Did you ever wish there was a way to resolve a dispute with another individual or business without going to trial? On July 1, 2020, SL2020-65 went into effect which enacted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, N.C.G.S. § 1-641 through § 1-663, and opened that process up to all kinds of disputes that we might have with one another, with a business, or with a governmental entity. These are among the many disputes that are now suitable for an attempt at resolution under this new law.
All individuals driving on the roads countrywide are required to have a license to ensure roadside safety. Thus, all states in the U.S. have developed a comprehensive set of laws to govern drivers’ actions and lower the risk of traffic offenses.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.