What is a Living Will? In North Carolina, a living will is a legal document that lets others know your personal choices about your end-of-life medical treatment. It states which procedures or medications you would want, or not want, to extend your life if you cannot communicate with the doctors yourself. A living will goes…

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There are a ton of misconceptions about whiplash. With Hollywood depictions to stand-up jokes, numerous individuals imagine that whiplash is a minor injury that is misrepresented to make a bigger claim after an accident. In reality, whiplash and other severe soft tissue injuries can be debilitating to your life. What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a…

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It jumps right out at you, that envelope from the County. There’s no mistaking a summons to appear as a juror, even at its first sight in the mailbox. A jury duty summons is usually the last thing people want to see. “Most folks would rather see anything else,” says Asheville attorney Perry Fisher. “We…

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You have been involved in a crash resulting in injuries.  So now what? Your life is changing in a split second. Your time is now including doctor’s visits, replacing your vehicle and adjusting everything else too. From your work schedule to your busy life, a wreck can upend it all. With all this happening, understanding…

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Car crashes happen all year ‘round, but holidays see a sharp spike in accidents and even deaths. It’s unfortunate that wonderful times like Christmas and New Years are in the Top 10 Accident / Fatality Days. Holidays should be filled with happy, fond memories. At Fisher Stark, we see it too often; calls about accidents rising…

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According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCSIR) at the University of North Carolina, there are about 1.1 million high school football players in the nation. That is approximately 11 times more football players than the NFL, college, junior college, arena football and semi-professional level combined. And yet, high school players are…

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Asheville, North Carolina – home to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and “America’s Favorite Drive” according to the National Park Service. In a city with three major highways Interstate 40 (I-40), Interstate 240 (I-240), and Interstate 26 (I-26 ) and often heavy traffic, even the safest of drivers can be injured or killed by others’…

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Asheville, North Carolina, is at the intersection of two major interstate highways.  As a result, the people of Western North Carolina are more susceptible to being injured by tractor-trailer trucks, 18 wheeled vehicles, and large trucks being used in interstate commerce.  These trucks are frequently loaded with as many as 80,000 lbs.  The impact from…

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Need a catastrophic injury attorney in Asheville, North Carolina?  Call Brad Stark at the law firm of Fisher Stark, P.A. 828-505-4300. Having an attorney who is experienced in catastrophic injuries is important.  Catastrophic injuries involve significant lost wages, medical treatments, extended recuperation times, and often a lifetime of permanent disability. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, severe head…

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All property owners have an obligation and duty to keep their premises safe. If a property owner fails to keep his property safe or fails to warn others of a dangerous condition on the property that could cause harm, he can be liable for injuries to another person. Examples of premises liability cases include slip…

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