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  With the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, many North Carolina workers are staying home and practicing “social distancing.” However, health care workers have no choice but to work as coronavirus spreads across western North Carolina and other areas in our state. These workers will inevitably be exposed to the virus, and some will likely… read more

Brain Injuries: Symptoms & Recovery

By Web Admin on February 27, 2020 In Car accident

When a person is injured in a car wreck, motorcycle wreck, or other accident, sometimes the most harmful injuries are those that you cannot see with the naked eye: a brain injury. Sometimes brain injuries are obvious and an injured person’s functioning is so impaired that they are left unable to speak, walk, or feed… read more

Being injured on the job and going through a workers’ compensation claim can be challenging. The injured worker has to be concerned with getting his/ her workers’ compensation checks, filing the correct forms with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, dealing with doctor visits, and other various issues. Therefore, it might seem like a relief to… read more

Do I Need A Lawyer for My Personal Injury Claim?

By The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC on February 24, 2020 In Personal Injury

Although personal injury claims are complex, you’re not legally required to hire a skilled Asheville, NC, lawyer to represent your interests in the case. However, having an expert attorney at your side is usually the wise option. If you ask people who have filed a personal injury lawsuit, most generally say they were happy they… read more

Mediation In Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation Cases

By The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC on November 2, 2019 In Personal Injury

In the course of a personal injury case, the injured party will likely have to attend mediation if a lawsuit is filed. Mediation is a type of settlement conference where all parties to the lawsuit sit down with an independent mediator in an effort to settle the case. Mediation conferences occur in all North Carolina… read more

Landlord Liability When A Tenant Is Injured

By The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC on October 29, 2019 In Personal Injury

There are times when a residential tenant is injured due to a defect at his or her rental property. Whether it be rotten boards on a porch, no handrails on a stairwell, or broken tiles in a bathroom, tenants can suffer serious and potentially deadly injuries when premises are not maintained the way they should…. read more

Personal injury lawyers are often asked by clients if they need to file medical bills with their own health insurance company. These procedure questions can be a result of an automobile wreck on another accident. The answer to that question is “yes,” even if the auto wreck or other personal injury accident is someone else’s… read more

Using Pet Restrains to Avoid Distracted Driving

By The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC on September 12, 2019 In Personal Injury

Most of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. It’s fun to have a companion to bring on vacation, to the park or even on a quick trip to the store. However, it can be a dangerous or even deadly distraction if your pet is not properly restrained. Distracted driving can… read more

What Happens When Personal Injury Cases Go to Federal Court

By The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC on July 11, 2019 In Personal Injury

In North Carolina, there are two (2) separate judicial systems where personal injury cases might be tried:  state court and federal court.    State court is the de facto jurisdiction for personal injury cases.  Personal injury cases are, for the most part, based upon state laws regarding negligence.  In North Carolina, every county in the state… read more