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Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Lawsuits

Millions of people are injured at work every year, some so severely that their lives will never be the same. For most of them, the only recourse for payment of their medical expenses and lost wages is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is designed so that injured workers can collect damages from their employers without having Read More Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Lawsuits

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Share the Road: Know Bicycling Signaling

Like most states, North Carolina treats bicycles as vehicles and bicycle riders must comply with the same laws that apply to vehicle drivers. Bicyclists are only exempt from following the law applicable to motor vehicles when the law, by its very nature, could have no application. For example, when the vehicle code specifically references “motor Read More Share the Road: Know Bicycling Signaling

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Self-Driving Cars May Prevent Auto Accidents

In May 2016, a Tesla driver traveling 65 m.p.h. plowed into the side of a semi-tractor-trailer that was crossing the road in front of him. The Tesla driver was killed instantly, but the semi driver was not injured. The Tesla was on auto-pilot at the time and the driver was apparently watching a Harry Potter Read More Self-Driving Cars May Prevent Auto Accidents

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When Should You Hire a Lawyer After an Injury?

If you suffered a minor injury in an accident and the negligent party is not contesting fault, you may be able to settle your case yourself. This may be true if you can easily calculate your medical expenses and lost wages and have no permanent injury. But, there are certain situations where you definitely need Read More When Should You Hire a Lawyer After an Injury?

Common Questions About Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is possibly the most heartbreaking event that a person can experience. When the death is due to the negligence or intentional act of another person, grief can be compounded as those left behind struggle with the knowledge that the death could likely have been prevented. If your loved one Read More Common Questions About Wrongful Death

The Importance of Proving Fault in a North Carolina Car Accident

If you were in a car accident, you do not need to be told how overwhelming the stress can be. At the same time that you are piling up medical bills, you are losing wages since you cannot work due to your injuries. You could have some comfort if you could be assured your losses Read More The Importance of Proving Fault in a North Carolina Car Accident

What You Should Do After Being Involved in a Hit and Run

Being involved in any kind of a car accident is stressful. That stress is compounded when the other driver leaves the scene. This is true whether the driver hit your car in a parking lot, hit you when you were a pedestrian crossing a street or rammed into your car while you were driving. If Read More What You Should Do After Being Involved in a Hit and Run

What to Do If You Were a Passenger in a Car Accident

If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, there are certain things you must do in order to receive compensation for your injuries. It can be somewhat complicated, but a Charlotte auto accident attorney at Campbell & Associates can help. Your attorney will obtain the police and investigative reports and obtain statements Read More What to Do If You Were a Passenger in a Car Accident

5 Myths About Car Accidents

Being in any type of car accident is daunting. You are concerned about whether you or anyone else is hurt. You hope you can at least drive your car home and wonder if it can ever be fixed. Your immediate plans are disrupted. You thought it couldn’t happen to you, but it did. Now, it Read More 5 Myths About Car Accidents

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

If you were injured in a car crash, bicycle or motorcycle accident, bitten by a dog or suffered any other type of personal injury, you may be tempted to act as your own attorney. There are many reasons why, in most cases, this is not a good idea. Many studies have shown that pro se Read More Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case