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Can You Receive Disability Pay If You Suffer The Long-Term Effects Of Covid?

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With the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States approaching 32 million and counting, a wave of long-term injury claims is on the horizon as the virus leaves behind post-acute COVID syndrome among those affected. These symptoms, which affect different body systems, can make it difficult or impossible for people to function or go …

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What To Do If You’re Involved In An Uber or Lyft Accident

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Over the last few years, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have quickly grown in popularity by offering a convenient, alternative way to travel for tourists, commuters, students, and those living in suburbs and larger cities. However, people using these services underestimate the potential risks of getting into an Uber or Lyft. Rideshare accidents may …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Can You Pass South Carolina’s Motorcycle Skills Test?

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Beginning June 3, 2013, motorcyclists in South Carolina who wanted to renew their beginner permit had to make a bona fide attempt to pass the state’s motorcycle skills test. You may be one of the motorcycle riders who is up for renewal. Are you up to the challenge? Here are a few questions based on …

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Child Car Seat Safety Target of Study, Recent Recall

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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?

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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?

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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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