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Being Loyal Can Cost you Money

The insurance you purchased 10 years ago may not still be your best bet. Some insurance companies utilize “price optimization,” a data-collecting practice that monitors your spending habits to determine how sensitive a customer might be to price increases for insurance as the years go on. If you are unhappy with your insurance, don’t hesitate […]

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How to select and deal with Insurance Companies

If you’ve ever had to file an insurance claim, you know the frustration that seems baked into the maze of endless forms and confusing small print. Companies that once lived up to their promise to be “a good neighbor” when disaster strikes dramatically shifted business practices in the 1990s to meet Wall Street’s demands for […]

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Ensure Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage Exists Within Your Auto Insurance Policy

I update this post every time I have a client or potential client negatively effected. Please be sure you have at least six figures of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— In a world overrun with computer-animated geckos, Paleolithic cavemen, bubbly spokeswomen, and catchy tunes, we are bombarded constantly with the idea that choosing an […]

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Civil Lawsuit Moves Forward Against Walmart

Survivors and family members of the 23 people who died when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are suing the retail giant, claiming that some fault lies with the company for not providing greater security. The plaintiffs allege that Walmart: – Creates a “crime magnet” packed with vulnerable shoppers – Chooses not […]

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Negligent Security Can Lead to Serious Injury or Death

What exactly is negligent security, as it relates to the justice system? It falls under the scope of premises liability. Property owners have a duty to keep their spaces safe for visitors, including preventing slips and falls and similar injuries. But negligent security takes that a step further and argues that if a property owner […]

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Wrongful Cutting of Timber

North Carolina is the Tar Heel State and the nickname of the University of North Carolina is the Tar Heels. While there are several interesting origins of the name, one underlying common element is the importance of pine tar in the state. Tar and timber in the state were important industries, especially in the 18th […]

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Most Dangerous Intersections

Nice report here on the most dangerous intersections in the Wilmington NC area. Be especially careful on the road in those locations to prevent serious personal injury and property damage.

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Many Advocates Feel Medical Boards Are Protecting Doctors, Not Patients

We trust doctors to diagnose correctly; we trust surgeons to perform procedures to the best of their ability; we trust nurses and hospitals to protect us if something goes wrong. And most often, they do. But numerous respected studies over the years, including this recent report from John Hopkins Medicine, calculate that more than 250,000 deaths […]

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“Dr. Death” Reminder of Need to Protect Patient Legal Rights

The NBC series “Dr. Death” is based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch, a Dallas surgeon who maimed or killed nearly 40 patients from 2011 to 2013. Colleagues reported him to hospital administration and medical boards to no avail until Dallas prosecutors finally stepped in and filed criminal charges. Duntsch was sentenced to life […]

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Safety Check your Tire Tread

Worn tires can cause headaches and personal injury on the road, especially during adverse weather. Use these tips to check the tread on your tires and replace them if necessary.

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Correcting Overcorrecting

Prevent personal injury and learn what to do when icy roads threaten your commute and how to correct oversteering during a slide by watching this video.

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Driving Tips for Hazardous Weather in Any Season

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), one in five vehicle crashes happens in what is considered adverse weather. This fact adds up to over 1.2 million auto accidents a year. We may think that these crashes are primarily due to snow during the winter months, but many other adverse weather conditions can degrade road safety, […]

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How to Stay Safe if you are Stranded in Your Car

Recently, hundreds of drivers in Virginia were stranded on the highway overnight when a snowstorm caused multiple accidents. Some people were stuck for over 24 hours with little food, gas, or heat. If you’re concerned about suffering the same fate, here are tips from safety experts: • Be prepared! No matter the weather, keep a […]

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Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

Unfortunately, making a list and checking it twice for safe toy buying is not always easy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) does not test all toys and not all toys in stores or online meet CPSC standards. Trouble in Toyland, the definitive annual survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, identified numerous toys out there that […]

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Calculating Recoverable Damages in Dog Bite Cases

In the aftermath of a dog bite, especially one to the face, victims often struggle not only with physical injuries, but also with psychological trauma. Recovery from facial bites, which often result in nerve damage and disfiguring scars, may require cosmetic surgery with all its attendant risks and often not covered by health insurance. No […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

An average of 411 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 2012 to 2018. Please be careful this holiday season.

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