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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

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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

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I Was Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident, What Can I Do?

If you’re a construction site worker, then it’s likely that a large part of your workday is spent avoiding common construction site hazards so that you can make it home safely. However, even if you’re cautious, it’s still possible to suffer a major construction site injury, particularly one caused by unsafe scaffolding. Even with the Read More

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I Was Injured on a Construction Site, What Are My Legal Options?

Construction sites are extremely dangerous, especially when they are located in the middle of a city. When a pedestrian walks by a construction site, there is also the risk of severe injury, pricey medical bills and lost income due to missed work. If you’ve been injured on or near a construction site, then you might Read More

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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

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I Was Injured in a Road Construction Accident, What Now?

While you’re driving your car, you probably try to stay aware of your surroundings so you can avoid a major accident. However, there is one factor that you might not be aware of with road construction errors. With only minor errors, a poorly constructed road can cause serious accidents and major injuries, potentially harming your Read More

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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

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What Happens When You’re Hurt by an Underinsured Driver

If you’ve ever been involved in a serious car accident, then you know that one of the first things you should do after guaranteeing your safety is to gather the insurance information of the driver who was at fault. Unfortunately, many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured, putting your livelihood at risk. While most drivers 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

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Workers’ Compensation: How to Make Sure You Get Paid

Workers’ compensation is specifically designed to protect and support injured workers who are unable to perform their jobs after a workplace accident. However, like most insurance companies, your workers’ compensation insurance company is focused on saving as much money as possible, which means they will likely be diligent about finding ways to deny your claim Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Are Stroke Victims Eligible for Social Security Disability?

Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow, and therefore decreased oxygen supply, to the brain. Normally due to a hemorrhage or blocked blood vessel in the brain, strokes can cause significant impairments to their victims such as difficulty walking, poor balance, damaged vision or an inability to communicate. If you have suffered the severe effects Read More

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5 Reasons Why You Can Be Denied Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to workers who have continually contributed to the Social Security system. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits low-income workers who have been disabled. It’s easy to consider why you think you are eligible for these benefits, but it can also be beneficial to consider the 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Can I Get Disability Benefits If I’m Self-Employed?

When you are injured in the course of employment, in most cases you have the benefit of workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills as you work to get well once again. However, those who are self-employed often don’t have their own workers’ comp, and as independent contractors aren’t covered by the insurance of Read More

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Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Damage: Am I Covered?

There are many different kinds of injuries you can suffer, and almost everyone carries the potential for nerve damage. Nerve damage, when it occurs, can mean a long and painful road to recovery. Sometimes recuperation from nerve damage can even take years, and it can be very expensive. As a result, many wonder if worker’s Read More

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What to Do When a Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident

According to a recent massive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study, brake failures are the most common contributing mechanical factor in large truck accidents. Since there were over 3,744 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2014 alone, brake problems are therefore no small matter when it comes to public safety. However, as any experienced truck Read More

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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

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Preventing Traumatic Head Injuries: What You Need To Know

Traumatic head injuries can have consequences that last a lifetime. Over time, cumulative head injuries can create lingering conditions that eventually result in major cognitive disorders. For instance, medical researchers are just now beginning to uncover the link between major concussion events and Parkinson’s disease. In some instances the resulting damages can be recovered by Read More

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How Do I Know If I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

or impairments. They are listed in the Social Security Administration’s (or SSA) manual, which is also referred to as the blue book. The impairments, both mental and physical, that are listed will automatically qualify someone to receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provided the individual meets the requirements set forth Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

Personal Injury Lawsuit Time Limit in North Carolina? | Mike Lewis Attorneys

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

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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

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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

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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

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Motorcyclists Beware: Lane Splitting Can Hurt Your Injury Claim

Sometimes actions that are allowed under the law are still harmful to you in court. One common example of this in motorcycling is lane splitting. Lane splitting is different from lane sharing: rather than riding side-by-side with a similar vehicle, lane splitting involves riding in between two full lanes of traffic. In some cases, it Read More

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How Liability is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident

There is much less inherent safety in a motorcycle than in other motor vehicles. Not only is there little to no protection from hazards outside the vehicle, a motorcycle is more susceptible to uneven or slippery road conditions, as well as being less physically stable than any four-wheeled vehicle. Any motorcycle accident or collision is Read More

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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

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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

Workers' Comp | Mike Lewis Attorenys

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

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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

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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

Hurt on the Job | Mike Lewis Attorneys

5 Steps to Take After You’ve Been Hurt on the Job

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that all employers must carry to protect their staff from accidents, injury and illness related to the job. When you are hurt at work, you may have to file a claim to make sure your injuries are covered. However, you have to make sure that you do everything Read More

