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Helpful Videos to Address Your Questions and Concerns About Your North Carolina Injury, Criminal, Civil or Family Law case.

Our video library has several videos to answer your North Carolina personal injury, criminal defense, family law or divorce or custody case questions. Contact the Speaks Law Firm for more information today.

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    Auto Injury Attorney:

  • Auto Injury Explainer VideoAuto Injury Explainer Video
    This video explains how the auto injury claims process works.  You get better.  We take care of everything. Call now. It is just that easy.
  • When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident Injury?When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident Injury?

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ After suffering a knee injury, head injury, herniated disc injury, broken bones, or any other type of injury in a car accident, you are probably wondering when is the best time to hire an attorney. Find out if you should hire a personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident or if it is better to wait.

    The most important thing you can do immediately after being involved in an auto accident on US 76 is to seek medical treatment. While some may say that you should be finished with your medical treatment before hiring an attorney, it is best to call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This way you will know how to handle your case from the very beginning. You can learn many things from an attorney—especially how to talk with an insurance adjuster. Additionally, your lawyer can make sure your case is properly and meticulously documented in order to maximize the value of your case.

    If you have any questions after being injured on a North Carolina road, it is always a good idea to pick up the phone and contact an attorney as soon as possible. For a free case consultation, call the Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington at 877.593.4233 or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • What Is My Wilmington Auto Injury Claim Worth?What Is My Wilmington Auto Injury Claim Worth?

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ After being hit by a motor vehicle in a trucking accident, pedestrian accident, or car accident on US 74, you may need compensation for the injuries you suffered. But before you settle with the insurance company, you probably want to know what your claim is worth or if the insurance adjuster is offering you fair compensation.

    Wanting to know what the insurance company will pay you for your auto injury claim is reasonable, but coming up with a case value is more complex than you may realize. Before determining the value of your case, it is important to have an attorney review your medical bills and medical records. When you have a personal injury lawyer analyzing your claim, you can rest assured knowing that everything will be factored into your case’s value including lost wages, scaring, permanent injuries, and future loses, among other damages.

    To get a proper evaluation of your claim, contact the Speaks Law Firm in Wilmington, North Carolina at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • North Carolina Injury Lawyer Helps Victims of Texters North Carolina Injury Lawyer Helps Victims of Texters

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Cell phones have become an important part of everyday life; however, many people are just too attached to their cell phones. In fact, some people don’t put down their phones even when they are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle—leading to many car accidents.

    Unfortunately, texting and driving has become a serious issue that has caused serious car crashes in North Carolina and throughout this nation. At the Speaks Law Firm, we have represented injured victims of auto accidents involving texting. As experienced Wilmington auto injury lawyers, we know how to look for maximum compensation in these types of accidents. Recently, we represented an injured victim who was hurt badly by a distracted driver. We were able to minimize his case expenses while finding two insurance policies that he could make a recovery from.

    For help with your auto accident case, and to make sure you receive the most compensation, a North Carolina personal injury lawyer at Speaks Law Firm can help you. Call 877.593.4233 for a free consultation or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • Free Wilmington Auto Injury Book Helps Avoid Common MistakesFree Wilmington Auto Injury Book Helps Avoid Common Mistakes

    http://www.speakslaw.com After being injured in an accident, there are going to be many things running through your mind. As a result, it can be easy to make some of the common mistakes that occur after an injury. In this useful video, North Carolina car crash lawyer R. Clarke Speaks goes over some of these common mistakes.

     

    In Mr. Speaks’ years of experience, he has seen many injured people:

     

    • Fail to get names, addresses, and contact information
    • Fail to seek the medical attention they need immediately
    • Provide recorded statements and having communication with an insurance adjuster before speaking with a personal injury attorney

     

    These are all mistakes that can cost you a lot of money in your case. Quite simply, the best way to avoid these mistakes is to meet with a personal injury lawyer.

     

    While Mr. Speaks is available for a free consultation to help you through this process, he has also written a book, called The North Carolina Auto Injury Book. The book will help provide the information you need to make good decisions.

