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North Carolina has a drunk driving problem causing safety hazards

Many people turn to alcohol when they are ready to have a good time. While there isn't anything wrong with this, it is a huge problem if the person who is out drinking opts to try to drive home after a night of drinking.

Drunk drivers can cause fatal accidents or accidents that lead to serious injuries. In either one of these cases, the affected parties might choose to seek compensation.

4 things to know about semitruck crash settlements

As you are driving home from a girls' weekend, you notice that a semitruck is barreling up behind you. You can't do anything to get out of the way, so you brace yourself for the impact.

Once you are hit by the semitruck, you realize that you are injured. You decide to file a claim for compensation so that you aren't stuck having to cover all of the costs. You find out that the other party involved is interested in settling the case before it goes to court.

Get serious about construction accidents

Construction accidents can kill workers. Even when workers aren't killed, they can face injuries so serious that they won't ever be able to work again. These workers still need a way to support themselves, so they may have to turn to the workers' compensation insurance program.

There are many ways that employers can help to keep construction workers safe. When these safety measures aren't followed and a worker is injured, the worker can seek compensation. If the issue was caused by a third-party issue, such as an equipment defect, the worker might file a lawsuit against that third party.

5 things to know about trucking crash causes

Semitruck crashes are often very serious. When you are struck by a semitruck, you might need to seek medical care. The injuries you face can determine what kind of medical care you need. Ultimately, you might decide that you want to seek compensation for the injuries. One important factor in these cases is what caused the accident. This information can determine who you hold liable in the lawsuit. Here are five potential factors that can lead to trucking accidents.

#1: Defective components

Tips to avoid a distracted driver

In today's society, it common to stay connected at all times. People often multitask throughout the day, taking care of personal errands while answering work emails, texts, and even keeping up the news. Unfortunately, people often do this while they are behind the wheel. Every time you get in a car, you risk becoming a victim of a distracted driver.

Regardless of how careful you are or how much you pay attention, it is impossible to avoid every negligent driver on the road. If you have been the victim of a distracted driver, you may be able to file a claim for damages. A Wilmington personal injury attorney can review your case and help you determine the best course of action. Read further for tips to spot a distracted driver.

Did you fall off a ladder at a construction site?

When using a stepladder, there might be a tiny corner of unpainted ceiling that you're reaching for, and it's tempting to put your foot on the very last step. However, the words "This is not a step" are there for a reason.

Not only does common sense tell you it's unwise to use the last step of a stepladder, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and regulations prohibit it.

3 things to know about fatal drunk driving crashes

You likely never expected that your wife's girls' night out was going to end with you becoming a widower. Your biggest hope at this point is that your wife didn't suffer when the drunk driver slammed into her. Sadly, you aren't alone with what happened. Your children have to grow up without their mother. While you so tragically can't bring her back, you can act to help your financial situation.

Injured in a single car accident? You may deserve compensation

It may seem obvious that if you are the only driver involved in an accident, then you must clearly be at fault, right? Well, not so fast. While it is true that there may not be an obvious second party who is at fault, you may also not be responsible for the accident. If you have suffered an injury in a single car accident, it is worth asking a professional to evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine if you deserve compensation.

Every accident is different and the details are what matter in an injury case - especially a single car accident.

What does workers' compensation cover in North Carolina?

North Carolina has thriving industrial and agricultural businesses. As a result, workers may face increased risk of injury on the job. There are many ways for North Carolina workers to incur injuries while working, from repetitive stress experienced by those working at poultry processing plants to commercial truck accidents where the driver is injured. Thankfully, workers' compensation insurance protects victims against losing their source of income or acquiring staggering medical debt.

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