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November 10, 2017
Being in an accident can be nerve-wracking, especially when the other vehicle involved is a “hired” ride through Uber or another similar service. Whether you are a driver or a passenger in an accident with an Uber-driven vehicle, knowing what steps to take right away can help protect your rights. What to Do at the Scene of the Accident Documenting the crash to the best of your ability can be helpful when pursuing the compensation you are owed after an Uber accident. After calling 911 to report the accident, you may want to take photographs or record video of the crash site. If it is safe to...
May 10, 2017
Boating is primarily a leisure activity, and many individuals thus treat it differently than driving a car. For the person operating the boat, however, the responsibilities are to be taken seriously — including when it comes to drinking or using drugs. The operator of a boat or a personal watercraft (such as a Jet Ski) is subject to arrest for boating under the influence (BUI), just as a driver would be for driving under the influence. The dangers inherent in drinking while operating a boat are important to keep in mind the next time you and your friends or family head out to enjoy a day on...
May 09, 2017
Driving on North Carolina roadways next to an 18-wheeler or other large vehicle can be scary. Because of their weight and size, semi-trucks can cause serious, life-threatening injuries when they are involved in accidents with passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one was injured because of an accident with a semi, The Olive Law Firm may be able to help. However, we want to help people avoid becoming injured in the first place. Read on for some tips on how to avoid a semi-truck accident. Safety Suggestions Of course, avoiding injury accidents with semi-trucks also depends on truck drivers'...
May 09, 2017
If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, hiring an experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyer may help you recover the compensation you’re owed. However, if you haven’t been able to find an attorney who is willing to take your case, you may be frustrated. Don’t give up hope. Even if one lawyer declined your case, other attorneys and firms may make decisions a little differently. Factors Attorneys Consider Before Taking a Case Of course, the underlying facts and circumstances of each injury accident will play a role in an attorney’s decision about whether or not to...
February 01, 2017
Nobody ever wants to be involved in a car accident. Statistically speaking, however, many drivers will be involved in at least one motor vehicle accident during their lifetimes. Auto accidents can be frightening and nerve-wracking, so knowing ahead of time what steps to take after the collision can help you feel more prepared if, and when, the unexpected occurs. Immediately After the Accident After the impact of a crash, you should leave your car where it is and wait for emergency personnel. Turn your hazard lights on to alert other drivers. Put your car in “park” and turn off the engine. You...
January 31, 2017
When you've been injured in an accident, you may find yourself asking: "Do I need to consult a personal injury attorney?" The answer to that question is usually yes. Why Do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer? The aftermath of an accident can be nerve-wracking and scary. The initial reaction for many accident victims is to accept whatever settlement amount the insurance company offers. However, doing so can be a mistake, and you may be short-changing yourself. You may have severe injuries that can continue to affect you, long after the accident has passed. Even if you didn't go to the emergency...
January 13, 2017
6 Tips For Safer Holiday Travel The holidays are a time when people are coming and going, visiting family and friends, and often traveling in some of the worst weather of the year. If you have a trip planned this holiday season, it's important to be careful on the roads to avoid a holiday tragedy. Here are some tips to avoid car accidents during the holidays. 1. Give Yourself Plenty of Time Make sure you leave early when traveling for the holidays. One of the best ways to avoid holiday vehicle accidents is to avoid being in a rush. The weather and increased traffic may cause delays on the...
November 09, 2016
Injured in an accident If you are injured in an accident, finding the right attorney can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your case. People today travel more extensively, and face more risks than any generation before us. Using the car industry as an example, we also face a greater threat due to defective or poorly designed products. It used to be that shoddy and unprofessional companies were largely responsible for product liability cases, but in today’s environment, some of our most trusted brand names are involved in millions of product recalls. Product liability...
November 08, 2016
Hiring best car accident attorney If you have been injured in a car accident, you will need to find best car accident attorney with decades of experience. This is the type of attorney that can protect your interests, and ensure that you receive proper compensation for damages. Not all personal injury attorneys are alike, so accident victims need to choose an attorney with the set of skills that are best suited for their individual case. Your chance for success will increase when you seek out law firms that have been around for a long time. We want to offer some tips that can make what an...
November 03, 2016
A product liability claim becomes necessary when a product does not work safely, and it causes physical harm to the consumer. For consumers, the stream of products available for our use and consumption is endless. We purchase and use everything from clothing, to food, to toys, or automobiles. Every person in the world purchases or uses something that is manufactured or created. When we buy these products, we carry a reasonable expectation that the product will work safely, and exactly as it is supposed to. Manufacturers should be accountable Products liability attorneys hold manufacturers and...
