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…

New 2006 North Carolina Laws That Impact You Our North Carolina Legislature has been busy this year. The following is an overview of new laws you and your family should be aware of regarding operation of your automobile, renewal of your driver’s license, passing a stopped school bus, your service as a jury member, and…

So You’ve Been Called In For Jury Duty? by Lisa Godfrey Jury duty is both an important civic duty and an excellent way for citizens to participate in and increase their knowledge of the judicial system. In order to ensure that your experience with the jury system is a positive one, there are certain things…

Unconstitutional DWI Law Corrected After 2 Years by Allen C. Brotherton For almost 2 years, portions of North Carolina’s DWI sentencing provisions regarding aggravated punishment levels have been unconstitutional. A decision of the NC Court of Appeals handed down September 7, 2004 so held, and the ruling was affirmed by our Supreme Court July 1…

Contractors’ Liens: What Every Homeowner Should Know by Lisa Godfrey If you are a homeowner who has recently purchased a newly constructed home or has had recent work done through your own contractor, you may be faced with a lien against your property. If a contractor or subcontractor is not paid, under North Carolina law…

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…

Lawyers – Doctors – Are We On The Right Track? by Edward Knox For many years lawyers were not permitted to advertise. Letters or phone calls to clients in peril were not permitted and solicitation was forbidden. When the courts and the Bar Association permitted advertising, The Business Plan to get business evolved. Today, if…

So, Negotiations Failed And You’re Headed To Trial… by Edward Knox Many times attorneys are not able to negotiate a settlement in your accident case for an adequate sum. There are many reasons but some are that: The insurance company has denied responsibility/liability for your claim; The insurance company is dragging their feet; The insurance…

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