How a Car Accident Causes Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks

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Car accidents are a well-known source of a host of injuries, both physical and emotional. Most frequently, the trauma applied to the body results in broken bones, whiplash, and internal injuries. Less commonly known is the fact that crashes of any degree can just as easily cause heart attacks and cardiac arrest. Both injuries can […]

Dram Shop Liability Claims in North Carolina

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Drunk driving is a highly dangerous behavior that lawmakers and nonprofit groups have worked to reduce for decades. However, driving while under the influence (DWI) remains the number one cause of traffic fatalities nationwide. Those who get behind the wheel knowing the dangers to themselves, and others must be held accountable for their actions. However, […]

Move Over Law: Change Lanes to Save a Life

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Most drivers today know what to do when they hear the distant sound of a siren. Properly reacting to an emergency vehicle that whizzes past is essential to the safety of other drivers. But pulling aside is not the only important law that protects emergency responders. North Carolina’s Move Over Law is crucial to the […]

What Can I Recover When the At-Fault Driver Dies in a Wreck?

Sadly, there are many automobile wrecks in which the at-fault driver passes away. When this happens, the victims of his or her negligent driving will often have serious questions about recovering compensation. While the answer is “yes, the victims can recover compensation,” there certainly are some complexities. Ultimately, your rights do not fundamentally change if […]

Deviated Septum after a Car Accident

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An often overlooked (and vulnerable) area of the body injured in car accidents is the nose. Made of small bones and delicate cartilage, the nose is especially sensitive to the powerful force applied by a car’s airbags. One of the most common nasal injuries sustained in a car accident is a deviated septum.  What is […]

Raleigh Dog Bite Attorneys

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The CDC estimates 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year, and 800,000 of those injuries are severe enough to warrant a hospital visit. Unlike traffic incidents, animal attacks routinely involve serious disputes over liability. From state to state the laws differ on who is responsible when an attack occurs, even in the […]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Even in the mildest of car accidents, it’s likely one or more people involved will sustain injuries. These injuries can impact the day-to-day living for victims and their families long after the initial impact. Injuries to the lower extremities (including foot and ankle injuries) are the second most common class of injuries in motor vehicle […]

What Are the Dangers of Speeding?

Speeding remains one of the most common causes of severe and fatal automobile collisions in North Carolina. Even drunk driving and distracted driving collisions also tend to involve elements of speeding. Negligent drivers who speed not only put themselves in danger, but also everyone around them. The Dangers of Speeding Speeding can put drivers, passengers […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not only careless and selfish, but it is also very dangerous. It can take a driver’s eyes off the road, which can lead to severe automobile collisions. Distracted driving has led to numerous fatal crashes in the past few years. The harm associated with this type of driving-related collision can leave a […]

Seat Belt Safety Statistics

Seat belts save lives. They are important safety features that protect drivers and passengers every day from serious injury and death. Unlike other safety features, like air bags or electronic stability control, seat belts aren’t automatically in use every time someone drives a car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the risk […]