The Charlotte area has had a relatively rare spell of snowy and icy weather this winter, and that has contributed to an increased number of car accidents.
A previous post on this blog talked about how important it is that doctors in Charlotte, North Carolina, diagnose their patients promptly and correctly the first time.
To some extent, the practice of medicine remains an art as opposed to an exact science. This is because even the best doctors in the Charlotte area, when they diagnose a patient's conditions, are in reality making an educated guess based on the information they have.
An elderly man whom police say suffers from dementia drove the wrong way on Interstate 85 for several miles before crashing in the midst of the evening rush hour traffic. The head-on collision left the driver of the other vehicle dead.
There are words in the English language that are easy to identify but challenging to define, and "negligence" is one of them. A North Carolina resident may feel confident that they can pick out acts of negligence when they see them but may not be able to say exactly what it means to engage in negligent conduct. This post will discuss negligence in the context of personal injury lawsuits and should not be used as legal advice.
What could be a more routine action for people than going shopping? Usually the only damage people in Charlotte suffer from this is to their wallets. Still, many people suffer personal injury as a result of the experience, either from unsafe conditions at the store itself or unsafe products bought there. When another party's negligence is the cause of an injury, it may be possible to recover compensation from that party for any damages suffered.
Furniture giant Ikea has announced a recall on lampshades. Specifically, the company is recalling its Calypso glass ceiling lamps, which have been known to detach from the ceiling and fall. Since the lampshades are glass, this defect causes potential laceration and blunt force trauma concerns for consumers, according to the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission who issued the recall notice. These products were sold from August 2016 through July 2017.
When you take a bite out of that favorite food you have been craving for a week, the last thing you expect is to be injured. However, this sometimes occurs due to foreign objects that can find their way into the mix. Whether it be through the manufacturing, packaging, or preparation process, items such as glass, stones, sharp objects, and even jewelry can end up causing harm to unsuspecting eaters. In addition to those items, ingredients which are not listed on the package and that a person would not have reasonably expected to consume would also be considered foreign and could pose a danger. This is especially true if an individual has allergies.
While it's not a situation we have to face on a daily basis, serious accidents do happen to unsuspecting people. Whether an auto accident, a slip and fall incident, dog bite, or many more, these occurrences can upend a life and leave a person wondering how they're ever going to move forward.
In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice or medical negligence claim must be filed within three years if the Defendant is a private party, and within two years if the Defendant is a government agency. So when does the clock start ticking?