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Injured in a Crash With a Distracted Driver? Know Your Rights!

According to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were 247,214 traffic crashes in the state in 2020. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of collisions. The DMV notes that “19.9% of the crashes in North Carolina involved a distracted driver.” However, the actual figure may be even higher—distracted driving is…

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How is Compensation Determined in a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?

The loss of a close loved one in an accident is devastating. Nothing could truly be enough to make things right after such a horrific loss. At the same time, the at-fault party must be held accountable. Surviving family members need justice. In a civil legal claim, justice comes largely in the form of financial…

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What is the Value of My Car Accident Claim?

Car crashes are among the leading causes of serious injuries in our region. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 105,382 people were hurt in traffic collisions in the state in 2020 alone. A major accident can change your entire life in a matter of seconds. It is essential that you are able…

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Your Guide to North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawsuits (Five Things You Should Know)

The loss of a loved one in an accident is one of the most devastating, heart-breaking experiences that any person can ever be forced to endure. No legal claim could ever truly make things right. At the same time, grieving families deserve justice, accountability, closure, and financial support.  A wrongful death claim against the responsible…

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Contract Law: Understanding the Doctrine of Substantial Performance

Contracts are at the basis of most major commercial transactions. When parties enter into a legally binding agreement, they must understand their rights and responsibilities. The breach of a contract can lead to business litigation. Though, it is not always clear as to whether or not a contract breach actually occurred.  Substantial performance is a…

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What are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

Construction is one of the most important industries in North Carolina. It also has the potential to be one of the most dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 20 percent of workplace deaths nationwide happen in construction. When proper safety precautions are not taken by companies, construction workers and passersby are…

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What is Third Party Liability (Work Injuries)?

Workers deserve safe conditions on the job. Unfortunately, work-related injuries and illnesses remain a serious issue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there were 64,900 workplace injuries and illnesses reported in North Carolina in 2020 alone. Injured workers have the right to file a no-fault workers’ comp claim.  Beyond workers’ comp, an injured…

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Everything to Know About North Carolina’s Dog Bite Liability Laws

In The United States dogs rule in terms of the country’s favorite pet. And although dogs in our homes may seem harmless, in some situations with other people, they can be dangerous.  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) cites data finding that 4.5 million people suffer dog bite injuries nationwide each year—with children accounting for…

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Your Guide to North Carolina’s Wrongful Death Law

There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one to an accident. It is an even more difficult burden when you find out that the fatal accident could have been prevented had only the right safety precautions been followed.  In North Carolina, grieving family members have the right to pursue justice, compensation, and a…

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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In North Carolina?

There is nothing more emotionally devastating or heartbreaking than losing a loved one in a fatal accident. It is even more difficult to deal with when you learn that the accident could have been prevented with the requisite safety precautions. A wrongful death claim allows grieving loved ones to hold the at-fault party legally responsible…

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