An estimated 1.6 to two million seniors in assisted living facilities experience elder abuse each year. Nursing home abuse can lead to a decrease in the quality of life of the victim and, in severe cases, may even lead to death. “Seniors in need of assistance are among the most vulnerable groups in our society,”… Read more »

Did you know that being discharged early from the hospital can cause further injury to an existing condition, or can cause a completely new set of problems. In these situations, the doctor or nurse responsible for discharging you or your loved one may be legally responsible for anything that happens after you have been injured…. Read more »

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the basics of premises liability, in which we distinguished the differences between invitees, licensees and trespassers. In instances where an invitee or licensee is injured, the legal consequences are fairly straight forward, when a trespasser is involved, things become a bit more complicated. “Most people are aware that they must keep… Read more »

Whiplash is a common term used for neck hyperextension or neck strain injuries. Movies and television programs often make light of this injury by implying victims are faking whiplash to take advantage of the court system. This could not be further from the truth. “A sudden, violent motion of the neck can cause lifelong injuries… Read more »

An out-of-court settlement is almost always preferable to court proceedings in divorce cases. It is usually less costly and takes a shorter amount of time to be resolved than a case that goes to court and is ruled upon by a judge. “Going through a divorce without a settlement can carry a large emotional toll… Read more »

Wrongful Death Lawyer: How to Prove Fault

The death of a loved one can be difficult to handle emotionally as well as financially. But, when a person’s death was caused by the negligence of another person, it can be especially difficult to accept. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to bring the at-fault party to justice in the form of fair compensation. “I am… Read more »

In a previous blog, we outlined common defensive driving techniques. Defensive drivers are people who not only watch their own behavior, but are aware of other driver’s behaviors as well. They approach all intersections with caution to anticipate quickly changing lights, other drivers trying to beat a red light or pedestrians crossing the street when… Read more »

Marital misconduct is often the cause of divorce. The effects of these actions can have long-term financial consequences. Someone who has committed marital misconduct according to North Carolina state law will receive a much less favorable judgment during the post-separation support proceedings. “In many divorce cases, one or both sides feel that the other spouse has… Read more »

Charlotte and Ballantyne residents are known to enjoy the area’s many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other hotspots. When your night out in Charlotte is over and you drive home, do you know if you are in compliance with North Carolina’s drunk driving laws? Mecklenburg County Police have been cracking down on drunk drivers over the… Read more »

In some cases, relationships are irreconcilable and a divorce or separation is necessary. Even though a separation is what both parties want, such a large lifestyle change can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and unsure of what your next step should be. “The weeks or months following a divorce are usually the hardest,” said Thomas… Read more »