Approximately 5 percent of the nation’s workforce is employed by the construction industry. Despite this relatively low number, the industry accounts for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s fatal workplace accidents. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs there is if you look at the statistics.
There are thousands of injuries and deaths recorded in the construction business each year. The dynamic nature of the job means that an accident can occur at any moment. Because of this, the … Read more
Do you know what to do after you have been in a car accident in North Carolina? When an accident occurs, your emotions run high. It is easy to become overwhelmed and forget the things that you need to do. It is important, no matter how anxious you are, to follow the steps outlined below when at all possible. You can print this brochure to help you remember what to do if you are ever involved in a vehicle collision.… Read more
E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes and cigars. Unfortunately for many, they are not always the safest option. Dozens have been injured by these tobacco alternatives, and some have been injured seriously.
One such accident occurred in Florida. Evan Spahlinger, 21, alleges that his e-cigarette exploded in his face, causing undue damage to his face. According to the suit, Vaping American Made Products, the maker of Spahlinger’s e-cigarette, should have told its customers about the … Read more
Winter weather driving can be harrowing. It is something that not a small number of people avoid altogether. Not only is it dangerous to drive over slippery roads, but you have to watch out for other drivers sharing the road with you. Defensive driving may not be enough to keep you safe this winter as you slip and slide over icy roads. Use these tips to help enhance your chances of making it to your destination safely.
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With one of the biggest winter storms in history having happened over the weekend, there is no time like the present to remind people that anything can be thrown at us by Mother Nature. States across the nation have been impacted by strange weather this year, prompting weather officials to remind us that no one is immune. Driving in a blizzard is only slightly different than driving in a typical snowstorm, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of these … Read more
As people prepare to drive through winter weather, it is not unusual for them to talk to friends and family or even consult the Internet. Unfortunately, there are some myths that have prevailed over the years that people are still buying into. Here are four of those myths to be aware of.
- Winter Tires Are Not Needed
Many people think that winter tires are only made for driving through snow and over ice. The truth is that they are designed … Read more
When it comes to having fun on the gridiron, no one tops the Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. You rarely see him without a smile on his face, and, of course, who can forget the dab? He brings a certain level of entertainment and enjoyment to the game, and there’s a reason for that: In December of 2014, Cam Newton was in a car accident that nearly claimed his life. New he uses that incident to fuel his spirit … Read more
A winter storm dumps inches of snow and ice on your property. You want to stay huddled under a quilt with a cup of hot coffee in your hand. Is it a good idea? Not if you don’t want to be hit with a personal injury lawsuit. If someone slips and falls on your property because you have failed to clear it, you could very well find yourself in court answering for your lack of motivation. Here’s what you need … Read more
If you hear the term “traumatic brain injury,” certain things may jump to your mind. You may think of a slip and fall accident or even a car crash. The truth is, there are many types of incidents that can result in a traumatic brain injury. Here are the most common mechanisms that are attributed to brain injury:
- Open Head Injury
Injuries such as these result in an open wound to the head. These may be sustained from a … Read more
Very few can say that riding an ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, is nothing short of exciting. Driving off-road, listing over turns and bouncing over rocks brings a sense of adventure that few other driving opportunities afford. Unfortunately, these vehicles see their fair share of accidents each year. If you plan on driving or riding an ATV, understanding what causes these accidents can help you prevent them.
- Driving on Paved Surfaces
ATVs are not made to be driven on flat, … Read more