     

    This book is freely available and can be obtained by calling Mr. Speaks at 877.593.4233 or by filling out the online form on the Speaks Law Firm website. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/contact-the-wilmington-nc-auto-injury-lawyers-at-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Why Everyone Should Have Uninsured Motorist CoverageWhy Everyone Should Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    http://www.speakslaw.com Accidents can happen to anyone—and most of the time, they happen when they least expect it. This is one of the reasons that auto insurance exists: to protect you and other drivers. However, as North Carolina car crash attorney R. Clarke Speaks explains in this video, there are many drivers who remain uninsured.

     

    Some of these uninsured drivers cause accidents and may not have the insurance to cover the damages of their negligence. This can leave you with huge medical payments or other costs that pile up after an accident.

     

    This is why Mr. Speaks believes that every driver in North Carolina should have uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage. These types of policies protect you when you are involved in an accident that is caused by someone who is uninsured or underinsured.


    If you have been injured in a North Carolina car crash, schedule a free consultation today by calling Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233. Mr. Speaks has also written a book that you can download for free from his website, called The North Carolina Auto Injury Book. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/contact-the-wilmington-nc-auto-injury-lawyers-at-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Find the Right Lawyer for Your Truck Accident InjuryFind the Right Lawyer for Your Truck Accident Injury

    http://speakslaw.com While auto accidents are common, injuries can also occur from larger types of accidents. In fact, as Wilmington truck accident lawyer R. Clarke Speaks explains in this video, injuries can occur from truck collisions.

     

    If you have been injured from being in an accident with a tractor trailer, then your case may need to be handled differently from an auto accident case. The cases are different because truck accident cases can be more complex and are investigated differently.

     

    As a result, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer that has experience in these types of cases—the kind of experience that Speaks Law Firm has. In fact, the firm has handled tractor trailer cases across North Carolina, from Wilmington to Shelby.

     

    Mr. Speaks continues by explaining that truck cases have to be evaluated on several factors that can include the truck driver, the truck driver’s driving history, the employer, maintenance records, log records, and more.

     

    If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the experienced North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Speaks Law Firm by calling 877.593.4233. Also available is a book Mr. Speaks has written to help answer common questions you may have, called The North Carolina Auto Injury Book. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/contact-the-wilmington-nc-auto-injury-lawyers-at-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

     

  • North Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer Introduces His BookNorth Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer Introduces His Book

    http://speakslaw.com In this useful video, North Carolina auto accident lawyer R. Clarke Speaks explains his new book and why he wrote it.

     

    In the many cases that Mr. Speaks and his law firm have represented, he has seen clients make mistakes early in their cases before obtaining representation. This often happens before they have had a chance to speak to a personal injury attorney. These mistakes can cost the client a large amount of money.

     

    As a result, Mr. Speaks wrote The North Carolina Auto Injury Book in order to provide those injured in an accident the information they need to make good decisions. The book is written to help out even before seeking representation.

     

    Mr. Speaks continues to explain that the book covers some common questions like:

    • Should you seek representation
    • Should you provide a recorded statement
    • What information and actions you need immediately

     

    Don’t make a costly mistake—get a free copy of Mr. Speaks’ book today. The book can be obtained by calling Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233 or by filling out the online form at the Speaks Law Firm website. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/contact-the-wilmington-nc-auto-injury-lawyers-at-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Personal Injury Attorney:

  • Injured in a Wilmington, North Carolina Fire? Help Is Here Injured in a Wilmington, North Carolina Fire? Help Is Here

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Have you suffered a burn injury in North Carolina due to no fault of your own? If you were injured in an apartment fire, house fire, condo fire, or vehicle fire, there may be someone else responsible for your injuries. Watch this video to find out more about fire injury claims.

    Just because there was a fire in your apartment, doesn’t mean you are responsible for your injuries and damages. For example, the fire could have started as a result of electrical issues that a landlord never corrected, which is exactly what our client experienced. After our client suffered smoke inhalation, cuts, and burn injuries in a fire, the insurance company didn’t want to pay him. This is why he hired an experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer at the Speaks Law Firm who handles burn injury claims in North Carolina.

    Fire and burn injuries are often life-altering, and victims should be compensated for their medical bills and more. For help making sure you are compensated fairly after being injured in a Wilmington fire, contact the Speaks Law Firm to find out how we can help you. Call 877.593.4233 for a free consultation or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • Premises Liability:

  • Why to Find Representation Quickly in a Wilmington Fire CaseWhy to Find Representation Quickly in a Wilmington Fire Case

    http://speakslaw.com In this video, Wilmington fire case lawyer R. Clarke Speaks goes over the importance of having representation in a fire case.

