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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Happy to report that one of our attorneys, Bradley Coxe, has been named a 2022 “Super Lawyer”. Congratulations!
North Carolina is the Tar Heel State and the nickname of the University of North Carolina is the Tar Heels. While there are several interesting origins of the name, one underlying common element is the importance of pine tar in the state. Tar and timber in the state were important industries, especially in the 18th […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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 […]