Stone and Christy provides quality legal services in the following areas of law:
GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION
It is possible that, despite your best efforts to the contrary, you will become involved in a dispute that results in your being sued or your having to file a lawsuit to protect your rights. We have significant experience in civil litigation, having represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses. We are experienced in insurance disputes, business controversies, land disputes, estate disputes, and most civil issues. For most matters, we work in an hourly basis, however we do work on a contingency fee basis in cases where there is a substantial likelihood of recovery and we are representing the party likely to recover. If you do not recover in contingency fee cases, there is no fee owed, however you are still responsible for costs
PERSONAL INJURY, and WRONGFUL DEATH
We have experience in handling negligence claims and can efficiently investigate all aspects of your situation in order to effectively prosecute your claim. We offer a free conference to discuss these types of claims, the anticipated length of time such an action will take, what evidence is necessary, and what elements of recovery are allowed in a given situation. Please contact us regarding your case.
We can assist in collecting amounts owed to you whether through negotiation or litigation. We are experienced in asset searches, collection litigation and post-judgment proceedings to maximize the return of our clients including bank account freezes, execution against a debtor’s assets, and foreclosure. We also have significant experience in preparing, filing, and enforcing mechanics and materialmens liens under the N.C. General Statutes. This is an important tool for protecting your right to collect monies, and must be exercised, in most situations, within 120 days of the last date you rendered goods or services to the property in question. Contact us if we can assist you in collecting funds wrongfully withheld from you.
ESTATE BASED LITIGATION
With attorneys in our firm who concentrate in estate planning, estate administration, and litigation, we are well placed to assist you with issues that arise from the administration of an estate, whether that involves protection of beneficiary interests, will contests (caveats or dissents), or the removal of administrators or executors for misdeeds or mishandling of the estate. We are also available to help with wrongful death actions, contested insurance claims, collection of claims by the estates against debtors of the estate, and negotiation or litigation of claims against the estate.