Category: Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

Unfortunately, making a list and checking it twice for safe toy buying is not always easy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) does not test all toys and not all toys in stores or online meet CPSC standards. Trouble in Toyland, the definitive annual survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, identified numerous toys out there that […]

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Calculating Recoverable Damages in Dog Bite Cases

In the aftermath of a dog bite, especially one to the face, victims often struggle not only with physical injuries, but also with psychological trauma. Recovery from facial bites, which often result in nerve damage and disfiguring scars, may require cosmetic surgery with all its attendant risks and often not covered by health insurance. No […]

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Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests This Holiday Season

Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a heightened risk for drunk driving  car crashes and personal injury following family get-togethers and holiday parties. You may also be held personally responsible if you hosted the festivities and a […]

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Don’t Invite Food Poisoning to your Thanksgiving Dinner

Cases of foodborne illnesses are on the rise in the U.S. Since most food contamination happens at home and Thanksgiving festivities are just around the corner, here are a few tips from the CDC to help reduce the chance for personal injury. • Clean before and after handling food, including hands and surfaces. • Minimize […]

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Be Careful even at Crosswalks

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-173 makes it the duty of the driver of a vehicle to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. However, even when you as a pedestrian has the right of way, please continue to be aware of your own surroundings or you could sustain serious personal injury. This person almost waited until it […]

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It’s deer (and car crash) season

It’s the peak time of year for deer/car collisions. A North Carolina Department of Transportation study, looking at 2017 through 2019 data, showed that animal-related crashes in the state killed five people, injured more than 2,800, and caused nearly $156.9 million in property damage during that three-year period. Avoid a car wreck and personal injury […]

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Many Car Seats Are Installed or Operated Incorrectly by Parents

Car seats are designed to save young lives and prevent personal injury. Unfortunately, although most parents think they are installing the seats correctly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 46% of car and booster seats are misused! The consequences can be deadly, given that motor vehicle accidents are the number-one killer of kids in […]

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Trick or Treater Safety

Prevent personal injury and keep your trick or treaters safe. Many 2020 Halloween festivities were paused by COVID-19. So this year, kids are excited to get out there and make up lost trick-or-treating time. Review these safety tips before heading out into the spookiest night of the year: 🎃 Be visible! Carry glow sticks or […]

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3 Foodborne Illness Drivers

The three drivers behind more reported outbreaks of foodborne illness include: convenience, imported foods and … well, you might be surprised by the third here: https://letamericaknow.com/view_feature_ysk.php?memberid=22871&orderid=957&issueid=1904#

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Insurance Company says if you are riding in a car, you are negligent.

I just had State Farm Insurance Company deny the claim of a young, African-American female who was injured in a car wreck when the other car made a left hand turn into her at an intersection. She sustained bruising, back and neck sprains, and facial scarring. The claim was denied because, according to the insurance […]

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Martin Scorcese Facing Lawsuit From Former Nurse Over Dog Attack

Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorcese is facing a lawsuit filed by a home nurse who was allegedly attacked by his dog. The lawsuit alleges that Scorcese and his wife allowed their dog to “approach, menace, attack and bite” the plaintiff while she was working as a nurse at their residence. The lawsuit filed in Bronx […]

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Common Birth Injuries to Babies

Over the past 100 years, pregnancy has become incredibly safe. Nevertheless, injuries and sometimes death still occur, often because of a mistake a doctor made during labor or delivery. If you suspect that a medical mistake was made at the time of your child’s birth, you should consult with an attorney to check whether you […]

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Suspicious Nursing Home Injuries Warrant Investigation

Nursing homes play a vital role as North Carolina’s population continues to age. The state’s 427 nursing homes provide 24-hour medical care and attention to over 30,000 residents, relieving family members of the stress of taking care of their relatives all on their own. When you take your loved one to a nursing home, you […]

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How Will I Know if My Doctor Has Committed Malpractice?

Like all professionals, doctors owe their clients a duty of care. When a doctor falls below this standard, you can receive money to correct the mistake and to compensate for any physical pain or emotional harm. How will you know if your doctor made a mistake that has injured you? Unfortunately, there is no clear […]

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Distracted Driving is a Serious Danger

A tragic car accident involving a North Carolina driver is a reminder that distracted driving is a danger to everyone on the road. Injured victims will need to sue in court to hold the drivers responsible for their injuries accountable. Eyes Off the Road At 11:15 a.m. on February 3, 2018, Samantha Hughes of Wilmington […]

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Slip and Falls can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

After a slip and fall, many people can stand up, dust themselves off, and carrying on with their day. But if you hit your head while falling, you are more likely to suffer a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). The human brain is well protected by the fluid surrounding it, which prevents the brain from […]

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What is Pain and Suffering?

In a motor vehicle wreck case, or any other negligence case, there are several areas of damages that an injured person can recover. They can recover their medical bills; their future medical bills; their loss of use of a body party; their lost wages if they missed work; and pain and suffering. “Pain and suffering” […]

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JUUUUUST a bit outside…

It seems to be common knowledge, at least among regular patrons, that foul balls and wild throws commonly are hit into the crowd at any baseball game. Does this mean the owner of the ballpark has no responsibility for the safety of its fans? In North Carolina, owners of ballparks are under same general duty […]

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Who to Sue in a Car Wreck.

People who have been in a car wreck oftentimes ask me (or just assume without asking) that I am going to file suit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The short answer is “no, unless…” In a typical car wreck case, the at-fault driver will have at least the minimum amount of insurance required by […]

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New Radical Legislation

Next week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible — for Americans harmed by large corporate misconduct to seek justice in our nation’s courts. These anti-civil justice bills are: H.R. 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” which undermines state law and eliminates the […]

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