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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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Is Commercial Truck Driver Training Enough?

October 23, 2017   |  
Big rig operators log millions of miles on U.S. roadways each year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Are truck driver qualifications enough?  The attorneys at Riddle and Brantley have investigated and handled many serious injury and death cases resulting from truck accidents where the truck driver was at...
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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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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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What Parents Should Know About Football Concussions and North Carolina Law

October 17, 2017   |  
Football season is in full swing.  Recent studies and law suits have raised awareness about the risks of repetitive brain trauma in football but people still love the sport and remain fans. Americans love football.  It’s one of the Nation’s favorite sports and pastimes.  An increasing amount of evidence shows...
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Who Can Be Liable for a Truck Accident?

October 16, 2017   |  
Semi-trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on our roads. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When large semi-trucks collide into smaller passenger vehicles, the results are always catastrophic. For example, a recent truck accident in Rockingham, North Carolina resulted in two deaths. [su_button background="#13182E" color="#ffffff"...
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Important Tips for Parents During Window Covering Safety Month

October 13, 2017   |  
Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that more than 330 children have died since 1981 due to strangulation from window blind cords. Another 160 plus have suffered catastrophic injuries. Children can easily become tangled in window blind cords. For this reason, the Window Covering Safety...
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Are Anti-Distracted Driving Apps Available for Android Phones?

October 11, 2017   |  
Last week’s blog discussed a new anti-distracted driving app released with Apple’s iOS 11 update. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature can automatically lock iPhones while people are driving and send automated replies to text messages. Apps for Android phones can perform similar functions. You can choose from several...
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