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Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Motorcycle in North Carolina?

July 21, 2023   |  
You will need to obtain a motorcycle rider's license, endorsement, or learner's permit to legally ride in North Carolina. If you are apprehended while riding without a license, you may be charged with a Class 2 or 3 misdemeanor, exposing you to substantial fines and potential jail time. The North...
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Gene Riddle Recognized as “Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers

July 11, 2023   |  
Membership Recognizes Experience and Expertise in Handling Truck Accident Injury Cases We are thrilled to announce that Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner at Riddle & Brantley, has been recognized as a "Top 10 Trucking Lawyer" in North Carolina by the esteemed group The National Trial Lawyers (see membership criteria)....
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How to Choose The Right Motorcycle Insurance

July 5, 2023   |  
It's important to purchase the right kind of motorcycle insurance. To do that, you need to understand the minimum coverage required by each state, what is covered by that minimum liability coverage, and what is not. In general, it’s wise to purchase as much motorcycle insurance coverage as you can...
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What Happens After Winning A Personal Injury Case?

May 16, 2023   |  
With the help of your attorney, you've won your personal injury case. The next step is collecting damages, the legal term for money awarded due to another party's negligence. But how do you collect it? Two processes may play out depending on your case's complexity. For example, you may have...
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How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

May 16, 2023   |  
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, dealing with the complicated legal system to obtain justice can seem daunting. Even if you’re confident, a lawsuit can be challenging to navigate. Here are simple steps to help prepare you for your day in court: 1. Record everything Staying focused...
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School Districts Sue Social Media Companies Over Alleged Harm to Youth Mental Health

April 15, 2023   |  
Youth Mental Health Lawsuits Against Social Media Companies Continue In March 2023, a California school district and a Pennsylvania county filed lawsuits against YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, alleging the companies’ platforms harm youth mental health. These are the latest in a wave of social media mental health lawsuits...
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Does PFAS in Firefighting Gear Cause Cancer?

April 15, 2023   |  
Research Shows PFAS Chemicals in Firefighter Gear May Cause Cancer Firefighters are exposed to large amounts of carcinogens from a wide variety of sources, from smoke and chemicals released during fires to certain types of firefighting foam. Recent allegations claim that firefighters may be exposed to yet another source of...
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Johnson & Johnson Proposes $8.9 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Settlement

April 5, 2023   |  
Potentially marking the final phase of a years-long legal battle, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $8.9 billion to potentially settle thousands of claims alleging that the company's talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and other health problems. The proposed settlement still requires approval by a federal bankruptcy...
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How to Prevent Distracted Driving Among Teens

April 3, 2023   |  
To prevent distracted driving among teens, start their education while they’re young. Parents can model good driving behavior before the child ever gets behind the wheel of a car. For example, parents can turn off their phone and ensure everyone is wearing their seatbelts — before even starting the car....
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What are the Differences Between Truck Accident and Car Accident Claims in North Carolina?

April 3, 2023   |  
The differences between truck and car accident claims in North Carolina include the severity of injuries, complexity of investigations, and the difficulty of the state's contributory negligence doctrine. Contributory negligence means that a person who was injured in any part due to their own negligence may not collect financial damages...
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