     

    One of the practice areas of Speaks Law Firm is premises liability. A common type of premises liability cases arises when a person is injured or burned in a fire.

     

    It comes as no surprise that the injuries that result from a fire can be horrific. As a result, it is important to know your rights and understand what options you have available.

     

    Additionally, in order to help you evaluate the extent of your claim in a fire case, it is important to find representation quickly. Your personal injury attorney can help you:

     

    • Obtain a fire report
    • View the scene before it is cleaned up or torn down
    • Gather other information that needs to be obtained immediately

     

    This information will help you recover the proper amount to cover the damages you have experienced.

     

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire, call Wilmington fire case lawyer R. Clarke Speaks at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/wilmington-nc-personal-injury-attorneys-help-injured-parties.cfm

  • Premises Liability: What it Is and Who to CallPremises Liability: What it Is and Who to Call

    http://www.speakslaw.com Have you ever wondered what premises liability is? Wilmington premises liability attorney R. Clarke Speaks explains this topic and more in this useful video.

     

    In short, premises liability is what happens when you are injured on someone else’s property. This can include injuries caused:

     

    • In a fall
    • Due to a dangerous area that was not safe or properly maintained
    • Due to a fire

     

    Many times, these injuries occur because someone else did not maintain property in a safe manner. It is, in fact, against the law to not maintain property in a safe and reasonable fashion.  Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the property owner to warn of dangers, including hidden dangers that a regular person would not easily see.

     

    If a property owner does not satisfy this law and someone is injured on the property, then he is liable for the injury—and that injured person may be able to recover damages that result from the injury.

                                

    If you have been injured in a building or other property, call Mr. Speaks for a free consultation at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/wilmington-nc-personal-injury-attorneys-help-injured-parties.cfm

  • Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer on Use of TechnologyWilmington Personal Injury Lawyer on Use of Technology

    http://speakslaw.com In this video, Wilmington personal injury lawyer R. Clarke Speaks discusses how his firm maximizes recovery for personal injury cases. In order to maximize the recovery for a personal injury case, Speaks Law Firm uses creativity and technology.

     

    Mr. Speaks explains that his firm takes the time to understand and plan how to tell the story of the injured client in the most effective way possible. This includes showing how the injury happened and the effect that the injury has had on the client and his family.

     

    This creative approach is implemented through technology. For example, in one fire case that the firm represented, the insurance company wanted to reject the claim, saying that the injured person could have taken a different course of conduct.

     

    Instead of accepting this, the Speaks Law Firm put themselves in the shoes of their client. They went to the scene of the fire and compiled a series of pictures, generating a 360 degree perspective to show the insurance company. This helped prove that no matter what direction the injured client went in, he would have still been injured.

     

    By taking this approach with the above example, the firm was able to show that the client had no other option and that the accident was not his fault. This ultimately ended in a favorable settlement for the injured client.

     

    If you have been injured and need representation, contact Wilmington personal injury lawyer R. Clarke Speaks at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/wilmington-nc-personal-injury-attorneys-help-injured-parties.cfm

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI):

  • Maximize Your Recovery After a Wilmington Auto Accident TBIMaximize Your Recovery After a Wilmington Auto Accident TBI

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ The media has focused a lot of attention on athletes who have suffered devastating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The reason why athletes, especially football players, are suffering these types of serious injuries is due to direct impacts (e.g. a head-to-head hit). However, athletes aren’t the only ones suffering traumatic brain injuries in North Carolina.

    When an occupant inside a motor vehicle suffers a blow to the head in a Wilmington auto accident, head trauma could be the result. When trauma to the head occurs, a person’s mood, memory, personality, speech, and vision could be affected. Sadly, auto accident victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries have lifelong problems. Because these types of injuries require extensive medical treatment, TBIs are not only serious injuries but costly as well. This is why it is important to have a skilled North Carolina traumatic brain injury lawyer on your side to make sure you are compensated appropriately.

    For help recovering the compensation that you or your loved one deserves following a traumatic brain injury in Wilmington, call the Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233 for a free consultation or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • Divorce Lawyers:

  • Mr. Speaks Explains His Approach to Wilmington Divorce CasesMr. Speaks Explains His Approach to Wilmington Divorce Cases

    http://www.speakslaw.com While divorce is oftentimes an action of last resort for many couples, it is still a process that you may have to go through. In this video, Wilmington divorce attorney Clarke Speaks discusses his approach to this kind of case.

