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…

NC Law Tough On DWI by Allen C. Brotherton Impaired driving is a danger that rightly concerns us all. Every legislative session seems to bring a drumbeat for new laws increasing DWI punishment. But are our current laws really soft on DWI? Let’s take a closer look. As an introduction to the attitude behind our…

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…

What To Know In Selecting A General Contractor by Lisa Godfrey Whether you are enclosing a screened porch or building a million-dollar home, selecting a general contractor is the most important first step. Anyone who undertakes a building project costing $30,000 or more must be licensed as a general contractor. The only exception to this…

Your Power Of Attorney – Will It Do What You Expected? by Frances Knox A general Power of Attorney is used for many purposes. It can be used to avoid having a guardian appointed when your loved one becomes unable to handle his or her affairs, and can be executed before a Notary Public and…

Do I Need A Will? by Lisa Godfrey Less than one-half of all American adults currently have a will. Anyone who acquires assets (such as a house or investment accounts) and who has a family (particularly if that family includes minor children) should seriously consider leaving a will. The property of individuals who die without…

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…

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