When a loved one passes away unexpectedly and as the result of some type of accident, you may be wondering if you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. Depending on your relationship to the deceased and the applicable state’s laws, a wrongful death claim can may be able to be pursued by a surviving loved one or family member. (These issues can be very tricky so it is important that you contact a lawyer to help you understand your … Read more
When you are involved in an accident with a semi truck, the aftermath can be devastating. Semi trucks are a great deal larger than the average passenger vehicle and pack greater power behind their engines. If you have been involved in such an accident, there are steps you need to take in order to preserve your rights.
1. Call the Police
If you are able to, the first step to take is to call the police for help. Even … Read more
Did your little one get a new bicycle for the holidays? If so, it’s a good time to remind yourself, and your child, of bicycle safety rules. A great way to do that is to discuss the myths surrounding safe riding. See if your child believes any of these and dispel them if they do.
1. It’s Safer to Ride Facing Traffic
This is an old myth that people have stood by. The fact is that nearly one-fourth of bicycle … Read more
You visit the doctor when you aren’t feeling well. In some instances, the physician will prescribe you a drug that they believe will alleviate or cure your symptoms. Typically, being prescribed a medication is nothing to worry about. The doctor writes the prescription, you get it filled, and you go home to start taking your pills.
In some cases, things don’t go as planned. You take your medication only to find that it causes severe side effects. While you had … Read more
A new study has been released from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence. That study says that an airplane will sustain more damage from a collision with a drone than if a bird of similar size hit the plane.
Researchers conducting the study utilized computer models to simulate the impacts of quadcopters weighing 2.7 and 4 pounds. They also used models to simulate strikes with fixed-wing drones weight 4 and 8 pounds, respectively. … Read more
You go to work everyday despite the weather. You brave snow and ice on the roads to get where you need to be. Unfortunately, so does everyone else and that means germs. We are deep into the cold and flu season, meaning people are showing up at work when they would have been better off staying home in bed.
Not only are these people showing up at work, but they are bringing their illness with them and sharing it with … Read more
As much of the country braces for a cold and icy winter, it’s a good time for a reminder about driving through the rotten weather. Living in Charlotte means that you don’t have to deal with snow on the roads too often, but what if you’re traveling? Knowing how to avoid winter-weather car accidents can help keep you and your family safe. Here are the top causes of winter crashes and how you can avoid them.
Icy roads … Read more
Adults aren’t the only people who want to enjoy New Year’s Eve. Preteens and teenagers may have their own ideas about ringing in 2018. Instead of telling your child no when it comes to their going out, consider laying down some important ground rules for how they can spend New Year’s Eve without having to stay at home or being one of the few kids at a party for grown-ups.
1. Lay Down the Plan
Know exactly what your … Read more
For many people, New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights of the holiday season. Adults get together to ring in January 1st in style and have a great time. If you are planning on being one of those people who will be out celebrating this year, make sure you are doing it safely in order to avoid injury.
In some places, gun fire at midnight is a way that folks choose to ring in … Read more
More states than ever before are experiencing cold winter months. While our neighbors in the north may be used to cold winters and feet of snow, those of us in North Carolina are more used to mild winters and tolerable temperatures. Whether you are staying at home this holiday season or heading up toward the Great Lakes, you may be planning on spending some of your time on the water.
While boating accidents can occur at any time of year, … Read more