November 5, 2013

$10 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Army Day Care for Infant Death


Parents trust that day care providers are attending to children and keeping them safe from harm. In addition to normal care needs, including water, food and security, day care providers have a duty to act reasonably and ensure appropriate supervision. This month, a North Carolina couple filed a $10 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government after their infant child suffocated at a Fort Bragg day care in March 2012.

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Wrongful death suits are an available legal action for anyone who has lost a child, spouse, or parent due to neglect, recklessness, or intent. Our Charlotte wrongful death attorneys are experienced in investigating fatalities and dedicated to protecting the rights of families who have suffered a loss. We are committed to helping victims as well as raising awareness to prevent future accidents and injuries.

According to the lawsuit
, the parents are filing claims of wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress after they lost their 4-month-old son. The parents were distraught after they also discovered the care attendant would not face any criminal charges for the death. Whether a death was caused by intent, recklessness or negligence, civil charges can still be filed even if the defendant is not being held criminally liable. While a prosecutor must prove "beyond a reasonable doubt," a civil plaintiff must only prove by "preponderance of the evidence," which can be easier to establish liability.

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November 2, 2013

Brain Injuries: Testing Balance to Diagnose Concusssions


The long-term consequences of a concussion or brain injury can be severe. For many victims of traumatic brain injury or concussion, their condition is not recognized or diagnosed for weeks or months after the injury. It is often a family member notices personality changes or the victim notices memory lapse and other loss of cognitive function. Now an advanced balance test could help to diagnose concussions early on.

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Any brain injury can leave a victim unable to work or handle everyday tasks. For victims of severe brain injury after a car collision or other accident, severe head trauma can result in permanent damage. Our Charlotte brain injury attorneys are experienced in helping brain injury victims protect their rights. We are also dedicated to staying abreast in trends to identify and treat concussion or brain injury.

The balance machine was created to test the vestibular system in the body, which relies on the inner ear to process information about gravity pull and movement. Basically, the system allows the body to gauge the way that things are moving around you and to help understand your position in relation to the earth and other objects. In one way it can simply be described as "balance" but it is also a more complicated sort of "GPS" for the human brain.

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October 27, 2013

North Carolina Teen Killed Crossing Roadway


According to a news article on foxcarolina.com, a teenager was hit and killed while crossing the road to board his school bus in the morning.

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Our Greenville personal injury lawyers are devoted to raising awareness about safe habits for pedestrians and drivers. As we head into autumn, mounting tourism will increase congestion in many communities. Teenagers need to be particularly aware of the risks as we head into the busy holiday travel season.

The North Carolina teenager was struck at approximately 7 a.m., according to witnesses. He was a junior at a local high school. Witnesses also revealed the bus was stopped with its "stop arm" extended and lights flashing.


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October 25, 2013

Rubbernecking on Carolina Roads Causes Additional Traffic Accidents


According to a research at the University of Virginia traffic incidents cause delays in incident direction and also in the opposite direction. Traffic incidents and increased volume make the roadway more dangerous for all drivers.

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Our Spartanburg personal injury attorneys understand secondary accidents are a common threat, as motorists slow to make their way through an accident scene. In too many cases, distractions lead to additional injuries.

A lot of research has been conducted regarding the influence of a traffic incident on the flow of traffic in the incident direction. However, very little research has been conducted regarding the well-known phenomenon of rubbernecking and its effect on traffic traveling in the opposite direction.

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October 24, 2013

Trick or Treating Tips for North Carolina Parents


Halloween is an especially exciting time for kids. Dressing up like a favorite superhero or television character can be very exciting. Not to mention the amount of candy often consumed by children during this time of year. However, there are dangers involved with his joyous holiday as well.

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Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys would like to raise awareness of the many dangers that accompany the Halloween holiday and how parents may navigate the risks to have a safe and happy Halloween.

Although this time of the year can be very exciting for children it can be a source of stress for their parents. Reader's Digest released an article containing seven tips for safe trick or treating.

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October 23, 2013

Carolina Man Killed in Hiking Accident


A 20 year old man was found by his girlfriend after he failed to return from a hike in Greenville County.

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Our Greenville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to informing the public about hiking safety. According to a news article on foxcarolina.com the 20 year old man was found floating face down in the water around 7 p.m. after authorities had spent all afternoon searching.

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October 23, 2013

Spartanburg Injury Attorneys Wishing You a Safe Halloween


Halloween can be an exciting time of year for kids but there are dangers that all children should be made aware of to ensure they have a safe but fun Halloween.

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Our Spartanburg personal injury attorneys are devoted to educating children about avoiding dangerous situations while enjoying Halloween.

