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Blinded by a Golf Ball: Contributory Negligence in North Carolina
Matt Richardson

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently struck down a personal injury claim by a golfer in the case of Mosely v. Hendricks. The facts of the case might seem amusing, but the court’s decision demonstrates the difficulties of pursing a personal injury claim in a contributory negligence state like North Carolina. According to the…

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Campbell Law School Launches Richardson Family Education Equity Clinic
Matt Richardson

RALEIGH – Campbell Law School formally launched the Richardson Family Education Equity Clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the law school in downtown Raleigh. Billy Richardson ‘80, a Fayetteville attorney who served in the North Carolina Legislature for more than a decade, and Barbara Richardson, who holds a master’s degree in special…

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NC Courts Strictly Enforce Rules About Child Support Orders from Other States
Matt Richardson

As attorneys practicing domestic law near Fort Liberty, one of the largest military bases in the United States, we often serve clients who are forced to move frequently. A person’s residence can impact whether a North Carolina court has jurisdiction over their case. This is especially true when it comes to divorce, child custody, and…

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Pre-Existing Health Conditions in Injury Cases
Matt Richardson

You don’t get to choose the time and place you suffer a personal injury, and an accident will often occur at the worst possible time. As attorneys representing victims of personal injury and medical malpractice in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we often serve clients who were already experiencing health problems prior to a car accident or…

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Special Treatment: Physician Protections in North Carolina Malpractice Cases
Matt Richardson

As attorneys pursuing medical malpractice claims in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we often begin our consultations with potential clients by explaining the numerous ways that health care providers are protected from suit under North Carolina law. Several special rules apply in medical malpractice cases. These rules are the result of aggressive lobbying campaigns in the North…

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Hoke County Sheriff’s Office pays $75,000 to settle wrongful arrest lawsuit
Matt Richardson

Patrick Anstead, an attorney at The Richardson Firm, was recently featured on WRAL News for his work in a Civil Rights case: Hoke County Sheriff’s Office pays $75,000 to settle wrongful arrest lawsuit ( The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office has settled a civil rights lawsuit for $75,000 with a woman who claimed she was wrongfully…

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The Fayetteville Legal Landscape
Matt Richardson

Cumberland County, North Carolina is a unique mix of the old and the new. We are the fifth most populous county in the state, owing much of our growth to the expansion of Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) over the years. Our county is diverse and dynamic, with a majority of Fayetteville residents being minorities.…

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How Much is My Injury Case Worth?
Matt Richardson

This is a common question at the beginning of a personal injury case. Potential clients are deciding whether it is worth it to hire an attorney after they suffer an injury caused by someone else. They are running numbers through their heads, and the customary 33% contingent fee taken by most attorneys in North Carolina…

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Accident Reports in Auto Injury Cases
Matt Richardson

In nearly every motor vehicle collision on a public street in North Carolina, an accident report is filled out by either a law enforcement officer or a civilian crash investigator. The standard form is labelled “DMV-349.” The boxes on the form are completed using a complex numerical code. Who’s At-Fault? I have litigated car accident…

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