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June 2017 Archives

What amount of insurance must truckers carry?

When a Charlotte, North Carolina resident gets injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, half the battle can be finding enough funds, through insurance or otherwise, to actually pay the victim the compensation he or she deserves. After all, even if a judge or jury signs a piece of paper saying a truck driver or company owes compensation, that paper is worth nothing unless it can be converted to cash.

Who is liable when faulty auto parts cause a collision?

There have been a number of recalls and cases involving faulty vehicle parts in vehicles sold as new by dealerships. The frequency of these news reports might make them feel like an everyday occurrence, but the faulty parts change the lives of those affected by them forever. 

Drunk or drugged: both are dangerous drivers

The number of people who use controlled substances such as heroin or opioids/opiates is increasing in many suburban areas, including neighborhoods around Charlotte. These drugs are not only addictive, but they are also dangerous and sometimes deadly. They significantly impair a person's ability to function, especially in situations where rapid and accurate responses are needed.

How today's cellphones can be put to good use after an accident

Most of the time, when considering cellphones and driving a motor vehicle, your best choice is to turn it off on the road. Even phone calls through hands-free headsets can increase your distraction level and risk of a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that roughly 660,000 people use their cellphones while driving on any given day. That's a lot of dangerous, distracted drivers to be watching for on the road. Still, if you commit to never using it while driving, after a serious accident caused by another driver, your cellphone could become your best friend.

Many Social Security disability applications get denied at first

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a complex process that can take months, if not longer. You need medical records and properly filled out paperwork. You also need thick skin, as a significant number of people who apply for SSD benefits find their initial application denied rather quickly. This can be a frustrating and disheartening turn of events.

New rules may mean more denials, longer waits

A previous post on this blog discussed the Social Security Administration's new rule which removes the requirement that the Administration give special deference to the opinion of a person's treating physician when making a disability determination. Now, some are suggesting that the new rule is going to lead to more denials of benefits and longer waits for administrative hearings in an already backlogged system.

Even in a contributory negligence state, we fight to win

As a previous post on this blog explained, North Carolina is what is called a "contributory negligence" state. The bottom line is that, because there is no compensation available when an accident is even partially the fault of an injured person, it can be harder to for injured Charlotte, North Carolina victims to get a financial recovery.

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Protecting People’s rights
  • NOSSCR National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
  • American Association for Justice formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America ATLA
  • ABA American Bar Association
  • NOVA
  • North Carolina State Bar
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