Category: Personal Injury

8-vehicle incident on Sidbury Road leaves 3 with serious injuries

A terrible car wreck involving eight vehicles along Sidbury Road in Wilmington, NC, left three with serious injuries on September 9. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual event. In North Carolina and the United States as a whole, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 4 to 33. […]

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Summer Safety: Maximize Fun, Minimize Risks

With nearly 12 million recreational vessels and 1.2 million ATVs in the U.S., Americans clearly enjoy summertime recreation. In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,439 boating incidents that resulted in 658 deaths, 2,641 injuries, and about $67.5 million in property damage. And the Consumer Product and Safety Commission says there were at least 15,744 ATV-related fatalities between 1982 and 2018. […]

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Back to School Safety

New school year is starting so remember the rules around School buses.   When to Stop Two-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Two-lane with a center turning lane – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway with a median – Only traffic following […]

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Reduce your Chances of a Truck Accident

More vehicles on the road during summer means a greater chance of an accident, making June, July, and August the three deadliest months of the year for traffic fatalities. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 4,000 fatal accidents involving large trucks or buses occur yearly. The risk of an accident increases with these vehicles […]

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Self-Driving Semis Will Soon Hit the Road

Many companies have joined the race to develop the first autonomous semi-trucks that could change the future of shipping. There is no doubt a self-driving semi that can crisscross the country for 17 hours straight would improve efficiency, especially as e-commerce sales skyrocket and a driver shortage persists. Advocates argue that automation makes trucking less […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Please be careful this Independence Day. Fireworks can be dangerous. Follow these tips to avoid personal injury.

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Ensure Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage Exists Within Your Auto Insurance Policy

I update this post every time I have a client or potential client negatively effected. Please be sure you have at least six figures of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— In a world overrun with computer-animated geckos, Paleolithic cavemen, bubbly spokeswomen, and catchy tunes, we are bombarded constantly with the idea that choosing an […]

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Civil Lawsuit Moves Forward Against Walmart

Survivors and family members of the 23 people who died when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are suing the retail giant, claiming that some fault lies with the company for not providing greater security. The plaintiffs allege that Walmart: – Creates a “crime magnet” packed with vulnerable shoppers – Chooses not […]

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Negligent Security Can Lead to Serious Injury or Death

What exactly is negligent security, as it relates to the justice system? It falls under the scope of premises liability. Property owners have a duty to keep their spaces safe for visitors, including preventing slips and falls and similar injuries. But negligent security takes that a step further and argues that if a property owner […]

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Most Dangerous Intersections

Nice report here on the most dangerous intersections in the Wilmington NC area. Be especially careful on the road in those locations to prevent serious personal injury and property damage.

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Many Advocates Feel Medical Boards Are Protecting Doctors, Not Patients

We trust doctors to diagnose correctly; we trust surgeons to perform procedures to the best of their ability; we trust nurses and hospitals to protect us if something goes wrong. And most often, they do. But numerous respected studies over the years, including this recent report from John Hopkins Medicine, calculate that more than 250,000 deaths […]

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“Dr. Death” Reminder of Need to Protect Patient Legal Rights

The NBC series “Dr. Death” is based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch, a Dallas surgeon who maimed or killed nearly 40 patients from 2011 to 2013. Colleagues reported him to hospital administration and medical boards to no avail until Dallas prosecutors finally stepped in and filed criminal charges. Duntsch was sentenced to life […]

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Safety Check your Tire Tread

Worn tires can cause headaches and personal injury on the road, especially during adverse weather. Use these tips to check the tread on your tires and replace them if necessary.

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Correcting Overcorrecting

Prevent personal injury and learn what to do when icy roads threaten your commute and how to correct oversteering during a slide by watching this video.

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Driving Tips for Hazardous Weather in Any Season

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), one in five vehicle crashes happens in what is considered adverse weather. This fact adds up to over 1.2 million auto accidents a year. We may think that these crashes are primarily due to snow during the winter months, but many other adverse weather conditions can degrade road safety, […]

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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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