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Case Summary: Driving Too Slowly Causes an Accident

When Driving Too Slowly Causes an Accident Page v. Tao 56 N.C. App. 488 Court of Appeals of North Carolina Background This case arose out of an automobile accident allegedly caused by the defendant’s negligence in operating his vehicle at too slow of a speed on a public highway. The plaintiff Barbara Burnett Page (Page) suffered injuries as a result of the accident. Procedural History…

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The Truth About Pedestrians & Crosswalks – Durham Personal Injury

The Truth About Pedestrians & Crosswalks – Durham Personal Injury Most drivers are unaware of the fact that generally any intersection is considered to have four crosswalks, whether they are painted on the street or not. If you asked the average North Carolina driver to describe a crosswalk, they might respond that a crosswalk has painted lines and flashing signs indicating if it is safe to…

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Should I Sue Someone With No Insurance?

If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you have likely begun thinking or considering how much insurance the at-fault driver may or may not have. Insurance coverage, which is the amount of available insurance, is an essential part of determining how much, if anything, you may be entitled to recover for your accident-related injuries. As such, unless…

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Understanding the Courts: Filing a Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an auto accident in North Carolina and you are unable to reach a settlement with the responsible insurance company, you may wish to proceed with filing a lawsuit. However, filing a lawsuit requires a certain level of understanding of the court system. One of the first questions that must be decided is in which court you should file your…

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Your Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in a car accident, you’ve likely called several lawyers in your area that handle personal injury claims. Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a long and exhausting process, and it is critical to get started off on the right foot. Being prepared for the first time you meet with your attorney is the first of many important steps you will…

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Who Can Sue For a Wrongful Death Claim?

The loss of a loved one is tragic and heartbreaking, especially when it is unexpected. The effects of such a loss are far-reaching and deeply felt by many. While there is no way to bring them back or to provide the love and emotional support of that loved one, the purpose of a wrongful death claim is to provide financial support for those suffering from…

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Should I Hire a Lawyer For My Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be weighing the benefits and risks of hiring a personal injury lawyer for your car accident claim. This article explores what factors you should consider before deciding whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer for your injury claim. How Much Time Is Involved in Handling an Injury Claim? Perhaps the most overlooked aspect…

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Animals in Car Accidents

Many of us have pets that we hold near and dear to our hearts and consider to be members of our families. Since these beloved animals are so important in our lives, we would do anything to ensure their well-being. Although we see pets as family members, animals are actually considered property under North Carolina law. If you are ever in an automobile accident and…

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What to Do After a Car Accident

What Happens Immediately After a Car Accident? Being in a car accident can be overwhelming. Each year, there are more than 200,000 motor vehicle-related accidents in North Carolina alone. It is fortunate that a significant number of these motor vehicle-related accidents involve property damage to vehicles and other personal property only. However, one in three motor vehicle-related accidents results in personal injury to the drivers or…

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What to Say or Not Say at the Scene of a North Carolina Car Accident

Immediately after an accident occurs, your emotions and adrenaline are pumping furiously. We are all guilty of saying things that we wish we would not have said when we are in a state of shock. Most people don’t realize that what they say at the scene of an accident could negatively impact their personal injury claim or recovery; therefore, it is important to remain as…

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