Category: Personal Injury

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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Legal Myths: The McDonalds Hot Coffee Case

As we approach the 30th anniversary of the famous McDonald’s hot coffee case, it’s an excellent time to explore the myths and realities of a personal injury claim. That 1992 case became a rallying cry for those who really want to limit the rights of all Americans to hold corporations accountable for the injuries they […]

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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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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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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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Answered on AVVO.com. Punitive Damages in Motor Vehicle Collision

Q: Punitive damage for Auto accident in NC: What are the terms for an auto accident to be considered for punitive damages? If a driver cause an accident by running a red light and colliding with other vehicle, would this Gross Negligence be considered for punitive damages according to the NC statutes. A: Bradley’s answer: […]

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Out of State Medical Liens

I’ve written before on  Medical Liens in North Carolina. These liens allow a hospital or doctor or other health care provider to place a lien on any settlement that an injured person may get from a third-party. If a company has a valid lien in North Carolina, the attorney can’t give that money to their […]

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Riding with Drunks

There are a lot of public awareness campaigns on driving while intoxicated, but less emphasis has been placed on riding with an intoxicated individual. Aside from the physical danger, the choice to ride with an obvious drunk can have serious effects on any potential lawsuit the passenger may have. North Carolina still retains the old […]

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Medical Malpractice Question (Answered on Avvo.com)

Q: Do I have a lawsuit: I just had my baby a few days ago, the labor and delivery went perfectly until my doctor started pulling on my umbilical cord to remove my placenta less than 3 minutes after I birthed my son, it started hurting terribly and I screamed for her to stop multiple […]

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Sticks and Stones

Defamation is a false statement communicated to another person that injures a person’s reputation or good name. Lawsuits for defamation have a long history in the United States, even before the Revolution. Claims for defamation fall between the right of free speech of citizens and the acknowledgement that misstatements and lies can severely damage a […]

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Medical Malpractice Caps

In 2011, North Carolina considered a controversial new law that limited or capped the amount of money a jury could use to provide to a person for her damages in certain kinds of lawsuits. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-21.19 capped the amount of noneconomic damages a person could receive in a medical malpractice suit to […]

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