Some roads in North Carolina are simply accidents waiting to happen. These include long stretches of tight curves on very narrow road mountain roads or faulty roads with numerous potholes or other problems. Still most accidents are due to human error. If you have been injured in such an accident you have the right to file a personal injury claim.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Being involved in a serious auto accident can be a scary experience. Apart from the automotive repair costs, there may also be other bodily injuries to deal with. Many victims of a car accident believe that it’s only natural for the negligent party’s insurance to compensate them immediately for their injuries and damages, but things are rarely that simple. If your car gets damaged, or if you sustain an injury from a car accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling car accidents.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Most DWIs involve the operation of a car, but DWI arrests are not specifically limited to only driving a car.
All over the U.S., courts have sentenced people to jail time, community service, or both for DWIs not involving an automobile. Section 20-138.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes defines "impaired driving" as driving any vehicle upon any vehicular area in the state. Nowhere in this statute explicitly states that it has to be a car.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
When two separate crimes occur in similar circumstances, some prosecutors are ready to “jump the gun” (pun intended) and point to the same individual. I guess this is a natural part of human behavior. Fortunately in this country, that is not enough for our criminal justice system. This is exactly what recently happened in Durham, NC. The WRAL.com staff reports on the acquittal of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. for the alleged murder of graduate student Abhijit Mahato.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Elder abuse and neglect is a serious issue and growing problem as our population continues to age. Seniors who can no longer take care of themselves, either because of the natural effects of aging or due to medical conditions like Alzheimer’s, must be looked after by a family member or a professional caregiver. Most cases of neglect are considered a matter of civil law, but sometimes the abuse is so egregious that it rises to the level of a criminal offense. The Winston-Salem Journal reports how Nannie Kollar, the daughter of her 92-year-old mother was accused of elder abuse and was subsequently cleared.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
July 17, 1984 marked a milestone for the country. It was on this day that President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, setting the minimum drinking age in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to 21. As a result, traffic fatalities and injuries dropped significantly over the years following its enactment, saving an estimated 900 lives annually.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed Michael Stone as the new District Court judge of 16A, which encompasses Hoke and Scotland Counties. Stone replaced John H. Horne, Jr., who retired last July after serving as District Court judge for seven years. As yet, no date for the Raeford, NC lawyer's swearing-in has been released.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The job of a criminal lawyer isn’t to see justice served—that is the job of the judge and jury. Neither is it to see the accused be subject to punishment—that is the job of the prosecution. Instead, the job of the criminal lawyer is to defend his client, committing himself (or herself) fully to that role. It is only when all three parts of the criminal justice system do their jobs to the best of their abilities that the system as a whole works as it is intended—that is, to test the truth in each case.