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Saving Your Skin in a Motorcycle Accident

Any bicyclist knows the pain of road rash. That painful scrape to the top layer of your skin burns, presents a danger of infection and might even leave you with a “dirt tattoo.” But if you ride a motorcycle at highway speed, the danger from a skid along the asphalt is much, much greater. Your… Read More »

Merchant’s Liability for Falling Merchandise in North Carolina

Many people think of a storekeeper’s liability for injuries in terms of the classic slip and fall case. A customer strolling the aisles of a grocery store steps on a slippery patch and her feet go out from under her. Down she goes, easily breaking a hip or a wrist or damaging a disc. But… Read More »

Advice for Discussing Your Claim with the Insurance Company After an Accident

No matter which insurance company you are dealing with, after a car accident, speaking with the big dogs can be intimidating. Most drivers fear the insurance company won’t be helpful and it will be an uphill fight to get their claim covered. How do you avoid complications? Don’t think about lying to the insurance carrier;… Read More »

Why You May Want Liability Insurance for Your Dog

You don’t believe your dog could hurt anyone right? But should it injure someone else and you don’t have liability insurance that covers your dog, you will likely be financially responsible. Liability insurance is coverage that pays up to the policy’s limit for someone’s injuries in the event you or your dog is responsible for causing… Read More »

Wrongful Death Suit Filed by Bicyclist’s Family

The family of a 19-year-old who was hit and killed by truck while riding his bicycle last year in Ohio has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver who struck him. The bicyclist was struck at approximately 55 mph and dragged for about 150 feet under the truck. Witnesses state that the at-fault driver… Read More »

Does Obama Executive Order Unfairly Target Social Security Disability Recipients?

In an op-ed piece for the York Dispatch, Temple University professor Mark Salzer argues that President Obama’s January 4 executive order on gun control could compromise the civil rights of citizens who receive Social Security disability benefits. The order requires the Social Security Administration to release names and other information to the national gun background… Read More »

Bus Driver Charged After Death of Autistic Man

The driver of a bus which an autistic man was left alone on was charged with a felony count of dependent adult abuse. The young man was found on the floor of a parked bus which had all of the windows closed and the temperature was near 90 degrees that day. The young man rode… Read More »

Family of Florida Pilot Killed in Crash File Lawsuit

The family of a pilot killed in a plane crash while taking off in 2014 has filed a lawsuit. They have named  the advertising company that hired him, the man who trained the pilot on behalf of the company, the air-traffic control company, the air traffic controller that gave the pilot clearance for take off… Read More »

NC Industrial Commission Enforcing Workers’ Comp Laws Against Scofflaw Employers

The North Carolina Industrial Commission, tabbed with enforcing workers’ compensation compliance among employers, has collected $1 million in fines in the last year, according to the Insurance Journal. NCIC also charged 100 employers with misdemeanors for willfully going without coverage. Raleigh’s News & Observer has been tracking this issue for years, reporting in 2012 that… Read More »

Family Files Lawsuit Against Care Company After Man Found Dead

The family of an elderly man who died after he fell and was bitten by ants before staff of the assisted living center he lived at found him hours later has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit allegations include wrongful death, elder abuse, professional negligence and falsely advertising their services. The elderly man reportedly… Read More »