     

    Going through a divorce and dissolution of a family can be a traumatic and challenging experience. Speaks Law Firm is both aware and sensitive to the emotional difficulties presented by this process.

     

    While divorce is challenging, it is important to also protect yourself during this time. Two major areas that must be handled diligently are your finances and access to your children.  Mr. Speaks explains that he is available to help you through this process and to deal with these important legal challenges.

     

    If you are about to go through or are already going through a divorce or child custody case, make sure to protect your rights by calling Mr. Speaks today at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-family-law-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

     

  • Fathers’ Rights and Why They Should Matter to EveryoneFathers’ Rights and Why They Should Matter to Everyone

    http://www.speakslaw.com In this informative video, Clarke Speaks discusses his firm’s view on custody cases and fathers’ rights.

     

    In North Carolina, judges will often give primary custody to the mother and not the father. This can seriously limit the access that the father has to his children. As a result, if you are going through a custody case, it is important to find an attorney who has experience with these matters.

     

    Speaks Law Firm understands and recognizes that many fathers are very engaged and devoted to their children. As a result, this bias toward providing mothers with primary custody can be harmful to the father and the children.

     

    Mr. Speaks explains that he puts a lot of energy and effort into developing and promoting fathers’ rights. This is important to him because both the father and the children benefit by maintaining a strong relationship.

     

    If you are going through a custody case, call an attorney that understands fathers’ rights—call Clarke Speaks at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-family-law-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Fathers' Rights:

  • How Fathers Can Still See Their Children Following DivorceHow Fathers Can Still See Their Children Following Divorce

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Divorce not only changes a man’s relationship status, but it frequently has been known to affect a man’s relationship with his children. If you are going through a divorce or have recently gotten a divorce in North Carolina, you should learn about your father’s rights here in this video.

    Far too often courts rule in favor of mothers, and fathers’ rights are frequently ignored. Sadly, fathers do not get the rights to their children that they deserve. Because fathers today are more active in the everyday lives of their children, children are negatively impacted when their fathers don’t get to spend enough time with them. Being denied accessibility to their children also negatively affects fathers.

    If you were not given the rights to your child that you deserve after a divorce, contact the Speaks Law Firm. We work hard to make sure that fathers can maintain good relationships with their children. Call us today for a free consultation at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • What Fathers Should Do When Denied Access to Their ChildrenWhat Fathers Should Do When Denied Access to Their Children

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Today’s fathers are hands-on. They take their children to school, play with them, feed them, love them, read them stories, put them to bed, and even coach their little league teams. However, when divorce occurs, fathers are often forgotten.

    Because courts historically have given legal custody to mothers—not fathers—many fathers are denied accessibility to their children, even though they are fit and loving parents. If you have been denied access or involvement in your child’s life, you should learn about fathers’ rights in North Carolina. Children need their fathers, and our law firm works really hard to give fathers access to their children.

    After a divorce in Wilmington, you should learn about your rights as a father. Speak with an attorney who will inform you of your parental rights and will fight to get you the access to your children that you deserve. Contact the Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • DWI, Traffic and Criminal Defense:

  • How to Prepare to Go to Criminal Court in North CarolinaHow to Prepare to Go to Criminal Court in North Carolina

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Do you know what things you should do and shouldn’t do after being charged with a misdemeanor or a federal crime in North Carolina? When faced with a criminal charge and the possibility of going to criminal court, find out what you need to know.

    Many people make huge mistakes in court that dramatically affect their case outcome. To avoid making big mistakes that could hurt your case, you need to know how to prepare to go to court. Because attorney Clarke Speaks doesn’t want you to make critical mistakes that could negatively affect you, he is offering you a free copy of the book he wrote called The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court.

    Be prepared to go to court in order to get the best possible outcome in your case by reading this book. If you have any questions after reading this book, call the Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233 or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • What Parents Should Do When Kids Are Charged with a CrimeWhat Parents Should Do When Kids Are Charged with a Crime

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ It is normal for children and young adults to act out and push boundaries, but sometimes their behaviors get them in trouble with the law. If your child is in trouble as a result of committing a crime in Wilmington, you should watch this video to find out what to do next.

