When a person dies, some level of court intervention is almost inevitable, even if the testator (person who died) had a will. So, in many estate plans, the objective is not to avoid probate court altogether, but to limit the amount of property that enters probate. This approach essentially eliminates the possibility of protracted probate… Read More


Many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) have insufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate the victim/plaintiff. Nationally, about 12 percent of drivers are completely uninsured, and North Carolina has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. Fortunately, North Carolina recognizes some key third party liability theories, so victim/plaintiffs have legal options, even if the… Read More


Serious injury vehicle collisions can lead to well over $100,000 in medical bills alone. This figure does not include other direct losses, such as property damage and lost wages. Especially since health insurance companies sometimes refuse to pay for these expenses, due to liability reasons, these costs are often crippling. Legally, compensation in a car… Read More


Many people have an urge to put off estate planning. This is certainly understandable, as the entire concept deals with some uncomfortable topics. Yet, proper estate planning is incredibly important. If you want to protect your health and well-being, protect your underage children, and have a say in what will happen to your assets after… Read More


When you have met the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and are busy making plans to marry, the last thing that may be on your mind is the chance that you will end up divorced. While prenuptial agreements may seem unromantic or indicative of doubts about your relationship, the… Read More


Embarking on the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment – before you do it, you surely want to learn as much as you can about the process, what your chances of success are, and how much you can recover in compensation. While knowing the exact amount that you might win… Read More


Truckers transporting hazardous materials or substances in their loads are held to specific federal and state regulations. The federal and state regulations were created to ensure that any hazardous materials that are being transported are contained safely. However, when truckers are not careful to follow these regulations and ensure that their loads are managed properly,… Read More


We make our children sit in the backseat of the car because most of us believe the idea that riding in the back seat is safer than riding in the front seat of the car. A common result of this myth is people not wearing their seatbelts in the back seat of vehicles. For those… Read More


Anyone who is a driver or a passenger in a passenger car, an SUV, a pickup truck, a minivan, or on a motorcycle against an 18-wheeler or semi-truck knows that they are in an unfair fight. Large trucks require more time to come to a halt, are more difficult to control, and cause more destruction,… Read More