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September 16, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Best Accident Attorneys- Charlotte Dealing with personal injury If you or anyone in your family is ever injured in an accident, it is crucial that you find the best Charlotte accident attorney to handle your case. Most people are inclined to settle with an insurer, hoping that their claim will be handled fairly, as opposed to filing a lawsuit. More often than not, victims find that their claim is being refuted, and their bills are not being paid. Very often, the whole process evolves into a series of technical delays and unnecessary red tape. Handing...
September 04, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Making the right decision If you ever experience an injury or an accident, a personal injury attorney can become the most important professional that you will ever meet. First responders such as firefighters, police, EMTs, doctors, and nurses are vital for your safety and security of the moment. However, personal injury attorneys are vital for the security of you and your family for the rest of your life. We live in a society where people are encouraged to do things on their own, to work hard, and to make their own decisions. Life is not always that...
September 02, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Dealing with dog attack Are you injured from a dog attack? Laws that deal with dog attacks vary from county to county, even from city to city. Typically, there is a level of liability for owners who know their dogs are dangerous. Once you have been injured by the actions of a dog, you have the right to recover damages from the dog owner. The following are the advised steps to take if you have been injured from a dog attack: Try to identify the dog. If the dog has rabies, it is important to have the dog screened in order to make sure that you receive...
August 28, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Truck accident lawyer can assist with injuries Drivers who are caught up in an accident with 18-wheel trucks frequently experience traumatic injuries and will require the services of an accident lawyer. The sheer size of these vehicles means that they can easily crush a passenger car and the passengers inside. Every year, there are an astounding number of accidents involving trucks on our highways. Approximately five thousand accidents contribute to the death of either the driver of the truck or anyone who happens to get in the way. People who are in...
August 26, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Hope after motorcycle accidents An experienced motorcycle accident attorney understands that riders do not have much of a chance in an accident—even in accidents that involve another motorcycle or a small car. When motorcycle riders are forced to lay the bike down or are thrown off the bike, they are usually seriously injured or killed. Adding insult to their injuries, motorcycle riders often experience biased and stereotypical attitudes after an accident. Without an attorney to fight for their rightful compensation, they are severely limited when it...
August 21, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Truck accident injuries Drivers who are caught up in an accident with 18-wheel trucks frequently experience traumatic injuries and will require the services of an accident lawyer. The sheer size of these vehicles means that they can easily crush a passenger car and the passengers inside. Every year, there are an astounding number of accidents involving trucks on our highways. Approximately five thousand accidents contribute to the death of either the driver of the truck or anyone who happens to get in the way. People who are in accidents with trucks...
August 19, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Hope after motorcycle accidents An experienced motorcycle accident attorney understands that riders do not have much of a chance in an accident—even in accidents that involve another motorcycle or a small car. When motorcycle riders are forced to lay the bike down or are thrown off the bike, they are usually seriously injured or killed. Adding insult to their injuries, motorcycle riders often experience biased and stereotypical attitudes after an accident. Without an attorney to fight for their rightful compensation, they are severely limited when it...
August 14, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Do not be intimidated by the situation Choosing a personal injury lawyer is not an everyday task, and most people do not know the right questions to ask. You may seem hesitant at first, perhaps even a little intimidated, but you will discover that you just need to be honest about your situation and ask common sense questions. Your goal is to find a lawyer who has the experience to win your case, and just as importantly, someone whose judgment and advice you can trust. The first step towards hiring a personal injury attorney is to schedule an initial...
August 12, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Choosing the Best Charlotte Accident Attorney If you have been involved in a serious accident, finding the best Charlotte accident attorney is very important. We can only contemplate that this could be one of the most frightening experiences that you or your family can endure. The greatest fear is that someone could be seriously injured, and if they are, the trauma of that accident is only the beginning of a series of events that can lead to years of pain, frustration, and in the worst case, unfairness. Most people feel it is very important to...
August 10, 2013
Car accident lawyer Until you get involved in a car accident, it seems easy to say that you are always safe on the road because you are a good driver.  However, sometimes all the safety measures you take can fly out of the window just because another driver is fearless and reckless. Experienced Charlotte personal injury attorneys have met so many of these people. When a pickup car driven by a teenage boy collided with my car head-on, the impact was so great that only my body was protected by the airbag. I had cuts on my face caused by flying shards from the windshield. To cut the story short...
