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Kissing Bugs in North Carolina – What You Need to Know

April 29, 2019   |  
The deadly “kissing bug” is in North Carolina, with the first sighting reported in 2015. And according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the danger is growing. Reports of kissing bugs continue to spread. The CDC has confirmed that the kissing bug, (formally known as...
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Salmonella and Listeria Found in Ice Cream Manufacturing Facilities

April 25, 2019   |  
IMPORTANT FOOD SAFETY ALERT: The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that harmful pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) have been found in 21 percent of the ice cream production facilities inspected in the last year. These facilities account for 16 percent of U.S. ice cream manufacturers registered with the FDA. Listeria...
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What is Contributory Negligence?

April 25, 2019   |  
If you live in North Carolina, you may have heard of contributory negligence. Contributory negligence is a law governing personal injury claims that is currently in force in 4 states and the District of Columbia. Here’s what it means: Contributory negligence bars a person from recovering compensation in a personal...
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Do You Really Need an Eminent Domain Lawyer?

April 23, 2019   |  
As a North Carolina eminent domain lawyer, I hear it all the time: “Do I really need an eminent domain lawyer? Here’s the deal: While you can represent yourself in your North Carolina eminent domain case, things can get complicated very quickly. You’re almost definitely better off getting an eminent...
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PTSD After a Car Crash: Signs & Symptoms

April 8, 2019   |  
Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations and burn injuries are all possible outcomes after being involved in a serious car crash. Motor vehicle crashes could also lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 9 percent of the general population...
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What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents can result in serious injury, and the related costs can be enormous. A car accident injury can mean weeks, months, or even a lifetime of physical limitations, rehabilitation, mental and emotional distress, expensive medical bills and lost wages. Car accident lawsuits can be very complicated.  They often include...
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Fisher Price Recall: More Baby Sleeper Deaths Reported

URGENT UPDATE (April 12, 2019): The CPSC and Fisher-Price have announced a full recall on all Fisher-Price Rock n' Play baby sleepers after 30+ infant deaths reportedly linked. ***This story is evolving quickly. Please stay tuned to this blog, the Riddle & Brantley Facebook Page, the CPSC website and Mattel...
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Are Doorbell Cameras Legal in North Carolina?

March 26, 2019   |  
It is not uncommon to see videos of porch thieves caught on doorbell cameras. Amazon’s Ring, Google’s Nest Hello, and other doorbell camera products are growing in popularity and make it easier than ever to catch these criminals.  You don’t even have to be home to see who is at...
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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: Navy Denies All Claims

March 21, 2019   |  
The Camp Lejeune water contamination crisis occurred at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.  In February of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune greatly increased the risk for many diseases including liver cancer, kidney cancer and ALS. Camp...
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Car Crash Contributing Factors in North Carolina

March 19, 2019   |  
Each year, the North Carolina DMV compiles statistics regarding auto accidents. The intent is to publish statistics regarding auto injuries, crashes and fatalities in an attempt to get more North Carolinians on board regarding highway safety. This is a brief guide to the statistics for 2017. Crash Statistics in North...
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