Pain and Suffering Damages

How Do Pain and Suffering Damages Work in Personal Injury Claims?

Getting fair compensation after an accident that wasn’t your fault is never easy. Getting compensation that includes the value of your pain and suffering is even more complicated.

In this blog, the team of personal injury attorneys at Myers Law Firm outlines what damages are, how pain and suffering factor into your compensation after an accident, and how to get the justice you deserve.

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What Do My North Carolina Child Support Payments Cover?

Parents who pay child support in North Carolina often want to know, “What does my child support cover?” And, as a follow-up question, many wonder, “What should I do if I think the other parent isn’t using child support properly and my child’s essential needs aren’t being met?”

In this article, we’ll break down the basics of North Carolina child support and explain what is covered, what isn’t, and what you can do if you believe the other parent is misusing funds from child support.

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Yes, You Can Sue a City for Negligence – Here’s How

Suing an individual or business is something we hear of all the time in the United States. Less common is the suing of a city, state, or other municipality. Can a person even do that?

The short answer is yes — cities can be sued in personal injury lawsuits and other types of civil suits. However, the process is different from (and significantly more complex than) suing a person, company, or other private organization.

In this blog article, we’ll outline some situations where suing a city might be possible and explore how these claims work. We’ll also look at some specifics of how the process plays out in North Carolina.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in North Carolina

Going through a divorce can be a difficult process full of stress, fear, and uncertainty. If you have children or significant marital assets, things can get complicated in a hurry. Without the help of a skilled and experienced divorce attorney on your side, you could be in trouble.

In this blog article, we’ll clear up common sources of confusion and give you some practical advice about divorce in North Carolina. Keep reading to learn six essential facts about the North Carolina divorce process.

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what is an intentional tort case

What Are Intentional Tort Cases?

When most people think of personal injury cases, they think of car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and other types of injuries caused by another person’s negligence. But if someone intentionally hurt you, the law says you deserve the same legal help and compensation as someone who was harmed by an accident.

If someone’s intentional actions hurt you physically, emotionally, or through other means, you have legal options. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be eligible to file an intentional tort claim.

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What’s the Difference Between Separation and Divorce in North Carolina?

The misconception that separation and divorce are the same is all too common. In fact, separation and divorce are two different things, and they serve different purposes.

In this post, we’ll go over the differences between divorce and separation in North Carolina, and we’ll provide insight about how the two events affect you, your relationship, and your family.

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3 wheel motorcycles

Are 3-Wheel Motorcycles Really That Much Safer?

Motorcycles get a bad reputation because of the high numbers of motorcycle accidents that happen every year. In 2017, 5,172 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traditional two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 91% of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes.

When safety-conscious motorcyclists see these statistics, they may think about getting a three-wheeled option, also known as a motor trike, because it seems safer.

But are 3-wheel motorcycles that much safer than traditional motorcycles, or are they just as dangerous? Learning about these kinds of motorcycles will help you determine whether you should take one out on the road instead.

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Here’s What You Should Expect in a Personal Injury Deposition

Out of all the various phases and procedures involved in a personal injury lawsuit, being deposed is the one that tends to give injury victims the most anxiety. However, an effective, well-prepared, and thorough deposition is necessary and crucial to the success of your case. The key to relieving your anxiety over a deposition and the key to ensuring that your deposition goes smoothly are one and the same: preparation. Continue reading “Here’s What You Should Expect in a Personal Injury Deposition”

North Carolina No-Fault Laws for Auto Accidents 

Is North Carolina a No-Fault State for Auto Accidents?

After a car crash, the first thing you should do is make sure everyone is safe, call the relevant authorities, and exchange contact information. From there, you should try to collect any evidence from the scene that you can, such as photos and witness statements. (If you’re injured, this may not be possible, so you’ll need an attorney to help.) Finally, you’ll want to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can help explain North Carolina’s fault laws for auto accidents and how they could affect your personal injury claim.

Keep reading to learn more about North Carolina law and how it may affect your auto accident case.

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5 Reasons a Judge Will Change a Child Custody Order

Child custody is not always set in stone. When parents separate or divorce, you may get an initial child custody order that outlines the custody arrangement. However, if circumstances change, the court can modify the order at any point until the child turns 18.

All it takes is for one parent to request modification with the court and for the judge to agree. The parent who wants to modify will typically make their request with the help of their family law attorney.

The court can modify the child custody order if a judge finds two facts are true:

  1. there has been a substantial change of circumstances affecting the welfare of the child; and
  2. that modification is in the best interest of the child.

If the judge makes these findings, they can issue the modification.

In this article, we’ll talk about five of the most common reasons a judge in North Carolina will change a custody order.

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