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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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High Point Personal Injury

In High Point, there are many personal injury attorneys, but not all of them have experience handling larger injury cases. Most attorneys in High Point, are "general practitioners". This ...
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Blumenthal Jewish Home

2015 REVIEW: Blumenthal Nursing & Rehabilitation has fallen to a 2 star "below average" nursing home. The most significant and obvious problem is their low staffing numbers. BLUMENTHAL ...
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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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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 in personal injury cases

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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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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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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Greensboro personal injury case

Not all cases are the same, some can involve significant liability issues. This is especially true when it comes to premises liability claims. I had one such premises liability trial in Greensboro. In ...
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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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If all nursing homes are understaffed, does that make it ok?

Finally, nursing homes may cynically, and unfortunately, accurately argue that very few nursing homes in North Carolina provide staffing at RUG staff time expectations. Therefore, how could this be ...
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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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How to find out nursing home staffing levels

Facility information on staffing can be found through a variety of sources. The primary pre-suit source of information is the facility licensing file. Of course, you should never file suit without ...
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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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Medicare Advantage disbursement

In North Carolina, insurance companies generally don't have to be paid back from car wreck claims as there is an anti-subrogation regulation. There are many exceptions to this general rule. One such ...
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Insurance Adjusters

Recently, there has been a disturbing trend in the communications from adjusters to people hurt in wrecks. Some adjusters are telling the people to go to a particular chiropractor. The adjuster says ...
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Who is the real client?

We all are required by law to buy car insurance. If we cause a car wreck, the insurance is supposed to cover the damage and defend us. However, some insurance defense attorneys don't really represent ...
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Workers Compensation Third Party Case

Workers Compensation is usually the only remedy for an injured worker. However, if an outside third party caused the injury, then you may have a claim against them as well. If you obtain a recovery ...
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Wrongful Death attorney

Most lawyers can handle car wreck cases, few lawyers can properly handle wrongful death cases. Make sure that you hire a lawyer who has litigated wrongful death cases before, and ideally has tried ...
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