Banks Providing Misleading Information

Consumers and businesses rely on banks more than ever, with many people having not just one, but several bank accounts. When we trust a financial institution with our money, we trust that they will act in our best interests and within the confines of the law.  When banks break our trust, state and federal laws […]

Consumer Protection Statistics for 2020

The covid-19 pandemic increased consumer complaints substantially. There was nearly a 54% increase in consumer complaints from 2019 to 2020. Detailed Consumer Statistics Beginning in April 2020, consumers began to submit more than 3,000 complaints mentioning coronavirus nearly every month. Overall, around 32,000 complaints mentioning coronavirus were summitted. Below is a more detailed look at […]

What Are the Dangers of Speeding?

Speeding remains one of the most common causes of severe and fatal automobile collisions in North Carolina. Even drunk driving and distracted driving collisions also tend to involve elements of speeding. Negligent drivers who speed not only put themselves in danger, but also everyone around them. The Dangers of Speeding Speeding can put drivers, passengers […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not only careless and selfish, but it is also very dangerous. It can take a driver’s eyes off the road, which can lead to severe automobile collisions. Distracted driving has led to numerous fatal crashes in the past few years. The harm associated with this type of driving-related collision can leave a […]

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) in North Carolina

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a US federal law that protects soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen and other commissioned officers as they enter active duty. Enacted in 2003, the legislation covers rental agreements, mortgage rates, evictions and more. In 2019, North Carolina enacted their own version of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act […]

New Office Location

Maginnis Howard is excited to announce that our firm is moving from our office location on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh to a new office building on Six Forks Road in Raleigh.  The new building will be easily accessible from both 540 and 440 (directions below). This new building is approximately 12 minutes from our former […]

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Restrictions

close up of a paper that reads telephone consumer protection

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) not only restricts calls from solicitors, but also affirms the consumer’s right to privacy. “Robocalls” are frequently used by debt collectors and telemarketers because it is an effective tool to quickly reach consumers. Protection From Solicitors Regardless of the debts you owe, solicitors must adhere to the following guidelines. […]

Seat Belt Safety Statistics

Seat belts save lives. They are important safety features that protect drivers and passengers every day from serious injury and death. Unlike other safety features, like air bags or electronic stability control, seat belts aren’t automatically in use every time someone drives a car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the risk […]

Distracted Driving Statistics (2020)

Distracted driving is the practice of driving while engaged in another activity. Since the invention of the car and other motorized vehicles, there have been several cases regarding distracted driving. Drivers, most times, are aware of the number of causes, consequences, and risks that this single act can bring. Distracted Driving Stats For 2020 Texting can […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries from Automobile Collisions

One of the most common injuries suffered in North Carolina car collisions is TBI, or traumatic brain injury. TBI does not describe just one injury, but a category of injury that encompasses several specific types of damages to the brain. Trauma to the brain can occur during an automobile accident when the skull strikes an […]