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Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise Nearly every auto injury attorney will tell you that Semi-truck fatality accidents are on the rise. Every week we hear of a case where a semi truck is involved in an accident and the results are horrendous. These trucks are the biggest and longest vehicles on the road, and when they are involved in an accident, the reality of that danger is apparent to everyone. The statistics bear out those facts: Deadly truck accidents have been on the rise since 2009 Alarmingly, this is following ten years of truck accident decline In 2012, truck…

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Statutes of limitations for personal injury cases You should take your time when choosing a personal injury attorney, but remember that your time to file a case is limited. The process to determine how long you have to file a lawsuit depends upon two basic facts: That you know what the North Carolina statute of limitations is You must know the exact date when you knew that you suffered an injury For example, the date could be established as the day that a doctor gave you his or her opinion and cause of your injury. At that point, the clock…

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Who is at fault? Even if you have been through the trauma of a car crash, it is not always clear as to how the police and insurance companies determine who is at fault. Police reports can be a significant factor in determining who was at fault. Whenever the police investigate an accident, the findings are a matter of record because they must file a written report. In that report, the police gather specific details about the accident such as whether one or more of the drivers committed an infraction, or if there was alcohol involved. Infractions are another term…

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Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a person dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another person, or entity. The law states that a decedent’s surviving heirs or dependents are entitled to damages as a result negligence. A wrongful death can arise out of a wide variety of circumstances. Consider the following as historic reasons for wrongful death actions:   Medical malpractice Automobile accidents Airplane crashes Exposure to hazardous conditions at work Criminal behavior Defective products   A wrongful death claim is often brought by the victim’s wife, husband, children, and sometimes parents. Punitive damages could be given to…

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Personal injury attorney is a powerful advocate When a product does not perform as promised; and if it causes injury, illness, or loss of life, you need a personal injury lawyer to seek justice for you and your family. Product liability cases are on the rise in the past decade. Some believe that the primary reason is because so many products are manufactured in foreign countries where controls and restrictions in manufacturing are less stringent or non-existent.   Hiring a product liability attorney Every case is special, and a competent attorney will find the most excellent way to recover the…

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A stressful aftermath Accident attorneys know that the stress and trauma that car accident victims experience might not become evident until weeks or even months after their car accident. One of the least considered and an unseen consequence of car accidents is that victims can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The anxiety that is characteristic following a car accident varies for every individual. For some accident victims, the anxiety is much more severe, which can lead to a diagnosis of PTSD. PTSD is identified by the following criteria: A traumatic event with risk of serious injury or death to…

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A growing problem If you are a victim of road rage, you should have a consultation with a Charlotte accident lawyer. It is important that everyone assesses their own driving style to determine whether they are susceptible to road rage. If you determine that you might have a problem with controlling your emotions when you drive, then consider taking action to change your own driving habits. Some of the obvious signs that one is an aggressive driver are as follows:   Tailgating when someone drives slow Excessive use of the horn Flashing headlights Change lanes quickly and often Gesturing and…

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