August 31, 2016

Many consumers purchase insurance, thinking they are secure, only to learn that when disaster strikes and they need to make a claim, they do not have the insurance coverage they thought they purchased.  In situations in which a consumer has asked for insurance to cover a specific risk, or to include certain coverages, the insurance broker who solicited and sold the policy can be liable for failing to procure that insurance.

We have seen a recent uptick in situations in which clients have learned they were underinsured, or didn't have the coverages requested, because the insurance broker did a poor job.  In the right circumstances, an insurance broker owes a duty to procure the coverages requested, advise the client of the terms of the policy...

August 24, 2016

Deciding Whether to Retain a Lawyer

Retaining a lawyer to assist you with a lawsuit is a major decision. Lawyers are expensive, and the more complicated the dispute, the more you’re going to have to pay your lawyer. Of course, the more complex the litigation, the more critical an attorney’s representation becomes. So, do you need a lawyer to assist you with your dispute? The short answer to your question is simple: You should consult with a lawyer to find out.

A skilled and experienced lawyer should have intimate knowledge of your local court system. Usually, during the span of a consultation, a skilled attorney will assess the strength of your legal claims or defenses, the extent of your damages or potential exposure, and help you chart a co...

August 10, 2016

Is your business legally prepared for a major transaction? Many successful small businesses undergo dramatic transitions in their lifetimes. Perhaps you’re looking to grow, and a local competitor is closing their business and retiring. Or, perhaps you’ve seen your successful business grow to the point that a large competitor has noticed, and is ready to hand over your big payout.

From a risks and liabilities perspective, these major transactions are a vulnerable time for business buyers and sellers, alike. Here are some of the ways hiring a competent business lawyer can protect your company through such a process:

A competent business attorney knows the major pitfalls of these kinds of transactions. Did you know that many loans will go into d...

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We are North Carolina litigation and business law attorneys. We focus our litigation practice on complex legal matters with significant issues of law or damages. Whether you are a private individual negatively affected by the actions of another, an entrepreneur starting or protecting a business, or working through governmental regulations, we have the experience and skills necessary to ensure you have effective, efficient legal representation. Call Wimer & Snider at Asheville Legal for your consultation today. 828-350-9799.

The attorneys at Wimer & Snider, P.C. in Asheville have represented clients in much of the United States, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, Virginia, and Texas. We are licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Texas. Our offices are conveniently located in the arts district of West Asheville, NC.   Phone: 828-350-9799

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