Personal Injury Blog Posts

How to Deal With an Insurance Adjuster

Insurance adjusters exist for one purpose, and that’s to settle claims. That doesn’t sound so bad until you’re on the receiving end. They start off being very friendly, but before long you realize they’re out to get you to sign off on the lowest offer possible. When all you want is to get a fair Read More

Getting Your Medical Records: Your Rights

When the time comes to get access to medical records, it’s imperative that you know your rights. These rights include the ability to access your records whenever you need them, regardless of whether you’re switching doctors, pursuing a personal injury case, or just need some information about a health problem you’re having. You can access Read More

Mike Lewis Attorneys Named Best Lawyer 2018

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named their 2018 Best Law Firms list, and topping the list once more, for the eighth year in a row, is Mike Lewis Attorneys. The firms recognized on this list are the best in terms of professional excellence and are gathered from those firms that receive the Read More

Christmas Tree Safety Tips to Protect Your Family

Most people wait eagerly for the Christmas season to arrive so that they can decorate their home and plan a festive holiday gathering. If you’re the type of person that wants to fill their Christmas holiday with as much fun and beauty as possible, then it’s likely you plan on setting up a tree in Read More

Thanksgiving Safety Tips that are Easy and Effective

If you love delicious food and time spent catching up with friends and family, then it’s likely that Thanksgiving is one of your favorite times of the year. The Thanksgiving season is a great time to relax and reflect on what you’re most thankful for in your life. Unfortunately, it is also a time when Read More

Do I Have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?

Slip and fall accidents are far more common than you realize. When you’re out and about, whether it’s in the parking lot of a business, at a friend’s house or anywhere you’re welcome, and you have an accident due to a dangerous condition that should have been fixed, the legal term for that is premises Read More

Medical Malpractice: Why You Should Know About Surgical Errors

Whenever surgery is needed, most patients believe is that it will be completed successfully by the doctor doing the procedure. Unfortunately, there are situations where this doesn’t always happen. While it isn’t often, there are times where an error can occur. When this happens, the default is to define the situation as medical malpractice. However, Read More

Personal Message from Lea Keller

I recently met with a client that was not a happy camper.  When he hired us earlier this year, he was approaching the time limit on his case.  His crash had happened back in 2014.  Doesn’t sound too bad; I mean he got to us on time, right?  WRONG.  By the time he got to Read More

What Should I Do After Being Hurt at Work

Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

Delay, Deny, Defend Puts Profits Over People If you’ve ever had to file an insurance claim, you know the frustration that seems baked right into the maze of endless forms and confusing small print. Companies that once lived up to their promise to “be on your side” when disaster strikes dramatically shifted business practices in Read More

Asbestos Exposure: What Workers Need to Know

There are many dangerous items that a person could be exposed to during a construction job, including asbestos. Suffering exposure to asbestos can lead to long-term consequences, including multiple forms of cancer — and even death. Since asbestos is such a dangerous substance, employers are required to protect their employees from prolonged exposure. Unfortunately, many Read More

New Partnership: Mike Lewis Attorneys, LLP

We are pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2017, Mike Lewis and Lea Keller have formed a new partnership, Mike Lewis Attorneys, LLP, which will do business under the current name, Mike Lewis Attorneys.

Safety Tips: How to Avoid Accidents at Street Festivals

Being hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian is one of the most damaging, life-altering experiences that a person can endure. As the weather turns warm and more people are out and about at festivals, the chances for this type of automotive accident increases. To make sure that you’re able to enjoy festivals safely this Read More

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against a Drug Company

To treat serious conditions and to improve their quality of life, millions of Americans depend on prescription drugs. While most people take their prescription drugs every day without incident, others aren’t as lucky. It’s possible to ingest a prescription drug that was manufactured with a defect, which can cause damage to your body and even Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents: When a Pedestrian is Hurt

Drunk driving accidents are tragically common, often resulting in serious and sometimes deadly injuries. This is especially true when a drunk driving accident involves a pedestrian. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, it can affect their life to a large degree, which is why many people consider a personal injury lawsuit after being Read More

I Got Food Poisoning From a Restaurant: What Are My Options?

