A utility worker in Taylorsville, North Carolina was recently killed while cutting a tree away from a downed power line, according to WRAL.com. Typically, injuries and fatalities that happen on the job are covered by workers’ compensation benefits, and filing a lawsuit is not possible. Workers’ compensation benefits pay for medical costs and wage replacement,… Read More


A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a ‘prenup,’ is a legal contract that defines the financial property of each spouse before the marriage begins. Prenuptial agreements are not commonly found in most marriages, but that does not mean that there is not a time or place for them. To learn more about the benefits… Read More


In what seems to be something too awful to fully comprehend as being legal, senior citizens are being snatched up across the country by court guardians. These court guardians get approval to take an elderly person or couple from their homes and put them in an assisted living facility, without the elderly person’s consent or… Read More


Traffic fatalities rose in 2016 by 5.6 percent from the year before, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The last year with more fatalities happened in 2007, and even worse, 2017 numbers, which are not yet available, are projected to be even higher than 2016. What is causing this increase in traffic… Read More


Some professions are more prone than others to giving employees certain illnesses. As an example, construction workers suffer from hearing damage at higher rates than office workers; agricultural workers die from cancer, caused by pesticide exposure, in greater numbers than those in other occupations; and a third of all currently employed coal miners have a… Read More


A car accident can be a stressful, frightening, and devastating experience. Although nothing can prepare you for the unpredictable nature of a car accident, it can be comforting and useful to know what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation. Get Medical Attention. The first thing to do after a car crash… Read More


If you are considering a divorce, you may be wondering where to begin. The laws and procedures for getting divorced depend on the state in which you file. This post outlines some basic divorce laws in the Tar Heel state. North Carolina Divorce Requirements To obtain a divorce in North Carolina, one or both of… Read More


In a case that substantially lowered the evidentiary bar in these situations, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district judge and revived a lawsuit against health insurance giant CareFirst, Inc. In June 2014, an intruder apparently broke into the insurance company’s Baltimore office, hacked into twenty-two different computers, and stole personal information from… Read More


In a previous post, we examined the two common legal theories in car crash cases. Regardless of the method that applies, the process is very much the same. Since the victim/plaintiff has the burden of proof, the victim/plaintiff must present persuasive evidence and present it in a compelling manner. The civil court burden of proof… Read More


A three-car crash on Highway 96 illustrates the complicated fact patterns involved in many car wreck cases. According to witnesses, a Toyota Camry driver was operating his vehicle erratically while tossing empty beer cans out of the window. After smacking into a pickup truck and causing it to roll down a steep embankment, the Camry… Read More