November 02, 2016
Car accident attorneys will tell you that semi-truck fatalities are alarmingly on the rise. Every day someone is involved in an accident with a semi-truck, and most of the time the results are horrendous. Over the road freight trucks are the biggest vehicles on the road, and when they are involved in an accident, the gravity of the situation is apparent to everyone. The statistics show that deadly truck accidents have been on the rise since 2009. A powerful industry The trucking industry is extremely large and powerful. There are over 500,000 freight carriers and 2 million truckers in the U.S...
October 26, 2016
If you are involved in an accident and are injured, you may need a personal injury attorney to ensure that you obtain fair compensation for your damages. Before you decide to negotiate on your own with an insurance company, consider the reality that the pain and treatment could last much longer than expected. When an accident is due to the negligence of someone else, the injured party deserves the appropriate compensation, and this is best determined by experienced lawyers. A valuable service Personal injury lawyers provide a most valuable service. They are the vanguard for individuals who...
October 25, 2016
A back injury can involve any type of damage or trauma to the spine or its protective bones and muscles. The use of our back is crucial. It protects the largest part of our central nervous system and it is responsible for providing us the ability to lift and bend. Repetitive or heavy lifting, bending, or standing for prolonged periods; are common causes of back injuries. This can also lead to secondary injuries of supporting joints such as shoulders hips, or knees. This also applies to neck injuries. Compensation for back injury cases Back injuries are typically remedied through negotiation...
October 19, 2016
It is best not to make snap decisions when hiring a personal injury attorney, but keep in mind that your time to file a case is limited. People who have suffered an injury, must act expediently when it comes to filing a case because of laws known as statutes of limitation. Consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, and he or she will tell you that exactly how much time you have to file. North Carolina has a statute of limitations that requires you to file your lawsuit within a specific amount of time. Failing to act before that time, can prevent you from being able to...
October 18, 2016
Car accident attorneys have their hands full as motor vehicle accidents become more prominent occurrences on North Carolina roadways. Drivers can place themselves at a disadvantage if they try to settle or negotiate for damages without the help of an accident lawyer. It has been documented that drivers involved in accidents tend to minimize the seriousness of their injuries, and they rely on insurance companies to act in their best interests. Car accident injuries are serious Some injuries that are sustained in car accidents are very obvious such as broken bones, lacerations, or bruising....
October 12, 2016
If you are injured from a Charlotte car accident and are suffering with symptoms, you need the services of a personal injury attorney. Many people who are injured in an accident, often discover that their injuries are still lingering months later. Most people are convinced that their injuries are minor and expect them to heal in a short amount of time. There are often injuries that are hard to recognize, and even harder to understand. Consider the following list of injuries that may not show clear symptoms to begin with, but can be extremely devastating. Traumatic brain injury Trauma to the...
October 11, 2016
Every year, countless drivers are injured in an accident. Many of these victim’s experience with back injury is so severe that their injuries require the services of a car accident attorney. Hiring the best attorney is guaranteeing that you will receive fair compensation for the damages you incurred. During the holiday season, there will be news reports of serious and deadly accidents all across the region. These days, you face increased risk of being involved in a car accident. Get immediate medical attention Statistics provide that a majority of drivers will be involved in three to four car...
October 05, 2016
Hiring a wrongful death attorney is necessary when you need someone to handle all the difficult issues when you are coping with the loss of a loved one. While you are making necessary arrangements and grieving your loss, your attorney is compassionately making sure that you have the information necessary to file a legal claim. There is a statute of limitations, and it is important to find a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Reputation is important Even in your grief, it is essential that you take the time to research a lawyer or law firm reputation. Choose an attorney with a multi-...
October 04, 2016
Have you been injured on the job and wonder if you need a Charlotte worker’s compensation attorney? This city is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a large population of construction workers, independent contractors, financial workers, educators, and medical workers. People get injured on the job regardless of the industry. However, certain segments of the population operate in an environment that is fraught with dangerous and risky activity. It is most often theses workers that are caught in the web of complexity that is spun in worker’s compensation laws. Do not be fooled...
September 29, 2016
If you have experienced a slip and fall in a grocery store, seek immediate medical evaluation, and then you should contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation. Grocery stores, and other retailers generally have policies and procedures intended to keep their customers safe. If managers and store employees are unaware of these procedures, or they do not follow company safety policies, thousands of people are injured in grocery stores every year. Playing the blame game Good people who suffer a slip and fall accident, often feel as though they were personally responsible for the...
