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July 15, 2015
Wrongful death Any death that is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another individual is referred to as a wrongful death. Undoubtedly, every death is a devastating event for the family and friends of the deceased. Notwithstanding, wrongful deaths can be exceptionally traumatic due to the fact that they could have been prevented. A variety of accidents and negligent acts can lead to the wrongful death of others including: Car accidents Medical malpractice Product liability Workplace negligence Acts of violence or murder When an individual suffers a wrongful death, certain...
July 14, 2015
You can afford the best attorney Personal injury cases are complicated, and clients need the best injury attorney available for this kind of case. However, when we talk about the best attorney available, people are automatically convinced that they do not have the money to hire the best. Many personal injury clients are unable to go back to work, or to pay their regular bills, and are facing a mountain of medical bills. They are so worried about surviving that they cannot even imagine hiring one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Southeast. Fortunately, there is a way. Contingency...
July 08, 2015
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Accidents are common and deadly Every year, thousands of Carolinians are injured in an accident and need the services of a top car accident attorney. Unfortunately, this is the only way that they will receive fair compensation for their damages in an accident. In the aftermath of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, there will be news reports of serious, even deadly accidents all across the Carolinas. The reality has become that every time you travel on the highways, you face the risk of being involved in a car accident. Think of how many times you...
July 06, 2015
PTSD and auto accidents Car accident attorneys know that one of the undesired consequences after a car accident is when a victim experiences Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We most commonly think of PTSD as a condition that affects men and women who have been in combat, or with first responders who have witnessed unordinary trauma. However, the reality is that anyone can develop PTSD after going though traumatic events such as a robbery, a serious sport injury, or car accidents. The lasting effect of PTSD It was long held that the person who suffered with PTSD had finally snapped after...
June 30, 2015
Have a safe Fourth of July As one of the top injury attorney firms in North Carolina, we are aware of the countless injuries that occur every Fourth of July weekend, many of them related to careless or negligent use of fireworks. Fireworks are a big part of the celebration and they are meant to be enjoyed, but you will enjoy them much more, knowing your family is safe. The Charlotte fire department offers a list of legal fireworks such as snake and glow worms, smoke devices, noisemakers, and wire sparklers. There is a common misconception that all fireworks are legal, and that is not the case...
June 29, 2015
Most deadly weekend Car accident attorneys and law enforcement officers consider the first week of July to be one of the busiest and most dangerous travel periods of the year. Especially this year, when the 4th of July falls on a weekend day, many people will utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips. When we think of the Fourth of July, our first impression is pleasant images of fireworks, parades, barbecues, and baseball. Unfortunately, we also know that historically hundreds of people will die or be injured in thousands of crashes over the four day July 4th holiday weekend. The most...
June 24, 2015
Approved medications cause wrongful deaths Every year countless patients consult with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney after a loved has died and their death was suspected to be caused by the normal use of medications. Pharmaceutical companies are continuously developing and manufacturing new and expensive drugs. The potential of financial profit, fueled by corporate competition, is the main driver behind medications being rushed to market without appropriate testing. One way or another, drugs that are harmful end up being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Misplaced...
June 23, 2015
Avoiding devastating injuries Charlotte accident lawyers are on the front line when it comes to being an advocate for bicyclists who seek fair compensation for their injuries in a car accident. They have first hand understanding of the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. Research has revealed that wearing bike helmets will greatly reduce a rider’s risk for head injuries when they are involved in an accident. Their decision to wear a bike helmet will be highly instrumental in helping their attorney to obtain fair and reasonable compensation. Safety as a personal choice Regrettably,...
June 17, 2015
Dealing with osteoarthritis Injury attorneys are closely monitoring complaints and feedback from patients who have received gel injections for the knee joint. Our knees are probably the most common joints to suffer from osteoarthritis or injury as we age. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It progresses over time, causing the cartilage in the joint to break down and wear away. For some individuals, this process results in chronic pain, stiffness and swelling. These symptoms can range from mild irritation to debilitating inability to walk. One of the latest medical...
June 15, 2015
Nursing home neglect is a sad reality Personal injury attorneys deal with nursing home neglect and assisted living abuse as a disturbing reality. The public perception and expectations are that nursing homes are a safe haven for seniors and disabled individuals, many of them our parents and relatives. We assume that they are staffed by caring and professional caregivers. Unfortunately, that is sometimes not the case. Because the older population is growing steadily, the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are rising all across the country, and Charlotte is no exception. As...
