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Can I File an Opioid Lawsuit?

More than 700,000 people died from a drug overdose between 1999 and 2017 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these deaths can be attributed to the abuse of opioids — powerful painkillers that are often highly addictive. Opioids include prescription...
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Do I Need a Car Accident Police Report in North Carolina?

June 12, 2019   |  
Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina car accident attorneys are often asked about car accident police reports. “Do I need a car accident police report if I’ve been injured?” The short answer is yes. Calling the police and obtaining a police report are two extremely important steps to take if you’ve...
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Who is the Best Car Accident Lawyer for Your Case? It Depends.

June 3, 2019   |  
People often Google: "best car accident lawyer in Raleigh" "best car accident attorney in Greensboro" You get the idea. Auto accidents and truck accidents happen. If you have a car accident you may need the help of a car accident lawyer who handles personal injury claims. This would be especially...
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What is the Statute of Limitations? What You Need to Know in North Carolina

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action against the responsible party. As in all cases for remedy under civil law for damages, North Carolina has applicable periods of limitation (called Statute of Limitations) that define the period...
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Stanly County school bus accident leaves 17 injured

At least 17 people were injured when a Head Start school bus overturned in Stanly County, North Carolina. Police say the accident occurred after a truck driver ran through a stop sign. The injuries in the Stanly County school bus accident are considered “non-life-threatening” according to police. The crash occurred...
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What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

May 14, 2019   |  
A mass tort lawsuit is a civil action lawsuit involving numerous plaintiffs against one or several defendants. Mass tort lawsuits may be held in state or federal court. Tort is a formal word for a “wrongful action” that causes injury. The word “mass” has several meanings when referring to mass...
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Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Update: Jury Awards $2 Billion

May 14, 2019   |  
Damages continue to pile up for Monsanto, the maker of Roundup weed killer. In the latest Roundup lawsuit alleging that the pesticide caused a California couple’s cancer, a jury awarded $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages. According to attorney Gene Riddle:  “Even though the punitive...
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What is a Class Action Lawsuit? What You Need to Know

May 10, 2019   |  
What is a class action lawsuit? Class action claims are different from individual claims.  A class action lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar damages caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. In a class action, the...
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Can You Sue a Drunk Driver in North Carolina?

Can you sue a drunk driver in North Carolina?   You may think that a drunk driver’s DWI is handled in criminal court.  However, there are civil remedies against a drunk or impaired driver too for the damages or injuries he causes. A car accident carries the possibility of injury...
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What is the Feres Doctrine? Can Active Duty Military Sue for Medical Malpractice?

May 6, 2019   |  
What is the Feres Doctrine? The Feres Doctrine is also known as the Feres-Stencel Doctrine or the Feres rule.  According to the Feres Doctrine, the United States is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries to members of the armed forces sustained while on active duty, on...
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