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Category Archives: personal injury

Accessing Auto Insurance Med Pay Benefits for Your Hospital Bills

If you have been injured in a car accident, you’re probably feeling some distress over the mounting medical bills. Even if you have health insurance, the deductible and co-payments can cost you thousands of dollars. However, you may have an asset you haven’t even considered: the medical payments coverage under your own auto insurance policy…. Read More »

North Carolina Rule 414 Limits Recovery for Medical Expenses

In 2011, the North Carolina legislature enacted a new Rule of Civil Procedure limiting the evidence an injured party could introduce to prove losses due to medical expenses. This new rule may cause injured plaintiffs to recover far less in economic losses, which could further reduce the amount calculated for noneconomic losses, such as pain… Read More »

Beware of Delayed Onset Symptoms of Closed-Head Injuries

Many people erroneously believe that if they suffered a brain injury they’d know it or at least the responders treating them would pick up on it. This is not always the case, especially following a traffic accident when adrenaline often masks injuries, and you should be aware that symptoms of a brain injury can be… Read More »

Can Children Be Held Negligent for Their Own Injuries?

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states adhering to the law of pure contributory negligence. This is an all-or-nothing rule that bars an injured party from recovering compensation if he did anything to contribute to the cause of the injury. But what does the law say when the victim is a child? For example,… Read More »

Preparing For Your Slip And Fall Claim

A slip-and-fall accident can happen at the mall, grocery store or basketball arena. The resulting injuries can be very serious — broken hip, concussion or a broken ankle — and can harm your ability to work for an extended period of time.  Slip and falls, or trip and falls, are commonly caused by the following… Read More »

OSHA Basics For The North Carolina Worker

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 4,383 workers were killed at work last year. Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s inception in 1970, workplace deaths have been cut by more than 65 percent — from 38 deaths a day in 1970 to 12 a day in 2012.    If you work in North Carolina,… Read More »

Collecting For Your Sports Injuries

Playing sports is supposed to be an enjoyable outlet for children. When an approximately two million injuries occur every year, leading to a half of a million doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations for our youth, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons want youth athletic associations to try… Read More »

Injured Because Of Poor Security May Lead To Big Damage Award

Under North Carolina premises liability law, if you are injured while on another’s property, you may be able to collect damages. Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises safe, and if hazardous conditions exist on the property, owners must warn visitors. A common type of premises liability case emerges when a person is… Read More »

Highway Crashes Can Be Devastating

A recent horrific Tennessee highway motor vehicle accident stretched into North Carolina. Eight people were killed and fourteen people were injured when a bus carrying a North Carolina church group home from a jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tennessee blew a tire, crossed the median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor trailer. The members… Read More »

Effects of Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Although many of us walk away from accidents with mere bumps and bruises, or perhaps a broken limb, some of us suffer more severe injuries — sometimes to the brain or spine. Serious brain and spinal cord injuries cause long-lasting and critical disabilities or even fatalities. 12,000 people injure their spinal cords annually 1.5 million… Read More »