June 10, 2015
The reality of industrial accidents Worker’s compensation attorneys understand that industrial occupations carry a higher risk of catastrophic injury or death than other jobs such as the financial or retail sector. Those who work in or around construction sites, mines, refineries, factories, oil rigs, and warehouses face potential dangers every day. The fact that this type of work is so dangerous does not change the responsibility of industrial employers to provide the safest workplace possible. Not only must the workplace and facilities be safe, employers must provide proper training, and...
June 08, 2015
Teen drivers and summer vacation Car accident attorney are astutely aware that for most teens, summer vacation is an opportune time to spend time with friends and enjoy the break from the school year. Unfortunately, summer vacation is also fraught with temptations and idle time that can allow teens to indulge in, or experiment with alcohol. Alcohol and driving never mix, and it is important that every parent sit down with their young drivers and get this point across. 100 Deadliest days for teens Unfortunately, the period between the Memorial Day holiday and the Labor Day holiday have come to...
June 02, 2015
Physical and financial recovery when injured in an accident Choosing the best auto injury attorney after you have been injured in an accident is a decision that can mean the difference a life of suffering or a life of recovery. When you have been injured in an accident, your hands are full from just trying to recover from your injuries. However, you also need to recover financially. What will happen to you and your family if your injuries are serious enough to keep you off work for months or years? The bills are not going to stop and the medical bills will continue to pile up. While you are...
June 01, 2015
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Understanding back injury When you receive a back injury from a car accident, you can suffer trauma to any of the soft tissues that support and protect your spinal cord. Nagging back pain after an accident can actually be damage to one of the most essential parts of your body. Your spinal cord allows your body to communicate with your brain. Damage to the spinal cord can go undetected immediately following the accident, but long term lead to serious health problems include paralysis, pain, or permanent disability. The backbone does a remarkable job...
May 26, 2015
Hiring an attorney Have you been injured on the job and are wondering whether to hire a Workers’ Compensation attorney? The answer can vary because so much depends on the severity of your injury and the complexity of your case. It is important to realize that many companies want to make a case complex in an effort to protect their interests. The moment you encounter any complexity or unfairness is the moment you should hire an attorney. For example, if you are not cleared to return to your job and you have not received any of the benefits to which you are entitled, it is time to hire a lawyer...
May 25, 2015
The role of insurance companies If you have been injured in a car accident as a passenger, you need a car accident attorney to help you receive compensation for damages. Insurance companies can attempt to deny a claim by accusing the passenger of contributing to their injuries. For example, if the driver had been drinking, they will try to turn the table on the passenger for getting into a car with him or her when they knew that they had been drinking. The best Charlotte accident lawyers are able to counter any unjustifiable claims by insurance companies. They will work diligently to make...
May 20, 2015
Listeria threat When you buy a product, you have certain rights as a consumer and when companies fail in their obligation to provide safe products, you should speak with the experienced product liability attorney. If you were not familiar with the term “listeria” before, due to the recent recalls of ice cream and hummus you are probably dreadfully aware now. The listeria contaminated ice cream has been linked to several cases of sickness and three deaths in this country. Ice cream and listeria Listeria is a bacterium that can grow under a wide range of conditions. Unfortunately, the strain of...
May 18, 2015
Public transportation accidents Injury attorneys handle cases for countless commuters and travelers that use public transportation to get to and from work, meetings, school and other locations. The numbers of people who use public transportation has risen significantly over the past decade. The reason for this increase is twofold; many travelers depend on buses and rail for safe and cheap transportation, and also as a more environmentally friendly way to commute. Buses and trains are two of the safest modes of travel, yet it seems that there have been some particularly tragic events that...
May 12, 2015
Wrongful death cases are difficult We cannot place enough emphasis on the importance of hiring the best wrongful death attorney available. A wrongful death case is certainly the time that you want a “dream team” of attorneys on your side because those who are accused of wrongful death have much to lose, and they will find representation that will fight ferociously to get them off the hook. Consequently, wrongful death cases are extremely complex, and will usually be won by the law firm with the greater skill. The best wrongful death attorneys in Charlotte will take your case on a contingency...
May 11, 2015
Family driving vacation Lower gasoline prices will mean that the roads will have a lot more traffic this summer; hopefully, as one of Charlotte’s best car accident attorneys, we can offer some tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls of vacation travel by car. If you are planning a family driving vacation this summer, you are not alone. There will be millions of drivers and cars on the road this summer; follow these tips to save you time and money while enjoying a safe and fun driving vacation. Plan ahead Planning is preparing and preparing is preventing problems. Firm up as many details...
