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U.S. News Recognizes Mike Lewis Attorneys As One Of The Best Law Firms For 2019

  Mike Lewis Attorneys has been named as a Best Law Firm for 2019 by The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.  This is the 9th consecutive year “Best Law Firms” has recognized the firm for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Mike Lewis has been recognized as a Read More

Auto Accidents: Why You Should Get a Police Report

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s likely that you’re collecting important documents and gathering evidence for legal and insurance purposes. As you comb through all of your information, it may not occur to you to request a copy of the police report from your accident. Police reports aren’t admissible evidence if your Read More

How Will a Medical Lien Impact My Injury Case?

Personal injury victims have a right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If the injury victim wins their personal injury case and receives a settlement award, the agencies that initially paid for their care and treatment may have a right to recover their medical expenses from your settlement. Government agencies, hospitals and medical Read More

I Fell at My Apartment Complex, Do I Have a Case?

Falling under any circumstances is unfortunate and can lead to serious injuries. Under particular circumstances, you may be able to at least be eligible for legal compensation for your injuries. Let’s take a look at the instances where you may be able to pursue a case against your landlord if you fall and injure yourself Read More

What to Do If You’re in a Skiing Accident

It’s the official start of winter, and that means over the next few months the resorts are going to be crazy with snow bunnies, snowboarders and ski enthusiasts of every shape and size. These fun and time-honored sports are as popular as ever, but they carry certain dangers with them. If you get hurt on Read More

What Parents Should Know About High School Sports Injury Lawsuits

Concern about athletes has hit an all-time high over the past few years, with traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and other issues ranging all over the news. The concern is especially high when it comes to high school student-athletes, whose entire futures can be compromised as a result of serious injuries. Unfortunately, all too often when Read More

Are Bars Held Accountable After Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk driving accidents are tragic and unfortunately all too common, especially at this time of year. People tend to drink more over the holidays than at any other time of year, and it also leads to irresponsible behavior. When injured in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you deserve to be compensated, and many Read More

Why You Need to Watch How Much Your Guests Drink

The later months of the year are always a time of fellowship, cheer, and gatherings. They’re also, unfortunately, a time when drunk driving accidents skyrocket. People tend to forget themselves and drink too much, which leads to irresponsible acts with tragic consequences. When you’re injured in a drunk driving accident you want the driver held Read More

How Bad Weather Impacts a Car Accident Lawsuit

When you’re in an accident, there are a variety of factors that come into play determining fault. These include speed, the mechanical state of the vehicle, the arrangement of vehicles in the accident, road conditions, and yes, weather. Many drivers involved in accidents claim that the weather was the defining factor and that they aren’t Read More

Who is At Fault When a Rear-End Collision Occurs?

It’s a complicated task to determine who is at fault in a car accident. Oftentimes, it’s not so simple as someone hitting a stopped car while trying to park, where they were obviously at fault for not paying attention. In most cases, each driver will have their own version of what happened, but there are Read More

When Someone Else Gets in an Accident Driving Your Car

When you own a car, it is an immense responsibility, requiring you to protect both yourself and other drivers on the road, and like any kind of property, car owners can be held liable when their vehicle is used in an improper way. What many car owners don’t understand, however, is that you can be Read More

I Slipped on Ice, Can I File Personal Injury Lawsuit?

While you’re out and about in Winston-Salem and Greensboro this winter, one of the hazards that you need to look out for is icy, slippery surfaces. Slipping on ice can result in a sudden, devastating injury, meaning you might be left in a condition where you’re unable to work and have to find some way Read More

Driving Safely Through the Snow: What You Need to Know

Winter is nearly here, and with it, the threat of snowy weather and slick, hard to manage roads. If you don’t have a lot of experience driving on snowy roads, than any trip that you take this winter can be extremely difficult and potentially unsafe. Fortunately, driving in the snow isn’t as hard as you Read More

What to Do If You’re in an Accident With a Drunk Driver

It is widely known that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, yet still, nearly one-third of all car accidents in the United States are alcohol-related. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver near Greensboro, you deserve to seek damages for what you’ve gone through, whether they cover medical expenses for a personal Read More

What Are Your Legal Options When You’re Hurt on Private Property?

