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What Should I Know About Defects Causing Motorcycle Accidents

For motorcycle riders, owning a bike is a fun experience. However, there can be a number of dangers that can cause an accident and result in harm to the rider. Most riders know how to handle a situation such as this, but what about when the bike itself is the cause of the wreck? Claims Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Work Injury Liability: Who Can You File a Lawsuit Against?

Although the workers’ compensation system can handle most work injury cases on its own, there are several situations where larger settlements or lawsuits are necessary. In cases where an employer, manufacturer, or third party hold responsibility for a work injury, you may be able to sue for damages. Mike Lewis Attorneys are happy to help Read More

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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

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

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

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Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Families About Defective Flotation Devices

Personal injury lawyers know that on average, more than 300 children are likely to die by accidental drowning each year. So, we were horrified to learn about the latest baby float recall. It involved an inflatable product marketed to parents of infants and 1-year old children. Apparently, the defective product had a history of accidentally deflating while Read More

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Hurt At The Local Fireworks Display? Get A Free Injury Case Evaluation

Every summer, countless people rush out to catch local fireworks displays or host backyard shows of their own. Sadly, not all of those fiery events are without incident. Sometimes it’s the event organizer or attendee’s fault. Other times, fireworks manufacturers must assume all of the liability. That’s why it pays for people injured by fireworks Read More

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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers In NC Offer Victims And Families Free Legal Help

Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes a report each year that includes semi-truck accident statistics? The latest report available to the public indicated that in excess of 300,000 big rigs crashed in 2013 and more than 3,000 of those accidents proved fatal. Driver error was to blame in 71% of Read More

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Personal Injury Lawyers In North Carolina Discuss Boating Accident Statistics

At the end of each year, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement publishes a report titled, Boating Accidents and Fatalities. Our personal injury lawyers know that it does not take into account all of the boating accidents that occur in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, but it does include a significant number of them. Read More

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Personal Injury Attorneys Share Startling Look At Dangerous Drug Recalls

Last year, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society published a disturbing report on the frequency of drug recalls in America. It covered a period of 10 years (2004-2014). Their report confirmed what many personal injury attorneys have long suspected, drug safety in this country is deteriorating and consumers are undeniably on the losing end of the medicine Read More

100 Deaths Caused By GM Ignition Switch

According to an update from the fund created to compensate victims, the number of deaths caused by General Motors’ defective ignition switches has increased to triple digits. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the GM ignition switch recall you should contact our GM recall attorneys by calling 866-299-1769 today. In Read More

Stryker Deadline Extended

Though the original deadline for filing a claim with the Stryker defective hip settlement fund was early March, the company has extended the deadline. Injured patients who have undergone revision surgery may now file a claim until March 30, 2015. For several years now, the medical device manufacturing company has been under siege for injuring Read More

General Motors Settles Ignition Switch Lawsuit For Undisclosed Sum

The family of Brooke Melton has successfully sued General Motors twice for the ignition switch defects that caused the death of their daughter in 2010. Melton was driving on the highway when the keys in the ignition disabled the airbags in her Chevrolet Cobalt. She was then involved in an accident that killed her. The Read More

Listeria Hysteria: Blue Bell & Jeni’s Ice Cream Recalled

Another ice cream maker has pulled its products off shelves and halted sales because of a listeria risk. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its products from retailers and closing ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination. The recall covers all Jeni products including ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, Read More

Nissan Faces Defective Floorboard Class Action Lawsuit

Is the floorboard in your Nissan Altima corroding and rusting? Nissan is facing a class action lawsuit over rust-prone floorboards. The lawsuit alleges the carmaker knew about the defect, but hid it from consumers. Now, Nissan is reportedly refusing to cover the cost of repairs. The floorboards, which were reportedly rust-prone cannot withstand the normal Read More

Stryker Extends Deadline To April

Two years after recalling one of the world’s most popular hip implant devices, Stryker Corporation reached a settlement with injured plaintiffs in 2014. The company agreed to settle the medical claims of patients and provide generous compensation to patients who received a revision hip implant surgery on or before Nov. 3, 2014. More than 20,000 Read More

ASR Hip Implant Devices Settlement Claims Deadline Extended

DePuy Orthopedics, one of Johnson & Johnson’s largest subsidiaries, has been under siege since 2010 when the ASR hip implant devices were recalled. DePuy manufactured two ASR devices. The ASR XL Acetabular System was a complete hip replacement system while the ASR Hip Resurfacing system fixed normal wear-and-tear on hips. Surgeons conducted more than 93,000 Read More