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8-1024x1024What to Do About Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Nursing homes are places where elderly and others receive care and support to meet their needs. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about 1.2 million Americans reside in nursing homes. When we place our loved one in a nursing home we expect that they will receive proper care and will be treated with respect. Unfortunately, sometimes a nursing home resident is a victim of abuse or neglect. If that happens, you will want to take immediate action to resolve the situation.

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Pi-1024x1024Construction Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise in North Carolina

Construction has been booming in North Carolina. That is great for the economy, but what few people realize is that there has also been an increase in construction accidents. The number of accidents with injuries or fatalities has been increasing along with the uptick in construction. On average, one construction worker dies every ten days while on the job in North Carolina, according to a new report from the Charlotte Observer.

In the past ten years, almost 360 construction workers lost their lives while on the job in North Carolina. In 2022 alone, the number of construction deaths totaled 47, which is the highest number in any year over the past decade. At the same time, the number of construction site inspections has decreased. Construction accidents are preventable and construction companies are often responsible for injuries that occur due to their negligence.

1-1024x1024Camp Lejeune Claim Final Deadline Approaching

Camp Lejeune is a United States Armed Forces facility located in North Carolina. The Marine Corps base camp is the largest on the East Coast and covers more than 153,000 acres. Military personnel and their families may have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Toxic water supplies have resulted in a high rate of serious illnesses for those who spent time at the camp between 1953 and 1987.

Victims of illnesses and their families may be entitled to compensation for their damages. If you or a loved one suffered a serious medical problem due to exposure to toxic water while in Camp Lejeune, you may be able to seek money for the costs of medical care as well as other damages such as pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

6-1024x1024Dog Bite Injuries in North Carolina

Dogs are the most popular pets in the United States. More than 65 million U.S. households own at least one dog. People often think of their dog as a member of their family.  On average, people spend about $1,500 a year to care for their dogs. While dogs are often considered among the most docile of all pets, dog bites still happen with some frequency. Unfortunately, dog bites can be extremely painful and they may require extensive medical care. A negligent dog owner may be responsible for the costs associated with the results of a dog bite.

Are Dogs Required to Be on a Leash?

12-1024x1024The Importance of Making a Police Report After an Accident

Accidents occur quite often. If you drive a vehicle, you will probably be involved in an accident at some time in your life. Thankfully, most accidents are minor fender-benders. Sometimes, however, a crash can result in severe injuries or even death. When an accident is due to someone’s negligence, the negligent party may owe the victim compensation for their injuries and damages. In order to collect compensation, you will need to provide evidence of negligence in the accident, along with proof of your injuries.

Why Make a Police Report?

2-1024x1024Bedsores May Indicate Nursing Home Neglect

Nothing is more heartbreaking than to learn that your elderly parent is suffering from a serious infection while living in a nursing home. An assisted living facility is supposed to be a place you trust to care for your loved one and provide for all their needs. If you find that your parent has bedsores, you may not realize that they could and should have been prevented. The presence of these sores can be serious and may lead to the further decline of the health of your loved one.

What are Bedsores?

Food-1024x1024Foodborne Illness Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Whether you eat at a restaurant or prepare meals at home, you expect the food ingredients to be safe. The last thing you want is for you and your loved ones to get sickened due to unsafe food. Foodborne illnesses are actually quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 48 million people a year in the United States get sickened due to foodborne illnesses.

That works out to about one in six people. Of that number, about 128,000 are hospitalized, and about 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses. If you suffer serious harm or a loved one dies due to a foodborne illness, the negligent party may be held responsible. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out if you can make a claim.

Product-1-300x300Defective Product Liability Claims

Millions of products are purchased in the United States every year. You can purchase products in a variety of places, such as from brick-and-mortar stores, online, from discount warehouses, and from individuals, among others. Consumers need to take care to ensure that the products they purchase are safe. However, the ultimate responsibility is on the product manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers to provide products that do not cause harm to consumers. If a product causes harm to someone, the person may be able to file a product liability claim to seek damages.

What is Products Liability?

2One Student Killed and Two Injured in Crash With Tanker Truck

One high school student was killed, and two others were injured in a morning crash near their school. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District confirmed the collision and offered counseling to assist students and others who were affected by the terrible tragedy. The accident happened in Mint Hill, near the intersection of Blair Rd. and Allen Station Drive, which is located about a mile from Rocky River High School, where all three victims were students.

What Caused the Accident?

2Important Facts About Truck Accidents

Trucks are an essential part of life. We need trucks to deliver the food and goods we need for every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, that means we have to share the roads with large, commercial trucks on a daily basis. Thousands of people each year die as a result of an accident with a large truck. In 2021, 4,761 people died in truck accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That number is up 9% from the previous year. Many more people were seriously injured in truck crashes.

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