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Monthly Archives: August 2016

How the Law Might View Accidents Caused by Self-Driving Cars

Aug 19, 2016 by , Car Accidents

Last year, the results of self-driving car accidents were revealed to be caused by human drivers in other cars. Early this year, the news focused on a driverless car that attempted to safely evade sand bags, but side-swiped a bus when re-entering traffic. In June, Tesla had to publish a message of sympathy after a participant in a test program of the self-driving Model S tragically died because his vehicle failed to see a white tractor-trailer due to reduced contrast against a bright sky. While this accident might have been […]

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Following Rehab Rules is Vital in NC Workers’ Compensation Claims

An important goal of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation system is to return workers to employment where possible after an on-the-job injury. Until that time, injured workers often undergo a series of treatments, which can involve more than one medical provider, along with physical or occupational therapists who work together to help workers to heal properly. This process typically requires coordination and supervision, a responsibility which often falls to Nurse Case Managers which the North Carolina Industrial Commission (IC) has defined as “rehabilitation professionals” (RPs). Our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys […]

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North Carolina Ranks High in Pedestrian Fatalities

Aug 12, 2016 by , Wrongful Death

According to the most recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, four states represent 43 percent of all pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. The good news is that North Carolina is not one of those four states. The bad news is that NC ranks sixth on the list, with 13 percent of the nation’s pedestrian fatalities. Considering that even bicyclists may wear helmets, pedestrians rarely wear protective gear of any type. As such, our Charlotte wrongful death attorneys warn that they are likely to be the most vulnerable individuals […]

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Truck Cargo: What Motorists Cannot See Can Hurt Them

Aug 10, 2016 by , Truck Accidents

With a few notable exceptions, most commercial semi-trucks appear very similar to the uninitiated motorist. Most drivers sharing the road with these massive vehicles are aware of many obvious dangers caused by their size and weight. However, our Charlotte truck accident attorneys warn that one truck may be more dangerous than another due to a hidden danger: its cargo. It Takes Over 140 Pages to Discuss Safe Cargo Handling The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA provides the Driver’s Handbook on Cargo Securement to lay out the North American Cargo […]

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