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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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A look at the controversial process of eminent domain

One of the things that Americans of every political stripe can agree on is that government can be frustrating and annoying. Frustration and annoyance can quickly turn to anger when government begins…

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Time’s up: North Carolina’s statute of limitations

Physicists and philosophers are agreed that there is no beginning or end to time. But the state of North Carolina imposes limits on the amount of time that is available in which…

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Builder’s risk insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

You have decided to take the plunge and construct a building or home. Because you’re making a substantial investment in land and construction, you wonder if you should spend some more and…

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Study: SUVs are deadlier than cars in pedestrian accidents

It used to be that sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) were fancier versions of pick-up trucks, big, hulking vehicles for carrying tools, fishing tackle, horse tack and the like. Utility was a big selling…

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What to do when you’re involved in a hit and run

You never expect to leave your home and end up in a car accident. Even worse, you probably don’t anticipate being involved in a hit and run. Yet, sometimes people make the…

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Study: Self-driving vehicles would only prevent a third of crashes

Advocates and developers of self-driving vehicles say that the technology’s potential is immense, arguing that autonomous vehicles could lead to dramatic reductions in fossil fuel consumption and traffic congestion, while virtually eliminating…

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What happens to a personal injury claim during a pandemic?

Life is difficult for people who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash. The coronavirus pandemic has further complicated matters for those who were…

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Auto loans can haunt you even after the vehicle is totaled

It is a regular occurrence: two cars collide in a Charlotte intersection. Though there are no injuries, damage to one of the vehicles is significant and that driver’s insurance company later declares…

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Prep the car for the summer road trip

Spring was a roller-coaster of emotion for most families. Many people ended up canceling spring break vacations and family trips. However, most people are planning to make up for the lost time.…

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Speeding is on the rise

With highways and rural streets emptier than usual, many drivers are taking advantage by driving fast – sometimes, a little too fast. With less traffic and less police presence, speeding seems to…

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Truck accidents: causes and aftermaths

There have been countless truck accidents caused by negligent drivers, but the ones that seem to have a far more drastic impact are the ones involving trucks. The severe impact of getting…

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Am I entitled to a rental after a car accident?

If your vehicle was damaged in an auto accident, you may find yourself scrambling for temporary transportation. You may consider renting a car while yours gets repaired, and you’ll likely wonder if…

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What is the difference between litigation and arbitration?

Whether dealing with a contract dispute, family law issue or other legal matter, it is not uncommon to find yourself faced with a choice: litigate or arbitrate. There are a number of…

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A primer on mediation

The legal system is constantly evolving. Decades ago, those who had a legal dispute generally had two options: discuss the matter with the other party and try to find a resolution of…

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Wills during the covid19 crisis

During this unprecedented time we have received some inquiries on how folks could obtain a Will.  We thought it might be helpful to provide you with some basic information. This is not…

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Can I get airplane tickets refunded because of covid 19?

The answer to this question may change as the situation with the virus changes. But here is a general rule. If you have booked a flight using award points, you should be…

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Four tips for driving alongside bicyclists

As the warmer seasons rapidly approach, more bicyclists will hit the streets and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina weather. However, more bicyclists may mean more problems for passenger vehicles who frequently travel…

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What to know about proof in medical negligence

Hospitals rely on their reputations to gain patients’ trust and build relationships within their surrounding communities. However, medical malpractice suits quickly dissolve the trust and those critical relationships. It makes sense that…

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