Texting While Driving in North Carolina

Texting While Driving in North Carolina

Distractions while driving are not new, but they are a growing cause for concern for drivers in North Carolina. Over 250,000 traffic accidents occur in North Carolina each year, and according to the Charlotte Department of Transportation, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 22% of all crashes in the city last year. That figure…

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7 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Personal Injury Case

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If you have been injured by the negligence or harmful actions of another person, North Carolina law ensures your protection and just compensation. You may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost wage income, and pain and suffering, in addition to other potential awards and claims. Settling a personal injury claim isn’t…

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How Criminal Charges Affect Divorce and Custody

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Family Law Cases and DWI Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) in NC One thing many people might not understand about a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge – and subsequently a Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) charge – is the effect it can have on their child custody arrangement.  DWI penalties are strict…

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How to File a Claim for Diminished Value in North Carolina

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Car accidents are stressful and traumatic times for everyone involved. If you are ever involved in an accident, you should first seek medical attention for any apparent (or non-apparent) injuries. It is so important that you make sure you are treated before doing anything else. If the accident is not your fault, and your injuries…

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What happens if I’m in a car accident and I don’t have valid insurance?

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All drivers in North Carolina are required to have car insurance, and, when it expires, police officers can pull over and cite those who drive without insurance. Often, we hear clients ask: What happens if I’m in a car accident and I don’t have valid insurance? The penalties for driving without car insurance in North…

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The Consequences of a Felony Conviction in North Carolina

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A felony is a crime, typically involving violence, that is seen as more severe than a misdemeanor. In North Carolina, felonies are divided into 10 different classifications, which don’t all have hard set rules for punishments. Sentences for felonies can range from death or life imprisonment to fines, probation, or community service. Beyond sentencing, the impact…

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What Should I Do if I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in North Carolina?

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Under North Carolina law, residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities have the right, among others, to be treated with respect and dignity, to receive appropriate care and services, and to be free of mental and physical abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in many adult care homes, and there…

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Personal Injury Compensation: Catastrophic Injury Cases

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A question from a potential client: I have had a severe, disabling injury, what are my legal rights to personal injury compensation? Catastrophic injury is a catchphrase that generally refers to a permanent and disabling injury.  Such injuries include spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and loss of limbs. During these times, medical…

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How is a Trucking Accident Different than an Auto Accident When it Comes to the Law?

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While it is true that a person can be severely injured in both an auto and trucking accident, if you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle it takes an attorney with experience in handling cases against big trucking companies to get the best result for you.   According to the 2017 Federal…

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Traumatic Brain Injury – What can I do if I have a traumatic brain injury?

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A traumatic brain injury can be one of the worst injuries a person can have because it changes a person’s life. Symptoms can range from headaches and dizziness to lost memory and cognitive impairment. Other effects may include irritability, change in sleep habits and mood, sensory deficits, communication difficulties, and motor skills complications.   Traumatic…

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