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Our website features firm news regarding our North Carolina personal injury lawyers, the types of cases we handle and the work we do in the community.

Riddle & Brantley Secures $350K in Worker’s Compensation Death Benefits

The verdict below is intended to illustrate the type of matters handled by our firm. This result does not guarantee a similar outcome, and should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.   Riddle & Brantley attorneys Adam Smith and Gene Riddle recently secured $350,000 in Worker’s Compensation death benefits for the daughter of a man who was killed in a workplace accident. In North Carolina, when a worker is killed while on the job, his widow and children typically are entitled to receive worker’s compensation death benefits. However, the situation can be very complicated when the worker dies while unmarried. Earlier this year, the attorneys held a full evidentiary hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and successfully obtained a favorable Order…
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Riddle & Brantley Attends Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas

On April 11, 2018, Gene Riddle, Managing Partner, and Jonathan Smith, Vice President of Riddle & Brantley, LLP attended the annual Spring “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Conference. The conference is held twice a year in Las Vegas, Nevada and is designed to bring together more than 1000 participants (over 500 law firms) to discuss mass tort news. The main topics discussed each year are prescription drugs, defective products, investment fraud, consumer fraud and business litigation. This year specifically, there was a strong focus on Hernia Mesh and Roundup cases. For several years now, Gene and Jonathan have represented the firm at this event and have gained great insight from the topics discussed. “It’s always good to talk with attorneys who are similar to us and share ideas of how to help clients who have been affected by a mass tort,” said Smith. Attorney Gene Riddle stated that the biggest take…
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Attorney Scott Scurfield Participates in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

On March 2, 2018, Scott Scurfield, our Lead Social Security Disability attorney, participated in the 11th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day. This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association and provides North Carolina residents with the opportunity to speak to an attorney for free. Scott along with 500 other legal volunteers answered over 8300 calls across 7 state-wide call centers. Scurfield specifically served as a disability “floater” where he was available to assist other volunteers with questions regarding Social Security Disability.  He is also recognized by the NC State Bar as a certified specialist in Social Security Disability. For several years now, Scott has participated in this event and has gained a great passion in helping the public with their legal needs. “It is always encouraging to see how many lawyers are willing to donate 3 to 4 hours of their time to a good cause,” said Scurfield….
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