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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Recently, hundreds of drivers in Virginia were stranded on the highway overnight when a snowstorm caused multiple accidents. Some people were stuck for over 24 hours with little food, gas, or heat. If you’re concerned about suffering the same fate, here are tips from safety experts: • Be prepared! No matter the weather, keep a […]
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 […]
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 […]
An average of 411 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 2012 to 2018. Please be careful 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 […]
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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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 […]
One of our homeowner association attorneys, Bradley Coxe, spoke on political signs in subdivisions in this WECT story. For more on signage and HOA law, see here, here, and here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Below is the link to Bradley Coxe’s North Carolina Appellate Hearing from April 28th: https://youtu.be/-zZDwT_hBFk
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/
The tobacco industry would like people to believe that only vaping THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is responsible for the surge in lung disease and deaths. NOT SO FAST: http://bit.ly/2FRPJBh
Here are six products teens are using to vape undetected right under the noses of parents and teachers.
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.