September 28, 2016
Hiring an injury attorney can be just as important as choosing the right surgeon. When you are injured through someone’s negligence, especially when your injuries can limit your earning capacity, you are hiring an attorney to help secure the future for you and your family. Settle for nothing less than the best future for you and your family. Your attorney’s skill and resources are extremely important because personal injury cases are complicated. Your attorney must be experienced at managing all the intricacies of these kinds of cases. Injuries that are caused by: slip and fall accidents...
September 23, 2016
It is important to find the best Charlotte injury attorney if you expect to receive fair and honest compensation when you have been injured due to the negligence of others. The gravity of the situation demands that you must not settle for anything but the best attorney available. The top injury attorneys are experienced at handling all types of personal injury cases such as slips and falls, burns and disfigurement, car accidents, brain injuries, and product liability cases. In other words, you are placing the future security of your family in the hands of the lawyer that you choose. Start by...
September 22, 2016
A back injury can involve any type of trauma or injury to soft tissues or bones that make up the spine. Injury does is not always related to trauma, you can also injure your back while lifting heavy objects, through repetitive bending, or even standing for prolonged periods of time. Back injuries are also associated with other injuries such as shoulder or hip injuries. When you injure your back as a result of someone’s negligence, you need an attorney that specializes in these types of complex cases. What constitutes a back injury case? Back injury lawsuits are typically based the fact that...
September 15, 2016
The top injury attorney in North Carolina knows that the streets and roads of Charlotte are becoming increasingly more dangerous for commuters, especially bicyclists. Charlotte is like any other major city when it comes to urban sprawl and danger on the roadways. There is no doubt that using a bike to commute is an environmentally friendly and efficient way to get around. This should not be about who is right or who is at fault, if all commuters can see the road from the most important aspect, everyone can make safety their first priority, and can help to save lives Bike safety Unsafe...
September 14, 2016
Car accident attorneys know that being in a hit and run accident can be frustrating at best, and certainly traumatic. A “hit and run” is any accident in which a driver intentionally leaves the scene without providing contact information. This would also include someone sideswiping your car while it is parked, and then driving off without leaving contact information. If you get in a collision with another car and that driver speeds off without leaving information, that is also a hit and run. Hit and run accidents can involve any combinations of vehicles and/or pedestrians. One has to wonder,...
September 13, 2016
PRESS RELEASE – Charlotte’s top personal injury attorney, The Olive Law Firm, is not just about winning cases in court. The firm is also very active in community programs and regularly donates to non-profit organizations and schools within and around Charlotte, North Carolina. A recent project they did is in partnership with Carolina Family Connections. As school starts, the firm donated backpacks for kids under the care of the non-profit foster and adoption agency. Carolina Family Connections was incorporated in 2006. The non-profit provides family foster care for children in need of out-of-...
September 08, 2016
Every parent must deal with the anxiety of sending their teenager off in the car alone, hoping that they will be attentive drivers and avoid being injured in an accident. School is in now, which means that there will be lots of new drivers commuting to school in a car. It is an exciting time, and it is incumbent upon us to make sure that new drivers understand that this privilege comes with lots of responsibility. Unfortunately, national statistics reveal that approximately seven teen drivers die in an auto accident every day. It is important to impress upon inexperienced drivers that driving...
September 07, 2016
Did you know that nearly 5 million people are victims of a dog bite every year in this country? Almost 20 percent of those who are bitten, are injured seriously enough to require medical attention. In North Carolina, a dog bite victim can recover compensation for damages if the dog owner is found to be negligent. You will want to hire the best lawyers in North Carolina of r dog bite cases. This type of litigation can be complex, and your attorney cannot overlook a single detail. You will need an attorney who is compassionate and aggressive, and who is willing to file a lawsuit against dog...
September 01, 2016
Have you been injured in a car accident? You are going to need one of the best personal injury attorneys in Charlotte. The attorney that you hire must be experienced at handling all types of personal injury cases including: slip and falls burns and disfigurement car accidents brain injuries work place accidents The future security of your family completely depends upon the skills of the lawyer that you hire. Seek out an attorney or Firm that has decades of experience representing injured people in the State of North Carolina. A personal injury attorney you can trust Admittedly, hiring the...
August 31, 2016
Taking the first step Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When you are injured in an accident, you and your attorney work together to form a very important team. This is why it is important to hire the best available injury attorney in North Carolina. Insurance companies are experts at making people feel that they will not need an attorney. Most are convinced that they will come to a fair settlement with an insurer. However, the ultimate goal of insurers is to settle the case with the least possible financial loss for their company. They turn the process into a series of technical...

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