In Negligence Cases, What is a ‘Reasonable Person’?
The word ‘reasonable’ is thrown around often in car accident cases where a person has suffered injuries. North Carolina residents will often ask whether or not a person was acting reasonably at the time of an accident. But what is reasonable? After a person has suffered injuries due to a Charlotte car accident, he or…Read More
North Carolina One of the Country’s “Worst Driving” States
A recent study released by online insurance website “Car Insurance Comparison.Com” confirms what many people traveling on the state’s roads already know: North Carolina has some of the worst driving conditions in the country. Not only are the state’s drivers notoriously aggressive and “lead-footed,” but the congestion on interstates and highways, particularly around large metropolitan…Read More
Report Finds Hundreds of Nursing Homes Repeatedly Receive Low Ratings
Choosing a nursing home for a vulnerable or elderly loved one can be very difficult. Many families struggle with the decision to use a facility in the first place, and are then disheartened by media reports of nursing home abuse and neglect. No one wants to discover that their loved ones were placed in a…Read More
“Black Boxes” Now Required for Commercial Vehicles
The new highway-funding bill signed by President Obama in July 2012 includes a mandate aimed at making America’s roadways safer: the requirement that commercial carriers install Electronic On Board Recorders (known colloquially as “EOBRs,” “black boxes” and “tattle boxes”) in their vehicles beginning on October 1, 2012. Legislation requiring EOBRs was introduced following Congress’ updating…Read More