INSURANCE COMPANY BAD FAITH: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE “GOOD HANDS” PEOPLE HAVE THE UPPER HAND Most people in our society today spend a significant amount of their disposable income on insurance coverage. We are required by law to purchase insurance on our automobiles. Anyone who has a mortgage must have homeowners insurance. Even if you…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR INSURANCE North Carolina requires every driver to carry a minimum of $30,000.00 of liability insurance. Insurance companies seldom encourage a potential policy holder to buy more than the minimum limits. However, you should get quotes for additional liability coverage since the cost for additional coverage is minimal….

Women, Domestic Violence, and the Law By: Allen Brotherton For much of American history, the law has treated women differently, whether for protection or control of the supposedly “weaker sex”. Under the laws of most states before 1900, all property in a marriage was owned and controlled by the husband, and women could not enter…

RECENT COURT DECISION EXPANDS GROUNDS FOR VEHICLE STOPS By: Allen Brotherton In addition to the statutes passed by the legislature, the law is developed and explained through decisions of the appellate courts. These decisions of course control the particular cases involved, but the stated reasoning also applies to guide lower courts in future cases as…

By: Lisa Godfrey If you or a loved one has ever experienced a job loss, catastrophic illness or injury; or if you have simply gotten in over your head with credit card debt or student loans, you may have received calls or letters from a debt collection agency. In North Carolina, a company that engages…

Insurance Companies Suspended In Florida Lacking Lawyers, Justice Denied It was with interest that I read two articles that came out this week, one in the South Florida Business Journaland the other in the Los Angeles Times. These articles caught my interest as a practicing attorney who primarily does personal injury . The first article from the South…

New Study Finds Most Common Reasons for Serious Truck Accidents Nearly 3.5 million truck drivers fill America’s roads and serve as an integral part of the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, however, because of the prevalence and size of commercial trucks, truck accidents pose a significant risk to other motorists and pedestrians. The most recent data available…

North Carolina Uninsured Motorist Laws and Anti-Stacking Provisions One of the biggest fears for any family is that one of its members will get into a serious accident because of the negligence of another driver. Paying medical bills and other costs associated with the accident are only part of the recuperating process, but a successful…

NTSB Recommends Total Ban on Driver Cellphone Use The National Transportation Safety Board has recently announced its most sweeping recommendation yet with regard to cellphone use by drivers, calling for the devices to be banned completely for anyone operating a motor vehicle. Ban Would Expand Current Restrictions The recent recommendation is the latest in a…

Daddy Is Gone, What Mama & The Kids Should Know When They Are Left Behind By Frances S. Knox Many times when we are trying to help people in distress after they have lost a loved one and particularly the breadwinner in the family, we find that people have no idea of what assets their…

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