Several months ago, we had mentioned on our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog that a mother was in the process of seeking justice for her daughter's wrongful death. The woman's daughter died after she was struck by a paver that had been thrown at her while she was at a high school graduation party that had been held on someone else's property. According to reports, teens had been drinking alcohol at the party.
In 2009, a college student and athlete at Western Carolina University had suddenly died after working out. The student was on the school's football team and had participated in a voluntary workout the day of his death.
Traveling down a highway at 70 mph is arguably less dangerous in an automobile equipped with seatbelts and airbags, as opposed to driving a motorcycle with no shell of protection. Due to this fact, motorcycle accidents typically result in serious injuries or fatalities. And it seems those in the military have a notably higher rate of motorcycle crashes than civilians.
Over the weekend, a fatal accident in North Carolina claimed the life of a young child. Sadly, it is believed that the child's older sibling was responsible for the fatal wreck.
Because of their potential to cause serious injury, commercial trucks have to be regularly inspected for mechanical problems. Drivers of these trucks are also held to a higher standard of safety than other motorists, and when trucker drivers or their employers fail to uphold those safety standards, too often innocent people pay the price.
Some Fayetteville residents might remember the death of a North Carolina teen who fell from a plane's wheel well in Boston two years ago. The boy was only 16 and had never been on a plane before. However, the teen was somehow able to get onto the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport tarmac without security or airport workers noticing. The teen then climbed into the wheel well of a plane and fell to his death as the plane approached Boston.
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.
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.
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.
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.