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May 17, 2016
Two types of recovery if injured in an accident Choosing the best auto injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident is a decision that can have you well on the road to two types of recovery. In the aftermath of an accident, you have your hands full from just trying to recover from your injuries. Just as importantly, you also need to recover financially. Ask yourself what will happen to you and your family if your injuries keep you off work for months or years? You can be sure that the bills are not going to stop, and the medical bills will only continue to add up. On top of all of...
May 13, 2016
The Olive Law Firm, Charlotte's trusted personal injury attorney, has been serving Charlotte and surrounding areas in 1957. The firm provides aggressive representation for clients in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Police Brutality, and Civil Rights cases. They are trusted by many simply because they don't just do their job, but they do their job well. In fact, Attorney Lee Olive, one of The Olive Law Firm's attorneys, is already one of elite members in The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which are very prestigious groups of...
May 11, 2016
Summer vacation and teen drivers avoid being injured in an accident Before summer vacations starts, find an opportune time to discuss safe driving habits to help your teen avoid being injured in an accident. You can hear the excitement in their voice as they prepare to spend time with their friends, enjoying the summer break from the school year. Unfortunately, summer vacation is also an opportunity for teens to indulge in, or experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Mind altering substances and driving never mix, and it is important that every parent sits down with their young drivers and...
May 10, 2016
Dealing with back injuries It is very easy to suffer a back injury when you are involved in a car accident. Most commonly, accident victims can suffer trauma to any of the soft tissues that support and protect the spinal cord. An accident can actually cause damage to one of the most essential parts of your body. Your spinal cord is the way your body communicates with your brain. If it is minor, damage to the spinal cord can go undetected immediately following the accident, but can lead to long term health problems including paralysis, pain, or permanent disability. Your backbone does a...
May 04, 2016
Have you been injured? In cases where someone is involved in an accident cause by the negligence of another party, beyond compensation for their medical costs, their injury attorney may refer to pain and suffering damages. The concept of quantifying damages for pain and suffering can be somewhat nebulous for a lot of people. Some may have heard about compensation for pain and suffering in TV courtrooms, or have read about an award for pain and suffering in high profile court cases. If you were to ask 10 average people to quantify their own pain, you will certainly receive come up with 10 very...
May 03, 2016
When you have been injured in an accident, your first priority is to seek appropriate medical attention. Your next step should be to hire the best Charlotte injury lawyer available. You can be certain that issues are going to arise that will require you to depend upon someone who has substantially more experience with the legal system. For example, you may find yourself faced with questions related to your claim, and you may have no idea what would begin to be fair compensation. You may be asked to agree to a settlement before you even understand the full extent and impact of your injuries....
April 27, 2016
Charlotte injury attorney is on the front line when it comes to being an advocate for bicyclists who suffer injuries in a crash. We are keenly aware of the significant role that a bicycle helmet can play in helping to avoid catastrophic injury. Studies have shown that bike helmets significantly prevent or minimize head injuries during a spill or when a rider is hit by a motor vehicle. In addition, your decision to wear a bike helmet will be highly instrumental in helping your injury attorney to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your damages. The helmet discussion Opponents of...
April 26, 2016
Car accident attorneys know that record low gasoline prices will mean that the roads will have a lot more traffic this summer. As one of Charlotte’s top car accident attorneys, we want to offer some tips to help you reduce some of the risk involved when you travel by car. If you are planning a road trip or a driving vacation this summer, you are not alone. There will be millions of drivers and cars sharing the road with you. Consider the following tips to save you time, money, and even your life while you enjoy a safe and fun driving vacation. Be prepared Remember that planning is preparing,...
April 20, 2016
Worker’s compensation law from worker’s compensation attorney It is often necessary to hire a worker’s compensation attorney when you encounter resistance from your employer after you have filed a claim. Compensation for your losses after you have been injured on the job is a legal right. It is not charity, you pay a premium for coverage, just as you do for car insurance or homeowners insurance. When your car has been damaged in an accident, you expect your insurance company to pay the claim based upon your agreement in your policy. The worker's compensation law was established as a means to...
April 19, 2016
Seeking the best personal injury attorney If you have been injured in an accident, you will need  the best personal injury attorney to make sure that you and your family receives fair compensation for your claim. Hiring the right attorney is crucial. When one stops to consider the reality of the pain that victims endure in personal injury accidents, you realize that you need someone that you can totally depend upon while you recover from your injuries. When an accident is due to the negligence of some person or entity, then the injured party deserves and needs reasonable compensation A...
