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Category: Wrongful Death

Grounds for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina

Aug 15, 2017 by , Wrongful Death

Charlotte, North Carolina Lawyer for Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases happen every day. An 80-year-old woman was killed in a crash while leaving church, according to an August 2017 article in the Charlotte Observer. The woman was in her vehicle and pulling out of the Firestone Wesleyan Church parking lot after Sunday service. Her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle. That vehicle was driven by an 18-year-old. Immediately after the accident, both drivers were transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center. However, the car accident victim was later transferred to Carolinas Medical Center in […]

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Charlotte Wrongful Death Claims: Where Auto Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims Intersect

Jun 10, 2017 by , Wrongful Death

Charlotte, North Carolina Lawyer for Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims and auto accidents intersect in many ways. For example, if you drive drunk or under the influence, and as a result, you kill someone you can be sued for wrongful death. Drunk or drugged driving is the most common criminal offense in the United States to date. In civil court in North Carolina, an impaired driver who kills someone can be sued for compensatory and punitive damages.  In North Carolina, if compensatory and punitive damages are awarded, the defendant’s insurance company (and not the defendant) will typically […]

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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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Charlotte Wrongful Death Lawyers Explain: Known High Risk Jobs Can Still Lead to Wrongful Death

Feb 23, 2016 by , Wrongful Death

Contrary to common belief, individuals who participate in high-risk professions are neither more nor less likely to be liable for their own injuries. North Carolina law determines liability for all accidental injuries and fatalities based on a reasonable and prudent standard. A recent tragic case involving a race car driver illustrates how the standard works. Could Reasonable and Prudent Care Have Prevented a Deadly Race Track Accident? Many auto racing fans are probably aware of the 2014 sprint car race in Canandaigua, NY that resulted in the death of a […]

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Concord Wrongful Death Attorneys Warn that Commonly-Used Products can be Deadly

Dec 22, 2015 by , Wrongful Death

Short of items like swimming pools, trampolines or certain infant products, consumers do not expect common household items to present serious dangers. When small children reside in a home, however, adults need to take a critical look at the safety of seemingly harmless items. Furniture Should Be Useful — Not Dangerous It is natural to assume that furniture weighing nearly 150 pounds would be stable. However, in July 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a press release announcing the availability of a free wall anchoring repair kit from IKEA […]

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