    If your child has been charged with a crime in North Carolina, whether it is a felony such as sexting or a misdemeanor offense such as a DWI, you might be worried how this crime will affect your son or daughter for life. Your concerns are justified, since a criminal conviction can affect where your child lives, goes to school, and even works. Because one crime can haunt your child for a lifetime—staying on his or her record—it is important to have the right attorney fighting to protect your child’s rights.

    At the Speaks Law Firm, we have helped many parents protect their children’s future, and we can go to work for your family as well.  By calling a criminal defense lawyer, you can rest assured knowing your child’s future is in good hands. Call 877.593.4233 today or contact us online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • Four Key Questions in a Wilmington DWI CaseFour Key Questions in a Wilmington DWI Case

    http://www.speakslaw.com In this video, Wilmington driving while intoxicated (DWI) lawyer R. Clarke Speaks discusses the specifics of DWI cases in North Carolina.

     

    As a new client, Mr. Speaks will ask you to come in and discuss your case. As part of this, he will go over a series of questions with you to gather factual information. There are four key questions that Mr. Speaks examines:

     

    1. What were the circumstances surrounding the stop made by law enforcement?
    2. What were the circumstances that led up to your arrest?
    3. What were the specifics of the intoxication tests that were performed?
    4. Do the circumstances together provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that a charge of DWI can be brought against you?

     

    If a person pleads guilty or is found guilty of a DWI, then the judge will immediately have a follow-up sentencing hearing. The answers to the above questions can also weigh in on this sentencing hearing. At the sentencing hearing, the judge will examine aggravating factors, grossly aggravating factors, and mitigating factors. It is important to show that there were many mitigating factors in your favor.

     

    If you have been charged with DWI, call the experienced Wilmington DWI lawyers at Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-criminal-defense-attorney-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • What You Need to Know About Wilmington Bond Reduction CasesWhat You Need to Know About Wilmington Bond Reduction Cases

    http://www.speakslaw.com In this video, R. Clarke Speaks discusses the details of North Carolina bond reduction cases.

     

    The Speaks Law Firm represents those who are charged with crimes in state or federal court. After an arrest, one of the first issues that many want to address is bond. Understandably, after being arrested, you want to get yourself or a family member out of custody as soon as possible.

     

    To do this, you have to have a bond reduction hearing.  At a bond reduction hearing, a judge is going to examine two things: flight risk and danger to the community. The judge will put into place whatever conditions he feels necessary to ensure that whoever is charged shows up to future hearings and does not subject the community to any danger.

     

    By understanding the approach of judges overseeing these cases, Mr. Speaks can help you navigate this process. As part of this, Mr. Speaks can help you provide the information to alleviate concerns a judge may have and to show that you are not a flight risk and that you are not a danger to yourself or any other member of the community.

     

    If you or a loved one is in need of representation for a North Carolina bond reduction case, contact Mr. Speaks today at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-criminal-defense-attorney-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Your Miranda Rights and How to Assert ThemYour Miranda Rights and How to Assert Them

    http://speakslaw.com Even if you have been charged with a crime, you still have rights. It is important to be aware of and understand what these rights are. In this informative video, R. Clarke Speaks goes over the details of asserting your Miranda Rights.

     

    These rights include:

     

    • The right to remain silent
    • The right to refuse consent to search
    • The right to an attorney

     

    A common mistake that Mr. Speaks has observed is when people fail to properly assert these rights. For example, some will go to the police officer and answer questions without having representation. This is not a good idea because law enforcement officers are trained to question you in a non-threatening way. However, these questions but can be a threat to your case and may undermine your defense.

     

    If you are charged with a crime, it is important to find representation from a criminal defense attorney. Call someone who can help you through this process. Call North Carolina criminal defense attorney R. Clarke Speaks before you sit down with any enforcement officer at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-criminal-defense-attorney-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Miranda Rights and What Is Admissible in CourtMiranda Rights and What Is Admissible in Court

    http://speakslaw.com In this informative video, R. Clarke Speaks explains more about Miranda Rights and how they can affect your case.

    Have you ever asked yourself what happens if you have been arrested and you are never read your Miranda Rights? How would this impact your criminal case? Mr. Speaks explains that the answer to these questions depends on the specifics of your case.

    A law enforcement officer is supposed to read you your Miranda rights after a custodial interrogation. An interrogation is custodial if you are under arrest at the time it is made.

