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 thereafter operate a motor vehicle. (standard 3 year SoL includes social hosts) Social Host Liability – The court held that the injured party had not stated

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 argument to be made that visible intoxication shouldn’t be necessary) § 18B-120. DefinitionsAs used in this Article:(1) “Aggrieved party”

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 employee to knowingly sell or give alcoholic beverages to any person who is intoxicated.(b) Discretion for Seller. — Any person authorized

Gun Control, the Right to Bear Arms, 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 child’s name was called. That struck straight to the heart of every parent watching… what would I do if he spoke my child’s name? Every

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 process, it is part of just getting old. You point out that you never had any pain or problems with your back before the car wreck

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 themselves. Car wreck and injury attorneys not only have three years of law school, but most

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 have pre-existing conditions, health problems and prior injuries. This is not a big deal. Everyone had some sort

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. Truthfully, it wasn’t too bad of a place, and the owner had

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 personal injury attorney” really all I got were referral sites. National referral sites have started adding local search terms to make

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 that case, a man and his son were going to an auto parts store. When they got there, they saw some