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9-1024x1024Semi-Truck Crash Leaves One Person Dead, One Critically Injured

A Charlotte crash involving a large semi truck left one person dead and another seriously hurt. The crash involved two semi-trucks and two other vehicles. The accident happened on the I-485 inner loop between Mallard Creek Road and Prosperity Church Road. The initial impact occurred between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle on the inner loop of I-485. The crash caused the tractor-trailer to veer over the median and into oncoming traffic on the outer loop. The semi then hit another semi-truck in a head-on collision.

Crash Involved Four Vehicles

7-1024x1024Motorcycle Safety FAQ

Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exhilarating. The summer months are the most popular for motorcyclists yet riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Motorcyclists are four times as likely to suffer serious injuries in a vehicle accident as compared with drivers of other vehicles. Safety is of utmost importance when you decide to get on a motorcycle.

Are Motorcyclists Required to Wear Helmets?

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.

Crash-1024x1024Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Head-On Collision

A motorcycle rider was seriously hurt when a car collided head-on with his motorcycle. The crash occurred on N.C. Highway 690 in Moore County. The motorcyclist was airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. The crash happened at about 11 pm in the evening. Various emergency personnel arrived quickly to assist at the scene.

How Did the Motorcycle Crash Happen?

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.

3-1-1024x1024Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Daycare Playground

A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a daycare playground. The car sped through the daycare property just after the children left the playground, so there were no reported injuries. The car continued through the playground, flipped, and crashed into a nearby residence. The residence was not occupied at the time. The driver was allegedly speeding and racing with another vehicle when he lost control and veered off the roadway at a high rate of speed.

Two Vehicles Were Allegedly Street Racing

3-1024x1024What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of crashes. A big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with cargo and can be more difficult to control than a typical passenger vehicle. There are various factors that may cause accidents with 18-wheelers to happen.

  • Distracted Driving

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?

15-1024x1024Semi-Truck Crashes into Vehicles After Failing to Move Over

A tractor-trailer truck crashed into vehicles, including two police cars, after failing to move over. The crash happened after police were investigating an accident that had taken place on the same roadway. The vehicles were all stopped on the shoulder of the highway when a truck driver failed to move over for the flashing lights. The truck was unable to sufficiently slow down and veered into the shoulder where it hit the vehicles, including police cars along with vehicles that were involved in the previous crash.

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