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Non-economic and Future Damages in Personal Injury Actions

January 26, 2023 Personal Injury law book and gavel

To succeed in a personal injury action, a plaintiff must prove two things by a “preponderance of the evidence” – that they are more likely than not. Of course, the plaintiff must first prove that the defendant is legally responsible (“liable”) for their injuries. That proof is often based on evidence that the defendant’s failure […]

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7 Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

January 12, 2023

Serious injuries are likely to come without warning. If you or someone you know is injured due to the fault of someone else, you might feel confused about how to proceed with a case and how to get prepared. After getting immediate medical help, your next step should be speaking with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. During that first meeting with an attorney, you probably have questions of your own. But here are seven that should be on your list.

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Recovering Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Cases

December 22, 2022

The primary purpose of every personal injury case is to allow a plaintiff who proves that they were injured by the wrongful acts of a defendant to recover money, known as “compensatory damages,” from the defendant. Compensatory damages are intended to restore the plaintiff to the position they would have occupied if not for the […]

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How to Keep Your Home Safe During the Holiday Season

November 15, 2022

As the holidays are around the corner, we want to share some essential facts to help keep you safe during the holiday season. Did you know Thanksgiving is considered the most dangerous holiday? That’s due mainly to the number of cars on the road. Yet, some understated injuries can happen during Thanksgiving, such as burns, […]

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What You Need To Know About HOA Covenants

November 17, 2022

A North Carolina homeowner association (“HOA”) is an organization (most are non-profit corporations) that oversees the management of, and makes and enforces rules applicable to home ownership in, a planned residential community.  Purchasers of homes in a North Carolina HOA community automatically become “members” of the HOA; there is no “opting out”.  And as members […]

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Workers’ Compensation Terms You Should Know

October 27, 2022

Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance employers provides to their employees. This coverage provides wage replacement and medical benefits to an employee who is injured or becomes disabled due to employment in substitution for the employee’s right to sue the employer for negligence. Here are some terms you should know if you are […]

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Defenses and Arguments in Personal Injury Actions

October 13, 2022

If you are injured in an accident caused by another person’s failure to use reasonable care (“negligence”) you may have to file a lawsuit.  In your lawsuit (a “personal injury action”) you will seek to recover an amount of money (“damages”) to compensate you for your medical bills, loss of income during any period you […]

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Kelly & West Law Firm Celebrates 40 Years

September 22, 2022

Partners Reggie Kelly and Thomas West Started Family Company in 1982 LILLINGTON, N.C. — When Thomas West and Reggie Kelly opened their law firm doors in October 1982, they conducted most of their business in person, by phone, and by mail. Forty years later, not much has changed — at least in the company’s attitudes. […]

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Fast Facts: Statute of Limitations in NC

September 8, 2022 watch on wrist

What is a statute of limitations? Learn more about the laws determining the length of time during which a lawsuit may be brought forward.

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Defense and Arguments in a Personal Injury Action

August 25, 2022 defenses-and-arguments-in-personal-injury-actions

If you are injured in an accident that was caused or could have been prevented by another person or a company, you might have to file a lawsuit (a “personal injury action”) against them.  In your action, you will seek to recover monetary compensation (‘damages’) for your resulting medical bills, loss of wages or salary […]

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