This driver is proof that safe drivers, obeying the rules of the road, do not cause car “accidents.” “North Carolina truck driver passes 4 million miles driven without an accident” Continue reading…
Category: Personal Injury
If you use any medical device, make sure it hasn’t been recalled. Check the FDA for recalls by year or search their database.
One of the largest personal injury verdicts awarded in 2020 was to a victim of a faulty medical device. Mary Bayes successfully sued Zimmer Biomet, alleging their metal-on-metal M2a Magnum hip implant caused multiple dislocations, numerous surgeries, and difficulty walking. A jury in Missouri awarded her and her husband $21 million following the trial. Mary’s […]
An investigation found that most injuries come from six types of medical devices. Click here to expand image. About one in 10 Americans have at least one medical device implanted. These run the gamut in size and effect, including everything from artificial joints and heart valves to contact lenses and birth control devices. Many people assume that the Food […]
20 to 30x Commercial trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times more than cars, which means most truck-car crash deaths are passenger vehicle occupants. Read More
We don’t typically review late-night TV here, but a scathing report on the trucking industry by political commentator and comedian John Oliver qualifies as an exception. Oliver welds together satire and solid investigative reporting to document the intolerable pressure major trucking companies are putting on drivers. Aside from an unprecedented driver shortage, these practices create […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
According to this article, Shallotte, Surf City, Oak Island and other small towns experience a lot of car wrecks and personal injury for their size. These are not encouraging statistics. Please drive with caution and be sure you have good uninsured and underinsured coverage.
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 […]
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 […]
Please be careful this Independence Day. Fireworks can be dangerous. Follow these tips to avoid personal injury.
Avoid personal injury during a crowd surge by following these safety tips while attending a busy event.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A yearlong CBS News investigation found that the system of state medical boards protects doctors instead of patients. View the video report here.
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 […]