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Monthly Archives: March 2015

AAA Carolinas Reports NC Rural Roads Continue to See Most Car Crashes

Mar 26, 2015 by , Car Accidents

Considering the overall confusion experienced by most drivers in major cities during rush hour, it is natural to expect the greatest number of traffic collisions to occur on urban roads. In North Carolina, however, while pedestrian accidents occur at a greater rate in urban areas, four urban counties have beaten state averages for motor vehicle accidents. Since this is not a contest that any county wants to win, rural drivers need to understand the reasons behind the numbers and how they can avoid becoming a future statistic. A Look at […]

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Three Types of Incidents Represent 80 Percent of Fatal NC Workplace Injuries

Mar 24, 2015 by , Personal Injury

Recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a 29 percent decrease in fatal NC workplace injuries between 2012 (146 incidents) and 2013 (104 incidents). Still, any Charlotte workplace injury attorney who has helped families through the anguish of  needlessly losing  a loved one would say this number is still too high. Even though it is not reasonable to expect a 100 percent reduction in fatal workplace accidents, just three types of incidents are responsible for the majority of deaths: Transportation (39 percent) Contact with objects and equipment (22 […]

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Cerebral Palsy (CP) Can Stem From Medical Negligence

Cerebral Palsy is not a disease. It is a neurologic (brain) condition that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, occurs before or during birth in about 85 to 90 percent of cases. Parents do not always spot this condition immediately after birth. They may only see symptoms when a child does not meet typical developmental milestones, such as crawling, walking or talking. Sadly, children with severe cases of cerebral palsy may require a lifetime of therapy or even need to rely on other people for every aspect […]

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Charlotte Bike Accident Lawyers Examine Whether Sharrows are Safer for Bicyclists

Mar 17, 2015 by , Bicycle Accidents

Shared lane markings, commonly known as sharrows, are relatively new to North Carolina roads. A common belief is that the purpose of the markings is simply to remind motorists that they share certain lanes with bicycles, but the design and purpose are more far-reaching. Now that studies have looked into the effectiveness of sharrows, it is time for drivers and bicyclists to examine their use with an eye toward greater safety. The Design of Sharrows is Intricate The appearance of sharrow markings varies from state to state and from one […]

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Armed Forces Members and Veterans Receive Special Considerations in NC Licensing

Mar 12, 2015 by , Car Accidents

It is impossible to begin a discussion about Armed Forces member benefits without expressing gratitude for the risks they take to keep Americans safe and free. Active military personnel deserve to enjoy every moment of their furlough time without having to take care of their licensing requirements. In fact, they may not even be in the state when their license expires. It is important for every member of the military to learn how North Carolina makes licensing requirements manageable for Armed Forces members and how veterans can expect special benefits […]

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