New residents in North Carolina might work 28 hours instead of the 16-hour shift that was approved in 2011. This new change raises concerns due to the proof of threatening situations that have occurred when new residents were not alert while working. Evidence has also shown the dangers that await when tired residents get behind the wheel.
North Carolina residents may be familiar with research indicating that the criminal justice system could be rife with racial bias. However, they may not know that women and minorities can also face significant obstacles when pursuing civil remedies following the death of a loved one. In wrongful death cases, the accident victim's lifetime earning potential is often taken into consideration when defendants draft settlement offers or juries determine damages. Some experts say that the data these calculations rely on is often heavily biased against people of color and women.
North Carolina residents might have heard about the fatal accident that occurred at an Arizona shooting range a couple years ago. In August 2014, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun instructor who was teaching her how to use a mini Uzi 9mm. Now, the family of the 39-year-old deceased gun instructor is saying that the girl should have never been allowed to operate the gun in the first place.
A man appeared in a North Carolina courtroom on July 25 to face charges related to a fatal truck accident. The 43-year-old man is accused of causing a truck accident on June 13 that killed a 33-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl. The accident also seriously injured four other people.
In North Carolina, when a negligent or reckless driver kills an innocent victim in a vehicular accident, the bringing of criminal charges or driving violations against the driver is an independent prosecution not directly related to the civil damages claim vested in the decedent's estate. The claim that is made on behalf of a decedent by his or her estate is called a wrongful death action. The estate may generally collect funeral and medical expenses, lost earnings for the remainder of the decedent's life expectancy, and pain and suffering if the decedent was conscious at any time after the impact.
The loss of a loved one is something that no one can really put a price on. The courts of North Carolina and every other state in the country are prepared to do just that, however, especially when it can be shown that the death resulted from negligence of another.
A barbecue place identified as ground zero for a salmonella outbreak that left 280 people sick and one dead in June is again open for business.
UPDATE: The accused has been reported to have committed suicide as the police arrived at his residence.
The status of an unborn child varies according to what state you happen to be in. This has significant implications if you happen to be a pregnant woman who is injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence.
Anyone who has ever suffered a serious workplace accident likely is aware that medical care and rehabilitation gets paid for outside of usual channels. North Carolina, like all states, has a law on the books related to workers' compensation coverage. In our state, a business with three or more employees is required to have necessary insurance or be qualified to self-insure.