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Happy Thanksgiving

An average of 411 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 2012 to 2018. Please be careful this holiday season.

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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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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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Ruling Comes for Bald Head Island Lawsuit

After numerous years, judges finally come to a conclusion on a case involving former public safety officers for the Village of Bald Head Island. https://www.wect.com/2020/12/08/judge-rules-wrongful-termination-libel-suit-brought-by-former-bald-head-public-safety-officers/

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Talk to Your Kids About Vaping

Critics say young people are targeted by vaping companies – many owned by big tobacco – to maximize profits and create a new generation of addicted users. Use this infographic to help start a conversation with your kids and young friends about vaping.

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Vaping Statistics

According to the CDC, 2,409 people have been hospitalized due to vape-related lung damage as of December 2019, and 52 people died.

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American Teens and Vaping

An alarming 2019 study of American teens revealed that more than one in four young people used a vaping device in the previous month.

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