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How the Social Security Appeals Council Handles Your Disability Claim

March 27, 2017 7:27 pm Published by

Even though it can be discouraging to be turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the system offers ample opportunities to appeal a denial of your request for benefits. You begin the process of applying for SSDI with your initial claim. If that initial claim is denied, you may ask for a reconsideration of your case. If your reconsideration is not in your favor, you may then proceed to the hearing phase. In this step, an administrative law judge (ALJ) reviews your case with fresh eyes, conducts a hearing, and issues a decision independent of prior determinations. If the... View Article

Who’s Responsible for Winter Slip and Fall Accidents in North Carolina?

March 17, 2017 11:42 am Published by

When you picture a slip and fall incident, you may imagine an unmarked wet floor in a store or a broken section of sidewalk as the cause. Slip and fall accidents can happen in numerous scenarios, especially during the winter. But since no one controls the accumulation of ice and snow aside from Mother Nature, who’s responsible for these accidents? In this blog, we cover the basics of premises liability law regarding snow and ice in North Carolina and what the law may mean for your potential personal injury claim. When Does a Fall Qualify as a Personal Injury? Falls... View Article

What You Need to Know About Nursing Home Neglect Claims

March 1, 2017 1:54 pm Published by

When you help your loved one move to a nursing home or assisted living facility, you hope that the expert staff and safe environment will encourage your loved one to thrive there. Unfortunately, some seniors in these facilities experience abuse or neglect that can be both dangerous and discouraging. One of the ways to protect your loved one is through filing a nursing home neglect personal injury claim. In this blog, we discuss some of the facts you may need to know if you suspect your loved one has been neglected or mistreated in a nursing home.

Hardee & Hardee Names Massey As New Partner

January 26, 2017 9:04 am Published by

The law firm of Hardee & Hardee, LLP is pleased to announce that Moulton Braxton “Brack” Massey IV became a partner at the firm effective January 1, 2017. Brack joined the firm as an associate in September 2010. His areas of practice are personal injury and workers’ compensation law. Since joining the firm, Brack has served as President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Pitt County Bar Association and 3A Judicial District Bar.  “We’ve built our practice on the hard work of attorneys and staff, and made client service and satisfaction the cornerstone of the firm,” said G. Wayne Hardee,... View Article

Share The Road With Wide Loads: Tips For Driving Safely Near A Diesel

December 8, 2016 3:08 pm Published by

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that around 1 out of every 10 highway deaths involve a large truck, and about 68% of the people killed in these accidents were the occupants of smaller cars or passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been avoided if the drivers knew how to share the road safely. Although big and small vehicles follow the same driving laws, many forget that truck drivers face countless challenges whenever they sit behind the wheel. Long hours combined with poor maneuverability make the perfect recipe for disaster, and only defensive driving techniques can... View Article

4 Tips For a Safe Halloween

October 24, 2016 5:45 pm Published by

You and your children anxiously look forward to Halloween, and for good reason. Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year, especially for children, with fun activities like dressing up, trick-or-treating, and carving pumpkins. However, Halloween also has its own risks. Though urban legends about people poisoning the candy they give out are very unlikely to happen, the holiday does have more mundane threats. Keep your family and others safe by following these tips. 1. Carve With Care Jack-o-lanterns are great fun, and children and adults alike enjoy scooping out the stringy insides and carving a spooky... View Article

Hit by a Drunk Driver? Explore Your Legal Options

October 14, 2016 10:47 am Published by

The facts about drunk driving in America are alarming. According to statistics compiled by MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, between 50 and 75 percent of drivers convicted of DUIs continue to drive even after their licenses are suspended. Around 27 Americans die every day in DUI-related accidents, and every 2 minutes, yet another driver is injured by someone who drives drunk. If you’ve unexpectedly become one of the tens of thousands of Americans injured by drunk drivers, you deserve to get financial compensation so you can heal from your injuries without worrying about medical bills. Below, we’ll tell you... View Article

What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Accidents

August 24, 2016 10:46 am Published by

When you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, the injury can negatively affect your daily life. You may find it difficult to care for your family or get through your morning routine. And in some cases, you may be unable to work or earn an income for a time. If you were injured on another’s property, you may wonder if you’re entitled to compensation. For more information about slip and fall accidents and who’s liable, take a look at the information below. What Is a Slip and Fall Accident? The term “slip and fall” applies to just about... View Article

Caring For Someone with TBI

July 12, 2016 12:49 pm Published by

When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), not only is the victim affected but also the entire family. Caregivers of people who have suffered from a TBI experience feelings of burden, distress, anxiety, anger and depression. Are you caring for a significant other, child, relative or close friend with TBI? Being a caretaker for someone with TBI can be a stressful situation. It’s important that you become aware of the stresses and take action to care for your well-being so you are able to provide optimum TBI support. Becoming educated about TBI and its effects, as well as... View Article

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

June 28, 2016 1:39 pm Published by

A personal injury can be debilitating and financially crippling. You may suffer through medical bills and a loss of income, and the day-to-day hardships can be difficult for your family. If you’re injury is serious enough, it may affect you for your whole life and keep you from doing what you love. Whether your injuries are the result of a car accident or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and financial losses. If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim to get proper reparation. But to get the best... View Article