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Construction accidents are a growing problem for Latinos

Construction work is an appealing option for many people in North Carolina. Once they are trained and understand their role, it is a rewarding and well-paying career choice. Many people who might have come from other countries and toil in blue collar occupations work these…

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Should you testify in your own defense?

Your future is on the line when you’ve been charged with criminal wrongdoing. To defend yourself as aggressively as possible, assertiveness is crucial. This drives many to consider testifying in their own defense. Their hope is that doing so will give them an opportunity to…

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What happens if my dog is in a car accident?

For many of us, bringing the family pet with us on the road is an everyday affair. For others, it is only an occasional treat. What can you do if your pet is injured in a car accident? Immediate medical attention and insurance coverage In…

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What happens if I forget to put my fiancé’s kids on the K-1?

When applying for a K-1 visa to bring your foreign fiancé to the United States, it is essential to include their children in the process. Neglecting to list your fiancé’s children on the application can lead to unforeseen complications for the entire family. Understanding the…

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Obtaining a visa for a foreign fiancé

Many Americans find true love while working in a foreign country. Usually, these couples want to marry each other, and they devote a significant amount of time and energy to making that happen. Their first formal obstacle will be the United States immigration system. The…

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The hidden costs of a DWI in North Carolina

Many residents of North Carolina understand that driving while intoxicated carries many risks. These go beyond the statutory penalties for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content above the legal maximum of 0.08%. Many people do not fully understand the complete picture of…

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How to address contributory negligence in your car accident case

A personal injury lawsuit can be an effective means of recovering the compensation you need to offset damages suffered after a car accident. But you bear the burden of proof in this type of case, meaning that the onus is on you to gather and…

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Do you need these experts in your car accident case?

You need both physical and testimonial evidence to support your personal injury case. And you need this evidence to be compelling, persuading the defense to offer you a favorable settlement or convincing a jury that you should be awarded the compensation you seek. One of…

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What’s the true financial impact of a DWI conviction?

On top of a possible jail sentence and license suspension, a court may impose a fine that you have to pay if you’ve been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina. Depending on the number of prior offenses you’ve committed and the degree…

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Facing a workers’ compensation claim denial

If you are injured at work, you face a challenging path to receiving benefits while getting healthy. After your injury, you followed the protocols, submitted the required documents, and filed for workers’ compensation claims. However, you received a letter denying your claim a few days…

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