August 10, 2013
Need legal help from a trucking accident?  It's time for a personal injury attorney Accidents with big trucks can be one of the scariest accidents in a highway. If you’re driving a smaller vehicle, it’s like a horrible scene from doomsday movie. When some boxes fall from a truckload of huge boxes and block the road in an instant, even the best driver can have a panic attack and lose control of his car. My sedan swerved abruptly to the right and hit the highway wall.  The rest is a sad story. I can only remember that, after a week in coma, one of the first things that my wife told me was: “You...
August 10, 2013
Wrongful death?  Consult a Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Dealing with the death of a loved one can be traumatic especially if you think the death was caused by negligence. You may not think of going to a personal injury attorney right away even if free consultation is available.  As if paying hospital bills and funeral arrangements are not enough, thoughts about what happened or what was not done can be nerve-wrecking to say the least. Our family went through the ordeal like it was a nightmare. We heard confusing statements about the cause of our father’s death. Did he die because the...
August 10, 2013
Locating a Charlotte personal injury attorney for product liability issues Buying a car is exciting experience that gets better when you drive it home or around the city. Who doesn’t love a car that has been checked inside and out and then test driven thoroughly? After a few months of worry-free driving, what would you do if you find that one of its parts is defective? In my case, I almost lost my eyesight because of a defective airbag. You may not consider it a major accident that resulted in hospitalization for several months but frequent visits to the doctor and a huge medical bill were...
August 10, 2013
Finding a Charlotte personal injury lawyer Do you know anybody who hired a lawyer with a specialty in personal injuries? Maybe you’re wondering why anybody would need one if there are other lawyers available – exactly my sentiments when I was advised to hire an accident attorney. A car accident that left me limping for life because of injuries on my left leg looked like a simple case to me because it was clear as day who was liable.  Little did I know that cases like this can get really complicated for a regular citizen like me. I learned from experience that there are compelling reasons you...
August 09, 2013
Olive Law Firm- serving Charlotte and surrounding communities since 1957 Aside from being known for their excellent legal services for those battling cases related to personal injury, auto injury, workers' compensation and many more, The Olive Law Firm is also known as one of the most active companies in the community. Their lawyers and staff make their presence felt in the community by actively participating in volunteer programs in the Carolinas. Mr. Lee Olive has been in practice for more than 24 years and has provided legal assistance to over 7,000 clients. However, since he has Type 2...
August 09, 2013
Olive Law Firm - Named one of top family friendly companies In 2012, The Olive Law Firm was honored to be part of North Carolina's Top 50 Family Friendly Companies. This list is compiled by Carolina Parenting, Inc. a popular family friendly magazine, published for Charlotte and surrounding communities.  This list reviews companies' flexibility, benefits, family-focused innovative programs and other perks that will empower working parents in the community. Family Friendly at Olive Law Firm The Olive Law Firm is known as a family-friendly company. The firm allows its staff to telecommute or...
August 09, 2013
I slipped and fell and now I need a personal injury attorney to help Not all diner operators take the necessary precautions against accidents. That was the lesson I learned from my accident at a chain diner. Of course, they have wet floor signs and other stuff to keep customers safe but it doesn’t mean they have a good strategy for keeping the diner premises safe all of the time. Spills from coffee and water carried from the counter to the tables are common so it is expected that operators have already trained their crew on cleaning up as fast as they can.  It was a busy afternoon at the...
August 09, 2013
Hurt at work:  finding the best worker's compensation lawyer As a beauty salon cashier, I don’t really get to touch hairdryers, curling tongs and other equipment. When somebody told me that the best worker’s compensation lawyer is my only chance to get compensated, I did not understand. After all, I was told handling those tools was really not part of my job. One of the hairdressers needed help with a malfunctioning straightener so I quickly rushed to her rescue and we both got burns in our hands and arms. The beauty shop owner said she’d shoulder the hairdresser’s medical expenses but not...
August 09, 2013
I suffered a brain injury Before my accident, I didn’t know that one can hire a specialist like a personal injury attorney to handle cases like mine. When a misplaced can of paint at a local store fell on my head, I thought it was enough that the store owner took me to the hospital for a checkup just to make sure that I did not sustain any injuries. I was wrong. Two weeks after the incident, I started having some problems with my vision; I could not sleep well and heard ringing in my ears. The doctor told me sometimes it takes days to feel symptoms of brain injury (closed, no fracture to the...
