Dogs are the most popular pet in American households today. There are millions of home with at least one dog in residence, and many that have multiple canines running about. You may even count yourself among the millions of dog owners in the country.
No matter how much you love all things covered in fur, you may not be approaching unfamiliar dogs the right way. If you aren’t, you run a very real risk of being bitten. Now that the … Read more
In 2008, some drivers suffered unnecessary injuries after a wreck because their airbags malfunctioned. Well, not so much “malfunctioned” as “exploded violently and sent shrapnel everywhere.” Tens of thousands of airbags were recalled, which meant car dealers and manufacturers had to go in and replace them. With that taken care of, the airbag manufacturer hoped to go back to business as usual.
But Takata wasn’t so lucky.
Since then, tens of millions of airbags have been recalled, ones used … Read more
When it comes to golfing, North Carolina has a rich history. From Jack Nicklaus to Payne Stewart, dozens of the biggest names in professional golf have played on our state’s fairways. While many people across the country, golf enthusiasts or not, have heard of Pinehurst and “the Sandhills” region, there are dozens of other terrific courses in the state. If you are looking for an amazing round of golf on a new-to-you green, here are some of the best of … Read more
Many people who end up winning a successful claim for workers’ compensation in North Carolina return to work. While there are definite benefits to returning to your job, there are some things to consider before you do. Here are a few questions that we typically receive from clients who are ready to get back to work.
1. What are the benefits?
Typically, returning to work means that you are once again receiving a steady paycheck. For many people, it … Read more
When we begin to deal with anything we are unfamiliar with, it’s easy to make mistakes. If you have been hurt at work for the first time, you will want to file a workers’ compensation claim. But what if you aren’t sure what to do? Below is a list of the top common mistakes people make with workers’ compensation in North Carolina. Learn from the mistakes of others so you at least know what not to do.
1. Telling the
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So you have won your case in civil court. Now what? Even if the judge determined that you were due a monetary award, it doesn’t mean that the losing party is going to pay up. The other party in the case may simply refuse to pay you the money you are owed, or they may not have the means with which to pay you. In either case, it can be difficult to determine what you should do. Here are a … Read more
The first few weeks after a brain injury can be worrisome. Victims often experience swelling, bleeding or changes in brain chemistry. These issues can affect the way that brain tissue functions. While many people improve from brain injuries, some do not. How a person recovers depends on the injury and the individual.
Despite the difficulty in determining exactly how a patient will recover, there are generalities that can be considered. Typically, people experience the greatest amount of recovery within two … Read more
No matter what your fitness goals, sustaining an injury certainly isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in injuries at gyms across the United States in recent years. According to the University of Arkansas, that increase totals 35 percent.
There are several mistakes that can lead to workout-related injuries, but the two most common are poor posture during the day and trying to do too much too fast. People need to keep in mind that they are … Read more
When 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
In Amanda Clark’s senior project, she wrote about the accident that almost claimed her life. She was talking on the phone while driving and ran a stop sign. As a result of her failure to stop, she was broadsided by another vehicle. Her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times and landed on its roof. Clark walked away from the accident with only scrapes and bruises. The accident occurred in 2006.
In her paper, Clark wrote:
“I believe everything happens for … Read more