Being injured on private property can cause more than just physical pain: depending on the severity of the situation, you may suffer from steep medical bills and serious financial losses, too. But in some instances, you can pursue a lawsuit with the help of a qualified premises liability lawyer. Read on for more information to Read More

Helpful Tips For Getting Car Repaired After an Accident

After you’ve been involved in an accident, there are a lot of unanswered questions—especially if your vehicle has been severely damaged. The main question is, who is going to pay for the repairs? There are a number of factors involved in auto repairs. These include where you live, where the accident took place, who was Read More

Why Are Work Injury Claims Different than Personal Injury Claims?

When you’re injured at work, you may be aware that you are entitled to coverage for your injuries under workers’ compensation laws. Many people, however, fail to understand the important differences between a claim filed under workers’ compensation laws and a claim filed as a personal injury case. The two forms of injury are very Read More

Stay Safe This Halloween With These Important Tips

It’s almost time for Halloween again! Break out the scary yard ornaments, fog machines and candy corn dishes—this is one of the most anticipated nights out of the whole year. Halloween is especially fun for young children, whose eyes fill with wonder at both the fun and spooky characters that take over their neighborhoods for Read More

Can Passengers Get Compensated in Car Accident Lawsuits?

If you are riding along as a passenger, you might feel a little helpless in the event of an accident. Especially if your injuries are extensive, you are probably wondering what your options are as far as compensation is concerned. The good news is that you can, in fact, get compensated for your injuries if Read More

Are You Hurt? Most Common Car Accidents Injuries

According to 2014 CDC data, motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of injury leading to death among five to 24 year-olds. For people 25 and older, it is the number two cause of injury leading to death. Looking at these statistics shows that motor vehicle accidents can be quite serious. Those lucky enough Read More

Why You Need to Take Notes After a Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident your mind is likely to be racing about what to do next. The first thing you should do is calm down and make sure everyone is okay. The next thing you should do is grab a paper and a pen and take some notes. Notes will help you tremendously in Read More

Car Accident Settlements: What to Expect After Your Case

It may seem that winning a car accident lawsuit would be the end of your problems. However, car accident settlements may not arrive right away. The courts have put in place rules that govern the receipt of funds as well as the right of the defendant to pay the funds. Here’s an overview of what Read More

What Should I Expect During a Car Accident Deposition?

The majority of car accident cases are settled out of court. For the ones that do go to court, they must follow due process of the law. Once a complaint has been filed, the case is entered into the legal system. Both sides must go through discovery, which is a formal investigation into all of Read More

What to Do When Fault Isn’t Obvious in a Car Accident

The legal burden of proof is one party’s task to prove that the incident that occurred is not their fault. In legal terms, this is considered the onus probandi. Incidents such as car accidents are major disputes that always leave someone at fault. It is in your best interest to prove that you are not Read More

Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer With These Tips

Your pool should be a place of relaxation and recreation this summer, and if you are thinking about possibly installing one, you are sure to find years of enjoyment available to you. What many people may not consider, however, are the costs you could find yourself dealing with should an accident happen around your pool. Read More

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

When you lose a loved one due to an accident, or the actions or inactions of another person, your entire life spirals out of control. Suddenly, the stability and security you had from that person’s constant presence is gone. You don’t know what to do or where to go next. You know you deserve something Read More

How to Prove Fault After You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’re likely going through physical and emotional hardships that put an extreme toll on the state of your health and wellbeing. Dealing with an insurance company to get the compensation you deserve can be an endless headache on top of the stress you’re already experiencing. How can Read More

5 Easy Tips for Negotiating with an Insurance Company

It doesn’t matter what kind of accident or injury you’ve suffered—when the time comes to start settling your claim, an insurance company is likely to come into the picture at some point in time. It’s unfortunate, but these organizations are rarely eager to pay out the full amount that you feel you deserve to recover Read More

Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

If you are filing a workers’ compensation case, sometimes there may be a dispute about your medical condition, and the insurance company, hearing officer or judge may ask for you to undergo an IME—or independent medical examination. Most often the insurance company chooses the doctor, and the IME will be used as evidence in your Read More

What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a system which allows company employees to receive benefits for a job-related injury regardless of fault. Workers’ comp. programs can provide medical benefits and sometimes temporary compensation until the employee is able to return to work. This all sounds fantastic, but what happens if you get hurt and your employer doesn’t Read More

Driving Tips that Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Windows down, bags packed, music blasting and the shining sun: all perfect signs of an epic summer road trip. It’s so easy to want to get out as fast as you can to make sure you can capture that wonderful weekend before work starts up again—or to utilize as many days of summer break. To Read More

Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Most of my clients are tough cookies.  They are hardworking, strong willed people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They don’t like to complain.  They don’t like to fuss.  So sometimes it’s really hard for me to convince them that if they are hurting, they need to go to the doctor, especially Read More

Steps on What to Do When You’re Hurt in a Car Accident

When you get behind the wheel, you have a responsibility to those around you to exercise reasonable care—the safety and security of others is in your hands. When someone else doesn’t exercise that responsibility, you or others can be hurt in accidents. When you are hurt, you want to make sure you take the right Read More

How Liability Insurance Can Protect You After an Accident

I recently had a client very hung up on the fact that her insurance company had mistakenly taken her full coverage off her policy and left her with liability insurance only.  She was very concerned with the implications that would have on coverage for injuries relating to the use of her car.  Did you know Read More

What You Need to Know If You’re Hurt on the Job in North Carolina

If you have been hurt on the job in NC, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, the process of filing for workers’ comp is both complicated and fraught with restrictions. It is very common for employers or their insurance carriers to deny or reduce the amount of compensation at first, and both the Read More

We Can Help You Ease Back Into the Workplace After an Injury

If you have recently been injured while at work, you might be anxious to get back on the job. Along with potentially being bored from sitting around and not working, you might be feeling the financial pinch from being home. However, you should never try to jump back into work right away. Instead, consider working Read More

Three Motorcycle Safety Myths

Misinformation abounds in just about every topic and motorcycle safety is no exception. Motorcycling is hazardous, and acting on misinformation only serves to make it even more dangerous. Be a safer motorcyclist by getting the facts straight. Here are three common misconceptions to ignore: A Helmet Will Leave You Brain Damaged Instead of Dead The Read More

The Proper Financial Solution for Victims Involved in Serious Auto Accidents

It is not easy for most individuals, involved in an automobile accident to recover–on either a physical or emotional basis.  When such circumstances occur, the last thought on the injured person’s mind is how he or she is going to pay for expenditures resulting from his or her injuries. Attorneys, expert in handling such cases, Read More

The Hidden Dangers of Cracked Windshields

A crack in your windshield doesn’t seem like a big issue. In fact, many people regard it as similar to a door ding: it’s unsightly but harmless. However, a cracked windshield increases your risk of getting into an auto accident and can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Here are four reasons why a cracked Read More

Tips for Dealing with Other People’s Road Rage

Two vehicles were in a minor traffic crash in Greensboro on April 7 which then got a lot worse. The occupants of the two vehicles got out of their vehicles and got into a verbal argument. The argument escalated when someone pulled out a handgun and threatened someone from the other vehicle. While no one was Read More

Expenses Associated with Car Accidents

As auto accident lawyers, we have seen many cases involving car accidents. We have seen the pain and suffering associated with crashes and the physical, mental, and financial damages caused by car accidents. Here are some of the financial burdens associated with an auto accident, some of which may not be properly covered if you Read More

How To Initiate The First Steps Of A Personal Injury Claim

Right after an accident, when an injury has been incurred by the accident victim; the time is very stressful.  It is not only a stressful time  for the victim–the entire episode can cause a great deal of confusion as to what to do next!  It is advisable, then, that when the victim is ready, he or she start Read More

When It’s Actually Worth It To Pursue A Workers’ Comp Case

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, you may have a lot of unanswered questions, especially if the accident was not your fault. Like most, the biggest issue on your mind will be how you’re going to pay your bills while you’re recovering from your injuries. After all, the paychecks stop once you’ve become Read More

The Truth About Workplace Electrical Injuries

During the years 1992-2002, there were 46,598 US workplace injuries (last available figure) caused by electrical accidents. These types of injuries can be very severe and may make a consultation with a workers’ comp attorney essential. The following information on the causes of electrical injuries is provided by The Fire Protection Research Foundation: Overhead power lines: 46% Wiring Read More

Work Safety: Heavy Equipment

On March 8, a man was killed in a construction accident in Summerfield. The man walked into the path of excavator and was struck by the counterweight. If your job requires you to work with or around heavy equipment, your safety, as well as the safety of those around you, should be a top priority. Read More

Filing A Claim After A Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys have expert advice on what to do immediately after an accident. If all goes well, careful attention to the road and other road users will keep you safe. No matter what, accidents can still happen due to other peoples’ negligence. If you were injured, a motorcycle accident attorney might become an important ally, Read More

