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May 4, 2021
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Earlier this week, 42-year-old women was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in Kinston, North Carolina. The charges stem from an accident she caused earlier this month in Lenoir County. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. after the women ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. That vehicle then flipped over […]
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April 20, 2021
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
The primary goal of most lawsuits is restitution - that is, to put the injured party back in the position they would have been in had it not been for the negligence or wrongful acts of the defendant. In a breach of contract case, the goal would be to reimburse the plaintiff for all the […]
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April 20, 2021
Workers Compensation
The demolition of large, complex structures is almost by definition hazardous work. The hazards are especially large when the structure is as large and as old as the old Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks. On April 14, a section of the bridge broke free and fell into the inlet. One worker died and […]
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April 14, 2021
Worker Safety
For some North Carolina workers, a bad day on the job means missing a deadline or getting yelled at by the boss. For others, it could mean becoming seriously injured or worse. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, on-the-job deaths have increased 9% between 2014 and 2019. What […]
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April 5, 2021
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
For North Carolina residents who are suddenly impacted by an auto accident, there will be an inevitable litany of concerns to address. This type of setback can be complicated for many reasons including the medical costs that will likely accrue, the life changes that accompany it and the need to adapt to the injuries suffered […]
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April 2, 2021
Car Accidents
At one time or another, many drivers have witnessed a person driving recklessly on the road. Reckless driving can cause serious accidents there are helpful reminders for drivers to stay safe. In North Carolina, reckless driving is defined as driving carelessly and with disregard for the rights and safety of others. It includes driving at a speed […]
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March 29, 2021
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Since the "new normal" began in early 202, many people have had to stay off the roads and in their homes. The N.C. Department of Transportation reported that people drove approximately 24 billion fewer miles in North Carolina in 2020 than they did the year before. However, that did not reduce the number of accident-related […]
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March 23, 2021
Serious And Catastrophic Injuries
Perhaps one of the most devastating injuries a person in Raleigh can suffer in a car accident is a spinal cord injury. In fact, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that each year 12,500 individuals survive spinal cord injuries, and 38% of these injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Spinal cord injuries […]
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March 16, 2021
Workers Compensation
Healthcare workers engage in a profession that presents unique and serious hazards. There are many occupational risks associated with healthcare that may qualify these workers for workers' compensation. Healthcare and hazards Healthcare involves providing health services to individuals. Care takes place in many environments such as hospitals, clinics, dentists' offices, out-patient surgery centers, nursing homes and birthing centers. […]
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March 8, 2021
Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcyclist died in a crash on Sunday night on the Triangle Expressway, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The wreck was reported at approximately 9:15 p.m. and it closed all northbound lanes a mile south of exit 2. The motorcycle accident occurred when a 44-year-old male biker who was travelling on the northbound lanes of […]
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March 5, 2021
Car Accidents
Anyone in North Carolina who takes to the road will understand the litany of dangers that can come up without warning. Regardless of the type of vehicle a person drives, there is inherent risk. Often, that is due to other drivers. Trucks are large and intimidating with drivers who might be on the road for […]
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March 1, 2021
Workers Compensation
Repetitive stress injuries should not be taken lightly and can result in significant pain for sufferers which can also impact and limit their ability to work. Injured workers should be familiar with what repetitive stress injuries are and what they can do if they are impacted by them at work. What are repetitive stress injuries? Repetitive stress […]
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