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Car Accident: What is Contributory vs. Comparative Negligence?

July 30, 2019 gray car negligence

If you get into a car accident, you, of course, want to make sure the at-fault driver’s insurance pays for damage and medical bills. At the outset of your case, you may hear about contributory negligence versus comparative negligence. What do those terms mean, and why does it matter in your case? 

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Nursing Home Guidelines for Care: Is it Negligence?

July 9, 2019 Nursing Home Care

Nursing homes are hitting the news this year, including a case of abuse here in Lillington. As people read about this and as our population ages, more people are asking about long-term care facilities. According to the CDC, more than 4 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities each year. Nearly one million people live in assisted living facilities.

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Dear New Dad: Time to Set Up Your Will

June 12, 2019 new dad with infant baby why you need a Will Kelly & West attorneys

Once you become a parent, “create a Will” should definitely go on your to-do list! If you’re a new dad this year, here is what you need to know.

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Mistakes that Hurt Your Workers’ Compensation Case

May 29, 2019

Worker’s compensation is there when you get hurt at work. But applying for this payment is not the easiest process. A lot of people get hurt or sick due to work and later ask about workers’ compensation only to find out they don’t qualify — but only because of the timing or some other error.

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5 Misconceptions about Lawyers and the Law — and the Truth about Lillington Lawyers

May 15, 2019 The Harnett County Courthouse.

Most attorneys are committed to helping their clients navigate a complex system. Have you heard any of these misconceptions about lawyers?

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When is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Car Accident?

April 23, 2019

Typically, when we think about accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian, we assume the driver is probably at fault. However, from a legal standpoint, that is not always the case. There are times when the pedestrian is at fault or assumes at least partial responsibility in a vehicle-pedestrian accident.

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What to Do If You’re in a Motorcycle Accident in North Carolina

April 11, 2019

If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident and are injured, go to the hospital and get the necessary medical treatment and take photos of your injuries as soon as possible. It is best not to discuss how the accident occurred with the insurance adjuster.

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How To Prepare For Your First Court Appearance

March 20, 2019 first court appearance tips

Learning what to expect during your first court experience will help you stay calm throughout the process and help you avoid unnecessary nervousness.

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5 Reasons You Should Conduct A Title Search

March 11, 2019

When you’re in the market to buy a house, you keep hearing “title search” but first-time homebuyers may not feel entirely certain of what that means.

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What’s the Difference Between a Suspended and Revoked License?

February 26, 2019

If you have multiple driving violations, you will begin to hear about either a license suspension or revocation. Both of these punishments occur due to reckless or irresponsible driving.

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When Reggie Kelly and Thomas West opened their Lillington law practice 38 years ago, neither guessed they’d be in business so long. Our team is proud and thrilled to be celebrating 37 years in business this month!

We love helping people get through tricky situations, and we’re flattered to have been in business this long. It means we’re doing something right. This year we’ve seen some growth in our staff.

Thank you to our incredible friends for your support and business through the years. We look forward to many more to come!