Since June 2015, same-sex couples have had the right to marry anywhere in the United States — an incredible, historic victory for marriage equality supporters everywhere. Continue reading “Custody Battles May Play Out Differently for Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina”
“Contributory negligence” is one of those legal terms that tends to make a non-lawyer’s eyes glaze over. But despite its obscure-sounding name, contributory negligence is a legal concept that has an enormous impact on personal injury cases in North Carolina and a few other states, which is why you need to understand what it means if you’ve been injured. Continue reading “Why Contributory Negligence Matters for Your Personal Injury Case”
Is it a car accident, crash, wreck, or collision? Whether you’re watching the news, listening to the local radio, or getting an alert from your smartphone, one of those terms describing a traffic incident is commonly used. But when is a traffic collision considered an “accident,” and when is it a determined to be a “crash”? Continue reading “Car Accident or Crash? Why What You Call It Matters”
If you’re considering filing for divorce, you may not know where or how to begin, or whether you even have grounds for divorce. To help you navigate this unknown and intimidating terrain, we’ve compiled answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions about divorce in North Carolina. Continue reading “Answers to 10 FAQs About North Carolina Divorce”
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
In life, an injured victim of someone else’s negligence might pursue a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. However, if that victim dies from their injuries, they still deserve justice, which is why wrongful death actions exist. Continue reading “How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in North Carolina”
Bicycling and walking are among the healthiest and most environmentally friendly ways to get around. These activities do come with certain risks, though — and in North Carolina, those risks are higher than almost anywhere else. Continue reading “North Carolina Is Among the Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians”
The start of a new school year can magnify the worries, conflicts, and financial stresses that many divorced or separated parents experience when trying to co-parent. Continue reading “7 Co-Parenting Tips That Can Prevent Back-to-School Headaches”
Cycling isn’t an exceptionally risky way of traveling — especially when enjoyed with proper safety precautions like bike lights and reflective clothing, but cyclists are overrepresented among those who suffer injuries and die in motor vehicle crashes.
For years, North Carolina has boasted some of the lowest car insurance premiums in the country, but those golden days for drivers in the state may be waning. The state’s insurers have reached a settlement with regulators for a 2.2% increase in auto insurance rates statewide. The rate hike will take effect on October 1. Continue reading “Auto Insurance Rates Likely Going Up in N.C. During 2017”
If you’ve gone through a divorce or you’re currently going through one, you know that it’s one of the most difficult challenges a person can face. Divorce can leave you feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, and stressed. To help you cope with these feelings and restore some sense of normalcy, we’ve compiled a list of eight healthy strategies that can help you alleviate and redirect stress during this difficult time. Continue reading “8 Healthy Ways to Deal with the Stress of Divorce”