Don’t Let Your Boss MAKE You Come To Work Too Soon

If you are currently going through a workers’ compensation case after a workplace injury, you might not think that it’s necessary to hire a workers’ comp attorney. However, if your employer is urging you to come back to work before your doctor says that it’s okay — such as if your boss is threatening to give Read More

We Can Provide Advice Pertinent to Accidents Involving Crosswalks

There are many areas designated as pedestrian crosswalks.  There are some instances, too, where the vehicle cross-traffic is not necessarily controlled by lights.  In many states, the incidence of the preceding scenario is quite high.  Such is the case, for multi-lane streets, in many areas of the country.  Regardless of the setup, pedestrian crosswalks must Read More

Reminder To Be Safe And Stay Aware Even After The Accident

After a late-night two-car crash on February 29, a man got out of his vehicle and was walking along Highway 29 when the man was struck and killed by another vehicle. Collisions on busy roads can be especially dangerous. Sometimes the aftereffects can be even more dangerous than the original crash. Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take Read More

3 Important Items To Bring Your Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you are currently going through a workers’ compensation claim, you might be thinking about hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer. This is a good way to ensure that your case is handled as it should be, but if you want your lawyer to do the best job possible, you’ll need to bring him or her the Read More

Explaining the Basics of Workers’ Compensation

Most everyone has heard of workers’ compensation, but unless you’ve been through it, you may not really have a full understand of how it works. Here, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer goes over the basics of workers’ compensation to help you better understand the program if you find yourself needing to file a claim. Each state mandates Read More

The Role of Negligence in a Work Injury

North Carolina workers can file for benefits when suffering from injuries that occurred while on the job, but some workers may need to decide between accepting workers’ compensation or filing a suit. A suit may be applicable when negligence occurred, and one trucker recently won a suit after negligent maintenance practices contributed to causing his Read More

What Happens When You Rollover A Vehicle

Along with high-speed head-on collisions, car rollovers have a high fatality rate. The occupants of the car can be tossed about if they are not restrained by seat belts. In addition, many safety features of cars such as their crumple zones do little to protect rollover victims. The rolling motion is often violent enough to Read More

Explaining the Occupational Hazards of Roofing

Every day at their job, roofers are exposed to a multitude of risks, the greatest of which is falling. The longer the roofer’s exposure to the risk, the greater the odds of a falling accident occurring. A study conducted over a 13 year period determined that one-third of fatal construction falls were from roofs. Here are seven Read More

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Workers Compensation Claim Denial

If you are out of work due to an injury that occurred in the workplace, you are probably working with workers compensation to get the money that you are owed. It is important to protect yourself while this is going on, however, so that you can help prevent your claim from being denied. These are Read More

Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Discuss Medical Care

If you have been injured in the workplace, should you get a worker’s compensation settlement first and then seek medical care? Though you can argue that the facts alone prove you suffered an injury, diagnostic testing and medical treatment are necessary to prove the full extent of your injuries. Without treatment and testing, your employer’s worker’s compensation Read More

Are You Feeling Bullied By Your Boss After An Injury?

Workers who have been injured on the job too frequently experience various forms of intimidation after filing a workers’ comp claim. Some workers are afraid to file a claim at all because they fear of retaliation from their employer. In 1992, North Carolina enacted the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to prevent employers from discouraging Read More

Please Don’t Ever Do This After A Work Accident

There are a variety of injuries which can happen at work. They range from small things, like minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, including broken bones and loss of limbs. While some injuries are one-time incidents, others result from years of exposure to specific work conditions. No matter the conditions of the injury, Read More

Four Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

Most employers with three or more workers must cover them with workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation pays the employee medical benefits as well as wage replacement after suffering an injury from a work accident. However, your claim can be denied for a number of reasons. Knowing these reasons will help you avoid costly mistakes that lead Read More

These Are The Proper Steps When Dealing With A Workplace Injury

According to a recent article, data from the state Department of Labor shows that the number of workplace accidental deaths was down in 2015. Whereas 41 people died in workplace accidents in 2015, there were 45 workplace accidental deaths in 2014. This data only comes from industries regulated by the state Department of Labor and Read More

Seven Common Workplace Injury Claims

Thousands of people make workers’ compensation claims each year because of workplace accidents that cause serious injuries. In spite of workplace safety codes meant to protect workers, accidents still happen. One of the best ways to avoid work related accidents is having an understanding of how they occur. This allows the worker to recognize the Read More

