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How Much Proof Do You Need in Your Personal Injury Claim?

First, we have to discuss the burden of proof in a personal injury lawsuit. Now, if someone is charged with a crime, the burden of proof that is placed on the prosecutor is to establish that the ...
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When Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers' Comp Claim?

No matter who is at fault for a workplace accident in North Carolina, every worker is owed compensation from their employer's insurance. That being said, workers' comp cases can be far from ...
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Woman Killed in Accident with Patrol Car in Shelby

Wednesday, April 9, a woman was killed in a car accident in Shelby, North Carolina. The details on the crash are very unclear. Neighbors near the site of the accident said that auto collisions are all ...
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Why You May Not Want a Quick Settlement in a Personal Injury Case

After you have suffered injuries and financial loss as a result of someone else's negligence, you may want to move on with your life as quickly as possible, and that's understandable. ...
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School Bus Collision Seriously Injures Child

In the afternoon of Wednesday, April 2, a bus in New Hanover County drove over a student's leg, say North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and took the ...
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When a Defective Product Causes a Motorcycle Crash

There are times when nobody on the road is at fault for a motorcycle accident. The manufacturer could be to blame if the cycle malfunctioned or was poorly made. If neither you nor another motorist can ...
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Rollover Accident in Winnabow Kills Driver

Wednesday, April 2, a man was headed down Funston Road in the evening, when according to highway troopers, he started edging past the center line, and turned sharply to realign himself in the lane, ...
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Bus Driver Charged in Accident in Nashville County

Wednesday, April 2, the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving an overturned school bus that carried eight students. There was no word on the severity of the injuries except ...
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Is There an Average Personal Injury Settlement Amount?

Not really. For one thing, there are so many kinds of personal injury claims that how much a plaintiff is able to collect will vary a great deal. If you've seen any "average" figures for ...
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Head-On Crash Kills Two in Salisbury

A head-on collision killed two people from Rowan County on the morning of Friday, March 28, reports the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The crash happened at about 1:00 a.m. in Salisbury. ...
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Train Driver Fell Asleep Before Accident at O'Hare International Airport

Monday, March 24 at about 3:00 a.m., an eight-car commuter train in Chicago derailed and climbed an escalator at O'Hare International. More than 30 passengers were injured in the accident. The ...
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Whitley Law Firm Is Representing Victims of Forced Sterilization for Free

The Whitley Law Firm is proud to join other North Carolina attorneys who will be working pro bono to help eugenics victims file claims with the North Carolina Eugenics Compensation Program. There is a ...
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Two Buses Crash to Avoid Couch on Road, Eight Injured

Saturday, March 29, two charter buses crashed into one another in Kershaw County at about 9:00 a.m. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the cause of this accident involved a driver trying to ...
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Who Is Liable for a Workplace Injury?

In a way, this is a trick question. Whether a supervisor's negligence, a co-worker's carelessness, or even your own clumsiness caused a workplace accident, you should still be owed ...
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Duke Energy Faces Charges & Fines for Unlawfully Pumping Wastewater near Sources of Drinking Water

This electrical company was charged with illegal practices by regulators on Thursday, March 20, as investigators continue to look into the accident that dumped 82,000 tons of coal-burning waste into ...
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Paying for Car Repairs After an Accident

After you've been in a car crash, you are likely faced with steep car repair bills, damages that you may or may not have to pay for yourself. Are you insured? Is the other driver? Who is at fault? ...
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Seven Injured After Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Gas Main of Local Business

Last week, on Monday, March 17, a tractor-trailer was said to have skid off an ice-slicked bridge, bursting through a guardrail into a gas main at a Winston-Salem butcher shop, setting the business on ...
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Seven Hospitalized in Accident During Charity Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, March 22, seven people were injured in an accident outside Wendell that involved around 15 motorcycles. The motorcyclists were several of the 60 riders making their way to Goldsboro as part ...
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Before Your Injury Case Ends: How Can You Pay for Your Medical Bills?

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, chances are, you already have medical expenses you need to pay. While a fair result in your case could mean getting fully compensated for ...
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Failure to Warn About Product Defects: Can You Sue?

If you were injured by a defective product, then you might be able to pursue compensation through a product liability claim. A "failure to warn" about the defect could be enough reason to ...
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The Whitley Law Firm Is Now Accepting Lipitor® Cases

Back in 2011, Lipitor® was one of the highest-selling drugs, raking in around $7 billion according to an FDA report. The following year, the FDA told Pfizer to include warnings on the label that ...
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Injury Claims When a Defendant Is Underinsured or Uninsured

When you get compensation for a personal injury claim, you would almost always be getting the money from the defendant's insurance company, whether you are dealing with pharmacy malpractice, slip ...
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Three of the Injuries You're Likeliest to Sustain in a Car Crash

No matter what types of injuries you sustain in a car accident, it is almost always advisable that you get medical attention. Even a minor injury can suddenly turn into a serious condition, or some ...
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Insights into the Negotiation of an Injury Claim Settlement

If you are wondering what a personal injury claim will look like, then you need to understand how personal injury settlements work. Many cases never make it to trial, but end more quickly in a ...
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Two Injured in Crash with Tractor-Trailer in Davie County

Monday, March 10, at 12:37 a.m., the driver of a tractor-trailer lost and could not regain control of the vehicle and ended up colliding into a car, ramming the car against a guardrail, according to ...
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