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Are You An Aggressive Driver?

July 21st, 2017

Aggressive driving causes accidents. Ask a driver if they are aggressive, however, and chances are they will tell you no. Drivers in the United States have developed a habit of driving more aggressively than they should, and it has become the norm. Here are some of the maneuvers that these drivers make on a regular basis.

1. Speeding

If anyone has ever complained that you have a lead foot, you may have laughed it off. It may be illegal to … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Is Your Car Asking for Help?

July 17th, 2017

Your vehicle speaks to you, but you may not be listening. Sure, it doesn’t use complete sentences or even words, but it will let you know when it needs help. When your car or a component of it isn’t working properly, you will hear a noise or two. It’s these noises that you need to listen to. A “funny” noise from your car shouldn’t be ignored, as tempting as it is. Here is what your car may be trying to … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Zip Line Operators May Soon Face Liability

July 14th, 2017

A new bill is headed to the Governor’s desk. If it is signed into law, the bill would hold operators of zip lines liable for accidents and injuries on their courses. The state senate passed the bill unanimously. It is expected that the governor will add his signature.

Once made into law, Senate Bill 100 will require operators of zip lines and similar attractions to carry liability insurance. The minimum coverage would be $1 million per incident or a … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Don’t Be the Cause of a Traffic Jam

July 12th, 2017

Driving down a major highway during rush hour can be nothing short of a headache. Getting stuck in a traffic jam is stressful, especially if you are running late. Being stressed out can cause you to take risky maneuvers during rush hour that you may not otherwise. The bad news is that there may be nothing you can do to avoid a traffic jam. The good news is that you don’t have to be the cause of one.

1. Don’t

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Posted In: Car Accidents

Carolinas HealthCare Fined Over Urine Tests

July 10th, 2017

In a recent court case, Carolinas HealthCare Systems has been ordered to and agreed to pay $6.5 million due to the False Claims Act. The settlement is a way for the company to make restitution for unlawful billing practices. The allegations were brought forward by a whistleblower.

It is contended that the hospital system up-coded claims for urine drug tests so that they received higher payments. A former lab director brought the billing to light, claiming that the payments … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

How to Drive On Unfamiliar Roads

July 7th, 2017

You’re taking a family road trip. Maybe you’re traveling to a new city in search of gainful employment. It doesn’t matter why you have found yourself driving through an unfamiliar area — what matters is knowing how to do it safely.

People are injured in accidents each year caused by drivers who were unfamiliar with the local roads. If you take a moment and ready yourself for the road that lies ahead, you are much less likely to be involved … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Teen Dies from Amoeba at Waterpark – Is the Park Legally Responsible?

July 6th, 2017

Focus some part of young person are rafting in riverWhat should have been a day of fun and laughter turned deadly for an Ohio teenager who was visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016. Lauren Seitz was whitewater rafting at the recreational facility when her raft overturned. While in the water she was exposed to a rare and deadly amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, which was growing in the manmade river.

She returned home, feeling sick. Just 11 days later, she died from a brain infection Read more

Posted In: Premises Liability

The Backseat May Not Be The Safest

July 5th, 2017

One of the biggest priorities for vehicle manufacturers is safety. Until recently, most of the focus has been on those sitting in the front of the vehicle. Few improvements have been made to protect those sitting in the backseat, perhaps because it is the two front seats that are most regularly occupied.

Researchers are now beginning to take a closer look at backseat passenger safety. What has been found is that the backseat may not be as safe as the … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Common Vacation Accidents to Avoid

July 3rd, 2017

Tourist season is kicking into full swing. Whether you are visiting Charlotte or live in the city and are visiting elsewhere, knowing how to avoid common vacation accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end.

An injury or illness during a vacation can grind things to a halt. Keep you and your family safe and able to enjoy your break by protecting yourselves from the most common issues that arise during … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

My Dog Bit Someone, What Should I do?

June 28th, 2017

If you have a beloved family dog, like millions of other Americans do, chances are slim that you believe it would ever bite anyone. After all, who knows your dog better than you? Despite what you may think, any dog is capable of causing a dog bite injury. Even the most well behaved dogs can lash out unexpectedly. If you find yourself in a situation where your dog has injured someone through a dog bite, these steps may be helpful … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks
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