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December 22, 2014
Police brutality Do you have reasons to hire a police brutality lawyer? Police brutality laws in Charlotte are very specific, and citizens have the right to file a case against any law enforcement officer who: uses unnecessary or excessive force physically or verbally abuses detainees any assault that is committed by the officer while dealing with citizens The badge and gun does not give a law enforcement officer an excuse to abuse their power. Every year countless numbers of people have their lives affected by unconstitutional police or law enforcement conduct. Personal injury attorneys...
December 18, 2014
Food Drive with Olive Law and N.C. Advocates of Justice Olive Law Firm, Charlotte's top personal injury attorneys, recently participated in a Food drive with the N.C. Advocates of Justice. Over 10,000 lbs of food were collected for the North Carolina area. Olive Law Firm is very active in the community and giving back. The Food Drive is one of their holiday events, along with Good Fellow luncheon, and the Angel Tree. This year's participation in the Angel Tree was for 14 angels. The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to...
December 17, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Wrongful death A wrongful death attorney is needed when a person dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another person. The law clearly states that the decedent's surviving heirs or dependents are entitled to damages as compensation for this negligence. In order to file a wrongful death action you must realize the following stipulations: The defendant was either completely or partially responsible for the death The death was the result of the defendant’s negligence Decedent leaves  dependents behind; such as a spouse, children, partners or...
December 16, 2014
Charlotte hosted it's 98 annual Good Fellows Luncheon Charlotte NC, December 10th, called to order their 98th annual luncheon. The memorials, honoraria and collection of checks totaled $458,807, over $60,000 more than last year. Since 1917, this group of Charlotte business men have been donating money for the working poor. Olive Law Firm, Charlotte's top personal injury attorneys, sponsored a table at the event.  All were encouraged to not complete their check until after the presentation. Carols were sung by the MasterSingers of St. Peter’s, a video seen, and a few stories shared by Mark...
December 15, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Dog attacks and owner negligence According to North Carolina law, a dog bite victim can recover compensation if the owner has been proven to be negligent in their responsibility as a dog owner. North Carolina permits a dog bite victim to recover compensation on the ground of negligence. In the case of dog ownership, negligence is the lack of ordinary care, or the absence of the kind of care that a prudent and careful person would exercise as dog owners without regard to breed and the size of the dog. Defining negligence with dog bite When it comes to...
December 10, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Unknown long term health risks Product liability attorneys are closely watching current litigation involving e-cigarettes. The current viewpoint is that e-cigarette lawsuits may resemble tobacco liability. The problem at this point in time is that e-cigarettes are relatively new products with unknown long-term health risks. Electronic cigarettes are a revolutionary smoking device. Instead of combusting tobacco using a flame, e-cigarettes use a battery-powered heating element to vaporize liquid nicotine (or “e-juice”). Although there are no studies...
December 08, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Back injuries on the rise Back injury and whiplash resulting from auto accidents is the most common type of personal injury cases that are handled by personal injury attorneys. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an auto accident occurs every ten seconds in this country. In any year, there are upwards of six million auto accidents, resulting in nearly 50,000 deaths and over 2 million injuries. The most frequent cause of auto accidents is driver negligence. The most common incidents of driver negligence include the following...
December 03, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Property owner responsibility Believe it or not, a property owner can be held liable for your injuries if you slip and fall on their residential property?  Yes, it is true. Just as it is with other personal injury cases, the owner can only be held liable if they are negligent. Many people erroneously believe that, simply because they are injured on someone’s property, the property owner’s insurance will cover their claim. The homeowner’s insurance will cover some of the injured person’s medical bills, but the homeowner is not liable unless he or she...
December 01, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Accidents will happen Next time you go to a grocery store, look around at all the people; there is a strong possibility that the majority of them will be injured in an accident during his or her lifetime. Unfortunately, some will be in accidents that are so severe, that they will result in death or serious bodily injury. The majority of these accidents are avoidable because they are usually the result of some driver being negligent, careless, or reckless. When you have been injured in an accident One of the first things you must do if you have been...
November 26, 2014
Pedestrian injuries and fatalities Every year, Charlotte injury attorneys are asked to represent the families of thousands of pedestrians who die in traffic related accidents while walking along highways and intersections.  With Charlotte’s rapid growth, especially in urban areas such as downtown, NoDa, Southend and others, pedestrian injuries and fatalities are becoming more prevalent. A recent study reveals the most vulnerable group of people who are affected by these accidents. In this article, we want to offer helpful tips on how to stay safe while walking. Elderly pedestrians are injured...
