Author: Matthew Myers

North Carolina Right of Way Laws for Pedestrians

Who’s Right? North Carolina Right of Way Laws for Pedestrians

The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that pedestrian fatalities in North Carolina have been on the rise for the past 10 years — up 54% since 2009 and up 13.4% from 2017 to 2018.

Since pedestrians are some of our most vulnerable road users, it’s important for drivers to always be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the road. It is likewise important for pedestrians to be aware of the rules that keep them safe and their rights when injured by a negligent driver in North Carolina.

Keep reading to learn the right of way laws in six common pedestrian crossing situations and how these rules could affect your car accident personal injury claim.

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How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it rarely looks like what you see in most movies and TV shows. The abuse often starts small and gets worse as the abuser exerts more and more control over the victim’s life. Victims often feel trapped in their situations for reasons like concern over their children’s well-being, lack of access to money and other resources, and the fear of worse abuse and violence if they try to leave.

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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding My Bike — What Can I Do?

When you’re getting ready to go for a bike ride, you make sure you have everything you need for safety and check that your bike is in good shape.

But then it happens. You’re hit by a motor vehicle as they make a left-hand turn directly into you. Even though you wore a helmet and took safety precautions, you suffer serious injuries and end up with significant medical bills.

If this sounds like your situation, you’re not alone. On average, 1,000 North Carolina bicyclists suffer injuries in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year. Approximately 20 of these cyclists die, and 60 of them suffer serious injuries.

Even worse, some of these victims get hit by drivers who don’t carry auto insurance. So what happens if the person who hits you doesn’t have any insurance coverage? Are you totally out of luck?

Not necessarily. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding My Bike — What Can I Do?”

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5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce

For many couples, dividing their assets and debts is one of the most difficult, confusing, and stressful parts of a divorce. Before you panic about losing your home, car, and family heirlooms, keep reading. In this article, we’ll answer five frequently asked questions about North Carolina property division that will help you understand the process and what’s involved. Continue reading “5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce”

If My Ex Owes Child Support, Can I Stop Them From Seeing Our Kids?

Dealing with a parent who refuses to stay current on their child support can lead to plenty of anger and frustration. Sometimes, parents try to handle the problem by revoking visitation rights until the other parent pays the support they owe.

While it’s understandable to try and take any action you can to get the money your children need, preventing the other parent from seeing their children is almost always a bad idea. In this article, we’ll explain why and talk about what you can do instead. Continue reading “If My Ex Owes Child Support, Can I Stop Them From Seeing Our Kids?”

Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

After a serious car accident, you might find yourself struggling to get out from under a growing pile of medical bills. Fortunately, there are several options available that may be able to help you cover these expenses. Before you write the hospital a check, read this article and learn how you can address your medical bills after a car wreck. Continue reading “Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?”