Answered on AVVO.com. Punitive Damages in Motor Vehicle Collision

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Auto & Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Q: Punitive damage for Auto accident in NC: What are the terms for an auto accident to be considered for punitive damages? If a driver cause an accident by running a red light and colliding with other vehicle, would this Gross Negligence be considered for punitive damages according to the NC statutes. A: Bradley’s answer: …Read More

Riding with Drunks

September 21st, 2016 | Posted in Auto & Trucking Accidents, Law for Non-lawyers, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

There are a lot of public awareness campaigns on driving while intoxicated, but less emphasis has been placed on riding with an intoxicated individual. Aside from the physical danger, the choice to ride with an obvious drunk can have serious effects on any potential lawsuit the passenger may have. North Carolina still retains the old …Read More

But it was the other guy’s fault!

October 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Auto & Trucking Accidents

I’ve written before on contributory negligence, but this article does a good job of providing examples and showing how the insurance companies can use this old common law doctrine to deny claims in North Carolina. Periodically, the legislature considers adopting comparative fault, where some responsibility of the incident by the injured person does not completely …Read More