Wake County Boating Accident Injury Attorneys

May 4, 2015

One of the best things about the Raleigh-Durham area is the availability of recreational activities, including boating opportunities.  Anyone who has been to Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, or Harris Lake in the middle of the summer knows that Wake County is home to countless jet skiers, kayakers, speed boaters, fishers, and others.  Unfortunately, not all folks on the Lake behave reasonably.  Many operate their boat under the influence of alcohol, at excessive speeds, or in a generally reckless manner.  This sometimes results in injuries.  When it does, the attorneys of Maginnis Law can help you with recovering fair compensation for your losses. Read more

Raleigh Assault and Battery Personal Injury Attorneys

May 3, 2015

If you or a loved one has been physically assaulted, you have the right to hold the person assaulting you financially responsible for any harms they have caused.  The type of “damages” recoverable in an assault and battery case include compensation for your medical and pharmaceutical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.  Because an assault is completely intentional, a jury may also award you “punitive damages” from the person assaulting you.  “Punitive damages” are a form of compensation designed solely to punish the person causing the intentional harm.  The Raleigh attorneys of Maginnis Law have successfully handled assault and battery cases and can assist with protecting your interests through the difficult personal injury litigation process. Read more

Raleigh Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Injury Attorneys

May 1, 2015

While being involved in a motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating, being injured by a hit-and-run driver can be infuriating.  These irresponsible drivers negligently cause automobile collisions and seek to evade any personal responsibility by fleeing the scene.  Sometimes they are even successful in getting away without detection. If you can identify the hit-and-run driver, you may pursue a motor vehicle negligence claim for losses resulting from the collision, including medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering.  Even if you can’t identify the hit-and-run driver, though, you may still be able to file a claim for those same damages against your own automobile insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage. Read more

Raleigh Distracted Driver Negligence Claim Attorneys

April 30, 2015

By now, most realize that texting while driving is at least as dangerous as drunk driving.  Even so, there are many folks who would never think about driving under the influence of alcohol but who still regularly text while driving on the highway.  Here in Raleigh, it’s not all that uncommon to see drivers with their hands on their cell phones and faces down while operating their vehicle 75 miles per hour on I-40.  The honest truth is that most people who do so simply think they have more ability to “multi-task” than they really do.  Their unnecessary risk taking should not cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.  If you have been injured as a result of a distracted texting driver, contact the North Carolina law firm of Maginnis Law. Read more

North Carolina Inadequate Security Lawyers

April 29, 2015

Although a business does not have to guarantee the safety of its customers, it does have a legal obligation to take reasonable precautions against known dangers.  When it fails to do so and a patron is assaulted and injured, the business may be held responsible under North Carolina law.  Such cases are generally referred to as inadequate security claims. Read more

North Carolina Underinsured Motorist Claims Attorneys

April 29, 2015

Most North Carolinians know that after a serious automobile collision, they can initiate a claim against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver.  In some cases, though, the at-fault driver will not have purchased enough insurance coverage to reimburse the injured party for all of his or her medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.  Fortunately, many North Carolinians own automobile insurance policies with large limits of Underinsured Motorist Coverage (“UIM” coverage). Read more

Are Computer Employees or Information Technology Employees Entitled to Overtime Wages in North Carolina?

April 27, 2015

Information technology and computer professionals are increasingly common in our technology-driven society. As North Carolina’s economy becomes more dependent on computer and IT professionals, more employers are taking advantage of various state and federal laws exempting certain computer workers from overtime compensation. Not all employers are following the rules. If your employer is denying you overtime compensation or minimum wage, contact Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.526.0450 or send a confidential email our contact page. Read more

Should You Be Paid Overtime or Minimum Wages? The Various Ways Employers Avoid Paying – North Carolina Employment Attorneys

April 21, 2015

Employers avoid paying overtime or minimum wages to employees using a variety of methods. If a person is not an employee of a business but is instead a independent contractor, that person is not entitled to minimum wages or overtime. A person can also be “exempted” from overtime or minimum wage requirements through various federal regulations set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, just because an employee is labeled a certain way by their employer does not mean they are lawfully being compensated. To speak with an employment attorney about overtime and minimum wage laws, contact Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.526.0450 or send a confidential email to our contact page. Read more

Employees Must Be Compensated For All Wages – North Carolina Unpaid Bonus and Commission Attorneys

April 9, 2015

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act protects employees from more than just paycheck violations. This Act ensures an employee is paid all “wages” owed from an employer. If you are owed wages, bonuses, or commissions, contact Maginnis Law, PLLC for a free consultation regarding your rights. North Carolina wage attorney Karl S. Gwaltney can be reached at 919.526.0450 or at kgwaltney@maginnislaw.com Read more

Overtime and Minimum Wage Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWAHA) – North Carolina Unpaid Overtime Attorneys

April 7, 2015

All employees are either “exempt” or “non-exempt” under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Non-exempt employees must be paid minimum wages and overtime compensation while non-exempt employees do not need to be paid overtime, and depending on the exemption, minimum wage. Contrary to popular belief, just because an employee is paid a salary does not mean the employee is not owed overtime. Read more

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