August 2013

How Much Uninsured and Under Insured Motorist Coverage is Recommended?

August 29th, 2013

How Much Uninsured (UM) and Under Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage is Recommended? We like to look at somebody’s individual financial situation, their ability to pay and those sort of things. But we typically think a minimum amount of coverage that somebody should have should be what’s called $100,000/$300,000 coverage, which means $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident, no matter how many people are involved. Uninsured and…

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Back to School Bus Safety

August 26th, 2013

Earlier this year the Winston-Salem Journal published a series of articles about school bus safety in Forsyth County and around the triad. In the article, a study conducted by NC Stat’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education is quoted as determining that as many as 14,000 cars pass stopped school buses in Forsyth County alone each year! That number is simply unacceptable. As a community…

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FDA warns of rare but serious skin reactions with the pain reliever acetaminophen

August 20th, 2013

The FDA recently issued a statement informing the public of rare but severe side effects that can develop after taking the drug acetaminophen; a common over the counter (OTC) pain reliever and fever reducer. After taking acetaminophen some people can develop Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), which is a severe and potentially life threatening skin reaction characterized by blistering and detaching of the upper surface of the…

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Toppling TVs: Keep Your Kids Safe

August 15th, 2013

Flat screen TVs are found in many American homes, however most of us do not think of them as potentially dangerous to our children. A new study published by the Journal Pediatrics shows that flat screen TVs pose a higher injury risk to children than previously thought. Unsettling Statistics Based on hospital records compiled between 1990 and 2011, about 17,000 children are hospitalized from TV…

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Do I Need an Attorney to Handle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

August 12th, 2013

  When can I handle a workers’ compensation claim myself, and when do I need an attorney? Workers should be very careful trying to handle their own workers’ compensation cases. This is a complicated part of the law, and employers and insurance companies can take advantage of workers’ confusion to avoid paying what they owe. You may be able to handle your own claim if there is no disagreement…

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What is Social Security Disability?

August 7th, 2013

Cindy: What is Social Security Disability? That’s our question on this episode of Main Street Law. My guest is North Carolina attorney David Daggett, of Daggett Shuler Law. So David thank you for being with us today. David: Thanks for having me with you Cindy. Cindy: Well, David, can you explain to us a little bit about what Social Security Disability is? David: Sure, Cindy….

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David Daggett Wins 50+ Division of Ironman Executive Challenge

August 1st, 2013

(Lake Placid, New York) August 1, 2013 David Daggett of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys At Law, competed in the Ironman Executive Challenge at Ironman USA in Lake Placid New York on Sunday, July 28th 2013. Daggett won the over 50 division of the Executive Challenge in a time of 11 hours, 20 minutes. Attorney David Daggett, 53, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina has completed 166 triathlons including 22…

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