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When can you collect after a slip-and-fall accident?

As an older American, slip and fall accidents pose a significant risk to your health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older Americans. More than 27,000 older Americans die from falls each year.

Unfortunately, a number of restaurants, stores and residences fail to keep their premises safe, creating hazardous conditions that lead to accidents. This begs the question: What are your rights under North Carolina law if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident?

Five tips for driving safely in construction work zones

Many people consider construction work to be one of the most dangerous jobs because of the numerous dangers workers face every day. This is certainly the case for road construction workers in North Carolina who have to contend with heavy construction equipment, flying debris and oftentimes narrow work areas next to busy roadways, just to name a few dangers.

most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration explains that in 2015 alone, more than 96,000 crashes occurred in construction zones across the nation. Of those, roughly 26 percent of crashes involved injuries while less than 1 percent involved a fatality.

What does it mean to be disabled?

The term "disability" can mean different things to different people, from physical injuries and illnesses to genetic conditions that affect how a person functions in society.

No matter how we define the word "disability," we can all agree on one fact: disabilities affect people in different ways, sometimes to the point where a person may be unable to work and earn a living because of their condition.

7 Things To Do After A Car Wreck

Being in a car accident can be a frightening, emotionally trying experience. For many people, this might be the only time they are involved in a wreck. Without prior experience it can be hard to maintain a level head when you are facing injury, serious property damage and the worry of future bills. The North Carolina Bar Association suggests numerous tips that can help you keep your cool after an accident. 

Truck accidents and unsecure loads: Inspection blitz aims to reduce the risk

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that it will focus on cargo securement during its inspections in 2017. These inspections are designed to help ensure that trucks hauling freight throughout the country are operating safely. If a violation is found, the trucker may receive a fine and be required to fix the issue.

What are cargo securement rules? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has various regulations in place that are designed to help better ensure the safety of the nation's roadways. One niche area of regulations involves how cargo is secured within commercial trucks.

Two things to know about uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in North Carolina

Getting into a car accident is a frightening experience. Even a relatively minor fender bender can be frustrating. Those involved in these accidents may try to ease their frustrations with the comforting realization that the other driver is supposed to have insurance to cover the costs of the accident.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

The most recent data from the Insurance Information Institute shows that 9.1 percent of motorists in North Carolina are driving without any insurance coverage at all. That means the bills related to the accident could be your responsibility. The thousands of dollars to replace your bumper and align your tires plus the cost of any medical bills to check out the whiplash from the relatively minor car accident could all fall on you.

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