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July 2019 Archives

Why you need to consider working with another lawyer for a claim

Working as an attorney sometimes puts professionals in a complicated position. Most attorneys have a general practice where they work in multiple areas of law, but they likely have one area where they specialize. At the same time, attorneys need to develop ongoing relationships with clients in order to have referrals to new cases and ongoing work as clients from previous situations need new services.

Two injured in three-truck crash

Force equals mass multiplied by acceleration. This is Newton's Second Law of Motion, and a basic principle of physics. In terms of motor vehicle accidents, it means the heavier the vehicle, the more force it has when it collides with another vehicle. This is why accidents involving big trucks can be so dangerous to people in smaller vehicles.

Watch out for these common causes of car accidents

Like most other drivers in Charlotte, you have probably been a position where you needed to avoid a car accident. Certain situations like bad weather, heavy traffic, speeding, and drunk and distracted driving are some of the most common causes of car accidents in the area and across the country. Even if you do not engage in bad driving habits, you still have to watch out for people who may not drive as safely as you.

Beware of the Fatal Four in construction

People who work in the construction industry face risks that can lead to death. There are four specific hazards that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have dubbed the Fatal Four. Many deaths could be prevented if companies took steps to minimize these dangers.

What is negligence per se?

Under North Carolina law, injured people can file a personal injury suit to recover compensation for their damages if their injuries were the result of another party's negligence. Typically, a plaintiff has to prove that the defendant acted negligently, that this negligence caused the injury, and that the injury caused the damages. Proving each of these elements can be difficult. One way to speed up the process is through a legal theory known as negligence per se.

Dealing with the disruption caused by an on-the-job injury

Most people in North Carolina who get up and leave for work in the morning expect to return to the same place they left: home, safe and sound. However, there are many people who face daily danger on the jobsites they visit. Some workers are aware of the dangers they face and attempt to take the proper precautions. Others, like office workers, don't think of their work environments as being unsafe. Unfortunately, across the spectrum, injuries can occur on-the-job and can disrupt life in a major way.

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