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Driving Drowsy is Dangerous in a Big Rig or a Car

October 22nd, 2018
  • Drowsy driving is estimated to cause up to 6,000 fatal wrecks each year.
  • Commercial drivers may be more likely than Non-Commercial drivers to drive drowsy.
  • People who snore or sleep 6 or fewer hours at a stretch are more likely to drive drowsy.

dangers of drowsy drivingWhen you are involved in a car or big truck accident, you are understandably anxious. Due to the catastrophic and powerful nature of car and big truck accidents, victims are often left with severe physical injuries, emotional Read more

Posted In: Asleep at the Wheel, Personal Injury, Punitive Damages, Truck Accidents, Uncategorized

Understanding Economic, Non-Economic and Punitive Damages

April 22nd, 2016

Economic and non-economic damagesWhen you sue someone for a personal injury, you know that you may be entitled to compensation. What begins to be confusing is exactly what type of compensation you are entitled to. If you believe what you see on television, you assume that you are entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for your injuries. Don’t believe what you see on TV. In truth, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages and, in extreme cases, punitive … Read more

Posted In: Punitive Damages

One Killed, One Seriously Injured in Single Car Accident Caused by Speeding

June 17th, 2014

Dale Stewart About one in three fatal crashes are caused by excessive speeding.  According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) it is the third leading contributing factor to traffic crashes.

In Charlotte, speed seems to be the factor in the death of a 24-year-old driver.  Reports indicate that Yoan Alberto Hernadez Tosca was driving a Honda Accord through traffic at a high rate of speed on Sunday afternoon when the driver over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle.  The car … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, In The News, Personal Injury, Punitive Damages

Restraint Chairs Causing Deaths Across the Country

December 31st, 2013

J_BaryThe news team at WCNC out of Charlotte has been conducting an interesting investigation into the deaths of people strapped to restraint chairs while in custody. These chairs are frequently used when inmates who are violent, drugged, or mentally ill are transported. At least four people have been killed by them in the Carolinas, and at least three dozen nationwide.

It is unknown if these chair deaths are being under-reported. Some jails have stopped using them after having to settle … Read more

Posted In: Punitive Damages

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