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance – Stacking Underinsured Motorist Coverage in South Carolina

Many car insurance policy holders don’t understand the difference between stacked underinsured motorist coverage in South Carolina and non-stacked coverage – other than perhaps that the former costs more. Becoming educated on the issue could prove highly beneficial in the long run. In the case of Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance, reviewed recently by the …

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Autocycles Now Allowed in North Carolina, But What Are They and What Risks Do They Pose?

It’s not a motorcycle. It’s not a car. It’s an autocycle, and thanks to recent legislation passed by the North Carolina Legislature (as reported in the News & Observer), it is now considered its own classification of motor vehicle. In other parts of the country, autocycles are becoming a popular transportation option for baby boomers …

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What If I Don’t Want the Surgery or Treatment Recommended by the Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

Generally, workers’ compensation has the right to direct medical care when they have accepted compensability for the specific part of your body, always subject to supervision by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. But this right is not absolute. Am I Entitled to A Second Opinion? There are provisions to obtain a second opinion for treatment …

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If I Am Injured and Can’t Work, How Much Should I Receive a Week In Out of Work Benefits?

A benefit provided by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system is out of work pay when an individual is unable to work due to their work injury. This benefit is known as Temporary Total Disability benefits or TTD. You become entitled to this benefit while treating for your work injury when your doctor either writes …

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