2014

NCDOT’s “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Enters Its 20th Year

December 26th, 2014

The holiday season is an important time for people to enjoy the company of their families, catch up with friends, and reflect on all the joys of the past year. However, with the large increase in days off, office parties and family get-togethers, comes an increased risk of drunk driving accidents. Incidents of drunk driving…

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GM Recalls Impact Millions of Vehicles

December 15th, 2014

Consumer vehicles and commercial trucks are equipped with a variety of safety features to keep drivers as safe as possible behind the wheel. But what happens when your vehicle is manufactured with a defective part? When a car part malfunctions, it can lead to serious and deadly consequences. This year alone, General Motors has notified…

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Practice Safe Shopping This Holiday Season

December 11th, 2014

The holidays are a time of giving and sharing, and all children look forward to unwrapping their gifts. But please be cautious this holiday shopping season. All parents and gift-givers need to remember that not all toys make appropriate gifts, and that some may pose serious safety risks for infants and young children. Here are…

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Does Every Employer have to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

December 9th, 2014

Does Every Employer have to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance? No. State law generally provides exceptions for very small companies. In addition, self-employed people and independent contractors are generally not covered under Workers’ Compensation law. Federal employees are covered under the federal Workers’ Compensation system. But for employers that are legally required to carry insurance, failure…

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Protect Yourself Against Life Insurance and Annuity Scams

December 3rd, 2014

Daggett Shuler Injury & Disability Law Firm handles many types of complicated insurance cases that require us to stand up to the big insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Insurance policies are complex, and require review by an experienced attorney. There are many times when a policy is blindly signed, and in the end,…

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Do I Need Separate Insurance for my Bicycle?

November 24th, 2014

Do I need separate insurance for my bicycle? You probably do not need separate insurance for your bicycle. For accidents and liability, you should be covered by your automobile insurance policy. For theft and vandalism, your homeowners coverage will usually protect you, and will cover the replacement cost of the bike. However, remember that all…

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My Employer Does Not Carry Workers’ Comp Insurance

November 19th, 2014

What if my employer does not carry Workers’ Compensation insurance? You may still be able to collect compensation for your injury, but it depends on the circumstances. If the employer was at fault for the injury, you can consider suing your employer. You should talk to an experienced attorney for more information about this. If…

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Local Families Fall Victim to Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident

November 10th, 2014

Over the past several months, you’ve heard a lot about tractor trailer accidents and the serious damage they can do. Just four months ago, the headlines were about actor and comedian Tracy Morgan who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding in a limo bus. This accident was devastating. Morgan is still recovering and the…

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Learn the Facts About Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury

November 3rd, 2014

Autumn is one of the most active seasons for youth sports, with many soccer, basketball, football and hockey leagues in full swing all across the country. Youth sports are a crucial aspect of the growth and development for many children, but more than ever it is essential for parents, teachers and administrators to keep kids…

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David Daggett Speaks on Parental Right Laws and Child Abuse

October 23rd, 2014

Frank Mickens: All right. A whole lot involved in cases like this. The law on parental rights, the rights of the child. So okay, when is discipline now child abuse? I have some experts here, Susan Spidell, Director of Family Support Services with Family Service of The Piedmont, and attorney David Daggett, with Daggett and Shuler Law. All right. So Sue, let’s start with you….

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