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North Carolina Civil Litigation Blog

Victim in Crash Ineligible for Worker's Compensation

In a recent court decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, two state workers that sustained injuries were deemed ineligible to receive workers compensation. In 2010, two technical support ...
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North Carolina Texting & Driving Laws

According to recent reports by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, texting-and-driving causes 3,000 deaths and over 250,000 injuries in the United States per year. Forbes puts the number of adults ...
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Tips to Ensure Pedestrian Safety

As a pedestrian, safely navigating the streets where you live can be a challenge. Not only are drivers on the road constantly distracted, but they may also drive while under the influence or fail to ...
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MADD Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers

State leaders in North Carolina are pushing for more serious controls for those convicted of drunk driving in the state. A suggested proposal would make it so that ignition interlocks would be ...
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Wilmington Joins "Watch for Me NC" Campaign

New Hanover County in North Carolina ranks in the state's top ten places for pedestrian and bicycle accidents. In a four year span, New Hanover County reported 419 pedestrian accidents. Law ...
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Two-Vehicle Car Accident in Benson

An August 6 th car accident on 1-95 near Benson has left one person dead and one person injured. The accident occurred at around two in the afternoon. As a result, the southbound lanes of I-95 were ...
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Getting Compensated for a Bus Accident

Relied on by millions of people for their commute every day, about 70 bus passengers are injured in the more than 30 accidents that take place daily across the United States. When two cars collide, ...
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How to Make Sure You Collect Your Workers' Comp Benefits

Just as with any insurance company, an insurer for workers' comp is not going to be thrilled to promptly pay out full claims. The insurance company hires people to find ways to reduce claims. To ...
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Can I Sue a City for My Injuries?

Negligence Lawsuits Against Governments It is possible to sue a municipality for an accident in some cases. In all such cases, you can expect a very difficult process. Let's say that a police ...
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Compensation for Pain and Suffering After a Minor Crash

It does not take a massive collision to inflict trauma and severe pain. Even a so-called minor accident could leave you reeling, but in the eyes of an insurer, will your pain and suffering claim ...
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Defective Products: Who Is to Blame for a "Failure to Warn"?

If a product warning could have prevented an injury you sustained, you might have a case against the product's maker, distributor, or retailer. Read on to learn when either a company's ...
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Whitley Law Firm Wins Appeal Against Negligent Officer

In a case involving a car accident caused by a police officer during a pursuit, Attorney Ann Ochsner of Whitley Law Firm argued successfully for the Court of Appeals to overturn the summary judgment ...
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Whitley Law Firm Accepting Benicar Lawsuit Cases

If you or a loved one have been prescribed Benicar and experienced sprue-like enteropathy, you may be eligible to file a claim. You need to schedule a free consultation with the personal injury ...
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What Is an Attractive Nuisance Case in North Carolina?

When a Property Owner Is Liable for a Trespasser Suffering Injuries While in most premises liability cases, a property owner cannot be faulted if a trespasser is injured on the property, the case ...
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Expert Witnesses in a Medical Malpractice Case

Why would I need a medical expert witness? When it comes to cases of medical malpractice or pharmacy malpractice, one of the absolutely most important aspects of your entire lawsuit, on which hinges ...
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Types of Nursing Home Abuse, and What You Can Do About It

Many times, the very facilities that are entrusted with the care of loved ones break this trust, violating the rights and safety of nursing home residents. According to a study brought before the ...
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In-Flight Injuries: Your Options for Compensation

While far from common, there are sometimes cases where turbulence, falling baggage, slip and falls, or other accidents give rise to serious injuries, injuries for which someone else can be held ...
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Passenger Trapped in Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Nash County

A couple weeks ago, both Nash County and Halifax County firefighters received calls reporting a multiple vehicle accident. Emergency personnel from both locations arrived to find six cars involved in ...
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Five People Involved in Johnston County Accident

A couple weeks ago, multiple vehicles were involved in a collision near Garner. North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers reported that a pickup truck was towing an overly filled trailer that was laden ...
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Brain Injuries and Slip & Fall Accidents

Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions or skull fracture, can lead to severe pain, debilitation, and even death. According to the CDC, falls cause more traumatic brain injuries than do car ...
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What To Do When the Other Driver's Insurance Calls You

Most drivers know that after they have been in a car crash, they need to phone their insurance company. That means after you have called your insurer and lawyer, you can reasonably expect a call from ...
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Construction Accident Claims & Punitive Damages

Usually speaking, workers' compensation benefits are the only available remedy after a construction accident. Sometimes, however, a lawsuit can be filed as well, opening up the door to punitive ...
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In a Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident?

If the at-fault motorist is found, you could be owed punitive damages. If the motorist is never identified, you might be able to file an uninsured motorist claim. If you were on your motorcycle at the ...
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Drunk Driving Accidents That Involve Pedestrians

If you or a loved one was struck by an intoxicated driver, you could be entitled to monetary compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and more. If you were hit by an intoxicated driver, ...
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Scaffold Accidents at Construction Sites & Your Rights to Compensation

Learn about workers' compensation and employer lawsuits for scaffold accidents. Whatever the workplace accident, whoever is at fault, an employee will almost always be entitled to compensation if ...
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