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Should businesses that over-serve alcohol be held accountable?

Drunk driving is a serious national issue. Every day, people who have had too much to drink get behind the wheel of motor vehicles, often with tragic or even fatal results. The damages and losses caused by drunk driving accidents often far exceed the insurance carried by the intoxicated driver. When that happens, victims of drunk drivers could get stuck with enormous medical debt or an inability to provide for themselves due to permanent disability. Recognizing that liability extends to those who enable a drunk driver as well as those who drive drunk may help reduce the amount of drunk driving crashes.

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. However, you shouldn't let that deter you. Every year, a large number of applicants who technically qualify for disability benefits are initially turned down. This practice may deter some people from pursuing disability benefits, which saves money.

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.

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.

  • 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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