It is widely known that construction works face a variety of hazards each time they step onto a work site. Statistics have shown that four out of every 100 workers will be hurt on the job annually. Deaths in this industry account for 18 percent of all work-related fatalities that occur yearly. Some of the most common causes of accident include:
Construction workers often work in high places. They may balance on scaffolding, climb ladders or work on … Read more
Even as summer has come to a close, motorcycles are still all over the roads of North Carolina. The weather has cooled off just a bit, making it that much more enjoyable for this state’s nearly 200,000 registered bikers to hit the open roads. But, as more choppers flood the roads, motorcycle accidents become much more prevalent. While these aren’t always fatal, they do generally result in injury, as there’s not much protecting a rider from other vehicles — and … Read more
It is not unusual for people to have questions after they have been involved in an accident. This is especially true when that accident is bicycle versus vehicle. Most people have a misconception that if a bike and car are involved in an accident, the driver is always at fault. This is not the case. Here are the most common questions we receive after a bicycle versus vehicle accident.
1. I was ‘doored’; who is liable?
If you ride … Read more
People are commuting to work and school by bike in larger numbers than ever before. There are a variety of reasons that one may choose to take two wheels instead of four. Some choose to bike as part of an adoption of a greener lifestyle, others do it to stay fit. Many people choose to bike as a way to save money. No matter the reason behind your decision to commute to work in this alternative fashion, it is important … Read more
From icy parking lots to wet floors, there are a variety of reasons that people find themselves unable to stay on their feet. Slip and fall accidents result in a number of civil lawsuits every year. In fact, these lawsuits are so common that you may know someone who has either filed a claim or thought about it.
With so many stories out there regarding slip and fall lawsuits, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Here are … Read more
We use our cell phones for a variety of things. At a minimum, people use their phones to stay connected to loved ones. At most, people use their smart phones as a sort of life-controlling device. We text, keep track of appointments, surf the Internet, post to social media, navigate and more using these handheld machines. But what happens when those devices pose a threat to your family?
Samsung has had major difficulties with their new Galaxy Note 7, … Read more
Women who are pregnant will do whatever it takes to make sure that their babies come into the world healthy. Unfortunately, women don’t always know which prescription medications may be dangerous to their unborn children. There is list of drugs that can cause harmful side effects to infants, and Zofran is one of them.
Zofran is a drug used to curb morning sickness. The FDA has recently learned that the medication can cause septal and orofacial defects, stillbirths, kidney … Read more
Zika has been in the headlines for the majority of the year. People across the country have been warned about contracting the virus and the issues it could cause. For most people, the Zika virus is self-limiting, causing flu-like symptoms for a week or two. For pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, the virus could be more serious.
People in North Carolina have been diagnosed with Zika, but officials are quick to point out that each has traveled … Read more
Clowns make people laugh. They make other people shrink in terror. No matter how you feel about clowns, one thing is for certain: Seeing them in your local woods would give cause for concern.
That is exactly what has been happening in Greensboro, North Carolina. The first report was of a clown in blue pants, a yellow shirt and red wig. The person was also wearing a scary clown mask and carrying a machete. The clown ran into local woods … Read more
Strollers are a convenience utilized by parents around the world. In most cases, newborns and infants are completely safe in these 4-wheeled “vehicles.” Sadly, accidents do occur, and they are typically because parents have made one mistake or another. Learn from the errors that others have made so that you don’t experience the heartache that comes with having an injured child.
1. Hot Beverages
It’s not unusual for parents to make a cup of coffee before they leave the … Read more