Beating the Independent Contractor Defense in Trucking Cases – Part 2
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Beating the Independent Contractor Defense in Trucking Cases – Part 2

Here is part 2 of a brief I submitted to a North Carolina court several years ago in opposition to a motor carrier’s motion for summary judgment. The basis for the motion was that the lease agreement stated that the driver was an independent contractor, and the motor carrier was not liable for the driver’s…

Beating the Independent Contractor Defense in Trucking Cases – Part 1
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Beating the Independent Contractor Defense in Trucking Cases – Part 1

The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams handles catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in North Carolina arising from crashes involving tractor trailers and other commercial motor vehicles. Holding the responsible parties to account is not always clear-cut. Often, the motor carrier responsible for the negligent truck driver hides behind the independent contractor defense. They…

The Law On Large Company Van Accidents In North Carolina
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The Law On Large Company Van Accidents In North Carolina

When you’re involved in a crash with a large company van, there are questions about who is legally and financially responsible. After a company van accident, at least three different sets of people may have a variety of injuries and an interest in getting answers about North Carolina automobile and insurance law, including: Legal Responsibility…

The Law On Trucking Accidents In North Carolina
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The Law On Trucking Accidents In North Carolina

Big trucks are a fact of life on North Carolina roads. Whether they’re passing through the state on the freeways or delivering a load of goods into Winston-Salem, the 18-wheel behemoths that we all rely on for shipping goods share the roads with passenger cars and trucks. So it’s sadly no surprise that trucking accidents…

Filing A Negligent Security Lawsuit If Injured On Someone’s Property In NC
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Filing A Negligent Security Lawsuit If Injured On Someone’s Property In NC

When you go to a business in North Carolina (e.g. a store, restaurant, hotel), or when you live in an apartment building, a college dorm, or any other housing complex, you probably take for granted that the property owner has an obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment. You may be thinking “reasonably safe” means…

Injured At Someone’s Home, Business In North Carolina?
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Injured At Someone’s Home, Business In North Carolina?

As you were leaving your neighbor’s porch last month, you slipped and fell, badly injuring your hip and leg. This painful experience immediately changed your near future: first, an ambulance ride, followed by time in the ER getting surgery, followed by extensive rehabilitation. As if this hasn’t been challenging enough, you are also out of…

Company Vehicle Accident Lawsuits: Who Is Liable?
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Company Vehicle Accident Lawsuits: Who Is Liable?

Every day, masses of company vehicles dominate the roads of North Carolina. Because of this, all too often, there are motor vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of the drivers of company vehicles. If one of those drivers plows into your vehicle, it could result in devastating harm to you and your family. What is unique…

How Truck Drivers’ Careless Actions Cause Horrific Accidents
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How Truck Drivers’ Careless Actions Cause Horrific Accidents

On any given day, there are thousands of trucks barreling down the North Carolina roadways. Because so many trucks are present, there are bound to be bad truck accidents that leave victims seriously injured, or worse. Most often, these accidents are caused by the carelessness of the truck drivers. Let’s take a look at some…

What to Do After a Car Accident
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What to Do After a Car Accident

What to Do After a Car Accident Keep calm, stay safe, and collect the information you need after a car accident An estimated 6.7 million car crashes occur in the U.S. each year. Being involved in a car accident, even a minor one, can be a nerve-wracking experience, so it’s important to know what steps…

2018 Automobile Fatalities Are Up
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2018 Automobile Fatalities Are Up

Automobile fatalities are up. The year 2018 ranks as the third-deadliest of the previous decade on America’s roadways, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please contact the Law Office of Kevin J. Williams at 336-793-8459 if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an auto accident. The year 2018 ranks…