If you believe a prescription or over-the-counter medication caused your illness or injury, proving this connection can be a daunting legal task. Specifically, you’ll need to show, through evidence and careful argumentation, that someone else’s negligence, corruption, carelessness, or other malfeasance caused the illness or injury in question. To you, the situation may seem obvious. […]
Slip and falls are surprisingly dangerous: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls cause a serious injury like a broken bone or head trauma. In fact, each year, more than 800,000 patients are hospitalized because of a fall. Like automobile accidents, slip and fall injuries are some […]
Intense emotions after a car wreck, workplace accident, or other injury are inevitable, but they won’t help the situation, and in some cases, they can make matters worse. Injured people often act on emotions as opposed to strategy. The good news is that even if you’re not a master of emotions, you can weather the […]
Every year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. The responsibility is on everyone to report abuse when it’s suspected. North Carolina law spells out this belief legislatively: “…any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services shall […]
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 200 fatal work injuries in North Carolina. In 2016, there were more than 71,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illness reported by employers. Work-related accidents aren’t just bad for employees and families. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates employer payments of almost […]
Working is hard without having to worry about contracting an illness or suffering a serious injury. Getting hurt on the job makes it harder for you to continue working, so injured employees can find themselves in a real rut. Many employers, and the state’s Workers’ Compensation system, can make it difficult to recover compensation after […]
Dogs are fiercely loyal companions, but not all respond with adoration. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that dogs attack 4.5 million Americans every year, frequently inflicting serious injury. When dogs attack, the effects can devastate. People who’ve been injured by a dog bite are often left wondering how to proceed. That’s why the […]
The need for train crossing safety equipment improvements has never been as high, as we continue to hear about serious train accidents. As one of the world’s most conventional forms of transportation, and still in some cases less expensive than flights, many find themselves asking, “Is it safe to travel by train?” Unfortunately, over 200 […]
There are many potential hazards associated with work sites. With so many different duties, tools, and vehicles all necessary to get the job done, unfortunately there are also a lot of ways that workers can become seriously injured. One of the most serious types of work injuries that can occur is injury from electrical shock. […]
Dog Bites: Certain Breeds Singled Out If you own a home and have a mortgage, you are generally required to have homeowner’s insurance. If you rent an apartment or a house, your rental agreement may require you to obtain renter’s insurance. Many people do not realize it, but one of the most common factors that […]
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