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Personal injury lawyers make money by winning personal injury claims in court or by settling personal injury cases out of court. If no money is obtained through a judgment or settlement, the client does not pay attorney’s fees. The contingency-fee structure helps clients secure legal representation without any up-front or on-going legal costs. How does […]

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

June 28, 2021

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

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June 28, 2021

What is workers’ compensation? The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires qualifying employers to provide benefits to employees that suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.  Most often, employers obtain workers’ comp insurance through an insurance company.  This insurance helps pay for medical care, wages from lost time at work, and more. Covered workers’ comp injuries can […]

Personal Injury, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation

June 21, 2021

Is my back injury covered by workers’ comp?

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June 21, 2021

WHAT IS CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE? Determining who is legally at fault for a motor vehicle accident is sometimes easier said than done. If that accident happens in North Carolina it can become even more challenging due to North Carolina’s contributory negligence law. North Carolina contributory negligence law prevents a plaintiff from recovering any damages in an […]

Uncategorized

June 9, 2021

What is Contributory Negligence in North Carolina?

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June 9, 2021

Car accidents are always unexpected. There are specific things you should do after a car accident, such as calling the police, taking photographs, notifying the insurance company, and consulting with a qualified lawyer. But there are also certain things you should never do. We used to represent insurance companies in lawsuits over car accidents. Now […]

Car Accidents, Personal Injury

May 18, 2021

7 Things NOT to Do After a Car Accident

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May 18, 2021

North Carolina is one of only 4 states that still allows pure contributory negligence. This means you cannot recover damages if you contributed in any way to causing your injuries. For example, if you were injured and deemed only 5% at fault you would recover nothing. As you can imagine, this leads to grossly unfair […]

Uncategorized

May 14, 2021

NC Should Pass Victims Fair Treatment Act

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May 14, 2021

Peloton has recalled all of its treadmills. A governmental agency previously released an “urgent warning” for users of the treadmill. In a news release, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said it was aware of “multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the device.” The CPSC is urging parents of young children and […]

Catastrophic/Traumatic, Products Liability

May 5, 2021

Peloton recalls all treadmills after a child’s death and 70 injuries

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May 5, 2021

It’s beginning to feel like summertime along the North Carolina coast.  As temperatures begin to rise, the boat ramps will be packed with locals and vacationers getting ready for a fun day on the water.  Unfortunately, numerous boating accidents occur each year in North Carolina.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an unprecedented sale […]

Boating Accidents, Catastrophic/Traumatic, Drunk Driving

May 4, 2021

North Carolina Boating Accidents: Our Boating Accident Lawyers’ Tips

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May 4, 2021

Big trucks carry big consequences. Commercial motor vehicle carriers are regulated by the government. Drivers are required to obtain a commercial drivers license, and have to follow regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Driver training programs and regulations have helped reduce the amount of accidents. But despite these efforts, approximately 4,000 large truck […]

Car Accidents, Catastrophic/Traumatic, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, Wrongful Death

April 8, 2021

Why Semi-Truck Accidents Require an Attorney

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April 8, 2021

As we all know, medical treatment is very expensive.  The bills stack up quickly, and this financial burden often forces injured victims to seek legal recourse.  We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with endless medical bills.  These bills need to be paid, and most providers will relentlessly pursue payment.  Our number one priority […]

Car Accidents, Uncategorized

March 29, 2021

How are Liens Handled in a Personal Injury Claim?

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March 29, 2021

The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the at-fault party for bad conduct. Furthermore, punitive damages deter others from similarly bad conduct.  This is different from the intent of compensatory damages which is to make the party whole.  As a result, damages are measured differently when considering compensatory versus punitive damages.   When hearing a […]

Boating Accidents, Car Accidents, Catastrophic/Traumatic, Drunk Driving, Electrical and Burn, Personal Injury, Pool Injuries/Drownings, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, Wrongful Death

March 17, 2021

What are Punitive Damages?

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March 17, 2021