May 05, 2015
Are body cameras a quick fix? If we are totally honest with ourselves, we know that there is no quick fix to bring about the necessary changes to reduce police brutality. In this day and age, we expect technology to do the hard work and quickly solve problems that are complex and difficult. The irresistible consensus is that body cameras worn by officers will change police behavior. The suggestion of body cameras being worn by policeman are a good start towards transparency, we cannot depend on this technology to revolutionize policing. Police already know that any passerby with a cell phone...
May 04, 2015
Dog bite prevention week National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third week of May every year. The focus is on educating people about how to prevent dog bites. There is an estimated population of over 70 million dogs living in U.S. households. Not surprisingly, millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites are preventable. We would like to think that everyone who owns a dog realizes the full responsibility of such ownership, but the reality is that many dog owners leave their dogs unsupervised, or subject their dogs to conditions that escalate...
April 29, 2015
Trends in fall accidents We tend to think of winter as the prime time for slip and fall accidents. However, summer time is just around the corner which means use of swimming pools and skate boards will be higher than at any other time of the year. If you have been injured from a slip or fall, you are part of a growing trend. Statistics reveal that emergency rooms all across the county are reporting a substantial increase in the number of slip and fall-accidents. Astoundingly, if the trend continues, slip and fall accidents could account for more injuries and fatalities than those from...
April 27, 2015
Driving drowsy Car accident attorneys have countless clients who have been injured in an accident because a negligent driver was driving drowsy. We hear all the public service ads about how we should never text or drink when we drive. However, many people are astounded to learn that driving while drowsy is so prevalent and one of the leading causes of injury accidents. When a driver is so tired that he or she can hardly keep their eyes open, they often 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...
April 22, 2015
Distracted driving and bicycle accident by Injury attorney Personal injury attorneys know that if you are a cyclist that has been injured in an accident, you are part of a disturbing trend. Statistics reveal that distracted driving injures and kills an astounding number of cyclists every year. Motor vehicle fatality rates have decreased in the U.S. in the past five years, during the same time period, the rates of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities have risen significantly. The number of bicyclists who are killed by distracted drivers has risen over 30% in only 5 years. We explained in an...
April 20, 2015
A car accident can change your life No one understands better than a car accident attorney that auto injuries can change the course of your life. Beyond their expertise with the law, they help victims sort through the confusion, to make the decisions that will help them attain financial security for themselves and their family. Statistics show that there will be over six million car accidents in the U.S. this year. The majority of the people who are involved in those car crashes will end up with substantial injuries that will force them to miss time from work and/or be hospitalized. The...
April 14, 2015
Time to reopen your pool Warmer days are ahead and swimming pool owners are ready to pull back the covers and enjoy another season of poolside barbeques and family gatherings. Swimming pools can be the centerpiece of a fun filled summer, but pool owners must remember that they have a legal obligation to keep their backyard pool safe. Safety and security is the primary responsibility of every swimming pool owner. This obligation goes beyond swimming pools; it also includes natural or man-made ponds, spas, hot tubs, and any source of water that might be a natural enticement for minors and...
April 13, 2015
Healthcare workers and back injury Personal injury lawyers represent a significant number of healthcare workers who have suffered a back injury while working. It is very distressing to see how seriously injured one can become from a job that is dedicated to caring for others. These alarming numbers apply to firemen, paramedics, and law enforcement workers as well. It is staggering to see how many people are injured in the health care industry every year. A significant factor behind all these injuries is that many hospitals across the country are using techniques that are considered to be...
April 08, 2015
Workers’ comp benefits Worker's compensation attorney is focused on protecting the rights of workers who have been injured on the job. Ordinarily, there should be no burden on the employee to prove or disprove fault. However, as a matter of business, there are employers who purposely intend to make the process cumbersome and burdensome in an attempt to discourage employees from using the benefits to which they are entitled. In fact, there are documented cases in which worker's compensation retaliation has become a very serious trend throughout the country. What the statistics say According...
April 06, 2015
Technology and driving safety Car accident attorneys help the victims of countless car accidents that occur every year. In an effort to make auto travel safer, the government has begun to speed up research on technologies that prevent accidents. Three of such new technologies are collision avoidance systems, seat belt interlocks, and driver alcohol detection systems. These technologies are designed to address the most prominent highway safety threats that lead to injury and deaths. Seatbelt Interlocks This technology is designed to prevent a vehicle from being driven if the driver and...

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