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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.

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Most of us run paycheck to paycheck and have limited PTO (Paid Time Off/Personal Time Off) from work.  With an ordinary cold, we would typically find our way to work and tough it out just like our coworkers would do.  But now we have COVID-19, and it is a different animal so to speak.

The Coronavirus is comprised of a large family of viruses that affect humans and animals.  There are seven (7) known types of Coronavirus.  Four of the seven are very common and cause mild respiratory infections like the common cold.  A fifth type is known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and a sixth type is known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and these last two tend to be more serious in comparison to the first four types.

accident-on-the-city-road-at-night_t20_neaR6K-300x200Picture it:  you’re driving home from a long day at work. You reach an intersection with a green light. But, you’re t-boned by someone that runs the red light while on their cell phone. You have suffered some very severe injuries. You must be extracted from your car by the fire department. You’re flown by helicopter to the nearest trauma left and spend a month in the hospital. Your medical bills when you’re released are more than $150,000. You also have a permanent injury and can’t return to your old job or way of life.

The liability insurance for the person that caused the accident becomes the first source of your recovery. Each state sets the minimum amount (“minimum limits” in lawyer-speak) each driver must have in order to drive. North Carolina’s minimum limit is $30,000South Carolina’s minimum limit is $25,000.  There are no hard statistics, but (in our experience) the vast majority of drivers carry only the amount required by law. It doesn’t take a math whiz to figure out that a minimum limit policy doesn’t go very far in your situation.  This sad scenario is something that we as injury lawyers see far too common. There is no worse feeling than telling an injured person that there is no way to get more money for a client.

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Chances are that you have encountered driving through a city that has placed red light cameras at intersections.  The stated purpose is to increase safety at intersections by imposing a penalty for those drivers who run red lights.   The penalty fine varies from place to place but is typically $50 or $100 for a violation.  If not paid timely, then the fine amount doubles in most locations.

The Good.  When driving through an intersection, it is nice to know that other drivers may be less likely to run a red light if they fear being fined for that bad driving habit.  We know that 40% of the roughly 6 million car crashes that occur in the United States every year are intersection-related crashes.  Various surveys and data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warn us that intersections can be dangerous places.  If red light cameras cause drivers to be more careful not to enter an intersection on a red light, then that should be a good thing for all of us.

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