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Six Heating Safety Tips to Prevent House Fires During Cold Weather

January 15, 2018   |  
The US has seen some of the coldest weather in recent memory during the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, North Carolina and other parts of the US experienced temperatures that were well below freezing. You probably relied on portable or installed heating devices to escape the cold weather. House...
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Can I Sue if I Am Injured While Renting a Property on Airbnb?

November 8, 2017   |  
If you do not already know, Airbnb is a property rental app that has grown in popularity in recent years. Instead of booking a hotel room while traveling, you can use Airbnb to find hosts who are renting out properties. While Airbnb can in some cases be cheap or convenient,...
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Can A Commercial Truck’s “Black Box” Be Used During a Lawsuit?

November 3, 2017   |  
Statistics collected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show that truck accidents are responsible for more than 3,000 fatal crashes on US roads each year. There are many reasons why these accidents can occur. As a result, evidence from truck accident lawsuits may come from multiple sources. Data...
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Could a Tip-Over Accident Happen in Your Home?

November 1, 2017   |  
Tip-over accidents may occur when children climb or pull on top-heavy furniture. Children who are caught underneath heavy furniture could be hurt by blunt-force trauma, oxygen deprivation and lacerations. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 33,000 people are injured by tip-over accidents each year in...
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Has My Child’s Car Seat Been Recalled?

October 31, 2017   |  
Safety or booster seats can reduce the risk of your child suffering a catastrophic injury or dying during a car crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent by properly using one of these seats. However, these...
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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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Motorcycle Tips: Driving a Motorcycle Safely on Different Surfaces

October 26, 2017   |  
Motorcycles are everywhere.  Many people enjoy the feeling of the open road and riding motorcycles. There are a few things that motorcycle drivers can do to decrease the chance of being involved in accidents.  Just riding a motorcycle increases your chances of being in an accident. Uneven Surfaces Uneven surfaces...
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Should Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Leaks Spark a Nationwide Recall?

October 25, 2017   |  
If you own a Ford Explorer made between 2011 and 2017, then you could be using a vehicle that may expose you to carbon monoxide. The Center for Auto Safety has called on Ford to issue a recall for 1.3 million Explorers sold since 2011 because the vehicles may leak...
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Did You Know About this Rare but Fatal Condition Caused by Concussion?

October 23, 2017   |  
Last week, we published a blog that discussed why sports-related concussions are a major public health crisis. Concussions are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease). These three conditions are neurodegenerative, meaning that they cause a gradual loss...
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Five Important Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 20, 2017   |  
With Halloween only two weeks away, we felt that it would be prudent to share tips that may help keep your trick-or-treaters safe. Trick-or-treating is supposed to be fun for kids and their families, but certain hazards can ruin this holiday. These five tips may help prevent this Halloween from...
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