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Fayetteville man faces prison after causing serious injury

It is common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol has the potential of causing serious harm or death. Unfortunately, people continue to engage in such behavior without regard to their personal safety or the safety of others. One man in Fayetteville has been sentenced to prison after a hit-and-run incident caused the serious injury of one woman.

North Carolina car accidents leave many in mourning

When the weather warms up, many people in need of transportation choose alternatives to cars and trucks such as a motorcycle or bicycle. During this time of year, the number of motorcycle and bicycle accidents increase significantly. Often this type of car accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclists or bicyclists but are caused solely due to the negligence of automobile drivers. Several different accidents in North Carolina allegedly due to the actions of vehicle drivers have caused the death of at least three men.

Yelp acquistion compliments existing service

A report on Internet dealings and interactions in North Carolina and across the worldwide web for the week ending on July 19 shows what actions are trending for businesses as they attract consumers through social media. Yelp has purchased a reservation system called SeatMe, that uses websites or social media, as they continue their expansion into the restaurant industry. An iPad app also helps the restaurants organize seating. Other services include texts to restaurant patrons when a table is ready and documenting seating preferences. The popular restaurant review site will work with SeatMe as they are establishing a business presence in the reservation service industry. They previously used another reservation site.

Wrongful death case may result from North Carolina accident

Most people take basic traffic rules for granted. For example, stop signs that impede our commute to work are often considered nuisances. However, such traffic rules are in place to save lives, and failure to follow them can lead to death or serious injury. After a fatal accident in North Carolina allegedly due to a driver failing to obey a traffic sign, one man's family has the option of filing a wrongful death case.

Intellectual property in a global marketplace

North Carolina business owners know that, historically, businesses developed their companies in three different ways. First, they used some type of strength from animals or people. Second, they used tangible items, such as buildings and products. Third, they relied on intangible items or intellectual property. While there have been plenty of lawsuits and battles over muscle power and property, business ligation over intellectual property can move into a gray area.

Accident in North Carolina could lead to wrongful death case

A North Carolina family that is all too familiar with tragedy is now coping with the loss of a young relative. One son almost lost his life several years ago, followed by the death of a second son over the Fourth of July weekend. For a family that is still struggling with one member's recovery, this incident could result in a wrongful death case in order to help compensate with the expenses an unexpected death can cause.

Texting may have caused serious injury in North Carolina crash

The dangers of texting while driving are becoming more and more apparent. An increasing number of states are outlawing the potentially dangerous practice, and public service announcements attempt to educate the public on the importance of concentrating on the road, instead of on the phone. North Carolina officials now suspect that an incident that caused serious injury to a teenager may have been caused by texting.

Proper tax planning for establishing a business

Those in the process of forming a business in North Carolina should be aware of their federal tax responsibilities. While establishing a business is not as simple as hanging out a shingle, the IRS offers a few tax tips to make it easier for people to begin.

Accident in North Carolina leaves teen with serious injury

Car accidents can happen at any time. Even the most cautious of drivers are sometimes unable to avoid an accident. However, it is the actions afterwards by the person who allegedly caused an accident that can sometimes lead to more trouble than the actual accident itself. One North Carolina teenager faces several charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident that caused serious injury to his passenger.

Local inventors: Protect your intellectual property rights

Local inventors: Protect your intellectual property rightsWith the rise of intellectual property there has also been a rise of laws regarding intellectual property rights and so-called patent trolls. A patent troll is someone who buys patents from small time inventors and then finds companies that have infringed on the patent. The patent troll then sues the company for infringement, often winning large settlements, either in or out of court.

Accident in North Carolina could lead to wrongful death case

At this time of the year, motorcyclists find it difficult to deny the call of the road when the weather permits. Because of that, it is especially important for other drivers to exhibit more caution when they are traveling. A recent incident in North Carolina further illustrates the importance of diligent drivers. Unfortunately, a motorcyclist lost his life leaving the potential for a wrongful death case filed by his family.

Potential for wrongful death case after North Carolina accident

It has been proven over and over again that alcohol and driving do not mix. It impairs both judgment and reaction time. However, despite knowing that these are potential effects of driving under the influence, people still continue to do so, risking their lives and the lives of innocent bystanders who happen to be nearby. An accident in North Carolina, believed to be a result of driving under the influence of alcohol, proves the effects of drinking and driving and could ultimately lead to a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased victim. 

North Carolina siblings file medical malpractice suit

A basic characteristic of humans is that everyone makes mistakes. In most cases, when lives are not put at risk, this is accepted and most people understand; however, in a medical setting, mistakes that cost the life of a patient are not acceptable. Generally, hospitals are aware of what mistakes might be made and why they are made and do a wonderful job putting in safeguards to prevent them. However, carelessness on the part of doctors or other medical personnel continue to place patients at risk. One set of siblings in North Carolina have decided to take action after the death of their father by filing a medical malpractice case. 

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