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Robyn Buckley

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, PC would like to congratulate Robyn M. Buckley for her nomination and acceptance in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization for trial attorneys on both sides of the “v,” meaning it is comprised of both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys. Candidates for consideration must be nominated by a fellow ABOTA member who feels that the individual meets the professional and ethical criteria set by the members, be in good standing with their respective State Bar, and have completed at least ten jury trials as lead counsel all the way through to verdict. Once nominated, the candidate must still be voted on and approved by the local State chapter as well as the National Board Members of ABOTA at an annual board meeting. Jason Taylor was honored to sponsor Robyn for inclusion in this wonderful organization as ABOTA is dedicated to the preservation of the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an individual’s right to a trial by jury.

Congratulations to Robyn on her past and anticipated future success as a civil litigator.

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Trucks are commonly seen on our country’s interstates and highways. These vehicles are crucial to our economy as they carry goods/cargo from one destination to another to meet the demands for goods countrywide. But needless to say, trucks pose a high risk of accidents to vehicles sharing the road with them. Due to their sheer size and weight, accidents with large trucks or tractor-trailers can cause serious injuries to small size vehicle drivers and passengers alike and considerable property damage.

The damage to the property and severity of injuries largely depends on the type of truck accidents. Some common types of truck accidents include:

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Weighing around 80,000 pounds, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers are the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Due to their massive size and heavy weight, truck accidents can be detrimental, resulting in fatalities. According to the 2016 truck accident report by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), fatalities in collisions with a tractor-trailer increased by 10.1% between the years 2012 and 2016. And those who happen to survive, they are likely to be severely injured.

If you or a loved one has incurred serious injuries in a truck accident in South or North Carolina, then here are the steps that you need to take after the accident to work toward getting fairly compensated. Fair compensation is what you need to get medical treatment and cope with this tragic event with financial stability.

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Nearly 15.5 million trucks travel annually on the roads of the United States, and about 2 million of them are tractor-trailers. As per the federal and South Carolina law and regulations, 18 wheelers maybe 53 feet long and can weigh around 80,000 pounds. This makes them a lot heavier and longer than passenger cars sharing the road. The mass and size of these trucks may increase the chances of accidents as they are harder to maneuver and stop. In other words, their weight, size, and limited maneuverability increase the

risk of accidents on the road. And oftentimes they carry toxic materials, massive freight and flammable liquids and hence the fact that over 95 of the truck crashes in the state of South Carolina prove to be fatal while the remaining percentage result in serious injuries that require costly surgeries and long recovery time.

 

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At around 8:30 am on April 7, 2020, hundreds of Hickory homes were affected by a massive explosion at the OneH2 hydrogen fuel cell plant. While there thankfully have not been any reported deaths from the explosion, reports indicate that a great many homes within the blast radius of the plant have suffered property damage. This damage has included damage to roofs, doors, and windows and in some cases, even the foundation of local homes. In addition to the property damage from the blast, there is undoubtedly an effect on the mental health of the residents of the homes that felt the explosion. The sense of security that those residents had at the time just up until the explosion is now gone, as something completely out of their control has now greatly affected them. This feeling is presumably even worse for children who in many cases, are unlikely to feel safe in their home for quite some time.

While nothing can undo the past and take the OneH2 explosion or others like it away, those affected by explosions or other actions by a negligent business can seek compensation through the court system. If you have been physically, emotionally or financially injured by the actions of a negligent business, contact the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor to discuss whether we can assist you in seeking recovery.

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Businesses, as well as consumers, are often unaware of their legal rights and possible liabilities in connection with trade practices in North and South Carolina. Businesses operating in North or South Carolina must know their responsibilities under consumer protection law in order to avoid potentially strict financial penalties.

If you’re a consumer whose rights have been violated or a business that is facing a civil action then contact us today! At the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, we have experienced lawyers ready to fight for you.

First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and practicing social distancing!! For most of us, nearly all aspects of our lives have changed dramatically in the past few weeks.  Work, school and yes, the Courts, have all been affected by this novel virus.  One thing that has not changed during this time at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, PC, is our commitment to our clients.

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Coronavirus and the Courts – The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial in the United States, as the nation tries to avoid a healthcare crisis.   Many cities and states are requesting, a few even ordering, that citizens “shelter in place”, resulting in businesses being shuttered and employees without wages.  Only certain categories of work are deemed “essential” and fall within the exceptions to these rules.

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Workers Compensation in North Carolina and the Coronavirus -The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

On Friday, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ( CARES Act), which is a comprehensive bill designed to help stabilize the United States economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Title II of the CARES Act strengthens and provides extended unemployment benefits that would not otherwise be available to impacted workers.

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Working Class – Cares Act extension passed 3.27.2020 -The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

If you have been involved in a car wreck, you are likely to incur medical bills, and you may need to take time off work while you are recovering from your injuries. Medical bills, lost wages, prescription costs, and out of pocket expenses, make up your economic damages, or damages you can put a hard number on. When you are involved in a car wreck, you are able to seek to recover not only your economic damages (medical bills, lost wages) but also your non-economic damages.

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Pain and suffering. Non-Economic Damages. The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

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