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Legal Terms: A Personal Injury Glossary

March 10, 2022 personal injury terms

Legal terms can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re in the middle of a personal injury case. You shouldn’t have to go to law school to know what we are talking about, so we created your very own Personal Injury (PI) Glossary.

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7 Common Legal Terms Explained

February 24, 2022 legal terms

Ask anyone around you and they’re sure to say that lawyers have their own language. Often we forget that while we use this type of language every day, our clients are oftentimes unfamiliar with these terms and are hearing these words for the first time. If you have a court case, here are some terms you may hear.

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What Is Med Pay And How Does It Work?

February 10, 2022 what-is-med-pay-and-how-does-it-work

Med pay insurance, or medical pay insurance, will pay any medical expense for you or any passengers in your vehicle in the case of an auto accident or related injury no matter who is at fault. Auto insurance is confusing, but this is a good option to include on your policy. If you are a business owner, this should definitely be part of your policy because med pay protects your employees as well.

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How to Choose a Real Estate Lawyer

January 27, 2022

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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Prayer for Judgement in North Carolina

January 17, 2022 prayer for judgement

If you’ve ever been in a North Carolina court, you may have heard of something called a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC).  When a PJC is granted by the judge, it is a small act of “mercy” from a conviction and resulting fines, but it is not a release without any possible adverse effects. What […]

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What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

December 30, 2021 What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’re injured in a car accident, chances are the insurance companies involved will try to get you to settle for an amount of money. All you want is peace and recovery after such an ordeal; so you accept their offer. However, over time you find yourself consulting and receiving treatment with doctors and specialists, […]

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How Can I Get My Driving Record Points Reduced?

December 2, 2021 driving points

You may think that getting a speeding ticket or violating a traffic law isn’t a big deal, but it is! You receive driver’s license points for violating these laws that are considered a “moving violation.” Your points can add up and result in major consequences for your driving privileges including revocation. Here is how the system works:

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The Legal Terminology You Can Expect To Hear In Court

November 12, 2021 Kelly & West Blog | Legal Terminology You Should Know

Going to court can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’re a first-timer. The courtroom is full of legal jargon, and if you don’t know what people are saying it can make it that much more stressful. It’s important that you can keep up with everything as it happens, whether it’s a conversation between you […]

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Honesty and the Law: Why Honesty is So Important in the Attorney-Client Relationship

October 28, 2021

Most would argue that in any relationship, honesty is very important. The attorney-client relationship is no different. You must feel like your attorney is being honest with you and in return be completely honest with them. Find an honest attorney  People have a misconception that lawyers are sneaky and dishonest. This could be because only […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Paralegals

October 14, 2021 paralegal

Attorneys need a lot of help when preparing cases and resolving a variety of people’s needs. There is a lot of research, organizing, and behind-the-scenes activities that go into the work we do. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of paralegals. But a lot of people wonder, what exactly is a paralegal?

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