According to Safekids.org children are twice as likely to be struck by a vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.

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October 21, 2013

Multitude of Bus Accidents in the Carolinas and Elsewhere


Three Recent Bus accidents have left a combined 10 dead and 23 injured. Bus safety is a serious matter and school districts are taking steps to make busses as safe as possible.

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Our Charlotte Personal Injury Attorneys are committed to informing the public about the dangers of bus transportation.

According to an NBC News article, 8 individuals were killed when a church bus overturned. The bus accident occurred in Tennessee but the church members attended a church in North Carolina.

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October 14, 2013

Cribs and Infant Injury Risks in North Carolina


A news release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced new standards to improve the safety of cradles and bassinets.

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There is a long history of child injury resulting from cribs and our Spartanburg child injury attorneys) are devoted to ensuring the safety of children in the Carolinas.

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October 13, 2013

North Carolina Receives a "D" in Nursing Home Care


Nursing homes have a frighteningly high occurrence of neglect throughout the United States. Unfortunately, North Carolina is among the worst states in terms of nursing home care.

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Our Greensboro personal injury lawyers are committed to raising awareness about the possible dangers in nursing homes.

According to a report by Families for Better Care North Carolina received a grade of "D" for the quality of its nursing homes.

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October 8, 2013

Railroad Crossing Accidents a Hidden Danger in South Carolina


A South Carolina man was killed after he collided with a train while driving his pick up truck. WISTV reported the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys know that railroad crossings are a dangerous place. The Federal Highway Administration explains that there are three basic elements present at all intersections: vehicles, drivers, and the physical intersections themselves.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. Railroad system has over 750 railroads and consists of 140,000 miles of track. On a daily basis trains will travel over more than 212,000 miles on highway rail grade crossings.

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October 7, 2013

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries Include Burns and Vision Loss


This blog has already addressed head and spine injuries but North Carolina's personal injury attorneys would like to raise awareness about other catastrophic injuries.

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Catastrophic injuries are not limited to the spinal and head areas. Loss of vision, burn injuries and amputation injuries can all be very serious and have lasting impact on the victim's life.

Loss of vision may occur in a variety of ways. According to an article on USNews.com, the leading cause of blindness in school-aged children is sports-related injuries. Many of these terrible sports-related injuries could be prevented with the proper type of eye protection.


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October 6, 2013

North Carolina Child Injury: Common Threats Found at Home


Children are extremely vulnerable to injury in a variety ways. Unintentional injuries account for a large number of injuries to children.

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According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention children are vulnerable to injury due to their inexperience, growth and development, natural curiosity, and smaller size.

Winston-Salem injury attorneys believe it is important to pay attention to all causes of child injury. However, there are a large number unintentional injuries that harm children daily. These injuries can be prevented due to their predictability - as long as proper precautions are taken.

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October 2, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Disparate Symptoms


Traumatic brain injuries are extremely complex and may manifest themselves through a wide variety of symptoms and disabilities.

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The effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on the individual can be devastating. Asheville injury attorneys understand how important it is to take any signs or warning symptoms seriously in the aftermath of a traffic accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury is a head injury that often occurs from an acute event. Typically it is immediately apparent that an individual has been hurt. But the full nature of the injury may not be known until days or weeks have passed. This is because every brain is highly unique and may respond to the same injury differently.

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September 27, 2013

Teaching Your Kids About Sports and Spinal Cord Injuries


Fall sports season is well underway, making both kids and parents busy with practice, games, and weekend sporting events. Even though fall is a busy time for school-aged children, safety should always be a priority. Whether your kids are avid athletes or on the sidelines, knowing crucial information about spinal cord injuries can help save them and help fellow athletes in the event of an accident.

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High-impact and other dangerous sports, including cheerleading, can put athletes at risk. Now public health officials are working to build awareness about the dangers of spinal cord and head injuries. Our Asheville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to keeping athletes safe and in helping parents provide the right information to keep their kids safe. We are providing some tips to keep your kids prepared in the event of sports accident or emergency.

Injuries to the cervical spine can be a serious health risk. Damage can permanently injured the brain and the nervous system, resulting in paralysis and brain damage. Though players and teammates may not recognize a severe injury immediately, moving a fellow teammate the wrong way can cause additional injury, resulting in paralysis or wrongful death.

New programs are intended to raise awareness to educate coaches, parents and students, especially those involved in contact sports. Concussions and spinal cord injuries can cause permanent injuries and should be taken very seriously. Cervical spine injuries often occur when a player lowers head or tucks chin and then collides with another player. You can imagine this kind of injury, especially in football. This season already, a 16-year-old player died in August after a scrimmage fractured his third vertebra.

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