If you are pregnant with your first child, you may well have concerns about the labor and delivery process and what you and your baby will go through during it. You may also have niggling worries about the possibility of birth injuries.
If you lose a loved one due to someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, you likely can recover damages from the person at fault via a wrongful death suit. Keep in mind that in North Carolina, only the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can bring a wrongful death action. However, (s)he brings that action on behalf of the decedent’s estate and heirs; i.e, close family members. Consequently, if the decedent was your spouse, child, parent, etc., you likely can recover your damages.
If you work construction or a variety of other jobs, your job could be harming your health without your even realizing it. How? You could be inhaling asbestos fibers emitted from the materials with which you work.
When you are preparing to go visit your doctor in North Carolina, one of the best things you can do is to write down any questions that come to your mind. Walking into your appointment with a clear picture of what you wish to discuss can not only optimize the time you spend with your doctor, but it can enable you to verbalize your concerns with confidence that you have not forgotten anything important. Establishing open communication with your doctor can protect you and encourage accountability from your doctor.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents represent the number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. Should you damage your spinal cord during a car crash, the result could be partial or total paralysis.
If you work with or around toxic materials or substances, you know you need to protect yourself from toxic exposure. But did you know that your family can also be at risk? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that you can unknowingly carry toxins with you on your clothing, shoes, even your hair or skin. Once in your home, they can disperse throughout it, putting your family at risk of illness.
No one denies that walking represents one of the best ways you can keep fit. But it also puts you at risk when you walk along your neighborhood’s sidewalks or cross its streets. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cautions that in 2017 alone, 5,977 pedestrians died nationwide, amounting to one fatality every 88 minutes.
All across the nation, people look for ways to stay healthy and be active. Riding a bike, walking and running are common forms of exercise that continue to grow in popularity. Unfortunately, it seems that the choice to engage in these activities meant to improve a person's health may actually put people in harm's way. Data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the number of cyclists and pedestrians being killed by vehicles is on the rise.
In Charlotte and across North Carolina, drivers need to be aware of children on the road. They could be pedestrians, on skateboards, bicycles or scooters. Failing to be vigilant behind the wheel, speeding, driving recklessly, being distracted or driving under the influence can all spark a collision. Children are among the most vulnerable members of society. If a child is hit, it can have severe and even deadly consequences. After an auto accident with a child has occurred, it is important to have legal assistance to consider a wrongful death lawsuit.
Truck accidents can be devastating and may result in catastrophic injuries and harm for victims. It is important for truck accident victims to know how to protect themselves when they have been injured in a truck accident.