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February 2010 | Devact

The Importance of Knowing Your Automobile Insurance Coverages

Posted in Automobile insurance on Wed February 10, 2010

In North Carolina there are basically six types of typical automobile insurance coverage. (1) there is liability coverage which pays others that you might hurt with your car. Currently, the minimum limits are 30K per person up to 60K per accident; (2) there is property damage liability coverage to repair someone’s car you have had struck; (3) there is collision coverage which will pay for your car’s damage – even if it is your fault. Collision coverage is not required by law –

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Corporations Must Be Represented By Counsel

Posted in Corporation on Tue February 2, 2010

If you own a corporation, company, small business, or some other organization and you feel you have been wronged or you wish to file a lawsuit . . . hire an attorney. In North Carolina, a corporation cannot appear pro se (without an attorney) and must be represented by a licensed attorney in order to bring a claim against an individual or another corporation. Unless you are appearing in Small Claims Court for under the sum of $5,000, or you are appearing to avoid Default Judgment,

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Consequences of Writing a Worthless Check (NC)

Posted in bad check on Mon February 1, 2010

If you are like me, then there are times in your hectic life when you aren’t quite sure exactly how much money you have in your checking account. In an age where electronic bank statements (e-statements) are the usual way people check account balances, it is easy to lose track of how much you have, or more importantly, how much you don’t have. Add to that the number of days it takes for some credit card companies to process funds,

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Negligent Truck Maintenance

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Driving adjacent to or even near a tractor trailer represents one of the largest fears of the driving public. Simple physics and common sense suggest that if your mini cooper and a tractor trailer collide, your chances of walking away unscathed are remote. However, in my experience, for the vast majority of these truck drivers, I am amazed with their skill in controlling their vehicle. However, their ability to drive and ability to maintain their vehicle are two separate notions.

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Statute of Limitation

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Your right to a legal recovery from someone is not unlimited. States imposes a time limit by which you must seek recovery. As a general rule, the only way to stop the statute of limitations from expiring is to file a lawsuit. There are different statutes of limitation depending on the type of action you may have. For example, in a wrongful death action you have two years from the date of death to file suit. In an ordinary negligence action,

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Trees are beautiful but dangerous

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In the past two years our firm has handled two death resulting from falling trees. In both instances there was a failure to inspect and remove the tree after telltale signs of rot and decay existed. Many times the dangerousness of the tree can only be detected by professional arborists. To avoid liability, and more importantly injury to others, be proactive in evaluating the large trees on your property. These trees can weigh more than 60 tons and easily can crush a car or almost anything else in its way.

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