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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Why do I need an attorney? Why can’t I just handle the insurance company myself? The answer is simple. Because the insurance company will have a huge upper-hand. If you have been involved in an accident, whether it be a car, motorcycle, boat, or truck accident, you must not hesitate to immediately seek legal counsel. […]

Boating Accidents, Car Accidents, Deck Collapses, Electrical and Burn, Liability, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Pool Injuries/Drownings, Premise Liability, Products Liability, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

March 11, 2021

Why do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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March 11, 2021

There is a car accident every 60 seconds in the United States. Most accidents only involve property damage; but unfortunately, people are sometimes seriously injured. If you are involved in a car accident it is important to take some basic steps to protect yourself and your interests. 1. Stop and Protect Yourself: Make sure to […]

Car Accidents, Liability, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, Wrongful Death

March 3, 2021

7 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

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March 3, 2021