When you go out for a meal at your favorite restaurant, you expect your meal to be tasty and safe. Unfortunately, even if you’ve been a patron of a restaurant for years without incident, there is always the possibility of suffering food poisoning. For most people, food poisoning is a nuisance that clears up in Read More

Chemical Exposure in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Depending on your career, being exposed to chemicals may be a typical part of your workday. However, even if exposure to chemicals is a necessary part of your job, your employer is still required to protect you from the potential damage of these chemicals. If you’ve been exposed to chemicals in your workplace that have Read More

Can You Sue the City of Greensboro Over an Injury Claim?

When you’re out and about in Greensboro, it’s possible that you may suffer an injury. If this injury occurred on city property or was caused by a city employee, you might be wondering if you can bring a lawsuit against the city. Although rare, it is possible to file a personal injury claim against a Read More

I Fell on the Sidewalk: What Are My Legal Options?

No matter the time of year, it’s possible to suffer a slip and fall accident on a city sidewalk. Although mostly minor, some slip and fall accidents can be very serious, causing major injuries that limit your ability to work and reduce your quality of life. Many people who suffer slip and fall accidents on 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

What Happens If I’m Hit by a Driver With No Car Insurance?

Getting into a car accident is rough, but getting hit by someone who doesn’t have car insurance can make things even more difficult. If you’ve been hit by a driver with no car insurance, learn what options are available to you and how a car accident lawyer can help guide you through this difficult process. 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

Should I Bother Filing an Injury Lawsuit Over Whiplash?

If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident, your best option for compensation may be to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. Due to the nature of whiplash injuries, however, successfully filing a lawsuit can require additional legal steps. Here, we’ll discuss the nature of whiplash injuries, how to go Read More

SSDI Monthly Payment: How is it Calculated?

Many forms of disability income, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are based on limited resources and income. Others are based simply on how severe your disability is. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), on the other hand, requires you to have worked and paid taxes into the Social Security system for a certain period of Read More

Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

When you’re injured in an accident and you need medical treatment, your medical insurance is normally the first place you turn when you need to pay for your medical bills. But what happens when you don’t have medical insurance? Even if you don’t have medical insurance, you still have a few options available to you Read More

How the Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works in North Carolina

Workers’ comp claims arise when an employee gets injured on the job and files a claim through their employer’s or state’s workers’ comp agency for compensation for their damages. If you’ve been hurt at work and need to file a workers’ comp claim, keep reading to get a better understanding of what all is involved Read More

What You Need to Understand About the “Serious Injury” Threshold

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in a no-fault state, you may be able to operate outside the no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. Known as the “serious injury,” “limited tort” or “lawsuit threshold,” this system allows you to make a claim for compensation from the at-fault driver Read More

I Was in a Minor Car Accident; Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company?

The vast majority of automobile accidents are relatively minor, of the “fender bender” variety. These involve no real injuries and often little property damage. When people are in these kinds of accidents, they often think it’s not necessary to inform their insurance company, and worry that reporting the accident could lead to higher premiums that Read More

My Personal Injury Claim Was Denied, What Do I Do?

Insurance is supposed to be there to protect us when things go wrong. That’s why it’s so devastating when you file an injury claim and it’s denied. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. Insurance companies have all sorts of reasons why they deny claims, but that doesn’t make it better for those who desperately need Read More

How to File a Work Related Accident Report

Workers’ compensation insurance is a vital, no-fault protection for workers in almost every job in the nation. It’s in place to make sure that when you’re hurt on the job, no matter the reason for the injury and no matter the cause, you can get your injuries paid for and remain able to make ends Read More

Groundskeeper Receives $1.4 Million after Being Hit by a Baseball Bat

In an unusual accident which left an injured public park groundskeeper with serious permanent disabilities, a North Carolina municipality agreed to pay $1.4 million in settlement for the claim.  During warm ups at batting practice, a batter accidentally lost his grip, slinging the bat in the direction of the groundskeeper. The 42-year old man was Read More

Workers’ Compensation: What is My Accident Worth?

