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Workers’ Comp Options for Asbestos Exposure Victims

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted December 3, 2018

Sometimes, workers who are simply doing their job get placed in harm’s way. In some cases, even the employers were unaware that their workers were at risk. This is especially true when certain products and materials used in standard construction are later found to be harmful.

Unfortunately, asbestos was used as a widespread insulation and heat-retarding product for many years until it was linked to multiple diseases, such as asbestosis, asbestos-related cancer, and mesothelioma. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

New Law in NC Requires General Contractor License Numbers

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted November 12, 2018

This year, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors adopted a new regulation known as 21 NCAC 12.0501, which requires all general contractors to include their license numbers on all contracts, advertisements, and websites. Read the rest »

Catastrophic Injuries in a Wreck Can Change Your Life

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted October 27, 2018

There are over a quarter of a million car wrecks in North Carolina each year. While these accidents cost drivers a great deal of money in the form of vehicle repairs and medical bills, most victims recover and life returns to normal. But in a percentage of these crashes, the victims suffer catastrophic injuries that change their lives forever. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

What to Do in Hurricane Florence’s Aftermath

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted October 19, 2018

The residents of North Carolina are beginning to piece together their lives after Hurricane Florence tore up the East Coast, claiming at least 43 lives on September 14, 2018. Countless trees are blocking roadways, making it difficult for homeowners to return to their properties to survey the damage and see what is salvageable. Officials are cautioning residents that five river gauges in North Carolina are still indicating major flood-stage waters, while an additional five are at moderate flood stage, meaning there is still potential for danger. Read the rest »

Posted in: Building Collapse

Meet the New Member of the Rhine Law Firm Team

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted October 11, 2018

Coming face-to-face with the victim of a tragedy can have a profound impact on a person’s worldview—and the trajectory of their career. That was certainly the case with Rhine Law Firm, P.C.’s new “of counsel” attorney, M. Reid Acree, Jr. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Our 2018 Strive for Excellence Scholarship Winner

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 26, 2018

The attorneys at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., in Wilmington, North Carolina, have experienced firsthand how empowering a secondary education can be. We believe that such an education is a “great equalizer,” allowing people from any background or situation to elevate their lives and reach for greater things. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Beware – Nationwide Ground Beef Recall

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 21, 2018

Kansas-based Cargill Meat Solutions has issued a nationwide recall of approximately 132,606 pounds of its ground beef products that were produced and packaged on June 21st, 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging consumers to check their freezers for ground beef with “EST. 86R” printed inside the USDA inspection mark. Read the rest »

Posted in: Products Liability

Meet Me at the Crossroads

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 20, 2018

Wilmington is a beautiful city; with our museums, aquarium, beaches, and shopping centers, there is a lot for people to do. Our coastline has thousands of tourists flocking to visit every year. Add those visitors to the 100,000-plus people who already live here, and things can get crowded.

Wilmington residents have seen how much busier our roads have gotten over the past few years. So what are the worst roads in Wilmington? And what kinds of accidents does this otherwise beautiful area see most? Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

2018 Strive for Excellence Scholarship Finalists Announced

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 13, 2018

The deadline for entry into our Strive for Excellence 2018 scholarship has passed, and our legal team at Rhine Law Firm, P.C. has been poring over more than 700 applicant essays—we are more than impressed. It’s heartening to see such an ambitious, talented, and accomplished generation emerging in this country. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Man Gets Day in Court Against Monsanto

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 5, 2018

Fighting for what’s right is usually a thankless and difficult job. Nobody is more aware of this fact at the moment than DeWayne Johnson, a dying man who was embroiled in a huge lawsuit against Monsanto, an agrochemical corporation whose product he believes is responsible for his death sentence. Johnson is dying from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which he believes was caused by Monsanto’s herbicide product called “Roundup.” Johnson used the product at his place of work as a groundskeeper for a couple years. Now doctors predict he might not see 2019. Read the rest »

Posted in: Products Liability

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