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Road Construction Caused My Accident, Who Is Liable?

January 22, 2019   |  
Road construction is dangerous for construction workers and drivers alike. Although construction is necessary to repair and maintain North Carolina’s roadways, it can cause more harm than good while projects are underway. Crews too close to the road, uneven shoulders, confusing detours, bright lights, and road defects such as trenches...
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Will the Partial Government Shutdown Affect My Disability or Medicare Benefits?

January 21, 2019   |  
The current “partial government shutdown” has many of our clients worried what this could mean for their Social Security Disability, SSI, Social Security Retirement, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.  The answer, fortunately, is “not that much.”  A survey of recent media reporting on the topic leads us to believe that: First, benefits...
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New Laws Taking Effect in North Carolina in 2019

January 21, 2019   |  
Every year lawmakers enact new laws that go into effect January 1st.  North Carolina lawmakers enacted 11 new laws for 2019.  These laws will make changes to businesses, the way we vote, state primaries, the transportation industry and more.  It is important for North Carolinians to know the latest laws...
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What Is Vocational Rehabilitation? And How Can It Benefit Workers’ Comp?

January 21, 2019   |  
Vocational rehabilitation is a service originally intended to help injured employees reenter the workforce after suffering an injury or disability. If a worker is injured on the job and is unable to perform his or her job duties properly, Vocational Rehabilitation (or Voc Rehab) can help the injured worker find...
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How Long Does It Take to Get My Settlement Check?

January 14, 2019   |  
Once you finally complete all the steps it takes to obtain a personal injury settlement, it’s understandable to want to receive your check as soon as possible. You may be dealing with unpaid medical bills, payments you owe insurance companies, or pay gaps from missed time at work – not...
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North Carolina Lion Attack Sparks Demand for Change

January 8, 2019   |  
On December 29, 2018, a woman was killed by a lion at the Conservators Center in Burlington, North Carolina while cleaning an animal enclosure. It was reported that intern Alexandra Black was working with a professional animal keeper when she was mauled to death by a 14-year old lion named...
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A Look at How Justice Prevailed in 2018

December 28, 2018   |  
Each year, popular dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster chooses a word that stands out amongst every other word in the dictionary and names it the "Word of the Year". Recently, they announced that Justice was selected as the word of the year for 2018. For most, this decision doesn't come as a surprise, seeing...
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What You Should Know About the Romaine Lettuce Recall

December 20, 2018   |  
A recent, sweeping recall of romaine lettuce rocked the nation just before Thanksgiving. As one of the largest in recent history, the outbreak sickened 43 people in 12 states and an additional 22 in Canada. Public health experts have since linked the contaminated lettuce to a region in Northern California,...
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Can Medicare Take My Settlement?

December 13, 2018   |  
Once you obtain a fair settlement from an insurance company, you may think the battle has ended. Even after you secure the compensation you need to pay for medical bills and property repairs; your legal journey may not be over. You may still have to deal with repaying awards and...
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Child Injured by Incorrectly Labeled Toys? What You Should Do Next.

December 3, 2018   |  
All parents know that what is appropriate for one child may not be suitable for another child. This is also true with respect to the toys kids play with. Age can determine what type of toys are safe for children. It is the toy manufacturers legal duty to ensure all...
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