When you’re hurt in the course of your work duties, worker’s compensation is there to protect you and make sure that you have the funds needed to pay your medical bills and get some level of weekly compensation to pay your bills and stay above water while you recover. Many people wonder what kinds of Read More

Does Home Owner’s Insurance Cover Slip and Fall Injuries?

If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, your injuries should be covered by their homeowner’s insurance. However, many people are shocked to discover that the insurance may not pay out the full amount of the settlement. When you’re counting on that money to pay your mounting medical bills and make ends meet while retaining Read More

Can I Get Social Security Disability For Headaches?

We recently had a client come into our office who was suffering from severe migraines. She stated that she did not think she had a chance to get disability with “only” headaches. It is usually the case that there is some test for a serious medical problem and this will be used as evidence at Read More

Can Your Boss Make You Quit After an Injury?

Collecting workers’ compensation is supposed to take place in a no-fault system. That means if you’re hurt on the job, it doesn’t matter whose fault the injury was—you’re entitled to have your medical bills covered, and collect weekly benefits, if needed, to cover your lost wages while you recover. Unfortunately, all too many employers forget Read More

What to Do if You’re Denied Social Security Disability

Social Security is a vital protection under our federal government that protects us not only in our retirement years but whenever we become injured and too disabled to work. Under Social Security, people who are disabled can collect disability insurance (SSDI) and in some cases supplemental income (SSI). Unfortunately, people who need this money are Read More

What Should I Expect During a Car Accident Case?

When you’re in a car accident, the process of establishing fault and seeking compensation can be a tricky and contentious process. In North Carolina, the doctrine of contributory negligence can make it difficult to recover even damages that you’re owed. Understanding the basics of an accident case can be the first step in recovering damages. Read More

What the “Damages & Compensation Formula” Means For You

When trying to determine how much they will offer an injury claimant, insurance companies will often resort to a predictable formula. This formula is just a ballpark estimate and relies on many variables, but it can help you predict the upper limits of a possible settlement offer. Since settlement negotiation for a personal injury claim Read More

I Was Hurt by a Coworker, What Are My Legal Options?

Workplace injuries are tragically common, which is the primary reason that workers’ compensation exists. However, not all workplace injuries are cut and dried, particularly those that have been caused by a co-worker. If one of your co-workers has caused you to suffer an injury, then it’s important that you take the proper steps so that Read More

Hurt on Public Transit? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re like millions of Americans across the country, then you depend on public transportation to live your life. Whether you’re running errands or commuting to and from work, public transit is there to help when you don’t have personal transportation. However, if you frequently use public transit, then it’s likely you’ll eventually suffer an Read More

Personal Injury Attorney: Is the Driver Always at Fault in a Truck Accident?

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents a person can experience. After being hit by a semi-truck, it’s likely that you’re dealing with extensive physical injuries, costly medical bills and emotional aftereffects that are negatively influencing your quality of life. In order to receive compensation after a truck accident, you might be thinking Read More

Do Injury Lawsuits Always Go to Court?

When you’re hurt and it’s someone else’s fault, you have the right to collect compensation for your injuries and file a lawsuit to do so. However, the process can be difficult and stressful, and in general, the last thing you want is for it to end up in a courtroom. Taking these kinds of suits Read More

How Do Attorneys Mediate Personal Injury Claims?

Mediation is an excellent option for those seeking a personal injury claim but who cannot reach a settlement agreement with the other party. Through mediation, you and your Winston-Salem personal injury lawyer will meet face-to-face with the other party in the presence of a professional mediator. The mediator will remain a neutral third-party with the 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

How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

Settling your injury claim is somewhat like taking a bid on a job or other similar negotiations where both sides must arrive at mutually agreeable terms. Contrary to what some may think, the settlement amount available to them for an injury is rarely cut and dry. Insurance policy limits are guidelines, for example, and the Read More

Do I Have Legal Options If I Get Sick on a Cruise Ship?

Cruises are some of the most popular vacations there are. Unfortunately, they’re also enclosed environments with lots of recycled air, and illnesses are shockingly common aboard ships. So what happens if you are aboard a cruise ship and you get sick? Do you have legal options? Read about cruise ship illnesses, when you can file Read More

I Was Hurt by a Defective Product: What Do I Do?

