February, 2011 Articles

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Understanding Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death can take on many forms but each has one thing in common - it should not have happened. The death could have been prevented and was a result of someone's ill intentions, carelessness or ...
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Sharing the Road with the “Big Guys”

Trucks and the trucking industry play a vital role in the transportation of goods in today's society; in fact, we often take them for granted. We don't often think about it, but many of the consumable ...
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Product Recalls Reflect Inferior Design and Manufacturing Problems

Any one can look up the subject of product recalls on the internet and see for themselves the amount of products yearly that are recalled in just about every category you can think of. It is an ...
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Construction Industry Scaffold Accidents Can be Prevented

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) states that falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death and are responsible for 8% of all occupational fatalities resulting from ...
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Information on Railroad Accidents

In the United States, a person or vehicle is struck by a train every two hours. According to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis, there were 13,067 railroad related ...
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Why You Might Benefit From Making a Settlement

If you have suffered from a personal injury as a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, chances are, your personal injury claim will settle out of court. A vast majority, 80% of ...
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Child Injury Cases

The people who are often most vulnerable to serious injury or death due to carelessness or negligence are those who are unable to defend or protect themselves or who don't understand the danger ...
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Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

It is common knowledge that the brain and the spinal cord are two of the most important parts of the functioning for the human body. In tandem, the brain and spinal cord provide the highway system for ...
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Negligence and Personal Injury Law

The term "negligence" is a legal term in personal injury law which means; the failure to use reasonable care, which results in harm to another person. When somebody does something, that a ...
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The Most Common Workplace Injuries

Considering how much time people spend at work, it's no surprise that accidents frequently occur in the workplace. Although certain occupations are more likely to incur injuries than others, ...
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Why is distracted driving so dangerous?

When a driver gets behind the wheel and his or her full attention is not on driving, this can easily lead to an accident. Distracted driving driving is a dangerous practice that claims thousands of ...
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Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you (or your attorney) will need to prove the fault of the defendant, the person or entity you believe is responsible for your injuries. This will be crucial ...
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Premises Liability Law in North Carolina

Premises liability law is the area of law that holds property owners legally liable when another person gets injured on their property. Often times the image comes to mind of an elderly woman having a ...
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Explaining Whiplash Injuries

A person can sustain a whiplash injury when the neck is rapidly forced backwards and then forwards or, the other way around. Whiplash injuries are most commonly seen in rear-end collisions involving ...
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Construction Accident Injuries

The construction industry remains one of the most hazardous jobs in the nation, usually maintaining its spot on the list as one of America's top ten deadliest jobs. The construction industry is so ...
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Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury law deals exclusively with individual harm. Personal injury law falls under the category of tort law, which is handled as civil cases. With civil cases there are no criminal penalties ...
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Wrongful Death Actions in North Carolina

In North Carolina, when the preventable and wrongful death of a human being is caused by the carelessness, recklessness or intentional harm of another person, the victim's surviving family members ...
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Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States with approximately 123 car accident fatalities every day. Nearly everybody has been involved in some form of an auto accident in their ...
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Drunk Driving Accidents and Injuries

Despite public outcry against drunk driving, men, women and teenagers still get behind the wheel and drive drunk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents ...
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An Overview of Motorcycle Accidents

In 1981, a ground-breaking report was published by the Hurt study. Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this study researched the causes and effects of motorcycle accidents. ...
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