August 09, 2013
Dog bite ! A dog bit my son, and now I need a personal injury attorney For reasons even a father may not understand, my son is not fond of dogs. Brad has a macaw for a pet and is now asking for an aquarium. He never got interested in dogs of any breed though he was never afraid of them (our injury attorney proved this to be so). My boy was bitten by a Border collie at the residence of a customer whose computer I had to pick up for software installation.  The customer insisted on making my son touch his pet on the head just to show how friendly it was. I knew Brad did not hesitate at all when...
August 09, 2013
Using an auto accident attorney I once heard a friend talk about how convenient it was to have auto accident attorney but I totally ignored it. After all, why would I need one? One day, a driving trainee crashed the training car into mine, hitting the left side of my hips. I was lucky to recover completely from a broken hip after six months of drug and physical therapy but the time and money we spent during my hospitalization took a toll on my family’s finances and wellbeing.  The driver who was still not licensed at that time blamed the instructor for the accident. A few weeks after the...
August 07, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Personal Injury attorney will assist in finding employer obligations to injured workers If you have been injured on the job, a personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of a claim against an employer. Few relationships can be as interdependent as that between employer and employee. It does not matter whether you work for a large corporation or a small company, the company success and the livelihood of millions of families depends upon workers staying healthy and productive. Unbelievably, there are times when workers are injured...
August 05, 2013
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Spinal injuries affects the entire family Of all the personal injuries that people endure, spinal cord injury is almost always life-altering not only for the injured person, but also for the family, including spouses, children, and parents. Beyond insurmountable medical bills, spinal cord or brain injuries can have a devastating effect on marital relationships. If it is at all possible, the process of recovering from a spinal or brain injury is a long and arduous journey that may never have a happy ending. The one thing that is certain is that there...
August 03, 2013
“Do I need to hold that for you?” I asked as I rode down the street with my teen daughter driving.The incoming texts were almost constant, each tempting a glance to ID the sender. At one point there were 4 in the space of 1 city block. At the stoplight she could hardly contain the urge to check them, and if I had not been with her, she might have. OK, I admit it. I do it too. I preach about the danger of distracted driving, and I have even written about it. I made a career of helping people extract themselves from the aftermath of the carnage on the highways. I have taught my children to...
August 03, 2013
What does Drinking  and news have to do with your Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney? This spring, as parents, our thoughts are on senior proms, and graduation. We are all filled up with a myriad of mixed emotions about our children growing up and becoming independent. However, there is one thing we must remain clear about. Parties and alcohol use. Every year we hear of teens or young adults who are killed and seriously injured in alcohol related crashes. We also hear of innocent travelers who are killed and injured in crashes caused by impaired driving.One thing about prom parties, and...
August 03, 2013
What does TEXTING have to do with your Charlotte personal injury attorney? What are you thinking as you drive down the highway? I am alert and I am a great multi-tasker. Traffic isn’t too bad. I need to let someone know how great my interview went today Drive time is a great time to catch up with my friends. What are you thinking as you drive down the highway? I was driving along I-77 earlier this week on the way to Charlotte when a car zipped past me on the right. Its driver’s eyes and thumbs were focused on the cell phone held against the steering wheel. He was texting away at nearly 70...
August 03, 2013
There has been a lot of conversation recently in the news about collective bargaining, and the “right to work”, whether it is teachers in the mid-west or airplane assemblers in Seattle, or South Carolina. Some argue that collective bargaining is a threat to the economy because it reduces jobs. Others say the “right to work” is merely a euphemism for a worker’s “right” to sell his labor at below market value because the employer holds much more economic power. The only insight I guess that I could offer to this debate is a story of two of my relatives.My aunt worked in the textile industry....
August 03, 2013
I have been in an auto accident. Do I need to hire an attorney? Isn’t asking a lawyer if you need a lawyer sort of like asking your waiter if you should order dessert? The answer is automatically suspect. But let’s consider the pros and cons as objectively as we can.Some accidents are simple. You’re read ended. No one is hurt. The body shop repairs the car and the insurance company pays the bill. Everyone moves on. You probably do not need an attorney to help you sort this out. Liability and damages are straight forward, and insurance coverage is adequate. However, most automobile accidents...
August 03, 2013
In North Carolina, many people add an optional coverage to their auto or homeowners insurance called medical payments, or med pay, coverage. Med pay is not based on fault. It would cover medical expenses, up to your limit of liability, for each person who was injured while occupying your automobile. It would also cover anyone occupying a vehicle you are driving. Finally, it would cover you or your family members in any vehicle.Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers expect payment up front or immediately following treatment. Someone who has been injured in an accident is often...

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