The Differences Between Workers Compensation And Personal Injury Claims

No one wants to be in an accident whether at work or away from work, but sometimes it does happen. If you sustain an injury, there are many things to consider regarding your financial and physical recovery. How do you cover the losses and damages you’ve incurred from the injury? How will you continue to…

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7 Workplace Safety Best Practices

Workplace safety has become a huge concern for employers and employees alike. With the rise in workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities, companies realize they need to do more than just post a sign on the door about what to do in case of an emergency. As an employer, it is your responsibility to make the…

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What To Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company may contact you either seeking a statement about the accident or to offer a small settlement. When this happens, you will likely have a lot of questions. Should you speak to the insurance company? Should you contact an attorney? What does…

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Four Steps to Take if You Are Injured on A Construction Site

Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. The physical labor, machinery, and hazardous materials make the work risky for even the most skilled laborers, and so workplace injuries are not uncommon. Despite taking every measure possible to stay safe on the construction site, faulty equipment or someone else’s mistake could result in a costly injury.  If…

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Counterclaims and Crossclaims: An Overview

If you have been served with a civil lawsuit, you are now the defendant in a case. You will have to answer the complaint, but did you know that you have more options than simply defending yourself? You may also have the option to bring a counterclaim or a crossclaim against the plaintiff or other…

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Does My Great Idea Qualify For Patent Protection?

It’s easy enough to come up with a great idea. But, what next? After you come up with that novel idea for a product, system, or business, you may wonder what steps you should take to protect your intellectual property. A patent is one tool you can use to protect your idea from being stolen.…

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Best Practices For Navigating A Remote Hearing

With the progress in technology and internet connections over the past few years, and the acceleration due to the pandemic, we have seen a large shift from in-person only to mostly remote hearings in civil cases. For the past year, civil courts in North Carolina have been conducting hearings and other court proceedings remotely. Here,…

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When Can I File A Case In North Carolina Business Court?

Business matters are often complex and highly technical. The litigation of these matters may be handled best in the North Carolina Business Court where judges often have specialized knowledge, experience, and a unique understanding of the complicated nature of business. However, not every case involving a business dispute is appropriate for Business Court. There are…

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What is the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act?

A network of federal, state, and local laws protect consumers against conduct and practices that are considered deceptive, coercive, or otherwise unfair. North Carolina law is no exception: specifically, Chapter 75 of the North Carolina General Statutes prohibits certain practices that are deemed “unfair or deceptive” to consumers of products and services. The primary law…

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Enforcing Your Civil Judgement In North Carolina

Post-Judgement Proceedings In NC Our clients are perennially surprised to learn that winning a judgment is not the end of the story in a civil case. In fact, a judgment is as good as the paper on which it’s written if you cannot collect on it.  In North Carolina, the post-judgment collection process is complex,…

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