Two people have died from Legionnaires’ disease, which has been linked to the NC Mountain State Fair. The State Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that over 120 people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and its milder form, Pontiac Fever. Patients and their families are now seeking legal counsel as medical bills and time away…

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When you file a personal injury lawsuit, it is not uncommon for the defendant (the person or company you are suing) to request what insurance carriers call an “Independent Medical Examination”.  You are not a patient of the health care provider who conducts the exam, and no treatment will be rendered. The medical exam allows…

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Dentists, like all medical professionals, are held to certain reasonable standards of care for their patients. If your dentist is negligent in their duties and you or a loved one suffers trauma, you may be entitled to compensation. Dental care professionals sometimes fail to live up to their training and the standards requires of their…

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North Carolina drivers are required to stop if they inflict damage on another person’s property or their person. A person’s property includes vehicles, mailboxes, bicycles, and even pets. Drivers have a duty to stop and to disclose the appropriate information to remedy the damage they caused. Drivers who do not stop, leave a scene prematurely,…

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There are over 20,000 aggravated assault offenses and nearly 100,000 simple assault offenses every year in North Carolina, according to the NC State Bureau of Investigation Annual Summary Reports. The offenses range from non-physical confrontation to serious injury, and the punishments also range from mild to severe. While assault or battery may result in criminal…

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When people need a lawyer, it is usually because they are in a difficult time in their life. With personal injury law, people may be struggling with serious injuries, medical bills, loss of income, or even the loss of a loved one. It can be a confusing time that makes you feel hopeless, especially when…

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Generally speaking, none of us has 100% perfect health.  This is particularly true as we get older.  Our bodies, in areas such as our spine and back, begin to “degenerate” as part of the normal aging process.  Insurance companies attempt to use this against folks who may get injured through the negligence of someone else. …

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As parents and loved ones grow older, nursing homes often become the most viable option to provide the care they need. Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision that’s affected by location, availability, affordability, and quality of care and housing. A lot of effort, time, emotional turmoil and stress can…

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How You Can Still Win Your Personal Injury Negligence Case North Carolina is one of the few states that still have contributory negligence in personal injury law. North Carolina is joined only by three other states and Washington D.C., while the remaining 46 states have a form of comparative negligence. Contributory negligence is harshly cut…

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North Carolina law requires all vehicles with a valid North Carolina registration to have continuous liability insurance.  However, according to the most recent data, the Insurance Information Institute shows that 13% of motorists are uninsured.  That means nearly 1 in 8 drivers do not have any insurance coverage at all. Perhaps for this reason, North…

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