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School Bus Accident Reported in Harnett County, North Carolina

February 12, 2019   |  
At least one person was hurt in an accident involving two school buses in Harnett County, North Carolina. According to WTVD, police and highway patrol officers are on the scene and investigating. School Bus Accidents in North Carolina While generally safe, school buses are involved in hundreds of accidents every...
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Personal Injury Lawsuit Waiting to Happen? Waze Shares Drunk Driving Checkpoints

February 11, 2019   |  
According to The New York Times, the Google navigation app Waze is providing real-time, user-submitted reports that advise drivers about potential drunken-driving checkpoints on their roadsides. The app marks the location of police officers on the roads ahead or stationed at drunk driving checkpoints. This feature has Waze in conflict...
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Doctor-Patient Sexual Assault: Seeking Justice in North Carolina

February 6, 2019   |  
UPDATE: As of 2/13/19, WRAL reports that more sexual assault charges have been filed against Wilmington, NC oral surgeon Michael Lee Hasson. If you or a loved one are a victim of sexual assault, you deserve justice. Contact Riddle & Brantley for a free, 100% confidential case review.   Recently, a...
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Glyphosate, the Roundup Chemical, Found in California Wines

February 4, 2019   |  
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup that was recently blamed for causing a school groundskeeper’s terminal cancer, has now been found in a sampling of California wines. Glyphosate is used in almost 700 herbicides, but Roundup is by far the most widely used. Roundup was introduced in 1974...
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North Carolina’s “Move Over” Law & Sharing the Road With Emergency Vehicles

January 29, 2019   |  
The “Move Over” law in North Carolina requires motorists to move their vehicles away from the lane closest to a parked law enforcement or emergency vehicles.  This law has also been updated to include protection to utility work crews and tow trucks who are working on the side of the...
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What You Need Before Your Free Consultation

January 25, 2019   |  
Many Attorneys offer a free initial consultation to ascertain whether an accident victim has grounds for a case. If you’re considering legal action against a third party, a case evaluation is the first step in gaining compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. Knowing how to prepare for these meetings...
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Road Construction Caused My Accident, Who Is Liable?

January 22, 2019   |  
Road construction is dangerous for construction workers and drivers alike. Although construction is necessary to repair and maintain North Carolina’s roadways, it can cause more harm than good while projects are underway. Crews too close to the road, uneven shoulders, confusing detours, bright lights, and road defects such as trenches...
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Will the Partial Government Shutdown Affect My Disability or Medicare Benefits?

January 21, 2019   |  
The current “partial government shutdown” has many of our clients worried what this could mean for their Social Security Disability, SSI, Social Security Retirement, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.  The answer, fortunately, is “not that much.”  A survey of recent media reporting on the topic leads us to believe that: First, benefits...
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New Laws Taking Effect in North Carolina in 2019

January 21, 2019   |  
Every year lawmakers enact new laws that go into effect January 1st.  North Carolina lawmakers enacted 11 new laws for 2019.  These laws will make changes to businesses, the way we vote, state primaries, the transportation industry and more.  It is important for North Carolinians to know the latest laws...
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What Is Vocational Rehabilitation? And How Can It Benefit Workers’ Comp?

January 21, 2019   |  
Vocational rehabilitation is a service originally intended to help injured employees reenter the workforce after suffering an injury or disability. If a worker is injured on the job and is unable to perform his or her job duties properly, Vocational Rehabilitation (or Voc Rehab) can help the injured worker find...
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