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Give ‘Em the Finger (And Risk Arrest?) – North Carolina Court Weighs In

September 2, 2019   |  
Does “flipping the bird” at a North Carolina State Trooper qualify as disorderly conduct? In a 2-1 decision in early August, a North Carolina appeals court ruled that it can. A Middle Finger. A Traffic Stop. A Conviction. In January 2017 a trooper was helping a stalled motorist on U.S....
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There is No Best Workers Compensation Lawyer, But There Are Specialists

July 8, 2019   |  
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be filing a workers’ compensation claim, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been searching for best workers compensation lawyer on Google or elsewhere. The fact is, there is no such thing as the best workers’ compensation lawyer. Every case is different,...
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“Can the Government Take My Land?”

June 27, 2019   |  
As North Carolina eminent domain lawyers, we're asked all the time: Can the government take my land? The short answer is yes, the government can take your land. But… They have to pay for it. If the government can show that they are going to put it to public use,...
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“Do I Need a Car Accident Police Report in North Carolina?”

June 12, 2019   |  
Can I File a Car Accident Injury Claim Without a Police Report? Yes, but the official accident report (often called a “police report”) can be critical in proving fault and recovering compensation for your injuries. After a car accident in North Carolina, the first things you should do are to get...
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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in North Carolina?

May 17, 2019   |  
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. It's critically important that you not miss the deadline to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Doing so may mean that you cannot seek compensation...
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Can You Sue a Drunk Driver in North Carolina?

May 6, 2019   |  
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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Kissing Bugs in North Carolina – What You Need to Know

April 29, 2019   |  
The deadly “kissing bug” is in North Carolina, with the first sighting reported in 2015. And according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the danger is growing. Reports of kissing bugs continue to spread. The CDC has confirmed that the kissing bug, (formally known as...
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Do You Really Need an Eminent Domain Lawyer?

April 23, 2019   |  
As a North Carolina eminent domain lawyer, I hear it all the time: “Do I really need an eminent domain lawyer? Here’s the deal: While you can represent yourself in your North Carolina eminent domain case, things can get complicated very quickly. You’re almost definitely better off getting an eminent...
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North Carolina “Move Over” Law: Do I Have to Move for Police Cars?

January 29, 2019   |  
The “Move Over” law in North Carolina requires motorists to move their vehicles away from the lane closest to parked law enforcement, emergency, or utility vehicles. The "Move Over" law is intended to protect emergency and utility workers and reduce the chances of an auto accident occurring when vehicles are stopped...
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