Proposed Legislation: Dangerous Dog Owners Required to Show Proof of Financial Responsibility By H. Edward Knox In the wake of severe dog attacks throughout the state, the North Carolina State Senate passed a “dangerous dog financial responsibility” bill that would require each county to establish a dangerous dog board. Additionally, the bill requires owners of…

KNOW WHO LIVES DOWN THE STREET PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS By Frances S. Knox Significant changes in Sex Offender Laws in this State have been recently made and a new crime has been created. Specifically, the following changes to Sex Offender Laws have been made: Statutory rape or sexual offense of a person…

If You Are Starting Your Own Business, Some Things You Should Know by Lisa Godfrey Should I incorporate? There are three reasons why you might want to incorporate your small business. First, if you have one or more partners, it is advisable to own a business as a corporate entity. Second, a corporation will limit…

Traffic Court Can Be A Trap For The Unwary by Allen Brotherton Most people recognize that it would be foolish to go to court on a serious criminal charge without the aid of an experienced attorney. In addition to the myriad procedural rules and technicalities arising from both the statutes and appellate court decisions, there…

The Right Or Wrong About Malpractice by Edward Knox We live in an imperfect society. Often times we place our trust in the hands of a medical provider, a hospital, or even an attorney. We find that the trust that we place is abared either by negligence or fraud. Our system in the law provides…

Does Your Automobile Insurance Properly Protect You? by Frances Knox Many times in representing injured automobile clients I am asked “What kind of coverage do I have?” I am always so surprised that so few of us know what coverages we carry to protect to our assets, our family and our vehicles. Basic coverages are:…

Condemnation Or Eminent Domain by Edward Knox Let’s imagine that you’ve lived on a piece of property for forty (40) years. You like living there; you like your land, your home, and you don’t want to face the possibility of change. Let’s suppose that the State of North Carolina, a town or a utility company…

Lawyers – The Profession People Love To Hate! by Frances S. Knox Recently the Charlotte Observer ran a Ziggy cartoon picturing Ziggy in front of his television. The announcer was saying ‘OFFENDED by something somebody said? … Call Lenny Shadenfroid, Attorney at Law.” While we all probably laughed at the cartoon, the sad part of…

Underinsurance – Protection For You And Your Family by Edward Knox In North Carolina, the minimum liability coverage required is $30,000. If you are involved in an accident and you receive substantial injuries and damages, the MOST you would be eligible to collect would be $30,000 from the at-fault driver. However, you can protect yourself…

What To Do When The Blue Light Appears by Allen C. Brotherton The roadways of North Carolina are patrolled by many different law enforcement agencies, including the state highway patrol, municipal police departments and county sheriffs’ offices. They use a great variety of patrol cars, but all have one thing in common: a blue light…

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