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How can personal injury damages help you after a car accident?

Compensation gained from a personal injury lawsuit can help address some common concerns victims and their families may have following an unexpected car accident. Car accident victims may have concerns about their health, finances and the emotional challenges associated with an unexpected car accident.

Longer stopping distances often contribute to truck accidents

Although a rear-end accident involving another passenger vehicle can cause a significant amount of damage and result in serious injuries, the likelihood of severe harm is significantly increased when the rear-ending vehicle is a semi-truck.

Most surgical errors are attributable to human error

Most North Carolinians put a lot of trust in their doctors. This trust isn't unfounded. After all, medical professionals must acquire extensive education and training before they are able to administer care to patients. Yet, despite their qualifications, doctors and nurses often make mistakes that put innocent patients in harm's way, sometimes leaving those patients with serious injuries.

Recovering losses through a personal injury action

No matter how much we try to prepare for life and the future, the unexpected always happens. Sometimes these events are not major or life-impacting. However, for some individuals in North Carolina and elsewhere, tragedy could suddenly strike due to the negligence of another party. These incidents usually come in the form of an accident, most frequently a traffic-related crash, and victims are left with a wide range of losses and damages caused by the negligent party.

One dead after incident in Charlotte stone merchandise store

A Stone Basyx store in a southwest Charlotte business park was closed on a recent afternoon after a tragic accident happened inside. According to reports, the store sells large slabs of stones, such a granite, marble and quartz, each weighing hundreds of pounds. Employing 14 people and located on Westinghouse Boulevard in Charlotte, it is one of four locations.

Multiple fatalities and injuries in motorcycle accident

On the night of August 30th around 9:30 p.m., a car and motorcycle accident occurred near Alleghany Street, on Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte. Four of the crash victims died, and two others suffered minor injuries. Medics pronounced all four victims dead on the scene. They included a 22-year-old motorcycle driver, and three vehicle occupants age 22, 27, and 24 years old.

Pedestrian struck and killed by van in nighttime accident

A man was killed recently when he was struck by a van while he was standing or walking on a Charlotte street late at night. Police said the 24-year-old pedestrian was not near a crosswalk or intersection, and the van driver was not intoxicated and did not appear to have been speeding at the time of the crash.

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.

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.

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