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
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
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.
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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
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
What 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
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
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
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
Involvement in a traffic collision can be a hassle to say the least. If you are lucky, the accident is a minor one, you exchange information with the other driver and go about your day. If luck isn’t on your side, there is severe damage or even worse, injuries. Imagine being involved in a serious vehicle accident only to find out that the other driver doesn’t have insurance. What are you supposed to do now?
The good news is … Read more