November 24, 2014
A change in attitude Car accident attorney cite professional experience and recent statistics as proof that hit and run accidents are on the rise. Any given week, you can read about a hit and run car accident in the news. In a kinder and gentler day, if anyone so much as bumped another car in a parking lot, the driver would leave a note with contact information on the windshield. Such genteel behavior is more of a rarity than the norm these days. Unfortunately, we now live in a day where drivers leave the scenes of major accidents, even accidents that leave fatalities. Hit and run on the rise...
November 22, 2014
Lee Olive, Charlotte personal injury attorney, and Olive Law Firm, participated in the JDRF Hope Gala, Saturday, November 15th in Charlotte NC. This event is sponsored by The JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. The Hope Gala raised more than $800,000 for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the one evening due to the extraordinary generosity of all who attended. Chairmen for this year's Hope Gala were Wyn and Neville Bilbrey, along with Kerri and Eric Wallace, and the event was at the Charlotte Westin. The schedule included a silent auction with mobile bidding, a seated dinner along with a...
November 19, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Wrongful death claims The best wrongful death lawyers have years of valuable experience in seeking justice for those who have lost a loved one because of careless or illegal actions by someone else. A wrongful death claim is very similar to a personal injury claim, except that it is the immediate family or partners of the injured (deceased) person who will file the claim. The law provides a way for survivors of the deceased to hold a person or an organization responsible for legally liable. A wrongful death claim is allowed to as a way to help ease...
November 17, 2014
Avoiding winter auto accidents Charlotte injury lawyers know that winter driving conditions make this the worst time of the year to be on the road. Since human being do not hibernate, and since the holiday seasons are upon us, it is unreasonable to ask anyone to stay in until the weather and the driving conditions are better. However, every driver has a responsibility to make sure that you and your car are fully prepared to commute or travel during the winter. Winter Driving Winter driving is not as hard as one would imagine. Nevertheless, it does take a great deal of concentration and...
November 16, 2014
PRLog - Nov. 16, 2014 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lee Olive of the Olive Law Firm participated in the annual Diabetes Bike Ride in South Carolina. The event was called Gran Fondo Hincapie, and was held in Greenville, SC, in October 23-26, 2014. Lee Olive, Charlotte personal injury attorney stated, “This ride is such fun, every year, and I know I’m helping with the fight to end Diabetes Type 1 when I ride in it.” Mr. Olive raised raised $4,410.00 more and exceeded his original goal of $4000.Diabetes is one of the top most deadly diseases in the U.S. affecting at least 29.1 million of individuals or 9...
November 12, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Defective Design of a Product Product liability covers so much, that it is hard for the average person to describe. Do you remember the old story about the six blind men who held on to the different parts of an elephant and all walked away with a different impression of what an elephant was? That is pretty similar to product liability. All of us have experienced it on some level, yet it encompasses so much more than our singular experience. Today we will focus only on defective design. The law necessitates that manufacturers and sellers of products...
November 10, 2014
Catastrophic injuries The holiday season is here again; unfortunately, the increased holiday activity also increases your chances of needing an accident lawyer. The holidays are traditionally the time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, enjoying good company and great food over the next 6 -8 weeks. While it is important to celebrate the holidays as joyous occasions, remember that there are numerous holiday hazards that could affect you long after the holidays are over. It is important to be just as diligent about avoiding personal injuries, as it is to celebrate your holiday cheer. The...
November 05, 2014
Hurt on the job When people are injured at work and need help with their workers' compensation claim, they want to know if they need a worker’s compensation attorney and how much will it cost. If you have injuries that you believe are associated with the course and scope of your employment, you have a right to file a claim for Workers' Compensation pro-se (without a lawyer) and represent yourself. However, you are not allowed to have someone else represent you, if he or she is not an attorney. Consult with an attorney Let it be known that representing yourself without the assistance of an...
November 03, 2014
Slow down and enjoy the season Your Charlotte accident attorney urges everyone to slow down and have a memorable holiday season this year. The holidays are upon us and so is the cold weather season. The wet and frigid weather of winter season means warm beverages like hot chocolate and spiced apple cider will be abundant. Unfortunately, winter season also brings slippery walking surfaces and fall hazards. There are many types of injuries that can happen when someone experiences a fall. Some injuries are relatively minor for the young and robust; but those same injuries can be life-threatening...
October 29, 2014
Car accidents are too common Unfortunately, Charlotte experiences countless car wrecks occur every year, and many are the cause of serious and fatal injuries. However, surviving the accident does not mean that your problems are over. For many accident victims, restoring their lives after a car accident is the beginning of a lengthy and difficult journey. Car crashes are caused by everything from simple driver error or negligent, to acts such as drunk driving. Far too often, it is necessary to take legal action in order for victims to receive just compensation for damages or car wreck injuries...