Defective product liability claims arise from defectively designed products, defectively manufactured products or products that lack an appropriate instructional or warning label. In order to pursue a product liability claim, you must demonstrate that your injury is a direct result of one of these types of defects. If you do believe your injury is a 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

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

Will My Medical Bills From the Accident Be Covered?

When someone is hurt in an accident, whether it’s a car accident, a fall, a boating accident or an accident on the job, the resulting medical bills can be more stressful than the pain and suffering. Who pays your medical bills depends on the type of accident and the kind of insurance policies involved in Read More

How Your Injury Claim Can Be Undermined by the Insurance Company

Insurance companies claim to be on the lookout for your best interests, but in reality, they want to pay as little as possible when they have an injury claim to cover. This is, unfortunately, a harsh reality that may not sit well with you, particularly if you’re already enduring the physical pain of having been 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

How to Avoid Accidents in the Kitchen This Holiday

The holidays are a wonderful time to bond with family and friends over food and enjoying good company and good food. However, the kitchen can be a dangerous place, especially for those who aren’t used to cooking regularly. Especially when you have a lot of family around, kitchen safety must be your number one priority. Always Read More

Common Tactics Used to Derail Personal Injury Victims

After you’ve been hurt in an accident, your first step will be to file an insurance claim. Once your claim has been filed, it’s likely you will receive a call from an insurance adjuster, who will be your point of contact with the insurance company. What many people don’t realize, however, is that adjusters work Read More

What to Do After You’ve Been in a Hit and Run Car Accident

As traumatic as car accidents can be, “hit and run” situations can be that much more devastating. Not only are you shaken up by the incident, but now you have to deal with the aftermath of everything: having your car fixed, getting your injuries tended to and filling in the gaps that were created when Read More

When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina?

Whether there was a car accident, a neighbor’s dog bit you, or damage at work (not referring to workers’ comp claims), a personal injury case can occur. A personal injury case can seem self-explanatory, but it is actually a case that can be formalized through court proceedings. It is not always that a case like Read More

What To Do If My Injuries Do Not Show Up Right Away?

From the moment you make a sudden turn, a harsh movement, or see a car headed straight for you, it feels like time begins to move slowly. A car accident is a traumatizing event both physically and mentally. After a car accident, there are rightfully numerous things crossing through the brain. Things like, am I Read More

Don’t Sign Anything: Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’re injured, the last things you want to deal with are the complications of a lawsuit. To protect yourself and your rights, talk to a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina who knows exactly how to help you. Additionally, be sure to keep these simple and vital steps in mind throughout the process so Read More

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement

So, you were injured and you received a settlement; now you’re wondering if you have to pay taxes on that settlement. Although there is a good chance the answer is no, be sure to recognize the fact that that’s not always the case. Because the law can be complicated, it’s important that you take the Read More

What Does Pain and Suffering Mean in a Personal Injury Case?

The weeks and months after an accident can be a scary and frustrating time, made more so by the legalese and jargon of lawyers trying to explain your options. Even if you dislike being litigious, in this situation, your best bet really is to have a professional stand by your side and walk you through 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

How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

It is hard to remember sometimes that your pets, in addition to being members of the family, are still animals, and if your dog bites someone, you are usually responsible for it. Depending on the severity of the bite, you could also be due for some serious legal action that could otherwise have been avoided. 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

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 a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You with the Insurance Company

After you’re injured, you have so much on your mind: your next doctor’s appointment, physical therapy, medications—even how you’re going to pay your bills and keep a roof over your head. You may not be able to work, and you know you deserve compensation. There are people shoving papers in your face demanding you sign, Read More

How Do I Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost? That’s a question I’m asked every day. Personal injury attorneys usually take cases on a contingent fee, that simply means the attorney fee is based on the amount he or she can win for you. If your lawyer tries your case and loses, your attorney does not receive 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

Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance? We Can Help!

If you have been involved in an injury at work, you are probably dealing with a lot of different issues. Along with dealing with the pain of your injury, you might also be itching to get back to the things that you are used to doing, such as going to work or participating in physical 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

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 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