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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.

2-4What to Do After a Dog Bite Injury

Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States. It is estimated that there are more than 69 million households in the U.S. that own at least one dog. While dogs are billed as our “best friends,” they are still animals and can sometimes be dangerous. Dog bites are among the most painful of all injuries. Dog owners must control their dogs, or they could be deemed negligent. If a dog bites someone, the negligent party should be held responsible for the damages that result. If you or a loved one suffered a severe dog bite, you may be owed money for your injuries.

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2-1Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

In North Carolina, as elsewhere, when an employee gets hurt while on the job, they are entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. An employee may file a claim to obtain benefits if they suffer an on-the-job injury. The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) administers workers’ compensation. Once you file a claim, the insurance company and the employer review it to make a determination. Sometimes, a workers’ compensation claim is denied. When that happens, you could be left with large medical bills and unpaid time off from work.

Reasons Why a Claim Might Be Denied

Dog-BiteIs the Owner Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?

Dogs are a part of many households. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 38% of U.S. households own family dogs. Our dogs are often part of our families, but sometimes, a dog can bite someone and cause a serious injury. Dog bites are among the most painful injuries you can suffer. Even a minor dog bite can easily become infected and cause much more serious results. A dog owner may be responsible for the injuries if their dog bites someone. A negligent dog owner may need to pay for medical bills and other damages due to a dog bite injury.

Why Dog Bites are Dangerous

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Are the laws or rules applying to a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury not involving death?”

Utility Terrain Vehicles, UTVs, are specially modified vehicles that are mainly used for work situations. UTVs are similar to ATVs. However, there are some differences. Recent changes in North Carolina laws make driving some UTVs on the street legal. That is good news for some people who own UTVs and are prepared to make the changes necessary to drive them around town. UTVs can also be dangerous, so it is important to follow the laws regarding riding them on the street. A driver of a UTV could be held responsible for an accident if his negligence caused the crash.

Accidents occur frequently, and most drivers will be involved in one at one time or another. Luckily, most car crashes are minor. Unfortunately, some accidents are serious and result in severe injuries or fatalities. Accidents between large commercial trucks and passenger vehicles often cause devastating injuries. Truck accidents are more complex than other types of crashes and often require you to obtain important data about the truck, the driver, and the trucking company.,

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is the value of my case?”

An accident can happen in a second, and when it does, it can change your life forever. When an accident is caused by someone’s negligence, you may be owed money for your injuries. Some injuries may require extensive hospitalization, surgeries, and rehabilitation time, and some injuries result in lifelong disabilities. You could be out of work during your recovery, limiting your ability to provide for your family. A personal injury claim is necessary to get you the money you deserve from the negligent party. If you were seriously hurt in a car accident or other accident, you might wonder how much money you will be able to get for a personal injury claim.

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