As the Holiday season approaches, many out there will be visiting family and friends, with alcohol likely present. “Last month on our blog we broke down DWI laws in the state of North Carolina, along with the various penalties one can expect by violating them,” said Thomas Bumgardner, attorney with The Law Office of Thomas… Read more »

Don’t Become a Holiday DWI Statistic

North Carolina DWI

November marks the beginning of the holiday season and it’s typically a time of family, time off and merriment. It’s also the season of holiday parties and events. Sometimes, while you’re enjoying yourself at a holiday event, it’s easy to unintentionally overindulge. That is why it’s imperative to make sure you always have a designated driver if you’ll be attending a holiday party… Read More >>

3 Myths on Divorce Busted

Attorneys frequently clarify their clients’ understanding about divorce related issues. This can be a sensitive subject for some. If you or a loved one is going through this trying time, here are three common misconceptions people have when it comes to divorce:   3 common misconceptions about divorce It is the judge that grants a… Read more »

The Divorce Process in North Carolina

The necessary steps to obtain a divorce depends on the situations of the parties getting the divorce. Some divorces occur when the parties have been married for a relatively short period of time, have no children and little property or debts. Sometimes these types of divorces should be less time consuming and involved than a… Read more »

Types of Birth Injuries

Types of Birth Injuries There are a variety of birth injury types. Some injuries are temporary, while others last a lifetime. “Symptoms vary from one infant to another,” says Thomas Bumgardner, an attorney with the Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC. “Where one child may have mild symptoms, the other infant may react more… Read more »

Is it a Birth Injury or Birth Defect?

Birth Defect What exactly is a birth defect? “It’s when a health condition or illness forms while the infant is still in the womb,” says Thomas Bumgardner, attorney with The Law office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC. It is not always possible to know the cause of an individual birth defect. Studies illustrate that some… Read more »

Everyone has heard some of the urban legends and rumors about ridiculous laws in America, but not all of these bear merit. Often times, sites can misinterpret a state’s law, and it only adds to the myths circling around. “People believe a lot of things they see on the Internet,” says Thomas Bumgardner, an attorney… Read more »

What You Need to Know About BWI

The North Carolina law prohibits operating a motorboat or vessel while under the influence of drugs and or alcohol. The state’s Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws cover motorized boats, water skis, surfboards, nonmotorized vessels (such as a sailboat or paddleboat) and other similar vehicles or transportation. A person can be convicted of a BUI… Read more »

In 2012, the North Carolina Department of Transportation declared Charlotte and Raleigh the cities with the highest accident rate in the state of North Carolina. “Car accidents occur due to driver inattention, failure to yield and merging, disobeying the speed limit and drunk driving,” says Thomas Bumgardner, attorney with Bumgardner Law Office.  “While a road… Read more »

Staying Safe Fourth of July Weekend

While celebrating the birth of our wonderful country there are some safety guidelines and precautions that your family should brush up on before beginning your holiday weekend. Grilling Safety Whatever your Fourth of July Weekend plans may be, we know that some part of your summer will revolve around a grill. Whether your grill is… Read more »