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North Carolina’s Opioid Epidemic and the Judicial System

June 15, 2018

The Division of Health and Human Services statistics showed 12,000 North Carolina residents died from opioid related overdoses between 1999 and 2016, with a cost estimated at over $1.3 billion.  In addition, a study by Castlight Health Study placed four North Carolina cities in the top 25 in America for prescription opioid abuse. Wilmington was […]

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What do I Wear to a Deposition?: Tips for Men and Women

March 20, 2018

In our last article, What is a Deposition, we prepared you for your verbal testimony.  In this article, we prepare you to communicate non verbally.  During your deposition, the opposing counsel is evaluating what you say, and your impression on a potential jury. During a trial, appearances can make a difference on jury outcomes. While how you […]

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What is a Deposition?

March 1, 2018

Simply stated, a deposition is nothing more than a question and answer session where the opposing counsel asks you questions to learn about your case. A court reporter is usually present, and records your testimony with a stenography machine, and then creates a written transcript to be used at trial.  The deposition will be held […]

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Preparing for a Deposition

February 1, 2018

Being called upon to give a deposition either as a witness, or party, can be a nerve-racking experience. Here are some tips from our attorney, Troy Slaughter, to help you prepare: 1.  Listen closely to the question. – Make sure you understand completely before you answer. If there is any part of the question you do not understand, say […]

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Worker’s Compensation Process in North Carolina

January 25, 2018

We have complied 3 simple points to consider regarding workers’ compensation law in North Carolina. 1.  Time There are time limits at every stage in the workers’ compensation process. You have a 30 day time limit to notify your employer about the accident, and two years to file a workers’ compensation claim.  An exception to […]

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Wrongful Death vs. Manslaughter

November 22, 2017

If you’ve turned on any electronic device or read a recent news publication, you are aware of the innocent lives taken in Las Vegas Nevada, Sutherland Spring,s Texas, and recently Rancho Tehama, California.  These random acts of violence are inflicted on innocent victims at the hands  of complete strangers.  The result is the devastation of […]

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How To Protect Yourself: Financial Fraud

November 14, 2017

HBO recently released a movie titled The Wizard of Lies outlining the life of a formerly well respected, stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier Mr. Bernard Madoff.  Mr Madoff was arrested in 2008 after swindling over $64.8 billion dollars from family, church members, friends, and 4800 other investors.   The state and federal governments work diligently to prevent such […]

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Boating Accident?: What You Need to Know

November 1, 2017

There are a wide variety of accidents that can take place while boating. Due to the vast amount of possible incidents, there is a different set of rules and regulations that govern the waterways.  Maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law […]

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Tractor Trailer Accident?: What You Need To Know

October 16, 2017

  A wreck with a tractor trailer can be a serious matter and dealing with the repercussions of such a wreck can be complicated and frustrating.  Oftentimes the injuries are catastrophic and the damage to your vehicle results in a total loss of the value.   Legally, dealing with a tractor trailer accident is very […]

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Car Accident?: What You Need to Know

October 9, 2017

Sometimes after an accident a state of shock can set in. You know you need to call the cops and get the other party’s insurance, but there are many other steps to take that you may not think about in the moment. Taking these steps will help insure you go through the legal process of […]

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