April 13, 2016
Trends in fall accidents We tend to think of snow and ice, or wet floors when we talk about slip and fall accidents. However, warm weather and summer vacations provide just as many reasons to fall. If you have been injured from a slip or fall, you are part of a solemn and growing trend. Emergency rooms all across the county are reporting a higher incidence of the number of slip and fall accidents. Astonishingly, if this trend continues, slip and fall accidents will account for more injuries and fatalities than those from firearms or from traffic accidents. The number of car accidents have...
April 12, 2016
Driving drowsy Car accident attorneys deal with countless cases for clients who have been injured in an accident because a negligent driver was driving drowsy. We all rightfully focus on how we should never text or drink when we drive. However, many people are completely unaware that driving while drowsy is a common hazard, and one of the leading causes of injury accidents. When a driver is drowsy or tired, he or she can fall asleep for just a few seconds without even realizing that it happened. If a driver lapses into a few seconds of sleep at 65 miles an hour, they could actually end up...
April 06, 2016
Increase in bicycle accidents Personal injury attorneys know that if you are a cyclist, chances are increasing that you will be injured in an accident. Statistics reveal that distracted drivers injure and/or kill an astounding number of cyclists every year. Motor vehicle fatality rates have decreased over the past five years while the rates of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities have increased during the same time period. In fact, the number of bicyclists who are killed by distracted drivers has risen over 30%. Explaining distracted driving Distracted driving renders a driver as impaired as...
April 05, 2016
Most accidents are preventable No one understands better than a car accident attorney, that auto injuries can change the course of your life. Unfortunately, at this point in history, car accidents are an inevitable reality. The most disheartening dynamic is that nearly all of the car accidents that occur are entirely preventable. One of the gloomiest statistics is that nearly half of all auto accidents are caused by drivers that are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Nearly one-third of all accident fatalities are caused by speeding or recklessness. It may seem as if we have very little...
March 30, 2016
Injury attorney if injured at the office  Do you need an injury attorney after a mishap in your office? Rarely does anyone expect to be injured while working in an office. When we think of workplace injuries, our first thoughts lead us to harsh or hazardous environments such as a construction site, a fast paced manufacturing plant, or working around dangerous chemicals. However, every year, office environments are responsible for millions of workplace injuries. Working indoors, while sitting down and talking the phone; appeals to many people as being a safe and comfortable environment....
March 29, 2016
Driving safely Every year, car accident attorneys provide help and council to countless victims of car accidents that occur every year. The auto industry has always been hyper competitive, and has been looking for any advantage when it comes to making auto travel safer. It seems that even the government has begun to speed up research on technologies that prevent accidents. Three of the most innovative new technologies are: Collision avoidance systems Seat belt interlocks Driver alcohol detection systems These technologies are intended to address the most prominent highway safety threats that...
March 23, 2016
You can hire Charlotte’s best injury attorney Personal injury cases are complicated, and can take hundreds of hours for even the best injury attorney available. When we talk about hiring the best attorney available, people are convinced that they do not have the money to hire the best. When personal injury clients are unable to go back to work, they have a hard enough time paying their regular bills, and are usually facing a mountain of medical bills. They never even imagine hiring one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Southeast. Fortunately, contingency fees are specifically...
March 22, 2016
The danger of railroad crossings Car accident attorney is concerned about the dramatic increase in car and pedestrian accidents involving trains at railroad crossings. About every 3 hours, a car or a pedestrian is hit by a train. There are many reasons for this problem, but one of the most glaring statistics is that approximately 40% of all public railroad crossings are not protected by lights and safety gates. Unprotected railroad crossings pose a major threat because urban sprawl has increased traffic volume, lowering the safety level of railroad crossings that may have been barely crossed...
March 16, 2016
If you are ever injured in an accident, do not fool yourself into thinking that you can handle the situation without the help of a lawyer. Even the most minor automobile accidents can be complex to reconstruct, and dealing with insurance companies takes special skill. It must be determined who is at fault and who pays for damages. There are also questions surrounding the provision of a rental car, and of course, who will pay for the medical bills. You will need a skilled representative who can accurately calculate your compensation for lost wages. A knowledgeable accident attorney can easily...
March 15, 2016
Safety for passengers Car accident attorney works hard to protect the rights of every Charlotte, NC passenger, whether they travel in public or private vehicles. Passenger safety needs to be a top priority for every motorist; whether you are a driver or a passenger. Protecting yourself in the event of a crash can help you avoid a lot of pain in your life. When a driver takes control of the wheel, he or she is not just responsible for their own safety. They are also responsible for the safety of their passengers and pedestrians. If you are a professional driver for public transportation, your...
