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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

Riding The Hog by Edward Knox I grew up on a farm. One of the highlights of being a young farm boy was the opportunity to help break a young colt of adjoining farmers. There was something thrilling about seeing if you could conquer a young horse. In our lives, all of us seek to experience some…

The Slippery Slope Of Slip ‘N Fall – Watch Out! By: Frances Knox In North Carolina, when you are in a grocery store, department store, or other public place, you are considered a visitor or “invitee” of the property owner. The owner of the property has a duty to protect you from being injured while…

DRUG & PAIN ADDICTION AFTER AUTO ACCIDENTS WHO’s AT RISK? by Frances Knox I recently had the opportunity to attend a Lawyers Mutual seminar. Lawyers Mutual is the leading malpractice insurer for attorneys in North Carolina. North Carolina attorneys are required to take yearly continuing education classes – one of which is substance abuse. One…

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