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Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims

It is hard when a family suffers the death of a loved one, but it may be even harder if that death was due to the recklessness of another person. A wrongful death is what happens when a person dies due to the negligence of another person or business. These unfortunate deaths can be caused… Read more »

Proving Negligence in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

You have probably heard the term ‘wrongful death,’ particularly if you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident. Unfortunately, many people do not really understand what it means. A wrongful death is when a person dies due to the intentional misconduct or negligence of another person. In legal terms, a wrongful death is… Read more »

Medicare and Medicaid Liens Made Easy

The process is simple.  Someone gets hurt, they get taken care of, and the provider must be compensated.  The complication comes in with whom.  Medicaid comes to the rescue and pays the bills if a person is not able to compensate for the care they receive for a personal injury.   Subrogation occurs when Medicaid is… Read more »

Catastrophe on the Water

A tragic boating accident occurred over the weekend when a speed boat carrying a wedding party crashed into a construction barge Saturday night near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the driver of the boat was charged with vehicular manslaughter. Boating law requires safe… Read more »

Harnett County Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

  Sunday night over the Memorial Day weekend, 38-year-old David Schultz of Sanford, NC died in a hit-and-run crash after being dragged several feet by a vehicle on Ponderosa Road, just north of Highway 27 in Harnett County. Schultz was walking, intoxicated, in the middle of the road when he was hit at approximately 11:45… Read more »

Crossing Guard Struck, Killed By Vehicle

A retired public works man who had been a crossing guard for 2.5 years at an Iredell County middle school was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday. Classes had been dismissed for the day, and 59-year-old Frank Booth was hit right after 3pm. Booth was flown to a hospital but passed away while there…. Read more »

DOT Worker Killed In Dump Truck Accident

A Department of Transportation worker was killed yesterday while clearing debris and sand from a section of N.C. Highway 12 following Hurricane Sandy. The storm had inundated the area with sand, forcing crews to clear the area before drivers were cleared to return. DOT employee Ronnie Anderson’s dump truck broke down in the middle of… Read more »

Drunk Driver Kills Toddler In Head-On Crash

A head-on collision involving alcohol has left a child dead and the drivers of both vehicles seriously injured. At 10:30 p.m. on Friday night a Dodge Charger driven by Ira Evans crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 1 in Middleburg, striking a Mercedes Benz driven by Derrick Burchette with his daughter in the car…. Read more »

Move Over Law Expands In NC

North Carolina has expanded the laws protecting those working on the side of the road, including police, fire, medic and tow trucks. The new law will also include any crews doing work identified with amber-colored flashing lights. Drivers that fail to move over for these working crews will be assessed a $250 fine.  John Connors,… Read more »

Boy Scout Dies At State Park

A Concord Boy Scout hiking with his troop fell to his death at Stone Mountain State Park on Saturday, September 22nd. Chris Overcash was only 100 yards from a marked trail when the incident occurred. Students at his high school, A.L. Brown, had painted the school’s spirit rock with messages of support. In cases like… Read more »