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Toyota testing new vehicle safety features to limit car accidents

The constantly evolving technology of our time has helped to make automobiles much safer. While Fayetteville is certainly not immune from car accidents that cause serious injury or even death, newer technological safety features have helped to make motorists safer on the roads.

Rock band settles copyright lawsuit against Pizza Hut, Home Depot

A pair of national chains will not be playing hit songs by rock band the Black Keys in commercials played on North Carolina televisions now that the band has settled its copyright infringement lawsuits against the companies. The band has informed the court that they, Pizza Hut and the Home Depot have reached a financial settlement.

Cumberland County man injured by drunk driver on Thanksgiving

Last week on our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog, we had mentioned that Thanksgiving week is notorious for fatal motor vehicle accidents. More folks travel during this time of year to go visit their families, and more travelers on the road combined with inclement weather or poor driving decisions can lead to serious or fatal car wrecks.

Veterans killed in fatal train wreck

Last week, a tragic train accident claimed the life of four veterans, two of whom were from North Carolina. The fatal accident occurred last Thursday in Midland, Texas, when a train barreled into a float carrying wounded veterans and their spouses to a banquet honoring returning war heroes.

H-P alleges acquisition of accounting fraud

Are the losses that computer company Hewlett-Packard Co. have sustained since acquiring a U.K. software company due to fraud on the software maker's part or mismanagement by H-P? As of now, both sides are blaming the other. H-P has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the subsidiary, which is called Autonomy, for accounting irregularities after announcing a write-down of Autonomy's value by $8.8 billion.

Don't wreck your Thanksgiving with a car wreck

North Carolina residents who travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to be with family members and friends need to use caution as the week is notorious for fatal car accidents. According to a 2009 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute, Thanksgiving is one of four federal holidays that experiences a higher than average number of fatal crashes.

North Carolina woman continues to recover from road rage accident

A young woman who was seriously injured in a car accident attributed to road rage is slowly continuing to recover, despite her struggle to afford her extensive medical treatment. Although the accident was caused by the actions of an angry driver, she says the love and support she's gotten from her community has helped her maintain a positive and hopeful outlook.

SmartBuy settles out-of-state military fraud lawsuit for $9.5M

Fayetteville-based retailer SmartBuy has agreed to erase the debts of more than 4,000 customers in another state after that state's attorney general sued over what described as deceptive credit practices. The customers included in the commercial litigation were all members of the Army. Government officials say that SmartBuy deceived the servicemembers by marking up the price on its electronic items and failing to disclose fees and high interest rates.

Patient dies in North Carolina hospital room fire

Every year, medical professionals in North Carolina and across the U.S. are responsible for making some serious mistakes that can have long-lasting and permanent effects on patients and their families. Performing surgery on the wrong side of the body, misdiagnosing an illness and giving a patient the wrong medication are all serious medical errors that could cause a patient to suffer major or fatal health complications.

Morality clause the subject of Corbin Bernsen's contract dispute

People in North Carolina of a certain age may remember the hit television series "L.A. Law." Nearly 20 years after that legal drama went off the air, one of its stars was back in court recently. Only he was not playing a lawyer on TV, he was the plaintiff in a real-life contract dispute with an advertising company that hired him to appear in its commercials.

Study: Booster seat laws are saving more children's lives

When it comes to keeping kids safe, one of the best things North Carolina parents can do is to make sure their young children are properly secured in car seats or booster seats. Car accidents happen every day. Many accidents are minor and don't result in any injuries, but children can still be protected in serious crashes when they are properly secured in a vehicle.

Driver seen speeding, tailgating before causing Fayetteville crash

Last week, a Fayetteville motorist was injured when a pickup truck suddenly crashed into her vehicle on Cedar Creek Road. The driver of the passenger vehicle was hospitalized for minor injuries.

North Carolina contractor settles dispute with airport

A North Carolina contractor that was fired from a runway reconstruction project at an out-of-state airport has settled its financial dispute with the airport's overseers. Though the contractor once sought $2.5 million in damages, it has agreed to pay nearly $690,000 to end the matter.

Unsecured log falls off truck, lands on North Carolina woman's car

Earlier this week on our Fayetteville personal injury law blog, we had mentioned that a recent truck accident resulted in a massive diesel fuel spill on the road. Reports did not indicate whether anyone was seriously injured in the crash, but it was a chilling reminder to the community of just how dangerous trucking accidents can be.

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