Being involved in an automobile wreck is often an overwhelming experience. One minute you are going on with life’s daily activities, and the next minute it all changes. First there is the issue of the recovering from the injuries you just suffered. Injuries can lead to trips to the emergency room, doctor’s offices, physical therapy sessions, and in some cases even surgery. Injuries often lead to missed time from work, which is often the most stressful part of being in an accident.
New NC Seat Belt Laws Remind Us to Buckle-Up!
North Carolina’s seat belt laws have changed a few times over the last couple of decades. Regardless of age, if you are the driver or just a back seat passenger, North Carolina law now requires every occupant in a vehicle to buckle-up. However, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle and a back seat passenger not wearing a seat belt is not justification to stop a vehicle.
Get to know your local Monroe, NC attorneys at Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long LLP.
Ellie Bragg joined Perry, Bundy, Plyer & Long in 2015 after graduating from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2015. Ellie focuses on family law, criminal law and traffic tickets, and civil litigation.
Here is our interview with Ellie:
What are your favorite types of cases to take?
I enjoy the cases where I really get to know the client. Typically, in a family law or criminal matter I get the opportunity to form a relationship with the client and even their family. I value those relationships and hope to build trust with my clients. I get the most satisfaction when I truly know that someone walked out of my office in a better position than they walked in.
What do you love about living in Union County?
I have lived in Union County almost all of my life. I attended Benton Heights Elementary, Monroe Middle and graduated from Monroe High School. I love how small-town Union County feels, yet we are growing every day. I love the people who make up this county and the community support I am able to experience not only in my professional life but personal life as well.
Did you always want to be a lawyer?
I knew I wanted to be a lawyer since I can remember. Growing up with a father as a judge, I had the unique experience to grow up in the courthouse, literally. I would spend many teacher workdays or holiday breaks in the court room watching how everything worked. I loved watching the court system back then and I consider it to be a privilege to be a member of our local bar now.
What’s your favorite place to eat in Monroe?
For a quick but delicious lunch, I love to walk right down the block to Stone Table – their daily taco specials are to die for! For dinner, my husband and I love to walk to Crust and Jam, best wings in town – hands down!
We know you are active in the American Red Cross. Can you tell us a little about your work there?
I serve on the Board of Directors for the Southern Piedmont American Red Cross. I chose to serve this organization because I believe in their mission. Whether it a house fire, a natural disaster or a small child needing blood, the American Red Cross is always there.
What is your favorite Saturday afternoon activity?
I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Will, our dog Raleigh and cheering on the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Where would you love to travel to?
Beach or mountains?
What book are you reading?
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Why should a client work with Perry Bundy?
Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long can help you and your family through any legal obstacle from a traffic ticket to estate planning. Our approach is on apersonal level where we really aim to get to know our clients while earning their trust and keeping their best interests a priority. We are proud to live in and serve Union County.
To schedule a consultation with Ellie Bragg or another Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long LLP attorney in Monroe, contact us at 704-289-2519 today.