Pedestrian Safety Tips For Night Time Leisure

At just before 3 am on January 16, a Greensboro teen was hit by a vehicle and injured. The teen was wearing all black clothing and was walking along the travel portion of the road. While the teen survived the crash, he suffered bad injuries because of the crash and was still hospitalized several days Read More

Defensive Motorcycle Riding Must Knows

Motorcycles ride as fast as cars and trucks but lack their seat belts, airbags, size, weight, four wheels, and a protective steel cage. This means the motorcyclist cannot afford to ride like most people drive their cars. For motorcyclists, riding defensively means more than avoiding accidents, it’s about survival. As motorcycle accident attorneys, we want Read More

Preventing Whiplash Is Better Than Treating It

Whiplash is usually caused by rear end collisions. While whiplash is best prevented by avoiding the rear-end accident, there is little you can do about the actions of the motorist behind you. Your strategy is limited to not braking too quickly or too hard and perhaps getting out of the way of the colliding car if Read More

Things You Should Know Before You Get Hurt on the Job

Whether you have been injured on the job or not, now is the time to make sure your work offers proper workers’ compensation and to come to understand what workers’ comp can do for you. According to a recent article, in 2015, the Industrial Commission, who are responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws, collected nearly Read More

Attorney Discusses Road Rash Injuries

Road rash is one of the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents. Proving the monetary value of road rash injuries in a lawsuit to recover damages for those injuries often requires detailed testimony from physicians and surgeons and an analysis of long-term medical costs required to treat these injuries. A motorcycle accident attorney will first describe Read More

Skateboarding Safety Tips

On New Year’s Eve, a 26-year-old Winston-Salem male skateboarder was seriously injured when he was hit by an SUV while skateboarding down a road. While skateboarding can be an enjoyable experience, it is important to also practice safety while using a skateboard, particularly when traveling on public roadways. Wear the proper protective gear. This includes Read More

Why Air Bags Without Seat Belts Are Dangerous

People who are not inclined to use seat belts often argue that air bags make them redundant. They see airbags as inflatable cushions that pad their faces from the forces of impact, and therefore do not see the need for a seat belt that seems to do the same thing. However, they have not thought Read More

How To Make Safe Right Turns For Truck Drivers

At intersections, a semi-truck requires more than one lane to make a right turn because of its large size. They often start their turn from the left lane and move into the right lane upon completion. This risks collisions with smaller vehicles behind the truck that attempt to pass on its right side. These motorists Read More

North Carolina Motorcycle Helmet Laws

North Carolina laws require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. North Carolina is also one of a small number of states that apply a strict contributory negligence standard in accident cases. Specifically, if your negligence contributed to or caused the accident and your injuries, then regardless of the other party’s negligence you will not be awarded Read More

School Bus Riding Tips For Kids Parents Need To Know

Recently, a six-year-old girl was dragged nearly a mile by a school bus when her arm got caught in the door while the girl was attempting to get off the bus. The bus driver, apparently not seeing the girl, continued to the next bus stop before opening the door. While the girl’s shoes were destroyed, Read More

Accident Lawyers Recommend These 7 Winter Driving Tips

Unlike snowmobiles and snowcats, cars are not meant for the snow. That is why roads are plowed and treated. It is also why cars get stuck, slide around, and get into accidents in the winter. As auto accident lawyers, we want you to have a safe winter and wish to share these seven winter driving Read More

Tips on When to Be Especially Diligent About Watching for Pedestrians

On December 6, two female Elon University students were hit while attempting to cross the street near campus. Both women were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. While it is important for pedestrians to be aware of cars, drivers also need to be on the alert for pedestrians who may cross in front of them. Read More

4 Common Wrongful Death Cases

The wrongful death of a loved one causes many kinds of hardships. These include the pain of grief, the financial burdens of medical bills and funeral costs, and the loss of future financial support from the loved one. Contacting experienced wrongful death attorneys is an important first step in getting relief from these burdens in the Read More

Avoiding The Jackknife

When a truck jackknifes, the tractor and trailer form a V shape. This resembles the shape that a jackknife makes when folding the blade into its handle. The tractor-trailer rig is very much like a jackknife because it has two rigid parts, the tractor and the trailer that are connected by a hinge which is Read More

What Is Whiplash?

