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Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina - Knowledge Can Help Avoid Injuries

  October 23, 2017     By Thomas Ferguson & Mullins
Bicycling is becoming more popular in the United States. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says that Americans are turning...
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Your Lawsuit May Have Multiple Other Defendants

  October 2, 2017     By Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby, PA
Lawsuits often involve multiple other defendants, which can complicate a case. When North Carolina defendants find themselves subject to a...

Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

I am a lawyer and I know, generally, how lawyers think and what motivates them. For the life of me I don’t get how paralegals put up with us and...

Before You Post THAT Picture . . . How Private Is Your Facebook Account?

If you are going to attempt to collect disability, you may want to hold off on posting pictures of yourself boating, fishing and the...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

Urgent Immigration Law Update: President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

On Wednesday and Friday of last week, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders having far-reaching effects on U.S. immigration law and...

DACA: A Short-Term Benefit May Create a Permanent Solution for Some

For DACA holders who have U.S. citizen spouses, or DACA holders under the age of 21 with at least one U.S. parent or step-parent, the DACA...

America's 20-Year Immigration Crack Down: The Effects of IIRIRA

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996,...

Provisional Waiver Open to More Applicants Easing Path to Legalization for Undocumented Immigrants

On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published new regulations expanding the “provisional waiver.” Under the new...

High Stakes Privacy Breaches – HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms

Since 2013, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its Final Rule implementing...

Bad Stops in the Wake of Utah v. Strieff

Utah v. Strieff was a festering [sore] of a decision that will undoubtedly be used by prosecutors all over the country to overcome bad stops...

Naturalization Would Give Many a Voice in the 2016 Elections

The right to vote is fundamental for United States Citizens. Voting is the way most people contribute to the ongoing national conversation on...

The Current Rhetoric on Immigration Stokes Fear, Ignores Facts

Baseless, anti-immigrant rhetoric may stir certain segments of the voting bloc, but the facts will trump demagoguery. In reality, immigrants are...

The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

The simple truth of the matter is this: Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants in the U.S., and state governors have no...

ICE Raids in Charlotte: What You Need to Know

Reports of these ICE raids have spread fear throughout immigrant communities. In light of these fears, it is important for immigrants, their...

Downloading Adult Porn in Bulk Can Get You in Trouble with Child Porn

Searching for, viewing and downloading adult pornography is not illegal. But, there is a problem when sexually explicit images of children sneak...

Termination of Parental Rights in North Carolina

A North Carolina court can terminate the rights of a parent for: Abuse or neglect of the child; Willful abandonment of the child to foster care...

Visitation Rights of Grandparents in North Carolina

Knowing your rights as grandparents can be very helpful. Often times during a custody dispute over a child, grandparents are left clueless and...

Alternative Criminal Sentencing – Drug Courts

Sometimes jail just isn’t the answer. To help combat criminal activity in a more effective manner, alternatives to the standard criminal...

Embezzlement in North Carolina Can Get You in Criminal Trouble with the State or the Feds

Employees who are wrongly accused of theft or who made an innocent mistake that is interpreted as fraud have even more on the line than the...

What Should I Do After A Car accident? North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been truly hurt during a collision due to someone else's negligence, it is extremely necessary to consult with a North Carolina...

Lawsuit Settlement Funds: Pay Your Bills with Pre-Settlement Loans

Lawsuit settlement funds allow victims to get money through means like pre-settlement loans with the help of a Dunn accident injury attorney....

Dog Attack Claim: Establishing Ownership of Dog in Fayetteville

After a dog attack, you may decide to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. To do this, however, you will need to establish...

Comparative Negligence Still the Law of the Land in North Carolina

Seatbelts save lives and help to reduce injuries during car accidents. That said, what are the ramifications of not wearing your seatbelt when...

Personal Injury Claim: Time It Takes to Settle a Claim

Settling a personal injury claim can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Raleigh Car Crashes and Kelley Blue Book Values

Car crashes that result in the total loss of a vehicle will receive a fair market value in Raleigh. To determine what your car is worth, consult...

Life Insurance Claims in North Carolina

This Article addresses life insurance claims in North Carolina, and some issues that frequently arise in these claims, including whether the...

Habitual Misdemeanor Larceny

If A Defendant Has Four Or More Prior Larceny Convictions, A Subsequent Larceny Offense Is A Felony.

Looking at Marital Status, Dependents, for VA Benefits

Veterans’ disability lawyers in Raleigh will explain how your marital status and dependents can impact veterans’ disability benefits. If you...

North Carolina Expands "Move Over" Law

Perhaps the biggest change to motorist in North Carolina was the recent addition to the law commonly known as the “Move Over” law, requiring...

SSDI Benefits for Disabled Veterans

Talking with Veterans Social Security disability attorneys in Raleigh can help you learn if you qualify for disability benefits through Social...

Common Injuries in the Workplace That May Result in a Workers' Comp Claim

Possible Types of Injuries Suffered at Work - One possible type of injury is that involving the back and/or neck. This can be the result of...

Know Your Options

Estate planners often talk about creating the plan that meets the specific needs of the individuals they are advising. They ask what you want...

North Carolina Child Custody Explained

Child custody laws vary from state to state. In North Carolina, any relative of a child may file a suit asking for custody. The only exception...

Enforcing Child Support Orders in North Carolina

Each county in the state of North Carolina has a Child Support Enforcement office or CSE that is tasked with enforcing child support orders. The...

Understanding Insurance Points in North Carolina

In North Carolina, insurance points drastically increase insurance premiums. For this reason, having an attorney defend you in traffic court may...

Driver Negligence and Distraction: A Nationwide Concern

Distracted driving and driver negligence is the main culprit behind auto accidents. If drivers were to execute more caution, thousands of lives...

Accidents: The Leading Cause of Death and Injury in Children

The leading cause of death in young children is accidents. Accidents are preventable and when a negligent adult or other entity is responsible,...

Are State Workers’ Comp Plans Effective? OSHA Will Decide

For many years now, the Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has played a big role in making sure that the federal program...

Before You Hire a Condemnation Attorney Ask These 9 Questions

When the government has condemned you land this is often referred to as eminent domain. When faced with eminent domain, you should consider...

The Asheville Food Truck Industry

Business is booming in the Asheville food truck industry. It took a little while (about a year) for Asheville City Council to approve the...

Dependent Social Security Disability Benefits – Learn if You Qualify

Dependent Social Security disability benefits can help family members of someone who is disabled. A North Carolina Social Security disability...

North Carolina Child Support at a Glance

One of the most contentious issues in North Carolina family law is child support. How child support works in North Carolina is a very common...

How to Meet Social Security Disability Qualifications

Social Security disability qualifications will depend on your work situation and the severity of your impairment. A Social Security disability...

Social Security Disability: Check the List of Impairments to See if You Qualify

The Social Security Administration uses the List of Impairments – or Blue Book – to determine whether or not an applicant is disabled. Consult a...

Understanding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Often referred to as the FDCPA, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was created and then passed by Congress to protect consumers and debtors...

What is the Uniform Crime Reporting Program?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation created the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) in the 1920’s to generate a reliable set of criminal...

What is Chapter 20 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 20 bankruptcy involves the discharge of personal liability as part of a chapter 7 case as well as the removal of a mortgage lien as part...

"Protect Yourself: 8 Questions Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You to Ask"

This book is for people who have been injured in an automobile crash. If you or someone you love has been injured, please tell them about...

Choosing Between Different Types of Corporate Entities

Starting a business is an exciting time, but there are important decisions to be made about the structure of your business. Here is a list of...



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