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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

Who is Responsible if Your Child is Injured at School?

When parents send their children off to school, they generally expect them to arrive home safely at the end of the day. However, during the hours at school, children are exposed to a number of physical activities and they can occasionally injure themselves. This can happen doing something simple like running in gym class or… Read More »

The Three Main Types of Product Liability Claims

Product liability law is a type of negligence law created to address the unique ways that we encounter and are injured by products. Under this area of law, there are three main types of claims. These include defectively manufactured products, defectively designed products and products that lack proper warnings.  Defectively manufactured products are ones that… Read More »

North Carolina Ranks 8th for Deadly Bicycle Accidents

According to a recent report released by Governing magazine, the risks that bicyclists face on the road might be a little higher in North Carolina than many other states. The state was ranked as the eighth most deadly state for bicyclists in the United States based on data collected from 2008-2012.  The state averages approximately… Read More »

North Carolina Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Collision

A vehicle struck a pedestrian in downtown Raleigh, sending the victim to the hospital with injuries. On November 4, 2014, a pedestrian was crossing from Person Street to Edenton Street when a vehicle, driving west on Edenton, made a right-hand turn and struck the pedestrian. The victim was transported to WakeMed with non-life threatening injures… Read More »

Can You Sue a Car Manufacturer if Your Vehicle is Defective?

As many have learned from the recent slate of motor vehicle recalls, even the largest and most successful car manufacturers will occasionally produce defective vehicles. While sometimes these defects can be minor or cosmetic in nature, other times they can pose unreasonable risks to drivers and passengers, occasionally causing injury or death to such people…. Read More »

Filing a Lawsuit for a Brain Injury

There has been a lot of attention on brain injuries in the media lately, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States alone, every year upwards of 1.4 million people sustain brain injuries. Brain injuries can be relatively minor and temporary in nature, such as a… Read More »

Understanding North Carolina’s Malpractice Damages Cap

Medical malpractice is an area of law that has seen its fair share of debate regarding the appropriate amount of damages that should be awarded for acts of malpractice. While many claim that damages should be consummate with the injuries suffered by victims, others argue that excessive awards raise malpractice insurance premiums so high that… Read More »

Three Killed in Collision with Drunk Driver in North Carolina

A North Carolina man is behind bars for alleged DUI after a deadly crash that occurred in the early morning hours of November 8, 2014. The collision occurred on East Calhoun Street in Anderson when a 24-year-old male driver reportedly crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a car. The other driver, a 22-year-old male,… Read More »

North Carolina Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Police officers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a collision that killed a motorcyclist. The accident occurred on October 29 at the intersection of Old Poole Road and Poole Road in Raleigh. According to investigators, the man made an improper left turn, striking a motorcycle. The driver of the… Read More »

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