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Consequences Of Passing A Stopped School Bus

September 6, 2016 passing stopped school bus

It’s that time of year again – kids are going back to school and roads are becoming more congested. School buses are on the road, picking up and dropping off students. Passing a stopped school bus is against the law in North Carolina. Do you know when to stop for a stopped school bus and when it’s OK to keep driving?

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What Your Insurance Agent May Not Be Telling You About Your Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Policy

August 17, 2016 uninsured motorist policy

What happens if you are involved in an automobile accident but the other driver responsible doesn’t have enough liability coverage — or any insurance at all — and can’t pay for your injuries? You are not out of luck: your insurance company should help you. This is when your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage applies and may help compensate you for your injuries and damages.

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What to Do if You Are A Hit-and-Run Victim

August 9, 2016

Being the victim of a hit and run can be a very stressful and costly situation. In a normal collision, all parties involved stop and exchange information in order to be reasonable in placing the fault where it lies. A hit and run is when another person causes damage to your vehicle and then immediately flees the scene, leaving you to care for any damage on your own. Follow these steps to handle the situation the best way possible.

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How to Choose a Real Estate Lawyer

September 20, 2016

Buying or selling your home? Whether you’re buying your first home or fifth home or selling a home, the process can have an emotional as well as a financial impact. Hiring a real estate lawyer is an intelligent decision, especially for new homeowners who aren’t familiar with the detailed process. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, the knowledge and experience of an experienced real estate lawyer can be extremely helpful when it comes time to close.

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Peter Karmanos And His Living Trust. What Went Wrong?

July 6, 2016

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peter Karmanos, is being sued by his three sons for borrowing more than $100 million out of their trust fund. You may be asking yourself: If it is his money in the trust, what’s the big deal? Well you must understand how trusts work and you better read all of the fine print before signing one — even if you are a multi-millionaire.

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Look for These Five Traits When Choosing a Lawyer

June 20, 2016

From small traffic violations to assault cases, it is likely there will be a time in your life where you will need to find a lawyer to represent you in court. Having a good lawyer on your side is crucial to your case because they will be the ones primarily talking to the judge and persuading him or her to favor your side of the case as much as possible. Here are some qualities you should look for in a lawyer to best represent your case:

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How to Protect Your Assets When You Go Into a Nursing Home

June 7, 2016

If you have to move into a nursing home or another type of assisted living facility, who will pay the high costs for care? Will you be able to keep any of your money to leave to your family? Or will the government take everything you have? These questions and many others are often asked by clients who are concerned about their future.

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Estate Administration: Save Your Family From Years Of Court Problems With A Revocable Living Trust

May 23, 2016

Most people assume that after creating a Will, their family will be all set. Everyone will get what they are supposed to get based on what instructions they leave in their Will. This is true – your instructions will be carried out, but it may take a while.

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How Can You Stay Involved With Your Case

April 25, 2016

As attorneys at law, we want to make things easier for you so you don’t have to worry about the ins and outs of the judicial system. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be involved in the case. Let us handle the not-so-fun parts and simplify the process for you, but stay in touch.

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Clearing Up Confusion About Auto Insurance

April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

We’ve seen what happens to good people who think they have coverage, but find out after a car accident they don’t have everything they need. Here is what you should know

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