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Personal Injury

“Can I Sue for a Trampoline Injury?”

December 20, 2021   |  
Trampolines are prevalent in backyards across America, and recently entire trampoline parks have popped up in nearly every state. Unfortunately, there are a number of dangers associated with these popular attractions. Thousands of people, the majority of which are children, are injured each year on trampolines.  At Riddle & Brantley,...
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Can You Sue Your City in North Carolina?

November 29, 2021   |  
Understanding Your Right to Compensation in a Civil Lawsuit Against a Municipality What happens when a municipality, such as a city or county, is responsible for your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one? Despite what some people think, you are able to sue a local government when...
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What is Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement?

June 16, 2020   |  
Qualified Immunity is a doctrine that protects police officers and other government officials from being sued for monetary damages for violations of constitutional rights. This doctrine does not provide immunity if the officers violated “clearly established” law, which is a defined statutory or constitutional right. Following incidents of alleged police...
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Types of Police Brutality

June 15, 2020   |  
Many potentially affected by police misconduct ask, “What are the common types of police brutality?” Police brutality is a term used to describe misconduct by a law enforcement officer, often involving excessive use of force, but there are many different types of police brutality. Police brutality is a widely debated...
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Feet on the Dashboard? Know the Dangers…

February 11, 2020   |  
Everyone knows that riding with your feet on the dashboard of a vehicle is unsafe.  The injuries could be severe if you are involved in a wreck or if the airbags deploy. If you can’t convince the person riding shotgun to keep their feet on the floor, this image should...
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Pharmacies File Opioid Lawsuit Against Doctors in Ohio

January 10, 2020   |  
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to filing deadlines and other criteria, we are no longer accepting any opioid claims. Major drug store chains have filed a lawsuit against hundreds of medical doctors in Ohio, claiming that they overprescribed painkillers and bear at least partial responsibility for the opioid epidemic. These...
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Are Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Allowed? Yes, Under New Law

December 20, 2019   |  
Military medical malpractice lawsuits can be expected following passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Under provisions of the new law, military service men and women will finally be allowed to hold the government accountable for injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of negligent medical care provided by...
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Can JUUL cause cancer?

September 18, 2019   |  
With multiple deaths reportedly connected to e-cigarette usage (also known as “vaping”), health experts are taking a closer look at the long-term health risks associated with devices like JUULs. One of the most urgent questions is this: Can JUUL cause cancer? Though e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, the liquid inside...
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Can I File an Opioid Lawsuit?

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to filing deadlines and other criteria, we are no longer accepting any opioid claims. More than 700,000 people died from a drug overdose between 1999 and 2017 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these deaths...
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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in North Carolina?

May 17, 2019   |  
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action against the responsible party. It's critically important that you not miss the deadline to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Doing so may mean that you cannot seek compensation...
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