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Part II: What’s a mechanic’s lien?

As regular readers of our Charlotte civil litigation blog know, we recently tackled the subject of mechanic’s liens. The post described the types of construction professionals who can obtain a mechanic’s lien…

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Part I: What’s a mechanic’s lien?

Although the term mechanic’s lien sounds as if it refers to a slender person who repairs cars, it has nothing to do with carburetors and everything to do with a legal claim…

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I’ve been in a car accident. Do I need a lawyer?

Imagine for a moment that you are driving along East Kingston Avenue in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, enjoying the sights and sounds of a peaceful afternoon. Your reverie is shattered when your vehicle…

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Step 1: Filing a North Carolina personal injury lawsuit

No one begins their day hoping to be seriously injured. No one wants to be hurt in a car crash, in a fall at a hardware store, in an act of violence…

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Can you recover attorneys’ fees in a North Carolina lawsuit?

In Charlotte, friendly disputes over basketball, barbeque, politics – and every other possible topic – come and go easily, resolved with smiles. But serious disputes arise here, too, as they do everywhere.…

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What steps should bicyclists take after an accident involving a car?

This year, avid cyclists have been joined by many new bicycle riders on North Carolina’s roadways. The New York Times reported that sales of leisure bike sales increased by 121% this spring.…

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Elements of a lawsuit: Discovery

Some disputes cannot be resolved simply or easily. If you have decided to file a lawsuit to resolve a dispute, a complex legal process with many moving parts begins to unfold. In…

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What is insurance bad faith?

When you signed on the dotted line for your insurance policy, you expected it to protect you. However, when insurance companies do not do their duty to policyholders, these bad faith actions…

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What is subrogation and how does it apply to me?

If you experienced an injury due to an accident, you have probably encountered a bevy of legal and insurance terms that you have had to learn about. One of these is subrogation.…

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What happens in a collision with an uninsured driver?

North Carolina requires drivers to carry a certain amount of auto liability insurance. If you experience bodily injury or property damage in an accident caused by another driver, his or her liability…

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