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How Can Workers’ Compensation Laws Affect Wrongful Death Claims?

Workers’ compensation laws prevent any injured workers from filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers in court. As soon as you decide to make your workers’ compensation claim, you waive the right to file a lawsuit. This means injured employees have to carefully consider whether they have a case for negligence against the employer and… Read More »

State to Pay $2.5 Million to Family of Prisoner Who Died of Thirst

North Carolina officials will pay a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a former prisoner who suffered from a mental illness and died of dehydration last year, five days after he was put into solitary confinement in handcuffs. The man was found dead March 12, 2014 after he was transported to Central Prison in… Read More »

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Lexington Restaurant

The family of a Davie County man who died after getting sick from food served at a restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The suit was officially announced Friday, July 10. The victim was a 94-year-old man who died from acute renal failure after contracting Salmonella poisoning from… Read More »

Mother and Daughter Killed in North Carolina Truck Accident

A mother and her daughter died from injuries they suffered in a recent auto accident near Oxford, North Carolina. The tractor-trailer driver responsible for the accident was eventually charged with a stop light violation and misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with the crash. According to information from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the… Read More »

NHTSA Finalizes New Rule to Reduce Backing Accidents

Hoping to address the alarming frequency of backing accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently finalized a rule to improve rear-view visibility in new cars. Backing accidents unnecessarily take hundreds of lives each year. Those demographics most vulnerable to being hit by a backing car are senior citizens and children under five years… Read More »

Garner, NC Man Killed in Drunk Driving Accident

In April 26th, 2014, a drunk driving collision had horrific consequences for Rex Todd of Garner, North Carolina, and his wife, Mary Lou. Mr. and Mrs. Todd were driving west on Interstate 440 near the I-40 exit for Jones Franklin Road when an eastbound pick-up driven by Jacob Press of Raleigh crossed the median and… Read More »

New Law Follows in Wake of Carbon Monoxide Tragedies

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, silent killer. Released from burning fuels like petroleum, kerosene or wood, carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly in a poorly ventilated room, building or garage. A new North Carolina law applying to operators of hotels and commercial lodgings aims to reduce the possibility of tragedies like those that occurred in Watauga… Read More »

Be Careful When You Ride — Motorcycle Fatalities Continue to Rise

Anyone who rides a motorcycle is aware of the inherent danger of the vehicle and lack of protection in an accident. Motorcycle riders and passengers pay for the freedom of their rides in physical exposure to cars and hazards of the highway. A recent report underscores the growing risks of bikers on American roads. In… Read More »

Dead in the Night: The Tragedy of Drunk Driving

She was young, beautiful and only 25 years of age. She worked at Snoopy’s Hot Dogs and More and attended cosmetology school. She was driving the speed limit in a 1997 Mazda on Interstate 440 at 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday in October. She did not live to see the dawn. He was 25 years… Read More »

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