Motorcycle Safety Gear

Whether you’re an accomplished motorcycle rider or you just recently started enjoying rides on North Carolina’s beautiful byways, it’s always important to remember how to keep yourself as safe as possible. Routine maintenance and alert driving are key, but there is additional gear necessary to prevent injuries. The most crucial part of your safety gear […]

North Carolina Highway Accidents

If you have traveled through the greater-Raleigh area, you may not be familiar with how the influx of residents has stressed the infrastructure, resulted in the construction of more roads, and created more traffic than this area has ever experienced before. Additionally, the Research Triangle Park attracts business travelers year-round. Bordered by main thoroughfares like […]

Paraplegia Caused by Accident

Victims who survive catastrophic accidents may be disabled. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a brain or spinal cord injury may result in paralysis—or the force and weight of accident debris may crush bone and critical tissues, preventing mobility or prompting medical practitioners to amputate. Paraplegic accident survivors and their families must adapt to […]

Prepare for a Disability Hearing in Southern Pines

If your North Carolina Social Security Disability claim was denied, your next step is a reconsideration. If that was denied, then you need to prepare for a hearing. For those who applied for Social Security Disability in Moore County for the first time, the closest Social Security offices to Southern Pines are in Sanford. (See […]

Qualify for Social Security Disability

To avoid a denied claim for Social Security Disability benefits, and to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to, it is important to understand why individuals do not qualify for benefits. Our Social Security Disability lawyers in Raleigh review a few reasons why claims are denied below. The list offers only a few […]

North Carolina: One of the Worst States for Drivers

Car accident victims in North Carolina have developed a reputation—statistically. Just before the beginning of 2014, the findings in a national survey revealed the Tar Heel State is one of the Top 10 States With the Worst Drivers. Compiled through an analysis of multiple federal and private organization resources (including places such as the National […]

North Carolina Child Safety Seat Laws

Every car accident survivor has a unique set of issues to manage. What if the victim is too young to manage an injury claim? When a child or infant is involved in an accident, our Raleigh auto accident attorneys help parents or guardians pursue claims on the minor’s behalf. <embed link> With children’s bodies still […]

Social Host Laws in North Carolina

Since 1992, North Carolina social host laws have governed cases involving the liabilities of social hosts serving liquor to guests who later cause a drunk driving accident. A host may have one guest or 100; there is no minimum limit to the number of guests required in order for a host to be considered liable. […]

Hours of Service Violations in Truck Accident Evidence

In 2009, more than half of inspected trucks in North Carolina violated safety or maintenance regulations. For over a decade, the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed federal standards and regulations for truck drivers in order to minimize risks and improve safety. In late 2011, the FMCSA addressed […]

Admissibility of Accident Reports in Jury Trials

In an opinion (Joines v. Moffitt) issued this morning by the NC Court of Appeals, the Court set forth an interesting discusssion of the admissibility of accident/crash reports in jury trials involving auto accidents. The complete opinion can be found at: The pertinent portion is quoted below: …….”Hearsay is “a statement, other than one […]