Recent Posts in Car Wrecks Category

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Presenting an Effective Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

After being in a car wreck that was not your fault, there is nothing to guarantee that you will receive compensation to pay for your damages. Insurance companies may offer you a minimal amount, or ...
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The Dangers of Drunk Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4,102 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in North Carolina between 2003 and 2012. People aged 21-34 are ...
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Car Accidents Are the Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers. In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States aged 16-19 lost their lives in ...
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Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays

While the winter months of the year can be a time of family fun and holiday festivities, personal injury claims have a tendency to spike during this time. Our firm has compiled a list of tips to help ...
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What do I do if I have been in a car wreck?

What do you do if you have been in a car wreck or auto accident? I will skip the obvious things like call the police and seek medical treatment if you need it. From a legal perspective there are few ...
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Dram Shop and adults

N.C.G.S. § 18B-305. Other prohibited sales ( Adults unlike Section 120 minors ) (a) Sale to Intoxicated Person. -- It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his employee or for an ABC store ...
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Dram Shop and minors

N.C.G.S. § 18B-120-129 the permittee or the local ABC board: (1 year SoL, only minors, and max recovery is $500,000) (BUT Parents can sue over a child's death case) (Also, there is an ...
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Social Host Liability

Social Host Liability and Common Law "Dram Shop" negligence - a person who serves alcohol to an "obviously intoxicated" person when it is reasonable to expect that person will soon ...
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Bulging or herniated disc cases

Bulging or herniated disc cases Bulging or herniated disc cases are hard fought by insurance defense attorneys. They will rightfully argue that bulging discs can be part of the natural degenerative ...
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Do I need an injury lawyer?

"Do you need a lawyer?" Well, it depends. The easiest answer would be to simply say yes. The law has become very complicated. I have seen many cases screwed up by people trying to do it ...
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What to expect from jury duty

All of the following comments apply to civil court only, as I don't handle any criminal cases. Civil court hears personal injury, contract disputes and other types of dispute cases. In criminal it ...
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You pay for car insurance, do they then work for you?

Do you think that you are in "Good Hands with Allstate", "Nationwide is on your side" or "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there"? If you have UIM motor vehicle ...
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Pre-existing conditions

Personal injury law is designed to make people whole again. Juries are supposed to take a look at how the plaintiff was doing before the wreck, and then evaluate how they have changed. Most people ...
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Texting and driving dangerous combination

Jail time for texting. This past week should be a wake-up call for all drivers who use their cell phones while driving- you can actually go to jail. Many states now have laws that prohibit texting ...
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Mount Airy personal injury case

A few years ago, a young man went to a bar in Mount Airy NC called B52's. The bar had switched hands over the years, and the newest version was mainly a beer hall that had bands and sold food. ...
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Reidsville Personal Injury Attorney

Around nine years ago, I was assigned a case on the eve of trial by a senior attorney in a prior personal injury firm. The attorney didn't want to try the case because "it was a loser". ...
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Cherryville personal injury attorney

I am from Cherryville and graduated from Cherryville H.S. in 1987. I was just looking online to see what personal injury attorneys practice in Cherryville. Not many. When I Googled, "Cherryville ...
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Winston-Salem car wreck trial

What are Winston-Salem jurors like, and how does Winston-Salem compare to other counties? Of course, the following only applies to civil court as I don't practice criminal law. With that in mind, ...
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Handling property damage claims

Usually, clients can handle property damage claims from car wrecks on their own, but we will help for free if they run into problems. One of the main problems people face is that the insurance company ...
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Drunk Driving NC negligence

In addition to the statutory Dram Shop causes of action described in earlier posts, attorneys may bring a common law negligence claim against anyone who provides a visibly intoxicated person with ...
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NC Dram Shop Law adults

In North Carolina, NCGS section 18B-120 and the subsequent sections address injury by drunk driver s that are under the age of twenty-one. The following sections address drunk driving by adults: ...
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NC Dram Shop Law

North Carolina law regarding a bar, restaurant or nightclub's potential liability for the sale of alcohol to an underaged person and drunk driving can be found in NCGS 18B-120: § 18B‑121. ...
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Six Hospitalized From Group Home Van Collision

Wednesday, November 9 th shortly before 9 a.m. a group home minivan in Guilford County was involved in a car wreck on highway 150. Six of the van's passengers were transported to the local ...
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What to do to prepare for a deposition in an injury case?

More and more personal injury cases end up in litigation as the offers from insurance companies has decreased. As a result, many clients may have their deposition taken. This can be nerve-racking for ...
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Insurance is not admissible in trial

Lately, insurance companies have been offering less and less on claims. They are offering trivial amounts, and then forcing people to go to trial. These insurance companies are hoping to win the case ...
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