Chris Layton

Personal Injury Settlement Liens

A major consideration in reaching a personal injury settlement is the existence of liens on the settlement funds. A lien is simply a rightful claim against property—in this case, your settlement check.A variety of companies or entities…
Chris Layton

Slip and Fall in Charlotte, North Carolina

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If you slip and fall in Charlotte, North Carolina—or anywhere in North Carolina—you’re going to hear a lot about contributory negligence. Contributory negligence is a legal term and in North Carolina, it means that if the injured party…
Chris Layton

Can I Keep My Home In Bankruptcy

Yes. In fact, while you can most often keep a home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy has as one of its best qualities, the ability to get ‘caught up’ on your mortgage over time.My Home In Chapter 7In a Chapter 7…
Chris Layton

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For My Claim

This is a reasonable question to ask and I get it all the time. Quite often, I tell potential clients who have called my firm that they will be just fine without a personal injury lawyer. Those instances are typically when a lawyer’s fees…
Chris Layton
Chris Layton

Keeping Good Notes After A North Carolina Car Accident

Protecting your rights after a North Carolina car accident can mean the difference between a nominal settlement with an insurance company, and fair reimbursement. While you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit within…
Chris Layton

The Value of My Personal Injury Claim

It can be frustrating for personal injury clients to not know what their claim is worth. An insurance adjuster won’t disclose the formula being used to determine value, and a Charlotte personal injury lawyer is hesitant to commit to a figure—for…
Chris Layton

Supporting Your Personal Injury Claim

The burden of supporting the damages claim for your personal injury claim is on you and your personal injury attorney. Essentially, your attorney will lead you on an information gathering journey from the time you hire them. Your personal injury…
Chris Layton

Medical Bills In Personal Injury

One of the challenges for clients in a personal injury case is waiting for the settlement agreement to be reached. This is the cause for a lot of frustration for individuals who are still experiencing pain and accumulating doctor’s bills.…
Chris Layton

Recovering For Anxiety In Personal Injury Claims

When I speak with a potential or existing personal injury client, I’m always sure to ask about their mental state since the accident or event giving rise to their physical injuries. Quite often, clients either overlook anxiety or dismiss it…