Personal Injury Claims
What Happens When a Recreational Activity Causes Personal Injuries?
Making the decision to join an outdoor cycling group, or a local softball league, or to enroll in a fitness class at your local gym can help you get in shape and stay healthy. Yet common leisure activities often result in serious personal injuries. Indeed, according to a fact sheet from the Centers for Disease…Read More
Are Black Friday Sales Really “To Die For”?
Pop quiz, which of the following is a real headline or website name: “The Worst Black Friday Injuries and Deaths of All Time” “The States Where You’re Most Likely to Encounter Fights at Black Friday Sales” “Black Friday Death Count” The bad news is that all three are real. The good news is that the…Read More
Why Hospitals File Liens in Personal Injury Cases
If you are involved in an accident and suffer injuries that require medical care, how will your medical bills be paid? For most North Carolinians who have health insurance, there is an assumption that the hospital will submit your bills to your insurance company, and you will only have to pay the amount that is…Read More
Do You Know the Tricks to Staying Safe on Halloween?
A priest, a nun, and a rabbi walk up to a door in Alabama and get arrested. Not really, but they could under an Alabama law barring people from masquerading as members of the clergy on Halloween. Alabama isn’t alone when it comes to odd Halloween laws, though the one that bans wearing laughably funny…Read More
Boating Safety Tips
A few years ago on 4th of July, three people were tragically killed in two separate boating accidents at lakes in the Charlotte region. At least one accident involved a boat operator who was allegedly intoxicated while the other occurred late at night. As an avid water-skier, I have my share of close call with…Read More
Traffic deaths are up almost 20 percent in North Carolina so far this year and one reason for the increase is distracted driving. Motorists continue to text while driving despite numerous studies demonstrating that texting while driving is as dangerous, if not more than dangerous, than drunk driving. Texting while driving is never a safe…Read More
Office Workers and the Importance of Ergonomics
Every day, thousands of workers across the state of North Carolina file into office buildings, sit down at their workstations, and begin a busy day of typing and talking on the telephone. Regardless of how these people feel about this type of largely sedentary work, the fact remains that they are at an elevated risk…Read More
Injured Charlotte Nursing Home Residents Have Rights
The elderly deserve our respect and attention. Many of them also require special medical care or assistance to help them with day-to-day activities. For this reason, many Charlotte families come to the decision to place a beloved elderly relative in a nursing home or assisted living home to help him or her get help with…Read More
Work Injuries and Charlotte Employer Responsibilities
You work day in and day out at your job. It takes up the majority of your time and for good reason. The goal is to take wages earned home and use them in a way to benefit you and your family. But what happens when hard work is more than just hard? What happens…Read More
Firework Injuries And Safety Tips
Fireworks are a summer tradition especially around the 4th of July. Unfortunately, each year, thousands of people suffer severe burn injuries in firework-related accidents. In 2013, hospital emergency rooms in the United States treated approximately 11,400 people for injuries from fireworks – the majority of which involved injury to the head and extremities. The risk…Read More