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I’m licensed in another state. How will a DWI conviction affect my driving privileges in North Carolina and my license in my state?

By Adam Seifer | Jul 24, 2014 | Comments Off on I’m licensed in another state. How will a DWI conviction affect my driving privileges in North Carolina and my license in my state?
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In 1983, North Carolina combined all of its alcohol- and drug- related driving laws into a single offense called “Driving While Impaired.” Most DWI stops are alcohol-related. North Carolina DWI Laws The legal limit for individuals over the age of 21 is a BAC of 0.08%. For commercial vehicle operators, it’s 0.04%. If you already…

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I need legal help for an employment law issue but I don’t want to sue my employer. What are my options?

By Mathew Flatow | Jul 23, 2014 | Comments Off on I need legal help for an employment law issue but I don’t want to sue my employer. What are my options?
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If you’ve been hurt at work, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You don’t have to sue your employer to get payment for your medical bills and other expenses. In most cases, your employer will have workers’ compensation insurance to cover the expense of work-related injuries. You don’t need to worry about your job, either.…

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What is a disability rating?

By Mathew Flatow | Jul 9, 2014 | Comments Off on What is a disability rating?
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You were injured at work. You went through all the medical treatments you need, but you will never fully recover. How will you be compensated for your permanent injuries? The answer depends on your disability rating, also called an “injury rating.” When do I get a disability rating? Workers’ compensation laws ensure that you get…

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What compensation are injured employees entitled to under North Carolina workers’ compensation law?

By Mathew Flatow | Jul 3, 2014 | Comments Off on What compensation are injured employees entitled to under North Carolina workers’ compensation law?
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If you get hurt on the job in North Carolina, you’re not just left out in the cold. Workers’ compensation laws make sure you get the medical care you need. These laws also entitle you to compensation for the wages you would have earned were you not injured and out of work. Am I entitled…

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My employer wants me to return to work but my doctor has given me restrictions. What should I do?

By Mathew Flatow | Jul 2, 2014 | Comments Off on My employer wants me to return to work but my doctor has given me restrictions. What should I do?
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Your job is important. When you get hurt and can’t work, your employer wants you to return and fill that position as soon as possible. Your doctor wants you to rest and recover from your injuries. Can your employer override your doctor’s opinion? Consider Your Health First Legal considerations aside, your health is your number…

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Can I be terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

By Mathew Flatow | Jun 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Can I be terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
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You’ve been hurt on the job and now you can’t work. You know that workers’ compensation will cover your medical benefits and lost wages while you recover. You want to file a claim, but you’re worried about wrongful termination claim. Can they fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim? What is workers’ compensation? First,…

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I am out of work and money’s tight. How do I pay for an attorney?

By Adam Seifer | Jun 26, 2014 | Comments Off on I am out of work and money’s tight. How do I pay for an attorney?
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If you’re injured so that you can’t work, you probably don’t have a lot of excess cash lying around. You need to file a workers’ compensation claim, but an attorney is expensive. How can you afford a lawyer when you’re not working? Pro Bono Insurance companies have fleets of experienced attorneys and the cash to…

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How much will it cost for an accident attorney to represent me?

By Adam Seifer | Jun 19, 2014 | Comments Off on How much will it cost for an accident attorney to represent me?
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Most personal injury attorneys charge a “contingency fee.” That means their fee depends on the amount they recover for you. A typical contingency fee is one-third of the recovery amount or slightly more than one-third if your attorney has to file a lawsuit rather than just negotiate a settlement. The contingent fee structure gives your…

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Should I try to handle my claim on my own or should I hire an attorney?

By Adam Seifer | Jun 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Should I try to handle my claim on my own or should I hire an attorney?
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Personal injury lawyers are paid a percentage of the recovery they obtain for you. It may appear at first glance that you can maximize your recovery by handling your claim on your own without having to pay a lawyer. You know that you’ve been wronged; why bother with the expense of an attorney? However, letting…

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How long will my personal injury case take to settle? What determines the settlement amount?

By Adam Seifer | Jun 19, 2014 | Comments Off on How long will my personal injury case take to settle? What determines the settlement amount?
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If you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the law entitles you to compensation for the cost of your treatment, How much will I get, pain and suffering, and other losses suffered as a result. That’s good news when you’re looking at thousands of dollars in medical bills, especially if the injury…

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