Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

After being injured in an accident, there are likely a lot of thoughts swirling around in your head. One of these thoughts might be whether or not you need to contact a personal injury attorney. A quick internet search of personal injury attorneys brings up a ton of attorneys in your area. You might be tempted to pick the first one you find and hope for the best. However, this is not the best way to hire the right attorney. You need an attorney who you can trust to see your case through to the end, especially in a personal
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What are Punitive Damages and When Can They be Awarded Under North Carolina Law?

What are Punitive Damages and When Can They be Awarded Under North Carolina Law? Generally speaking there are two kinds of damages that can be awarded by a jury in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Compensatory damages are intended to make the plaintiff whole for the injury suffered. Types of compensatory damages include damages to compensate the plaintiff for such things as lost income, lost earning potential, property damage and pain and suffering. Punitive damages serve an entirely different purpose.  They are intended to punish culpable parties for conduct that is especially aggravated and egregious. Under North Carolina law,
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North Carolina Victim Assistance Network Issues Second Endorsement of Victim’s Rights Amendment on Eve of Pivotal Vote

North Carolina Victim Assistance Network Issues Second Endorsement of Victim’s Rights Amendment on Eve of Pivotal Vote The North Carolina Victim Assistant Network has issued a second statement in support of Marsy’s Law, a proposed amendment to the North Carolina amendment intended to strengthen the rights of victims of violent crime.  The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot November 6. The statement, which touts the benefits of the proposed amendment and answers critics of the amendment was authored by Frances Battle, NCVAN’s Executive Director. At The McGrath Firm we are committed to advance and protect the rights of crime victims.  Accordingly, like NCVAN,
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Electrical Accidents On the Rise

According to a recent study, using data collected by the federal government, electrical accidents are increasing in terms of sheer numbers and severity of injury.  The study, prepared by Electrical Safety Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace, shows that electrical accidents continue to plague the nation, particularly the workplace. 
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North Carolina Victims Assistance Network Endorses Marsy’s Law Amendment

In a written statement, the North Carolina Victims Assistance Network has enthusiastically endorsed the adoption of a proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution intended to strengthen the rights of crime victims. The proposed amendment, which is known as Marsy’s Law, will put to a popular referendum when voters go to the polls on November 6...
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