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Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving has been a problem on the roads long before the dawn of texting. It has, however, increased with the rising use of cell phones for navigation, entertainment and, of course, phone calls and texting. The majority of states have outlawed texting while driving, but many continue to multitask behind the wheel. Distracted driving… Read more »

Hardison Wood Earns Ranking on Best Lawyers List

The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is proud to announce it has been recognized on the “Best Lawyers” list, created by Best Lawyers and the U.S. News & World Report. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a… Read more »

Sexual Assault and the Law: What You Need to Know

Since initial allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced, more and more women have become empowered to share their stories of sexual assault, and hold the perpetrators accountable. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Even still, experts say events… Read more »

Do I Really Need Drone Insurance?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a drone. The gift your child just opened this past holiday. Freshly unwrapped and ready to fly, it’s one of thousands of new drones that will fill the skies in 2018. You didn’t think about it beforehand, but now that the drone is out of… Read more »

A Guide to Planning Your Holiday Road Trip

If you’re one of the millions of families taking to the freeways this holiday season, you know what lies ahead: congested roads, cars stopped on the shoulder, standstill traffic. If you’re driving with children, you’re likely gearing up with queued-up movies and cartoons for entertainment, or toys to keep them distracted. You surely want to… Read more »

Insurance Companies and Bad Faith: Do I Have a Case?

When tragedy strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is battling the insurance company. You expect that when you file a claim, your insurance agency will swiftly and expertly handle it in a timely manner with your best interests in mind. In fact, that is what agencies are legally obligated to do. This… Read more »

Helping your company grow with a business attorney

Running a business is hard. Starting a business is even harder. The person who said, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life” probably didn’t think about the legal aspects that come with it. That’s where a business attorney comes in. Your small business attorney can help you with a… Read more »

Traffic, distraction and a Holly Springs intersection

Susan Miller pulled over to the shoulder at Main Street and Ralph Stephens Road in Holly Springs and directed her phone’s camera at the intersection in front of her. Within mere seconds, she caught one driver after another running the newly installed two-way stop signs. Frankly, she wasn’t surprised. Miller had just been involved in… Read more »

Asbestos and Cancer: What You Need to Know

You’ve seen the commercials on TV—the ones with the melodramatic voice that boom, “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation!” Class-action lawsuits abound surrounding mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. And while the commercials look silly, the illness they’re talking about is far from a joke. Read… Read more »

Expert Depositions and the Daubert Challenge, Vol. 1

This is the first post in a series about employing the Daubert challenge in expert depositions. Learn more about our Daubert challenge consultant service here. Psychologists and psychiatrists fill an ever-expanding role in today’s complex civil litigation. I read with great interest the following article in the ABA Journal on cross-examining these types of expert… Read more »

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