2020 Wake County Safety Performance

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The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) determines safety performance by a measure of the state’s fatality rate. Wake County Statistics In 2020, Wake County saw a decrease in automobile collisions from the previous year. 2019 had 39,151 collisions and only 28,607 in 2020. The crash rate in Wake County was the lowest since 2011. Out […]

Obtaining Accident/Crash Reports in North Carolina

Typically, after any North Carolina motor vehicle collision, the responding law-enforcement agency will create a write-up that will be sent to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Crash reports serve a critical function – preserving basic information regarding the accident and those involved. It is referred to by the Department of Motor Vehicles as […]

Raleigh Attorney for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that can sometimes follow traumatic injuries, especially those to the hands and arms.  It was previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) – some physicians, in fact, still use this phrase to describe patients suffering from the disease.  A frequently used pain scale, the […]

Raleigh Automobile Negligence Attorney

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If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you may have been told that you have a “claim.”  Many injured North Carolinians use this term without really understanding what it means.  All they know is that the at-fault driver’s insurance company is sometimes willing to pay compensation for such “claims.”  A “claim” is simply […]

North Carolina OSHA Violation Injury Attorney | Raleigh Workplace Negligence Lawyer

If you are injured while on the job, you usually have the right to file a claim under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system.  Unfortunately, the amount recoverable in the workers’ compensation system is minimal – sometimes limited only to medical expenses and 2/3 of past and future diminished earning capacity.  In some circumstances, however, a […]

Raleigh Pit Bull Attack Attorneys | North Carolina Dog Bite Lawyer

In 2012 there were 38 Americans killed by dogs; 23 of these deaths were caused by pit bulls.  Between 2007 and 2012, at least 15 children were killed by pit bulls.  Put simply, if these dogs are not properly trained and raised, they can be extremely dangerous, even deadly.  If you or a loved one […]

Common Chest Injuries From Serious Car Accidents – Raleigh Chest Injury Attorney

Low impact automobile collisions tend to lead to very specific injuries, usually soft tissue strains.  At higher speeds there are any number of traumatic injuries that might result.  Among the possible traumatic injuries are broken ribs and resulting lung conditions. If you have sustained a traumatic chest injury, including fractured ribs, flail chest, a collapsed […]

Police Officer Liability for High Speed Chase Collision

The internet is full of videos of police officers involved in high speed chases of criminals. Unfortunately, many of them lead to serious accidents that cause law-abiding, innocent citizens serious injuries. If a police chase causes a collision in this type of setting, the standard required to recover damages is exceedingly high. In fact, in […]

“Special Damages” and Negotiating a North Carolina Personal Injury Claim

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in which the other driver was at-fault, you will soon be receiving a call or letter from his or her insurance company.  The insurance adjuster will likely apologize for the accident, ask how you are doing, and request that you forward medical documentation for his or […]