Balancing the Scales in a Personal Injury Case In court rooms across America you will often find a picture or statute of the Lady of Justice, a blindfolded woman holding a sword and balance scales. The blindfold represents the impartiality and objectivity of the law. The law does not let outside factors, such as fame,…

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Evidence for a Personal Injury Claim Compelling evidence can drastically boost your settlement compensation. Some of the most important evidence can be found at the scene of a crash or injury. If your injuries require you to leave the scene, return or send a friend or family member to the scene as soon as possible…

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Personal injury claims can help people who have been hurt by others’ negligence get financial compensation for their injuries. This financial restitution can help you pay medical bills, get the therapy you need and make up for lost wages. Financial compensation is even more important when your injuries are permanent. Your personal injury claim may…

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Even government agencies can be guilty of negligence. If you or a loved one were injured on local, state, or federal property due to the governing body’s negligence or a state actor or employee injures you, you might be entitled to receive compensation. Sovereign Immunity used to protect the government from all implications of guilt,…

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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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