Can Social Media Affect My Case?

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. TikTok. SnapChat. Almost everyone now is on social media to varying degrees. People post about everything, from selfies to what they ate for dinner, pictures of friends and family, birthday celebrations, documenting special occasions, and politics to name a few. Social media has become part of our everyday life and most people are on some form of social media at least once a day, even if it is just to browse and not post. It has become a way to share and document your life in a way that has never before been seen.

Class Actions – What Good Are They?

One of the questions I get asked frequently when the discussion of class action lawsuits come up is “What good are they?” Class action lawsuits are a necessary—even essential—part of litigation to hold the powerful accountable.

Pitfalls to be Aware of with Customizable Auto Insurance

Lately, I can’t watch television without seeing an advertisement for auto insurance that talks about customizable auto insurance.  The sales pitch is that you only pay for the insurance you need.  In fact, for some insurance companies, that seems to be the focus of their entire marketing campaign.  However, there’s one big problem with this – how does the average person know what they really need?

The Truth About Qualified Immunity

If you follow the news these days, chances are that you’ve heard about a contentious debate regarding immunity. In 2020, this has come up often in the context of immunity for law enforcement officers in the wake of allegations of police brutality. This is usually described as a “controversial” topic. However, it is my belief that if average citizens looked at this closer, there would be overwhelming support for doing away with or severely limiting immunity for law enforcement.

When The Police Go Too Far

The whole country is rightfully concerned about the death of George Floyd while he was being arrested by the police. The video of Mr. Floyd begging for his life while being choked by kneeling Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is absolutely sickening. We at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor want to add our voices to say what happened to Mr. Floyd is wrong, and that reforms are badly needed in the way that the police use force. The sad part is there could be a George Floyd every day somewhere in America.

Damages can be Caused by Businesses

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.

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

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.