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Winter Driving in North Carolina

In North Carolina, we are blessed with a mild climate. The Appalachian Mountains keep those cold Canadian winds off our backs, and the Gulf Stream current warms our ocean shores. Severe weather for us is usually a summer thunderstorm. We hardly give a thought to winter driving — until it hits! When a rare snowstorm… Read More »

Charlotte Growth Leading to Greater Traffic Snarls and More Accidents?

Charlotte, North Carolina has enjoyed a period of growth since the bleak days of the most recent recession. Now it must contend with growing pains, as the boom in development has brought traffic congestion and an increased rate of auto accidents. Following the downturn of 2008, traffic accidents in Charlotte dropped, as fewer people were… Read More »

The Law Offices of Brian deBrun Welcomes Our New Associate, Cameron deBrun

The Law Offices of Brian deBrun, PLLC is very pleased to welcome a new addition to the firm.  Cameron deBrun, son of Brian deBrun, was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar on August 28, 2015, and joins us as an associate attorney practicing personal injury law. Cameron got his first taste of the firm… Read More »

North Carolina Passes Moped Insurance Law, Raises DMV Fees

For North Carolina moped enthusiasts, the free ride is over. The state recently required users to register their mopeds with the Division of Motor Vehicles and, effective July 1, 2016, will require riders to carry the statutory minimum level of liability insurance. While some deride the new laws as unnecessary government intrusion that burdens the… Read More »

We’ve Moved!

Same great service, more convenient location We are pleased to announce that the Law Offices of Brian deBrun, PLLC, has moved to 1512 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.  Our new site, near Presbyterian Medical Center and across the street from Burger King, is centrally located, making it even easier to reach us. Our new… Read More »

Accessing Auto Insurance Med Pay Benefits for Your Hospital Bills

If you have been injured in a car accident, you’re probably feeling some distress over the mounting medical bills. Even if you have health insurance, the deductible and co-payments can cost you thousands of dollars. However, you may have an asset you haven’t even considered: the medical payments coverage under your own auto insurance policy…. Read More »

Strategies for Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents in North Carolina

In the decade running from 2003 to 2012, drunk driving accidents in North Carolina claimed a total of 4,102 lives. That’s an average of 410 deaths a year, far too many for a state our size. Sadly, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that in 2012, North Carolina was above… Read More »

Fall Is Time to Review North Carolina’s School Bus Safety Laws

Autumn means back to school for the kids, but it is also a good time for drivers to hit the books and review rules governing school bus safety, especially those situations when the law requires an automobile to stop. Drivers are generally aware that when they are following a school bus, they must stop when… Read More »

Uninsured Drivers Should Have You Re-Thinking Your Deductible

North Carolina requires drivers to have liability insurance with a minimum of $30,000 of coverage for personal injury to one person, $60,000 for personal injury to more than one person, and $25,000 for property damage. Given the cost of medical care and vehicle repair or replacement, these minimums are not adequate for a serious injury… Read More »

North Carolina Rule 414 Limits Recovery for Medical Expenses

In 2011, the North Carolina legislature enacted a new Rule of Civil Procedure limiting the evidence an injured party could introduce to prove losses due to medical expenses. This new rule may cause injured plaintiffs to recover far less in economic losses, which could further reduce the amount calculated for noneconomic losses, such as pain… Read More »