    So, if you are subjected to a custodial interrogation without first being read your Miranda Rights, then anything you say subsequent to that time must be excluded from the jury’s or judge’s consideration. As a result, this can be a very important tool in preventing the state from proving that you are guilty.

    If you are being charged and need representation, you can reach Mr. Speaks for a free consultation at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/practice_areas/north-carolina-criminal-defense-attorney-the-speaks-law-firm.cfm

  • Federal Criminal Defense:

  • Avoid Mistakes in a North Carolina Federal Criminal CaseAvoid Mistakes in a North Carolina Federal Criminal Case

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ Far too many people make costly mistakes in federal criminal cases. Sometimes, these mistakes are made because people do not understand the concepts of federal court and how they are different than state court. As a result, they often hire the wrong North Carolina criminal defense lawyer for their case.

    If you are facing federal criminal charges in North Carolina, you need to get reliable information so that you can make good decisions. This is why North Carolina federal criminal defense attorney Clarke Speaks wrote the book Busted by the Federal Authorities. In this book—which is available to you for FREE—you will find answers to your questions about the federal criminal process and how to avoid costly mistakes along the way.

    Don’t make a mistake that could cost you a longer term of imprisonment and more time away from your family. Fill out the form on our website to get your copy of this free book today. If you have additional questions, please contact a Wilmington federal defense attorney at Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • General:

  • 3 Tips for Hiring the Right Wilmington, NC Attorney3 Tips for Hiring the Right Wilmington, NC Attorney

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ When you need an attorney, it is probably because something serious has come up in your life. Because you have a serious matter, you need a serious attorney—one that is the right lawyer for your case. But how do you find an attorney perfect for your case?

    Wilmington attorney Clarke Speaks has three tips to help you find the best attorney for your specific matter. First, conduct Internet research to locate attorneys in your general area and who practice in an area of law that is relevant to your case. Second, find out what past clients are saying about the lawyer you are interested in hiring. For example, on our website, you can read past client reviews and testimonials about the services they have received from Speaks Law Firm. Finally, talk with the attorney to find out if you feel confident and comfortable with that lawyer.

    At Speaks Law Firm, you can meet with an experienced North Carolina attorney in a free consultation to get to know us. We would be happy to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • North Carolina Attorney Created Resourceful Website for YouNorth Carolina Attorney Created Resourceful Website for You

    http://www.speakslaw.com/ You are probably visiting this website because you were in a North Carolina car accident, work accident, slip and fall accident, or because another issue has come up in your life. Your quest for information is what brought you to this website, as you are probably seeking answers to your questions. Rest assured that you have come to the right place.

    Wilmington accident attorney Clarke Speaks created this website with you in mind. There are free resources you can browse through that will help you gain valuable legal information. If you cannot find the answers to your questions, or you would like to discuss your specific case, there are a couple of other options for you. You can contact us by calling the phone number listed on this page, through our online chat function, or by filling out the “Contact Us” page to send us an email. You can also order one of our free books online.

    The Speaks Law Firm understands that you need to equip yourself with valuable information, and we will do everything to provide you with the information you are looking for. For a free initial consultation, contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney at 877.593.4233 or online at http://www.speakslaw.com/contact.cfm.

  • “Don’t Sign Yet,” Says North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer“Don’t Sign Yet,” Says North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

    http://www.speakslaw.com Being injured in an accident can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. However, there are some important things to remember about release forms and recorded statements. In this video, North Carolina personal injury attorney Clarke Speaks covers the dos and don’ts of release forms and recorded messages.

     

    If you have been injured, you should never sign any forms or give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster before a consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

     

    The reason is that for example, the signed release may resolve your case. This includes a release of liability, which means that once you sign, you can never recover any additional money for your injuries. This is problematic because there can be further complications that you were unaware of when signing the release. As a result, signing a release prematurely can be a costly mistake.

     

    Giving a recorded statement prematurely can also be a costly mistake. Oftentimes after an accident, a “friendly” representative from the insurance company may contact you, saying that he wants to ask you some simple questions.  However, some of the questions are designed to help the insurance company undermine the value of your claim. They very well could use this as a basis to deny your claim.

