The difference in fireworks laws in North Carolina and South Carolina from the Law Office of Thomas Bumgardner

North Carolina and South Carolina share a few similarities including our love for the Carolina Panthers, great beaches on the Carolina coast and we even share the Carowinds theme park! But there is one major difference between the two states: fireworks laws. “Charlotte is so close to the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Many people commute… Read more »

Charlotte traffic attorney, Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC explains North Carolina's DMV point system and how it impacts you.

In many things in life, gaining points is a good thing. You want to score points in a basketball game or maybe you want to rack up cool points with your friends or children. But when it comes to your driving record, the fewer points the better! “Traffic tickets equal points that accumulate on your… Read more »

One of Ballantyne's top attorneys, Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, explains the complex issue of medical malpractice in North Carolina

When you go to a doctor or healthcare provider, you are trusting them with a very precious thing… your life or the life of a loved one. So, it can be very frustrating and confusing when a serious injury or death occurs because of medical negligence. “There’s nothing frivolous about medical malpractice. In fact, a… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner tells you what to know if child support isn't paid

Child support is a monthly allowance that noncustodial parents pay to help cover living expenses for their children until they are 18 years old. “The amount of child support is determined by the court system and is usually based on the noncustodial parent’s income,” says Thomas Bumgardner, attorney with the Law Office of Thomas D…. Read more »

Advice on How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect by Law Office of Thomas Bumgardner, PLLC.

Every year, families put their loved ones into nursing homes, hoping that they’re going to get the best care. But unfortunately, that may not be the case, and some are subjected to abuse and/or neglect in the nursing home. Under federal nursing home regulations, nursing homes must ensure a patient’s care and safety, including promoting… Read more »

Going through a divorce can wreak emotional havoc on the husband, the wife and the kids, which, in turn, can lead to physical aliments for all involved. The couple going through the divorce can experience health related issues from depression and additional stress. Each phase of a divorce will bring new emotions and changes in… Read more »

The Safest Top Selling Cars of 2017

When shopping for a new car, the number of makes and models can be overwhelming.  In the United States alone, there are close to 400 options, but some are safer than others. Over 37,000 people die in car crashes each year, but new technologies are working to go beyond protecting occupants during a crash, by… Read more »

5 New Laws in North Carolina for 2018

The start of a new year is usually accompanied with feelings of motivation and change which we’re completely on board with. Join the gym, drink more water, do whatever it takes to achieve greatness in 2018. In the name of change, there are a few new laws in North Carolina that we would like to… Read more »

Since yesterday morning, Charlotte has been transformed into a winter wonderland. If you were able to stay inside and not go anywhere, it was the perfect excuse to get settled in with a good book or movie. However, if you needed to get to work or venture out, you were facing extremely icy and dangerous… Read more »