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Wrongful Death

Is There a Way to Avoid a Head-On Car Crash?

December 28, 2016   |  
Earlier this month, The Pilot reported on an incident involving a fatal head-on car accident that happened on NC 211 in Moore County. The deadly crash took place around 2:45 pm on a Thursday on NC 211 near Puckett Lane and involved three vehicles. Reportedly, leading up to the wreck,...
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SJAFB Airman’s BAC Twice the Legal Limit Prior to a Deadly Drunk Driving Crash?

December 26, 2016   |  
Per a WRAL-TV report, a teen was the victim of a deadly drunk driving crash in Goldsboro in mid-December. A Seymour Johnson Air Force chief master sergeant is facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in connection with the tragic incident. The SJAFB airman was also charged with failing to reduce...
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Accident Fatalities Are Increasing Across America

February 20, 2016   |  
According to a report by the National Safety Council, 2015 was the deadliest year for drivers since 2008. The report, cited here in an article on NPR notes several troubling statistics. Traffic fatalities had been falling for several years in a row, before suddenly, and sharply, rising in 2015. The...
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Who Takes the Compensation in Claims for Wrongful Deaths?

February 5, 2016   |  
The division of the funds from a wrongful death claim are divided according to our intestacy statute which is found at NC General Statute sections 29-13, 29-14, 29-15  and 29-16.  Intestacy refers to persons who die without a will.  In other words, the funds from a wrongful death are not...
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Calls For Tougher Scaffolding Regulations After Fatal Collapse

March 30, 2015   |  
As a state and federal investigation continues into the deadly collapse at a downtown Raleigh high-rise, calls are mounting for tougher scaffolding regulations. Safety Violations In the meantime, we’ve learned Occupational Safety and Health Administration records show Associated Scaffolding was issued serious safety violations twice in North Carolina in the...
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