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Category Archives: Personal Injury

How to Negotiate a Settlement for Pain and Suffering Damages

After you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. These damages are not just the amount of money you lost having to pay for medical expenses and vehicle repairs, but also the physical pain and emotional suffering you experienced. However, it can be quite difficult to… Read More »

How Do Preexisting Injuries Affect Personal Injury Claims?

In some personal injury claims, the injured party might have had a preexisting injury, which could add some complications to the process. If this is true in your case, you can expect the defense to find this out and attack your claim based on the presence of a preexisting injury. Although plaintiffs are not allowed… Read More »

State Lawmakers Concerned about Zip Line and Carnival Safety

North Carolina legislators are urging the state’s Department of Labor to take a closer look at issues of zip line and carnival safety after an accident resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl at a local YMCA camp in the mountains in June. The General Assembly recently approved a measure that focuses on increasing… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may wish to take action. Before moving forward, you will want to be sure you know the difference between workers’ compensation and filing a personal injury claim. Here are several key differences between these two courses of action: Fault: In a personal injury case fault is… Read More »

North Carolina State Fair Operator Faces Charges After 2013 Accident

A Georgia man pleaded guilty to three charges of assault with a deadly weapon after a ride he was operating at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair failed and injured five people. Fair goers were exiting a ride called The Vortex when it suddenly started again. The victims were between the ages of 14 and… Read More »

The Importance of Medical Records in a Personal Injury Claim

Whenever you decide to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, it is up to you and your attorney to prove the defendant acted with negligence so that you can recover the damages you deserve. Having thorough medical records at your disposal is a great way to bolster your case. The following are a few… Read More »

When Can You Seek Damages for Pain and Suffering?

In every personal injury case, claimants seek damages that compensate them for their injuries. The standard damages are called “economic” damages, and include compensation for medical bills, prescription medication, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and other financial losses. However, there are also noneconomic damages, or damages that are not as easily calculated. A common type of… Read More »

Worker Killed in Accident at North Carolina State Archive Building

A state employee died from his injuries after suffering severe head trauma in an accident at the State Archives building in Raleigh, North Carolina. The April 13 accident occurred when the employee was reportedly attempting to set up a lift outside the building. According to a spokesperson from the North Carolina Department of Administration, two… Read More »

Amtrak Train Collides with Vehicle on Tracks in North Carolina

An accident between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer in North Carolina recently caused injuries to 55 people. The truck had stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and the collision caused a baggage car and locomotive to derail. According to representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 213 total people… Read More »

What Do You Need to Prove in a Negligence Claim?

Occasionally, injuries that we suffer are caused by the negligence of other people. To bring a claim for negligence, a plaintiff needs to prove three elements. First, they must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care. This may sound complicated, but it’s actually a rather simple standard. We all owe each other… Read More »

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