How a Car Accident Causes Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks

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Car accidents are a well-known source of a host of injuries, both physical and emotional. Most frequently, the trauma applied to the body results in broken bones, whiplash, and internal injuries. Less commonly known is the fact that crashes of any degree can just as easily cause heart attacks and cardiac arrest. Both injuries can […]

Investigating False Advertising for Porcelain Tile

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The average American sees anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements every day. Whether it’s online or in our daily routine, it’s impossible to avoid colorful promotions for the “Next big Thing”. As saturated as our world has become with advertisements, consumers still retain certain rights when a business promises something it can’t deliver. Maginnis Howard […]

Investigating Fayetteville’s Red-Light Ticket Program

Maginnis Howard is investigating the city of Fayetteville after finding reports that the city overcharged violators for red-light tickets. As part of the investigation, we compiled background information and useful statistics on this website to spread awareness about the program. Red-Light Ticket Background Local governments often use red-light cameras to monitor traffic and increase safety […]

Dram Shop Liability Claims in North Carolina

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Drunk driving is a highly dangerous behavior that lawmakers and nonprofit groups have worked to reduce for decades. However, driving while under the influence (DWI) remains the number one cause of traffic fatalities nationwide. Those who get behind the wheel knowing the dangers to themselves, and others must be held accountable for their actions. However, […]

Can I Sue a Company for Auto-Renewal Subscriptions?

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Companies use free or reduced rate trial periods as an introductory gimmick in a range of markets. These trials are a useful, albeit tricky, advertising ploy that offer users a sample of the product in hopes that the consumer will pay full price in the future. In most cases, these trials feature an “auto-renewal”, meaning […]

The High Cost of Robocalls to the Wrong Number

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With spam calls on the rise, consumers might already expect telemarketers, scammers, and debt collectors to stay in constant contact. Most consumers can recognize a robocall and know the consequences of answering. While it’s unlikely you can put an end to these calls entirely, an attorney may be able to help you recover damages for […]

Move Over Law: Change Lanes to Save a Life

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Most drivers today know what to do when they hear the distant sound of a siren. Properly reacting to an emergency vehicle that whizzes past is essential to the safety of other drivers. But pulling aside is not the only important law that protects emergency responders. North Carolina’s Move Over Law is crucial to the […]

What is a Mixed Credit Report and How Can I Fix It?

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Credit reports dictate many aspects of our lives, both personal and professional. Consumers must remain vigilant about their reports and familiar with their rights. Your history as a consumer includes important information ranging from your financial habits to criminal records. That information can impact your eligibility for loans, employment, housing, and more. For that reason, […]

How Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems (ATDS) Break the Law

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When you scramble to pick up your ringing phone only to hear a robotic voice, you might simply hang up and roll your eyes. But as unrelenting and annoying as they are, those calls are most likely illegal. The rates of pre-recorded calls send through Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems (ATDS) took a small dip at […]

What Can I Recover When the At-Fault Driver Dies in a Wreck?

Sadly, there are many automobile wrecks in which the at-fault driver passes away. When this happens, the victims of his or her negligent driving will often have serious questions about recovering compensation. While the answer is “yes, the victims can recover compensation,” there certainly are some complexities. Ultimately, your rights do not fundamentally change if […]