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What You Can Do about Nursing Home Abuse

July 24, 2018 A man helps an older woman stand up at nursing home

While most nursing homes offer excellent care, some residents suffer abuse or neglect while living there. Abuse is intentional infliction of injury, physically or mentally, while neglect refers to a failure to provide a person with the care and services necessary to ensure freedom from harm or pain.

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5 Things a Newspaper Column Got Wrong about Wills in NC

July 12, 2018

While we enjoy reading the newspaper and support our local organization, we were distressed recently while reading a column about creating a Will. Here are some of the statements we found along with accurate information for our North Carolina friends.

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How Long-Term Care Affects Your Property Deeds in North Carolina

June 26, 2018

Growing old is inevitable, so set up for your future now. From age 65 and up, there is a 75 percent chance you or your loved one will require long-term care. According to a CareScout survey from 2017,  living in a semi-private room in a nursing home can cost more than $80,000 a year. Many […]

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Fireworks: What’s Legal In North Carolina

June 20, 2018

Not everyone is clear on the legality of fireworks. People travel to visit loved ones from near and far for fourth of July, sometimes crossing state borders. With so many fireworks on sale near those borders, people might wonder about what’s legal in North Carolina.

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How Care Contracts Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

May 24, 2018 Someone signing a contract

About 70 percent of people who are now turning 65 will require long-term care at some point during their lifetime. Many of those people will spend at least a year in a nursing facility, at an average cost of $6,300 per month.

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Legal Question: What is Negligence?

May 9, 2018

When faced with a situation where you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, you might be left with a lot of questions. You might wonder what exactly the term “negligence” means.

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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Think about When Planning Your Estate Until You Had to Deal with It

April 19, 2018 hand-writing-with-pen

Estate Planning is making sure things are in order before your death or if you are incapacitated. If you haven’t completed your estate planning yet, here are eight things you may not think about until you have to deal with them!

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3 Steps to Take After a Dog Attack

April 10, 2018

In the state of North Carolina, you can take legal action to lessen the impact after a dog bite. If you are a victim of a dog attack, here are the steps you should take to ensure the best outcome.

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What’s the Difference Between a DWI and a DUI?

March 27, 2018 hands-on-steering-wheel

Do you know the difference between a DWI and a DUI? How about their legal repercussions? Learn more about the two offenses and how to avoid them here.

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8 Tips for Choosing a Good Harnett County Lawyer

March 13, 2018 woman-thinking

If you need legal assistance, you’ll have to pick a good attorney. Here are 10 tips for selecting a lawyer that’s right for you.

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Oliver and Sherrie M. – Car Accident

“We were hit head-on by someone who run a red light. I got bruised up real bad inside and I had just had shoulder surgery and it inflamed that. My wife was hurt the worst. It disfigured her right arm. We were referred to Mr. West through our son-in-law so we went up and set an appointment with him. We went in and met him for the first time and he is a very nice gentleman to say the least. He took over the case and found out who the [driver] was. It had totaled the car and I had just gotten it paid off. They didn’t even get hurt. Mr. West took the case and went way out of his way to help. The lady who hit us … they had only the cheapest insurance to get the car on the road … so he helped us get more money to help us pay the bills. We are very happy with how it turned out. Kelly and West, they’re good people. You can talk to them and they’re down home people.”