     

    Know your rights and don’t make these early mistakes—call Speaks Law today at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com

  • How Your Case Is Handled by Speaks Law FirmHow Your Case Is Handled by Speaks Law Firm

    http://www.speakslaw.com In this video, Wilmington personal injury attorney, R. Clarke Speaks, covers how cases are handled within his law firm.

     

    As the motto of Speaks Law Firm is “every client is our most important client,” special care and attention is given to your case. If you decide to be represented by Speaks Law Firm, you may be wondering who will be working with if you. Will it be an attorney from the firm or a paralegal? The answer is “both.”

     

    For example, Mr. Speaks is in the courtroom nearly every day of the week. This track record of being in the court is an important aspect of the Speaks Law Firm. It allows Mr. Speaks to remain sharp and puts him in the best position to assist those who need his help.

     

    However, since he is in court every day, there may be times when he cannot answer the phone. As a result, Speaks Law Firm has a team of experts who are available when you call.

     

    Mr. Speaks emphasizes that he takes on the personal responsibility of being involved and connected to every case that Speaks Law Firm represents.

     

    If you have been injured in an accident, contact Wilmington personal injury attorney R. Clarke Speaks at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com

  • Thinking About Posting About Your Injuries? Think AgainThinking About Posting About Your Injuries? Think Again

    http://www.speakslaw.com There can be many challenges in personal injury law. However, as North Carolina personal injury attorney R. Clarke Speaks explains in this video, one recent trend that has emerged as a major problem and concern is social media posting.

     

    Those that are injured in an accident will at times post on Facebook or Twitter about their accident or resulting injuries. The problem with this is that the insurance companies can use this information against a claim. This may include trying to show that you are not as injured as you claim to be, essentially undermining your case.

     

    Mr. Speaks explains that with personal injury cases, it is important to not exaggerate the severity of your injury. You must also ensure that your injuries are properly documented.

     

    Mr. Speaks continues by providing examples of posts that could be used against you. You may post a picture of yourself at the beach; the insurance company can then use this to show that you are not injured. If you post a statement that you are at a party, the insurance company can claim that you must not have been in that much pain because you attended a party. This can lead to diminishing the value of your claim.

     

    If you or a loved one has been injured, you can reach Mr. Speaks by calling 877.593.4233. Also, check out Mr. Speaks’ auto accident book, The North Carolina Auto Injury Book, which is available for free on his website. http://www.speakslaw.com/

  • The Information You Need for a Successful CaseThe Information You Need for a Successful Case

    http://www.speakslaw.com In this video, Wilmington personal injury lawyer R. Clarke Speaks welcomes visitors to his website. He also explains the purpose of the design and information of the website.

     

    The purpose of his website is to provide the information you need to make good decisions. As Mr. Speaks can attest, successful cases are the result of good decisions. Ultimately, you cannot make good decisions with inaccurate or inadequate information.

     

    In response to this, Mr. Speaks has structured his website to provide you with access to articles, frequently asked questions, and other useful information. This will allow you to have access to information that will help you have a successful case.

     

    Mr. Speaks continues by explaining that one of the biggest resources on the website is the book that he wrote: The North Carolina Auto Injury Book. Much of the information in the book can also be found on the website and answers questions like:

     

    • Do I need a lawyer?
    • How much is my case worth?
    • What should I do after an accident?

    and

    • Should I sign a release?

     

    Call the Speaks Law Firm today to request a free copy of the book or to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Speaks is available at 877.593.4233. http://www.speakslaw.com/

  • North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer’s Moving MottoNorth Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer’s Moving Motto

    http://speakslaw.com In this video, North Carolina personal injury lawyer R. Clarke Speaks talks about what makes his law firm unique.

     

    With so many law firms’ services available, a question you may be asking is, “What makes Speaks Law Firm unique and different from other injury law firms?”

     

    One difference is the motto that every attorney at the Speaks Law Firm follows. It is the motto that has been in place since the inception of Speaks Law Firm: “Every client is our most important client.”

     

    Mr. Speaks continues by telling the story of where this motto originated. During law school, Mr. Speaks used to work for a federal judge. In a conversation with him, the judge said to treat every client like he is your last and to treat him like he is the most important person in the world.

     

    Every day since this moving discussion, everyone in the Speaks Law Firm—from lawyers to staff—have followed this motto.

     

    If you have been injured and are looking for representation, call Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233. Also, make sure to download Mr. Speaks’ free book, The North Carolina Auto Injury Book. http://www.speakslaw.com