What Is Whiplash? In many traffic accidents, the suddenness and severity of the impact strains and even tears soft tissue in the neck. It is also possible that nerve damage and spinal disc damage will occur. In some crashes, ligaments tear or rupture, and cervical vertebrae may fracture. Any or all of these injuries are Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Can Help You During The Healing Process

If you have recently been involved in an accident that involved a big rig, you might be in the recovery stage right now. While you’re healing, the last thing that you might want to think about is meeting with a team of trucking accident attorneys, but there are actually a few ways that one of these Read More

Don’t Do This After A Car Accident

On the afternoon of November 18, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. While one person ended up going to the hospital to be treated for injuries, the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene. The driver of that vehicle later crashed into a utility pole and, along with a passenger, fled that Read More

Consider These Tips When Deciding On An Attorney

Those who have experienced a personal injury know the debilitation it can cause concerning day-to-day life. Such injuries can make ordinary tasks such as working impossible. As such, many decide to enlist the legal assistance of a personal injury lawyer in drafting a legal claim. By learning how to evaluate personal injury lawyers based upon factors Read More

Why You Should Seek A Free Consultation About Your Legal Situation

What a lot of people don’t realize is that many personal injury lawyers actually offer free consultations. During your consultation, you will be given free legal advice and will learn a little more about what a lawyer can do for you. These are a few reasons why you should seek a free consultation about your legal situation. Read More

Do You Know The Signs In Which You Need To Consult An Attorney?

Not every car accident, injury on the job, or other accident or injury is going to require the help of an attorney. Because of that, you might hesitate to contact an attorney after getting hurt. If you are unsure if an attorney can help you, ask yourself these three questions: Was There Substantial Bodily Injury? If Read More

Seat Belts Are Major In Protecting People’s Safety

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 2½ million people involved in automobile accidents visited hospital emergency departments in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. Seat belts are known to cut down sharply on injuries and fatalities—by some estimates, as much as 50%. Air bags are no substitute for Read More

Advice On Stopped School Buses: What You Need To Know

A recent article talked about how there is a low conviction rate for those who illegally pass a stopped school bus. Unfortunately, in one day, there were 80 people who passed school buses in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools alone. Statewide, there were over 3,200 people who passed a stopped school bus that day. Because of Read More

Important Reasons To Consult A Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing someone is hard enough. However, if it was at the fault of someone else, that can make it so much harder. You not only have to grieve but you probably have feelings of anger and hurt (and possibly even worse) to get through. You have a name and a face of someone who may Read More

Avoid Dangerous Trucking Rollovers With These Preparation Tips

Short of running the car off the road, it takes a lot to make a sedan roll over. However, this isn’t the case for a big semi-truck. Rollover accidents are a common occurrence in the trucking industry and are responsible for many truck driver deaths each year. Most if not all truck rollovers are preventable. Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Tips On Safely Crossing The Street

Just before 8 am on October 20, a man attempting to cross the street was struck by a vehicle. The man, who was not crossing at a crosswalk or an intersection, ended up falling into another vehicle and then falling onto the asphalt. Although he was taken the hospital, the man unfortunately later died from Read More

Premises Liability In The Case Of An Injury: North Carolina Law

In North Carolina, premises liability means that a property owner or designated representative is responsible for safe maintenance of his or her property. In instances where property is not safely maintained, and a person has suffered injury due to the unsafe conditions, the property owner may be liable. If, for example, a sidewalk or walkway Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Examine Three Common Biker Mistakes

Motorcycles lack the four wheels, bumpers, crumple zones, seat belts, air bags, and metal cage of automobiles. In addition, their small size makes them less visible and places them at an extreme disadvantage in a collision with other motor vehicles on the road. This means the motorcyclist has less room for error than other motorists. Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Recommend 3 Tips For Safer Night Truck Driving

Driving at night is a high risk activity. It’s dark and the artificial light from road lamps and headlights are no substitute for sunlight. People are driving on the road in a fatigued and drowsy state. You as a trucker must be alert, both to your own driving mistakes and to those of others on Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Tips For Safe Motorhome Towing

Recently, a portion of U.S. 421 was closed when a motorhome overturned on the highway. While towing a motorhome requires you to adjust your driving style, practicing motorhome towing safety, can help you avoid an accident. Give yourself extra time and distance to slow down and stop. Start applying the brakes earlier than normal and Read More

Accident Lawyers Discuss Bus Crash On Interstate 85

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a bus carrying 49 passengers blew a right front tire and ran off of Interstate 85 in Davidson County on Tuesday, August 25. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes near mile marker 98, just north of Highway 64. The bus was originally scheduled Read More