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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Fifteen Students Injured After Bus Accident in Johnston County

October 30, 2017   |  
Johnston County Public School Bus No. 177 was involved in a crash last Friday at around 3:40PM. The bus, which was carrying 37 students, was hit by a Ford Mustang shortly after departing Meadow Elementary School. Fifteen students were injured and seven were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The...
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Are There Delayed Injury Symptoms After a Car Accident?

October 18, 2017   |  
Car accidents can cause multiple types of physical and psychological injuries. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, broken bones or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are possible outcomes after a serious car crash. However, there are also car accident injuries that may not be apparent until hours or even days later....
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Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Fatal Highway Crash

September 25, 2017   |  
On September 13th, an Edgecombe County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a fatal trailer hitch accident on McKendree Church Road. According to the authorities, the deputy was using an Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Department pickup truck to haul an impounded car at the time of the accident. At some point, the...
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What Should I Do When a Traffic Light Loses Power?

September 20, 2017   |  
As you are all aware, recent tropical storm weather in North Carolina caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irma has caused widespread power outages throughout our state. On Tuesday morning, North Carolina Emergency Management reported that more than 77,000 of our friends, family members and neighbors are without power. These...
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What Can I Do If I Was Hurt in a Car Crash Because the Other Driver Was Speeding?

September 1, 2017   |  
What should car crash victims do if they are injured in a wreck that happened because the other driver was speeding? Recently, a driver in Wilson, North Carolina was arrested on speeding charges after a collision involving his sports car and a minivan carrying a family from Virginia Beach. Per...
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Are Drivers Getting Away with Running Over Protesters in North Carolina?

August 30, 2017   |  
Protesting has been going on for centuries in one form or another. In many cases, it's a peaceful way for people to gather together and express their mutual desire for a social change or disagreement with a current or proposed law. However, in some instances, protests can grow out of...
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How Do We Investigate Insurance Coverage?

August 4, 2017   |  
What is Insurance? Insurance is something you buy to protect against uncertain financial loss or harm. Your insurance covers unforeseen occurrences by helping you pay for bills.  It can also protect you when you are injured by someone else’s negligence.  In that case, the at-fault party’s insurance company pays you...
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Did a Bus Driver’s Mistake Lead to a Wayne County School Bus Crash?

May 12, 2017   |  
The Goldsboro Daily News recently featured a report on a Wayne County school bus crash that sent the bus driver and two passengers in a car involved in the wreck to the hospital. Per the Goldsboro Daily News report, the bus driver made a left turn in front of the...
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Contributory Negligence

Contributory Negligence Defense in Car Accident Cases in North Carolina 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, including North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. Contributory negligence...
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Is Speeding to Blame for Deadly School Bus Accident?

November 30, 2016   |  
WRAL-TV reported on a tragic school bus accident that happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee shortly before Thanksgiving. The crash happened in the afternoon as 35 elementary school kids were being driven home. Reportedly, the bus driver was speeding as the vehicle was traveling down a narrow, curvy road, which led to...
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