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4 Places to Ride Your Bicycle in Raleigh this Spring

March 14th, 2019

family riding bikes in raleighIt’s been a cold, dreary winter this year in Raleigh, and it sometimes seems like warm weather won’t ever be back. But just like all seasons, spring will come — in fact, it’s just around the corner! Before spring arrives, it’s a good idea to plan a few weekend activities for you and the family to make sure you’re getting out and soaking in the sunshine.

One of the best ways the whole family can enjoy the outdoors is with … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

4 “Locals Only” Destinations in Raleigh

March 5th, 2019

box of donutsDespite having an area population nearly a million strong, Raleigh often sits under the radar when it comes to people looking for hip destinations. Fortunately, that’s just the way locals like it! Between being able to grab a craft cocktail without a long wait or knowing the perfect spot for chicken and waffles on a Sunday morning, Raleigh’s citizens enjoy some enticing delicacies all on the down-low.

Area business owners look out for their customers, too, with secret menu options … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Seeking Medical Help After a Car Accident in North Carolina

February 18th, 2019

Seeking Medical Help after Car AccidentAfter a car accident in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina, your first step should be to make sure everyone is safe and try to move off the road if possible. Then, call 9-1-1 and specifically ask for an ambulance.

When the police come, they may take a statement from you and any other drivers involved. Meanwhile, paramedics can evaluate your injuries and let you know if you need to go to the hospital. If they say you do, don’t Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

What Evidence Should You Collect at a Car Accident Scene?

December 19th, 2018

Evidence is the backbone of any injury case, and having solid evidence could mean the difference between your claim succeeding or not. While you do have several top priorities after your accident — such as calling the police and seeking medical attention for all hurt parties, including yourself — documenting the accident scene as soon as possible falls right in after those in terms of importance. This evidence typically includes photos, eyewitness testimony, detailed notes, official documents, and anything else Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury

Stay Safe While Shopping for the Holidays

December 5th, 2018

staying safe when shopping during the holidaysThough Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed us by, the holiday shopping season is still in full swing. Whether you’re in Charlotte or elsewhere in the Carolinas this holiday season, remember that a lot of people will be out there on the road and in the stores with you as you look for gifts for your loved ones. With everyone out shopping unfortunately there is an opportunity for more people to be involved in car accidents and other situations Read more

Posted In: In the Community, In The News, Personal Injury

Preventing the Most Common Thanksgiving Injuries

November 15th, 2018

personal injury lawyers for injuries during outdoor activities

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means good food and good times with family and friends. But for too many, it also means an unfortunate trip to the ER. Though injuries can happen on Thanksgiving, they can also be avoided easily.

 

As Charlotte, NC personal injury lawyers, we’re all too familiar with the injuries that happen on Turkey Day. Though people can get injured in a variety of ways, it seems the most common reasons are food safety Read more

Posted In: In the Community, Injuries to Children, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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

Should You Take a Ride on a Public Scooter?

September 6th, 2018
  • A woman in Los Angeles broke her arm in March after falling from a scooter.
  • A woman at UCLA was knocked unconscious after being hit by a rider on a scooter.
  • A woman encountered uneven pavement on a sidewalk in Santa Monica, falling off her scooter and breaking her arm.

Riding Electric scooters

Electric scooters have been in the news recently. No, they aren’t the hottest toy this holiday season, although Razor scooters are still popular among kids. These scooters are making the Read more

Posted In: In The News, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

A Look at North Carolina’s Motorcycle Laws

August 21st, 2018
  • 4,976 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2016.
  • These fatalities comprised 13% of all traffic deaths that year.
  • 27% of motorcycle drivers who died as the result of an accident in 2016 were unlicensed.

Link: https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/motorcycles-and-atvs
motorcycle driver following laws

 

The state of North Carolina has many laws on the books that relate to motorcycles. In general, these laws are enforced to keep motorcyclists safe. They also serve to keep passengers and other drivers on the road out of harm’s way. These Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Summer Safety Tips for North Carolina Pedestrians

June 28th, 2018

father and son crossing the road

Hot summer temperatures mean that more people are outside enjoying activities. Sports, bicycling and even walking are popular near residential areas. Driving can be more hazardous in the summer than you may imagine.

People need to be on the lookout for one another in order for everyone to stay safe. When you slip behind the wheel in Charlotte or elsewhere this summer, keep in mind that you may be seeing more people out and about and this often means altering Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Texting and Cell Phone Use

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