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Pit bull owner held accountable for North Carolina child's death

Last year, a North Carolina girl suffered fatal injuries after she was attacked by two dogs while playing in her grandmother's yard. The dog attack was a tragic event that the child's family might never be able to fully recover from, especially since their child was only five years old when she died.

NHTSA: Stability systems on trucks, buses can prevent rollovers

Any kind of rollover crash on our North Carolina roads could result in catastrophic injuries, especially if a commercial truck or bus is involved. When truck accidents occur, motorists could become trapped in their passenger vehicles after being pinned by a hefty truck and those individuals could suffer serious or fatal injuries.

Woman, granddaughter killed in crash with SUV in North Carolina

Over the weekend, a woman lost her child and her mother in a tragic car accident in Lumberton, North Carolina. Losing a loved one in any type of accident is certainly a heartbreaking experience, but one can only imagine how devastating it must be to lose a child and a mother all in the same day.

Truck driver admitted to falsifying logs after fatal wreck

Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies in North Carolina must follow strict federal and state laws that are meant to ensure the safety of truck drivers and all other motorists on the roads. Some laws include weight limits for trucks and limits on the number of hours a trucker can spend on the road without a break or rest.

Pedestrian, motorist seriously injured in Fayetteville car crash

A minor fender-bender was not the cause of several injuries that were reported after an accident in Fayetteville last week. According to police, a 27-year-old man was driving recklessly on the road before he caused a serious accident and struck several objects including a pedestrian and another vehicle.

Hospitals disclosing medical mistakes to reduce malpractice suits

Medical malpractice might not be as uncommon as one might think it is in Fayetteville. Mistakes can easily be made when doctors and nurses are negligent, or when hospitals fail to implement procedures to properly address emergency medical situations.

Study: Turn signal neglect more dangerous than distracted driving

Within the last couple of years, traffic safety advocates have focused a great deal of attention on ways to reduce texting while driving in North Carolina and throughout the entire country. Many studies have shown that distracted driving can actually be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and results in far too many car accidents. Such accidents claim thousands of lives each year. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that distracted driving contributes to about 950,000 minor and serious car accidents per year.

Fayetteville hospital settles mother's wrongful death lawsuit

Losing a loved one is certainly a painful and devastating experience for any Fayetteville family. But what if you found out that the death of your loved one could have been prevented? How would you feel waking up each morning knowing that your son, daughter, wife, husband, mother, father or sibling would still be alive had someone else made appropriate choices that would have prevented your loved one from sustaining fatal injuries after an accident, a medical mistake or an assault on one's property?

Weekend auto accidents in Fayetteville result in many injuries

The weekend is finally here, but don't let your excitement over the end of the work week get in your way of paying attention to the road while you are driving in Fayetteville. Last weekend, emergency responders had to rescue several motorists who were trapped in their vehicles after they were involved in auto accidents.

Laws to prevent drowsy driving still on hold in trucking industry

Earlier this year on our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog, we discussed one woman's fight to raise awareness of the need for stricter state and federal laws governing the trucking industry.

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