Safety and Personal Injury

Safety and Personal Injury

NC Mountain State Fair Legionnaire’s
Disease Patients are Seeking Legal Counsel

Two people have died from Legionnaires’ disease, which has been linked to the NC Mountain State Fair. The State Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that over 120 people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and its milder form, Pontiac Fever. Patients and their families are now seeking legal counsel as medical bills and time away…

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Independent Medical Examination in a NC Personal Injury Case

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, it is not uncommon for the defendant (the person or company you are suing) to request what insurance carriers call an “Independent Medical Examination”.  You are not a patient of the health care provider who conducts the exam, and no treatment will be rendered. The medical exam allows…

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Can I Sue for Dental Malpractice?

Dentists, like all medical professionals, are held to certain reasonable standards of care for their patients. If your dentist is negligent in their duties and you or a loved one suffers trauma, you may be entitled to compensation. Dental care professionals sometimes fail to live up to their training and the standards requires of their…

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Hit and Run Accidents in North Carolina: Penalties and Compensation

North Carolina drivers are required to stop if they inflict damage on another person’s property or their person. A person’s property includes vehicles, mailboxes, bicycles, and even pets. Drivers have a duty to stop and to disclose the appropriate information to remedy the damage they caused. Drivers who do not stop, leave a scene prematurely,…

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North Carolina Assault and Battery – Criminal and Civil Justice

There are over 20,000 aggravated assault offenses and nearly 100,000 simple assault offenses every year in North Carolina, according to the NC State Bureau of Investigation Annual Summary Reports. The offenses range from non-physical confrontation to serious injury, and the punishments also range from mild to severe. While assault or battery may result in criminal…

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9 Common Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

When people need a lawyer, it is usually because they are in a difficult time in their life. With personal injury law, people may be struggling with serious injuries, medical bills, loss of income, or even the loss of a loved one. It can be a confusing time that makes you feel hopeless, especially when…

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North Carolina Contributory Negligence Laws

How You Can Still Win Your Personal Injury Negligence Case North Carolina is one of the few states that still have contributory negligence in personal injury law. North Carolina is joined only by three other states and Washington D.C., while the remaining 46 states have a form of comparative negligence. Contributory negligence is harshly cut…

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The Dangers of Drugged Driving

Drugged driving is on the rise, especially with teenagers and young adults. It’s all the more vital for parents to pay close attention to the signs of drug or alcohol use. A recent report published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed 1 in 6 college students have driven under the influence of a…

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How to Keep Your Family Safe While Boating

North Carolina has experienced a surge in boating accidents and fatalities. In 2018, boating accidents claimed 35 lives, triple that of the previous year. That total equates to the most boating-related deaths since 1990. Many would think alcohol is the most likely culprit for the surprising increase, but that is not the case.  The main…

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16 Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are considered more dangerous than the typical car crashes due to the truck’s incredible weight and size. Passenger vehicle usually weighs about 4,000 pounds on average while a truck (18-wheeler in particular) weighs up to about 80,000 pounds. Therefore, it’s easier to realize why truck accidents are deadlier and more catastrophic than most…

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