Why You Need a Strong Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is a system of exchange where employees agree not to sue their employer for work-related injuries and illnesses, and in exchange, medical care and other associated costs are covered by the employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Unfortunately, it is all too common for the employer or the insurance company to deny compensation claims or Read More

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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

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

When you lose a loved one due to the actions of another, whether deliberate or accidental, suing for money may be the last thing on your mind. However, money will be important when it comes time to handle funeral expenses, settle the estate, and—even in some cases—pay your personal bills. It can be tricky to Read More

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Workers’ Comp in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

In the simplest terms, workers’ compensation is an exchange: employees give up their right to sue their employers for injuries and illnesses that happen because of their work, and in exchange have the right to recompense for their medical bills and lost wages due to a long- or short-term inability to continue working. Unfortunately, the Read More

Drinking and Driving | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why Drinking and Driving is Never a Good Idea

  “I feel fine to drive.”  Have you ever said that or heard someone else say it?  Be careful, it’s a trick.  When you first start drinking (in life, not on a particular night) you have mental tolerance and physical tolerance.  Mental tolerance is how it impairs your judgment and reaction times.  Physical tolerance is Read More

Underinsured Motorist | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need to Increase Your Underinsured Motorist Coverage

An Unfair Situation Recently, I had a young woman call me that was in a terrible wreck.  She was hospitalized for a week and had to undergo several surgeries.  The defendant’s insurance company called and offered to pay her $30,000. That amount felt like a drop in the bucket up against a week’s worth of 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 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Do This After An 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

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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

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Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Interstate Wreck And Alleged DWI

A 20-year-old male UNC student from Asheboro faces multiple felony counts in the aftermath of an Orange County crash on Sunday, July 19. Investigators allege that the man purchased and consumed alcohol before driving northbound on southbound Interstate 85, near exit 163. His Jeep then struck a southbound vehicle occupied by two adults and two Read More

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Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Alleged Wrong-way Driver on I-40

A fatal wreck on Interstate 40 on Sunday, July 12, involved an alleged wrong-way driver. At approximately 3:20 a.m., dispatchers sent troopers to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on I-40 near Peters Creek Parkway. SUV and Car Collide A preliminary investigation suggested that a Honda CRV traveled in the wrong direction in the westbound 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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Hit-and-run Incident Discussed By Accident Lawyers

A vehicle struck a 20-year-old man on Glenwood Avenue in the northwest part of Raleigh on Friday, June 26. The man had reportedly exited his own vehicle at about 10 p.m. after his car was in a crash with another vehicle. He was reportedly in the travel lane when the accident occurred, and he was Read More

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Accident Attorney Debunks Three Common Distracted Driving Myths

Before the advent of mobile technology, there were plenty of things to distract the driver. These included the radio, CD player, drinks, food, and personal grooming. Thanks to mobile technology and small computers in the form of tablets, there is no shortage of things to keep the driver’s attention away from his driving. In addition, Read More

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Personal Injury Attorneys Identify Common Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards

Given the amount of time spent on our feet every day, it is hardly surprising that injuries from falls are so common. These injuries range from bruises and scrapes to paralysis or even severe brain injury. How falls affect people depend on how and where they fall as well as their physical condition and natural Read More

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Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Consequences Of Alleged Failure To Stop At Sign

A two-vehicle accident at an intersection in Rowan County led to the arrest of one motorist. State troopers say that the crash occurred at Old Beatty Ford Road and Rockwell Road at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Alleged Failure to Stop A male motorist driving a 2015 Ford Mustang GT allegedly ran through 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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Preventing Aggressive Driving And An Accident Lawyer’s Role

Anyone driving in North Carolina could suddenly find themselves in a situation that has gotten out of hand as even small incidents can turn violent due to aggressive driving and road rage. This makes it important to know what you can do to avoid aggressive drivers on the road. Bad Behaviors Defined According to AAA, Read More

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Accident Attorney Discusses Two Factors That Cause the Most Accidents

It is a common belief that the big contributors to car accidents are alcohol intoxication, dangerous roads, excessive speeding, aggressive driving, and bad weather. Although these certainly cause accidents, statistics point to two other factors that are more deadly: Complacency Driving is a dangerous activity. Motorists on the road routinely drive two tons of steel Read More

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Attorneys in Wrongful Death Suit

Wrongful death lawsuits are at the extreme end of the civil law tradition that allows people harmed by the negligence of others to receive financial compensation for their losses. The defendant, alleged to have been negligent may not receive a criminal sentence. Under North Carolina law, the assumption is that if the deceased had lived, Read More

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When you have an auto accident, do you need a lawyer?

It is not pleasant to think about, but the percentages suggest that all drivers have a serious accident at some point in their driving career. It doesn’t matter how experienced or careful a driver is if the other driver isn’t as experienced and careful. A serious accident might be just significant damage to the vehicle, as there is no doubt Read More