Month: March 2021

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What Are Secondary Service Connected Conditions And How Can Veterans Get Help?

Many times, a Veteran’s service-connected condition leads to a new disability or illness. A classic example of this is when a Veteran’s service-connected left knee condition leads to later problems with the Veterans left hip or right knee. When a new condition was caused by or aggravated by a service-connected condition, that new condition can be service-connected …

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Wakole v. Barber Explains How to Measure Damages in North Carolina Personal Injury Case

When you are involved in a car accident in the Carolinas , you often question what you are entitled to. You need a knowledgeable and experienced South Carolina and North Carolina injury attorney to get the right information about your rights.Wakole v. Barber is a case that arose because of a car accident in Virginia. …

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Alcohol-Related Car Accidents in Buncombe County Increase in 2011

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reports that it investigated more alcohol-related car accidents in Asheville and elsewhere in Buncombe County over the last year. The number of these accidents has shown a significant increase from 2010 to 2011, in spite of the statewide reduction, according to the Citizen-Times. Alcohol-related accidents in Buncombe saw an 18 …

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Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance – Stacking Underinsured Motorist Coverage in South Carolina

Many car insurance policy holders don’t understand the difference between stacked underinsured motorist coverage in South Carolina and non-stacked coverage – other than perhaps that the former costs more. Becoming educated on the issue could prove highly beneficial in the long run. In the case of Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance, reviewed recently by the …

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Child Car Seat Safety Target of Study, Recent Recall

According to a recent government study, motor vehicle deaths of children have fallen 43 percent over the last 10 years, largely attributed to the increased use of child safety restraints. The bad news is that there were still more than 9,000 children who died in crashes during that time, and what’s more, the child safety …

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Autocycles Now Allowed in North Carolina, But What Are They and What Risks Do They Pose?

It’s not a motorcycle. It’s not a car. It’s an autocycle, and thanks to recent legislation passed by the North Carolina Legislature (as reported in the News & Observer), it is now considered its own classification of motor vehicle. In other parts of the country, autocycles are becoming a popular transportation option for baby boomers …

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What If I Don’t Want the Surgery or Treatment Recommended by the Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

Generally, workers’ compensation has the right to direct medical care when they have accepted compensability for the specific part of your body, always subject to supervision by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. But this right is not absolute. Am I Entitled to A Second Opinion? There are provisions to obtain a second opinion for treatment …

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VA Disability Benefits: How Much Back Pay Can I Expect?

Most veterans usually start pursuing disability benefits in the presence of strong economic incentives, such as recently losing a job, when retirement does not pay as much as expected, or when healthcare expenses become too burdensome. The danger in waiting to pursue VA Disability Benefits until it is needed is that you will not start …

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