October 17, 2018How Assumption of Risk Impacts Your Case
Assumption of risk is a defense used in both tort and contract-based lawsuits. The theory behind assumption of risk is that if a person knew an activity was potentially dangerous, and was then injured while performing that activity, the person should not be able to hold someone else liable for their injuries. In North Carolina, (more…)
October 16, 2018What is Pharmacy Malpractice?
Pharmacy malpractice can occur when a pharmacy makes an error that causes serious injury or death. The high volume of medications being dispensed at pharmacies makes it likely that occasional errors will occur. If you end up with the wrong medication, it could be a life-threatening mistake. If a pharmacy error caused you medical complications (more…)
October 15, 2018Defective Airbags May Cause Serious Injuries
Defective airbags can cause serious injury when they fail to deploy or deploy improperly. Vehicle occupants who are injured by defective airbags may have the right to seek compensation from the airbag manufacturer or other responsible parties. These cases are referred to as product liability lawsuits. The manufacturer or dealer may be held liable for (more…)
October 12, 2018Personal Injury Cases Involving Drunk Drivers
Drunk driving isn’t just a crime—it also places the lives of innocent pedestrians and other drivers at risk. If a drunk driver causes you or a loved one serious injury or death, you may have the right to seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Drunk driving accidents have some differences from other personal (more…)
October 11, 2018Liability for Pedestrian Accidents
Liability for a pedestrian accident depends on several factors. If you were hit by a vehicle while crossing a street, you should consult a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and your legal options. Pedestrians generally have the right of way at crosswalks and intersections. However, a pedestrian also has a responsibility to obey (more…)
October 9, 2018North Carolina Surgical Mistake Lawsuits
Surgical mistakes are a form of medical malpractice that can lead to severe injuries or death. Surgical errors can lead to lasting complications or disabilities that affect your wellbeing and ability to make a living. If you or a loved one is injured or killed due to surgical negligence, consult a North Carolina medical malpractice (more…)
October 8, 2018When Does Workers’ Comp Bar a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Work-related injuries are typically resolved through the workers’ compensation system. If the injury arises out of the employment and occurs in the course of employment, you’ll generally need to file a workers’ compensation claim. It’s important to understand whether your injuries are covered by workers’ comp for several reasons: Workers’ comp is an exclusive remedy. (more…)
October 5, 2018North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Nursing home abuse or neglect can take many forms. It can involve a failure to properly care for a nursing home resident or actual physical or emotional abuse. It can be difficult to identify nursing home abuse and understand how to help your loved ones escape the abusive environment. If you suspect that nursing home (more…)
October 4, 2018How to Bring a Defective Prescription Drug Lawsuit
Despite receiving FDA approval, prescription drugs sometimes harm the people they are designed to help. Prescription drug injuries can happen in many different ways, sometimes due to negligence by a medical professional and other times due to negligent drug manufacturing. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or death due to a prescription (more…)
October 3, 2018Who May Be Responsible for a Construction Accident?
Construction accident cases are typically resolved in one of two ways—either through the workers’ compensation system or a personal injury lawsuit. If you are injured as an employee while performing your job duties, workers’ compensation is typically your exclusive remedy. Workers’ comp claims do not consider fault, so you can file a claim whether the (more…)