March 09, 2016
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a person dies as a direct result of the negligence or misconduct of another person. The surviving heirs are entitled to compensation for damages that result from this negligence. A wrongful death can occur from a variety of circumstances such as: medical malpractice automobile accidents airplane crashes prolonged exposure to hazardous conditions criminal behavior If you believe that your loved one died because of the negligence or misconduct of someone else, you may be entitled to file a claim, regardless of the situation. Compensation for a wrongful...
March 08, 2016
Car crashes can be devastating If you are ever in a serious accident, you need to find the best car accident lawyer available. Fortunately, you do not need to be rich to find the best personal injury lawyer in Charlotte, NC. When a driver gets behind the wheel of any motor vehicle, they assume the responsibility for the safety of everyone on the road around them. Every year, an alarming number of people are killed in North Carolina car accidents, and thousands more are injured. The negligent or careless actions of a driver can lead to the injury or death of other people, hence, negligent...
March 02, 2016
When you are injured in a slip and fall If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, there are several things to keep in mind. Your actions and how you respond can have a significant impact on your case. The first and most important thing to remember is to seek medical attention and evaluation even if you do not believe that you were injured. Second, if it is possible, gather and preserve any and all evidence. Gathering evidence Evidence would be comprised of photographs of your injury and of the area where the fall happened. Try to gather contact information of witnesses, and make sure...
March 01, 2016
Make sure you are safe Injury attorney know how dangerous the roads can be for pedestrians, especially once the weather warms up. Soon you will see record numbers of runners and walkers hitting the road all across Charlotte. The experienced personal injury attorney want to make sure that these runners and pedestrians are taking the necessary precautions to avoid being injured by a motor vehicle. Pedestrian injuries are common Technically, a pedestrian is any person who is on foot. It does not matter whether they are walking, running, jogging, hiking, or sitting at a bus stop. Recent studies...
March 01, 2016
PRESS RELEASE--We at The Olive Law Firm are proud to announce that Lee Olive, Charlotte personal injury attorney at The Olive Law Firm, was recently inducted into the Million Dollar Advocate and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forums. These forums are two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, making membership opportunities limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Induction into these forums is demonstrated by the attorney's ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Since 1993 membership has...
February 24, 2016
It is your legal right to hire a worker’s compensation attorney in order to get fair compensation for your workplace injury. You need a legal specialist because companies can make a tremendous effort to keep you from finding out what your rights are. When you are injured or become ill after being exposed to hazardous conditions on the job, you are entitled to receive compensation for your related medical costs and loss of income that is related to your injuries. Worker’s compensation defined Injuries in the workplace are an everyday occurrence. Some industries and jobs are more dangerous than...
February 23, 2016
The most serious types of auto injury There are so many bad things that come from being injured in an accident. Car accident injuries can range from simple scrapes, and bruises, to life threatening trauma. Some injuries can be so serious that recovery can take months or years. In most of those cases, the victim lives with acute pain and debilitating loss of function. As painful as it may seem at the time, some patients are actually fortunate that their only health problems are broken bones or damaged organs. Here we will discuss car accident injuries that require extensive health care and...
February 17, 2016
We depend on injury attorney Personal injury lawyers are our best chance to fairly resolve personal injury disputes such as car accidents, wrongful deaths, or workman’s compensation. It is always possible to negotiate a settlement, but often it is necessary to resolve issues through the jury trial system. For the most part, insurance companies prefer to settle rather than go to court. However, the have developed a lot of expertise in getting victims and inexperienced attorneys to settle for the lowest damages possible. Insurance companies know that going to court will cost them a lot more, so...
February 16, 2016
Understanding back injury A back injury is already painful enough. When your back pain is caused by someone’s neglect that only adds to the misery. In addition, the financial costs associated with back injury can be overwhelming, and demoralizing. The bottom line is that back injuries are difficult to live with, and you will need an injury attorney to ensure that you are properly compensated for your damages. Your spine is one of the most complicated systems in your body. It is comprised of 33 bones and matching connective tissues. The spine extends from the skull to the pelvis. Each bone is...
February 10, 2016
Contaminated drinking water Every respectable product liability attorney will contend that water is a fundamental resource, that is required for human survival. As our fresh water supply diminishes, we read and hear about increasing numbers of cases where water sources are contaminated by industrial activity, or by failure of providers to adequately treat the water. It is the job of government institutions on every level to ensure that this resource is available and safe for consumption. There are laws in place to set minimum safety standards. The fact that these laws are in place is not a...

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