Articles Posted in Personal Injury

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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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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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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When the “other person” has no insurance
Matt Richardson

– A guide to Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage in N.C. – In North Carolina, every driver of a motor vehicle is required to have liability insurance. This insurance covers: These are the minimal limits required by law. If you are caught driving without this insurance coverage, you could receive a citation. However, as attorneys practicing…

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Federal Traffic Tickets
The Richardson Firm Team

There is often confusion about if receiving a traffic violation on a military installation is serious or not. It is! Traffic tickets on North Carolina military bases like Fort Liberty and Camp Lejune are enforced by federal law. The military police of Fort Bragg and Camp Lejune issue hundreds of citations every year. If you’re…

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What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident
The Richardson Firm Team

The attorneys at The Richardson Firm have assisted victims of automobile collisions across North Carolina for decades. If you’re in a collision, here are some practical tips that will help: Pull Over – If you were involved in a car crash that includes damage, personal injury, or death, North Carolina requires by law that you…

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