Construction accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Sometimes they are caused by the equipment. In some cases, they are caused by electrical issues, falls or heights. A construction worker was recently injured while installing air conditioning units at Lenoir-Rhyne University, a private liberal arts school located in Hickory. The construction accident happened just… Read More


Many unhappily married couples decide to stay together for financial reasons. After all, it’s cheaper to stay in one household than to split it into two. Now there’s another reason why you might want to forego the divorce process: new alimony laws. For the past 70 years, alimony laws worked like this: the paying spouse… Read More


Unfortunately, many seniors become abused by nursing home staff and even their own family members. Statistics show that as many as 1 in 20 seniors will become victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse can happen to any senior, but those who are dependent on others are most likely to experience it. In fact, the typical… Read More


The wife of a mail carrier, who died in a Fayetteville car accident on October 31, files for  wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Robeson County Superior Court on March 13. The defendant is the wife of a Fayetteville city councilman. The lawsuit also lists the woman’s church that she and her husband founded,… Read More


In any negligence case, a car wreck attorney is committed to maximum compensation for victims. Typically, that compensation includes money for medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and other economic losses, as well as loss of consortium (companionship), pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and other noneconomic losses. Lawyers on the other side,… Read More


Many people think that lawyers win cases with a combination of fancy talk and razzle dazzle. There is some element of theater in personal injury cases, but substance, and not style, obtains fair compensation for victims. In some ways, technology has changed this process. Once driverless cars begin prowling the rods, the process will probably… Read More


These may be three things that do not go together. But a dispute between the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the property agreement they signed during their divorce proceedings, sheds considerable light on these issues. Before the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, there were essentially no uniform laws on this subject. The… Read More


These days, it is rare for anyone to reach adulthood without establishing some kind of internet presence. However, if you are going through a divorce, it is important to tread carefully through the online universe. Many attorneys recommend putting social media on pause during the divorce process. Here are some ways your spouse may use… Read More


If you are providing support and care for an individual with a mental or physical disability, you want to ensure your loved one will continue to be cared for after you are gone. Unfortunately, naming a disabled person as an heir in your will could make his life harder. Receiving a lump sum inheritance without… Read More


Nursing home abuse happens more than you probably realize. It is difficult to predict exactly how many instances of elder abuse occur in North Carolina nursing homes every year, because most cases are never reported. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates about one in ten nursing home residents become victims of abuse. To protect… Read More