Asheville, North Carolina, is at the intersection of two major interstate highways.  As a result, the people of Western North Carolina are more susceptible to being injured by tractor-trailer trucks, 18 wheeled vehicles, and large trucks being used in interstate commerce.  These trucks are frequently loaded with as many as 80,000 lbs.  The impact from…

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Need a catastrophic injury attorney in Asheville, North Carolina?  Call Brad Stark at the law firm of Fisher Stark, P.A. 828-505-4300. Having an attorney who is experienced in catastrophic injuries is important.  Catastrophic injuries involve significant lost wages, medical treatments, extended recuperation times, and often a lifetime of permanent disability. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, severe head…

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All property owners have an obligation and duty to keep their premises safe. If a property owner fails to keep his property safe or fails to warn others of a dangerous condition on the property that could cause harm, he can be liable for injuries to another person. Examples of premises liability cases include slip…

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Those who suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of another suffer life-changing consequences. Catastrophic injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, loss of hearing or vision, severe burns, loss of limbs or scarring and disfigurement. These injuries often are the result of bad choices made by…

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The Safest Clients Listen to Their Lawyers In moments of stress, the kind of stress that is easily associated with legal troubles, it is human nature to seek advice or counsel from different kinds of people. Authority figures, friends, and family members are where we instinctively search out when we want answers about how these…

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At some point in time, we are all a pedestrian. Whether you walk to work, jog for exercise or simply make your way around town while enjoying an evening out, staying safe should be a top priority. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2013 a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours. In…

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A study in older war veterans, many of whom were Vietnam vets, raises new concern about the effect of traumatic brain injuries in later life. The study, conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, reported that suffering a brain injury nearly doubles a person’s chances of developing dementia in later life. All of the 280,000+ study participants…

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Suffering a traumatic brain injury is life altering, not only for the patient, but also for their families.  Things may not be the same, home life and relationships have to adapt and adjust to accommodate the recovery and rehabilitation of their loved one.  There are major decisions that need to be made about treatment and…

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When a person suffers brain injury, what role does faith play? Whether it’s the economy, personal tragedy, or healing, worldwide test results are the same—those who have faith heal faster. In two studies led by Assistant Psychology Professor, Michael Inzlicht, participants performed a Stroop task which assesses cognitive control. Comparing believers against non-believers, religious participants…

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