Verdict Reached in 2014 Case

In October of 2014, Steven Canipe Jr. was struck by a car while trying to cross South New Hope Road on his way to Cramerton Middle School. After three years of litigation, the state was ordered to pay $1 million over Canipe’s death.  The court ruled that The Department of Transportation was the legal cause… Read more »

We will always try and do as much as possible for elderly loved ones. However, there are situations that you can’t avoid, and a nursing home is unavoidable. When that time comes, the last thing you want to worry about is the potential for an injury at the nursing home. Injuries can occur due to… Read more »

“Pain and suffering” is a term that’s used in personal injury law to describe both the emotional distress and physical injuries that a plaintiff has suffered. It’s one of the critical elements in a personal injury law case that can help determine the financial settlement amount.  While physical injuries are usually apparent, the mental aspect… Read more »

As COVID-19 continues to unravel, business leaders are facing unique challenges to their businesses, including government regulations, employee and customer safety, and restrictions and shutdowns. What many business owners are finding out is that business interruption insurance claims are commonly the most challenging and hotly contested types of claims. Business interruption coverage protects the business… Read more »

“Stay at Home” and the Law

Mecklenburg County has issued a “stay at home” order taking effect March 26 at 8 a.m. until April 16. So what does that mean for you when it comes to the law. The order will be enforced by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the police departments of the six towns in Mecklenburg County. Individuals or businesses who violate… Read more »

Different Types of Medical Negligence

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Doctors and other medical professionals have a high standard of care that they must abide by when treating their patients. If the doctor breaches that care due to a negligent action, it can often result in severe injury or even death. Medical malpractice doesn’t always take place in the operating room of a hospital. It… Read more »

How to handle commercial truck accidents.

Commercial trucks are the lifeline of our country. They move and deliver goods, food, and essential supplies that help our great nation thrive. Without them, life would come to a complete and total standstill.   However, they can cause serious injuries or even death if they’re involved in an accident with a passenger car. The Federal… Read more »


If you get injured on someone else’s property, a legal theory called “premises liability” can help hold the owner legally responsible. It states that property owners must make every reasonable effort to ensure that the environment on their premises is safe for people to visit. However, not all accidents fall under premises liability. Your injuries… Read more »

What to do if you slip, trip or fall in a public place, blog by the Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner.

Slips, trips, or falls can happen at any time at any place to anyone. From black ice in a parking lot to work-related falls, many different hazards can cause a non-disabled person to lose their balance and fall to the ground. For many people, a slip or fall can be very embarrassing. They will most… Read more »

Be aware of nursing home abuse. Thomas D. Bumgardner

When we put our parents, grandparents, or loved ones in a nursing home, we expect them to receive a high standard of care and be treated with dignity. While many of these residential facilities provide excellent care for their elderly residents, there are inevitably a few that don’t. Nursing home abuse can be intentional, unintentional,… Read more »