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How Pre-existing Injuries Affect Personal Injury Claims

Generally speaking, none of us has 100% perfect health.  This is particularly true as we get older.  Our bodies, in areas such as our spine and back, begin to “degenerate” as part of the normal aging process.  Insurance companies attempt to use this against folks who may get injured through the negligence of someone else. …

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Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse in North Carolina

As parents and loved ones grow older, nursing homes often become the most viable option to provide the care they need. Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision that’s affected by location, availability, affordability, and quality of care and housing. A lot of effort, time, emotional turmoil and stress can…

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The Truth Behind Whiplash & Soft Tissue Injuries:
How Devastating They Can Be

There are a ton of misconceptions about whiplash. With Hollywood depictions to stand-up jokes, numerous individuals imagine that whiplash is a minor injury that is misrepresented to make a bigger claim after an accident. In reality, whiplash and other severe soft tissue injuries can be debilitating to your life. What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a…

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Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is deadly. According to the most recent NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts, nearly 3,200 people were killed in auto accidents involving distracted drivers. There were also just under 600 nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) killed by distracted drivers. All of these deaths were preventable; if only the driver had stayed focused on the road. What…

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Why Can’t You Talk About Insurance
in a Personal Injury Trial?

In a personal injury trial, it is generally forbidden to inform the jury that the defendant has an insurance policy that would cover any, if not all damages a jury chooses to include in its verdict. Mentioning the defendant’s insurance policy in any way usually ends in a mistrial. In North Carolina Rules of Evidence,…

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June Is National Safety Month! Be Careful Out There!

This month, we must spread the word about personal safety measures that can save lives. Accidental injury is now the 3rd most common cause of death in the U.S. In 2016, the number of preventable deaths increased by 10%! The National Safety Council hasn’t seen such a drastic increase since 1936. An alarming rate of…

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What are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

A staggering 46% of people were injured out of the reported 275,067 traffic accidents in North Carolina. According to the NC Department of Transportation’s 2017 Traffic Crash Facts, these numbers have only slightly decreased from the year before. The state’s efforts to improve highway safety is slowly but surely making the roads safer, but it…

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How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Accidents

A person is killed or injured in a motor vehicle accident involving large truck approximately every 15 minutes. Being safe on the road comes down to a lot of factors, but when you drive a truck, you’re controlling a lot of those factors yourself. Trucks have significant size, power and a longer stopping distance. Simply…

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11 Tips On Sharing The Road With Motorcycles

Sharing The Road With Motorcycles Many automobile drivers become frustrated when having to share the road with motorcycles. Yet, most accidents involving motorcycles and autos are the fault of the automobile driver. It is vital drivers of cars, trucks, and SUVs learn to share the road with motorcycles to avoid causing harm to motorcyclists. The…

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Fun Things To Do In Asheville North Carolina

Asheville is called the Land of the Sky, the New Age Mecca, San Francisco of the East, Paris of the South, and many other titles. This city is a heavenly oasis situated in the midst of the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains. Asheville is well-known for the vital role it played in the…

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