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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?

6-1024x1024Pedestrian Accidents – What You Need to Know

While the overall number of serious traffic accidents has typically been going down, pedestrian accidents continue to rise. Pedestrian accidents often result in the most severe injuries and fatalities. On average, about 3,000 pedestrians a year are hurt in vehicle accidents, and about 160 pedestrians a year die as a result of a vehicle accident. When a pedestrian gets hit by a vehicle driving at 45 MPH, their likelihood of dying is 85%.

Where Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

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.

Excessive Weight

4Construction Worker Seriously Hurt in Charlotte Accident

A construction worker suffered serious injuries after a fall at a construction site in Charlotte. The accident happened at a construction site located in the 1300 block of Central Avenue near Hawthorne Street. The Charlotte Fire Department responded to an emergency call for a construction worker who fell at the construction site. Dozens of first responders reported to the scene. Emergency workers had to use a construction crane to reach the injured man. Medic then transported the man to the hospital with serious injuries.

Fall Hazards

3When Merging Into Traffic, Who Has the Right of Way?

Highways are among the safest roads we have. Although you can travel at a higher rate of speed than other roads, highways are generally designed with safety in mind. The most vulnerable places on highways are where vehicles enter the roadway. These areas allow cars to merge onto the road to join traffic that is already moving. If you have ever gotten onto a highway during rush hour, you know how difficult it can be to get into traffic that is already moving. Nobody wants to let you in, and you could even get into an accident or a road rage incident.

Merging Onto a Highway

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