Author Archive | Rob Rader

Dangerous Dog

North Carolina Dangerous Dog Law

More often than not, man’s (and woman’s) best friend presents little in terms of headaches and much less in potential legal trouble.  However, incidents of dog bites and attacks are not uncommon and have been increasing in recent years.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 4.5 million incidents of dog […]

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Two Statutory Construction Principles at Issue in N.C. Court of Appeals’ Decision

  On April 6, 2018, the North Carolina Supreme Court, by unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Martin, reversed the N.C. Court of Appeals. (See addendum below for summary of Supreme Court opinion.) In City of Asheville v. Frost, (COA16-577, filed May 2, 2017), the North Carolina Court of Appeals wrestles with an ambiguous law […]

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The Impact of Drunk Driving in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

DWI Cases – Unique Cases  Personal injury and wrongful death cases that involve drunk driving (driving while impaired) are a unique subcategory of personal injury/wrongful death cases.  Drunk drivers do not enjoy certain protections under the civil laws that law-abiding citizens enjoy.  For example, in the typical tort case, the victim may only recover compensatory […]