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December 2011 Archives

Man charged after North Carolina girl dies in tractor accident

Losing a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented is certainly a tragic event. However, a recent death involving a 4-year-old North Carolina girl may be especially devastating for the community and for family members after police reported that the girl's death may have been caused by a relative who was driving a tractor while he was allegedly impaired.

Man injured after he is shot by Fayetteville police with a Taser

While an incident involving a man who died after being shot by Fayetteville police with a Taser in August remains under investigation, another man was hospitalized Wednesday morning after he was stunned with a Taser.

Could your doctor be updating his Facebook status during surgery?

Last week, our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog discussed some of the dangers of distracted driving and the National Transportation Safety Board's strong recommendation that all states ban drivers from using hands-free and hand-held devices in order to prevent causing serious or fatal accidents. But do similar recommendations need to be made in our nation's hospitals and operating rooms?

After recent deaths, some question if neti pots are safe to use

It is believed that two recent deaths have been caused by using a popular medical device that helps to clear out one's sinus cavities. Although the deaths are rare, consumers in North Carolina and throughout the entire U.S. are being warned to make sure that they are using their neti pots correctly in order to prevent other deaths from occurring after using the nasal-irrigation devices.

North Carolina woman killed in head-on collision

As we discussed earlier this week on our Fayetteville personal injury law blog, distracted driving is becoming a huge problem, accounting for thousands of traffic fatalities each year in the U.S. But car accidents caused by other types of negligence, such as failing to abide by traffic laws, continue to claim the lives of countless others.

Educating yourself for travel

Every day we travel the roads with various types of vehicles such as cars, buses, and tractor trailers. We must exercise caution everyday but especially now with the increase of vehicles and the rush of the holiday season. Educating yourself on the different types of vehicles you are traveling with can make you and your family safer during your travels.

Holiday Hazards

The fast approaching holiday season is a time for family and friends. With all the time constraints associated with the holiday many people end up in the emergency room for injuries related to decorations, lights and trees. A few simple tips may be able to keep you away from the hospital this year. With the hustle and bustle of the season, it never hurts to review a few of them and it only takes minutes.

Uninsured drivers cause costly problems for Fayetteville motorists

If you have been reading our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog for a while now, you may have come to the conclusion that car accidents caused by negligent drivers occur far too often. These preventable accidents are certainly tragic if a victim suffers serious or fatal injuries, but accidents caused by negligent drivers also may cause victims and their families to suffer significant financial losses.

Wake County man charged after fatal hit-and-run accident

Despite knowing that speeding, running a red light or texting while driving will increase one's risk of causing a motor vehicle accident, some Fayetteville motorists continue to drive recklessly in order to get to work on time or just for the "fun" of it. Unfortunately, these individuals also risk endangering the lives of others who are on the roads in addition to damaging their own vehicles.

North Carolina Labor Department investigating worker's death

Earlier this week, a North Carolina man was seriously injured at work while driving a forklift. Officials later reported that the man was not able to recover and he died as a result of the workplace accident. Now the North Carolina Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating the fatal accident in order to determine whether or not the man's employer was responsible for causing the man's wrongful death.

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