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Posts by Michele Cybulski

How To Talk To Your Doctor

You’ve been injured, and you’re in pain so you go to the doctor. But once you’re there, you feel like the doctor isn’t saying or doing much. Or the doctor is using words or terminology you don’t understand. It can be frustrating to feel like you’re not being heard or that you don’t understand what…

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What you need to know about ride sharing services and the law

When the transportation app Uber was officially launched in 2011, it was both praised for providing consumers with easier and less expensive transportation options and criticized as unfair competition and dangerous. Fans of the service, and the similar app Lyft, immediately liked the cheaper fares and the ease of using their smartphone to arrange pick-ups….

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Driverless Cars Raise Big Legal & Insurance Issues

Driverless cars have the potential to make roads safer and save lives, according to the companies pursuing this cutting-edge technology. But when there’s no one at the wheel, big legal questions arise. When a driverless can causes a crash, who is legally liable? The Washington Post called that the “big question about driverless cars no one…

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Don’t Skip This Important Insurance Coverage

Anyone who has been in a car accident knows that getting insurance to pay is never as easy as it seems in TV commercials. The insurance companies have created the perception that simply having automobile insurance will protect you if you’re involved in a car accident. But to get the most out of their insurance,…

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Beware Jury Duty Scam

If you get a phone call saying that you’re in trouble because you missed jury duty, hang up. It’s a scam. Court officials in several North Carolina counties report scammers are calling people and telling them they owe jury duty fines and if they don’t pay, they could be arrested. A caller informs the resident…

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Beware of scam emails: they may look and sound official, but they’re not

A client recently forwarded me an official-sounding email he received that mentioned his court case and also referenced problems with his Social Security number. The email, which appeared to come from another law firm, said the client was facing criminal charges for fraud, among other things. It also said his Social Security number had been…

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Backup cameras will be required on new cars after 2018

There’s a story out of Washington today that shows how civil lawsuits can help drive new legislation and regulations that make us all safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that beginning in May 2018, all new cars, SUVs, and minivans, as well as some new small trucks and buses must be equipped…

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Penalties for Texting While Driving

A 13-month-old North Carolina girl was killed in a Christmas day car wreck that police originally thought was caused by texting and driving.  Originally, police in Wadesboro charged the girl’s father with texting and driving, alleging he sent a text message saying “Merry Christmas” just moments before the crash that killed his daughter and seriously…

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New low-cost health clinic set to open in Greensboro; still few options for affordable health care

There’s a bit of good news for people who don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to pay for medical care. Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine has received a federal grant under the Affordable Care Act to open a health clinic for low-income residents, the Triad Business Journal reported recently. Unfortunately, the new clinic will…

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Handy Information If You’re Ever in an Accident

Did you know we have lots of helpful downloads on our website? If you haven’t already downloaded a copy of these resources, you should. They’ll help you when you’re shopping for insurance or if you ever involved in an automobile accident. Do you have the right auto insurance coverage? Find out here. Do you know…

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