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Why You Should Always Ask Before Petting A Dog

Every year in the U.S., 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Approximately 800,000 require medical attention. Some are so severely injured that their lives are changed forever. In 20 15, 34 people died from dog bites. If you are bitten by a dog, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries from the Read More Why You Should Always Ask Before Petting A Dog

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What to do After an Auto Accident

Life happens fast when you’re involved in a car accident, but you’ve got to think on your feet. There’s a list of things that you should do in order to protect yourself as long as you’re physically able. You should get all of the information needed to substantiate and document the accident. Make sure you: Read More What to do After an Auto Accident

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What You Should Know About Xarelto

Xarelto is a prescription blood thinner used to help prevent blood clots in the deep veins, such as the lungs and legs. It works by blocking the enzyme required for blood to coagulate. Xarelto is an FDA approved drug for use in patients who have a risk of stroke, to reduce the risk of blood Read More What You Should Know About Xarelto

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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?

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Remaining Private While Going Through Your Injury Case

A few years ago, a man made national news when a video of him went viral. It showed him struggling against a large boulder, pushing until he dislodged it and it rolled down a hill. At first, there were repercussions from Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, claiming he violated the law by disturbing the Read More Remaining Private While Going Through Your Injury Case

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

Back to School: A Reminder on School Bus Safety

In the United States, 23 million children ride a school bus to and from school every day. Nearly 126,000 of them are in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district (CMS). CMS has 1,020 school buses that travel a total of 105,000 miles every day with approximately 24,000 daily stops. Although the U.S Department of Transportation confirms that Read More Back to School: A Reminder on School Bus Safety