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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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Is Coumadin safe?

Is Coumadin safe for the elderly? Coumadin is a very dangerous drug if labs aren't taken to make sure that your blood isn't getting too "thin". Coumadin is a popular blood thinner ...
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James Roane Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Greensboro personal injury lawyer James Roane, of Roane Law, has been selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a great honor and a reflection of his legal skills and case ...
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Attorney Roane's Landfill Death Case Goes Back to Court

On March 14, The Shelby Star published an article on one of Attorney James Roane's cases regarding a lawsuit that was filed against Cleveland County. The article begins by explaining how in 2010, ...
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NC Dog Bite Law

In North Carolina, there are two ways that an owner may be liable for dog bites. First, N.C.G.S § 67-4.1 provides for strict liability for attacks by "dangerous dogs". Second, some ...
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Westchester Manor at Providence Place

Westchester Manor at Providence Place in High Point was once a five star nursing home, but just dropped all the way down to two stars or "below average" per Medicare.gov. As always, you ...
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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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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be undetectable and irreversible and can cause death before you are even aware of what is happening. I am working on a carbon monoxide death case that involves a faulty ...
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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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Shelby personal injury attorney

Shelby personal injury law practice has been interesting so far. While I have handled a few standard car wreck and other personal injury cases in the Shelby area, for the last few years I have been ...
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Camden Place Health and Rehab

REVIEW 2015: Camden Place Health and Rehab is now a 4 star or above average facility. Their overall staffing levels have fallen to 3 stars or average: Camden NC Total number of residents 120 87.2 87.4 ...
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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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Gun control, the right to bear arms, and mental illness

Gun Control and Mental Illness Hearing President Obama read the names of the children who were killed in Newtown was heartbreaking. In the background, you could hear the families gasp when their ...
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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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Greenhaven (Britthaven) Nursing Home Greensboro

REVIEW 2015: Greenhaven Health and Rehabilitation has increased from a 1 star to a 2 star facility which is ranked as "Below Average." The staffing levels at Greenhaven nursing home are 2 ...
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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 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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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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