I have been practicing law in North Carolina since 1990 and am admitted to practice... more
I have been practicing law in North Carolina since 1990 and am admitted to practice before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District and Western District of North Carolina. Before I began representing injured people in the mid-1990's, I worked for an insurance defense firm in Greensboro. In that role, I gained considerable experience in inj... view profile
Phil has practiced with the Van Winkle Law Firm since 1972. His primary areas of... more
Phil has practiced with the Van Winkle Law Firm since 1972. His primary areas of practice include healthcare, construction, professional malpractice defense (accounting, architectural, dental, engineering, legal and medical), products liability, banking, and commercial law. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, Phil studied law at Temple University, where he... view profile
I am the Principal and Owner of Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law (http://... more
I am the Principal and Owner of Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law (http://fmerithewlaw.com/). I work throughout Western North Carolina and consult with companies around the country. My practice is focused on business law, development and consulting, liability analysis and risk management, contracts and transactions, and civil, commercial, and complex litigation. My areas of practice inc... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies can offer and the rates they can charge. Because there are so many different kinds of insurance, a good insurance lawyer is very helpful. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies will deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.