October 27, 2014
Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise Nearly every auto injury attorney will tell you that Semi-truck fatality accidents are on the rise. Every week we hear of a case where a semi truck is involved in an accident and the results are horrendous. These trucks are the biggest and longest vehicles on the road, and when they are involved in an accident, the reality of that danger is apparent to everyone. The statistics bear out those deadly truck accidents have been on the rise since 2009. Alarmingly, this is following a in which truck accidents were actually in decline. Ever present danger on the...
October 27, 2014
PRLog - Oct. 27, 2014 - The Ride to Cure Diabetes is here. This year, the local ride is called The Gran Fondo Hincapie, and will be in Greenville, SC, October 23-26th.Lee Olive, of Olive Law Firm, Charlotte personal injury attorney, is participating in this ride. He has already surpassed his fundraising goal, and is continuing to raise money until the ride.The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers fundraising and mileage options, training with a USA Cycling certified coach, and ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels. Lee Olive participates in the JDRF ride, each year."This...
October 22, 2014
Statutes of limitations in personal injury cases You should take your time when choosing a personal injury attorney, but remember that your time to file a case is limited. People who have suffered an injury, and want to file a personal injury case, must act quickly because of laws known as statutes of limitations. If you consult with a personal injury attorney about your case, he or she will tell you that exactly how much time you have to file. Every state, including North Carolina, has a statute of limitations that requires you to file your lawsuit within a specific amount of time. If you...
October 20, 2014
Who is at fault? Even if you have been through the trauma of a car crash, it is not always clear as to how the police and insurance companies determine who is at fault. Determining fault is crucial for many reasons, but it is not always easy to do, nor is it always transparent. Hopefully, we can help shed some light on how it is done. Who determines fault? Believe it or not, in the majority of car crash situations, it is determined by the insurance companies who cover the drivers involved in the crash, to determine who was at fault. When insurance companies investigate a crash, they take some...
October 13, 2014
PRLog - Oct. 13, 2014 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Olive Law Firm, North Carolina's Premier Personal Injury Law Firm is set to partner with NCAJ once again for their Dare to Care Food Drive. The event is set to be held  November 10th to the 21st. The food drive is also sponsored by NCAJ's New Lawyers Division. Last year, the said event raised over 11,000 pounds (lbs.) worth of food. The Olive Law Firm has partnered with the said organization to give back to the community and to raise awareness on the current state of poverty in NC.There are an estimated more than one million of North Carolinian...
October 10, 2014
Summary: Medical expenses of $21,458.76 and lost wages of $22,931.94 Offer of Judgment (what was offered by the defense before trial began): $12,000 Verdict- $65,000 in favor of Client The Accident Our Client was 34 years old at the time of the accident. She was a mother of two young children who worked as a Nephrologist (kidney doctor) in West Virginia. She was in North Carolina visiting her family when the accident happened. The Defendant was a 21 year old male with a lengthy criminal history. The accident occurred on a residential stretch of Mallard Creek Road with one lane of travel in...
October 09, 2014
PRLog - Oct. 9, 2014 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (milliondollaradvocates.com) has officially announced that Attorney Laurence Leon "Lee" Olive is now a certified member of their organization. Founded in 1993 the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is a premier group for trial lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Membership is limited to approximately 4000 members or less than 1% percent of the whole US bar certified lawyers in current practice.Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy and...
October 08, 2014
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Wrongful death requires a good attorney Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a person dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another person, or entity. The law states that a decedent's surviving heirs or dependents are entitled to damages as a result negligence. A wrongful death can arise out of a wide variety of circumstances. Consider the following as historic reasons for wrongful death actions: Medical malpractice Automobile accidents Airplane crashes Exposure to hazardous conditions at work Criminal behavior Defective products If you...
October 06, 2014
Personal injury attorney is a powerful advocate When a product does not perform as promised; and if it causes injury, illness, or loss of life, you need a personal injury lawyer to seek justice for you and your family. Product liability cases are on the rise in the past decade. Some believe that the primary reason is because so many products are manufactured in foreign countries where controls and restrictions in manufacturing are less stringent or nonexistent. If a corporation is dishonest, they will find a way to cheaply manufacture their products, even if it means moving their facilities...
October 01, 2014
A stressful aftermath Accident attorneys know that the stress and trauma that car accident victims experience might not become evident until weeks or even months after their car accident. The reality is that car accident victims are weighed down with issues that can be somewhat overwhelming. In the beginning, they are preoccupied with their health and with their recovery. This is especially true if their injuries are extensive and rehabilitation will be lengthy, requiring months or years of physical therapy. If they cannot go back to work immediately, there is the constant anxiety of...

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