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Is Compensation Available for Pain and Suffering After an Accident?

June 6, 2018   |  
When a person is involved in a car wreck or other type of accident that causes injuries, the devastation can be more than financial. In addition to medical expenses, property damage, and even lost wages, an individual may experience pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can be somewhat harder to...
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Studies Show Hit And Run Accidents Hit Record High

May 23, 2018   |  
AAA released a new report that suggests fatal hit-and-run accidents continue to increase nationwide. Between 2009 and 2016, hit and run deaths increased by an average of 7.2 percent each year. A hit-and-run crash is where a motorist strikes another person and leaves the scene. An estimated 682,000 hit and...
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Four Things To Consider When Choosing An Attorney

May 16, 2018   |  
For most people, the only time they interact with an attorney is when something bad has happened to them such as an injury or a car accident. While under the emotional or physical pain after an incident, it may not be easy to find an attorney, especially the right attorney,...
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How to Get the Most Compensation After an Injury

May 9, 2018   |  
If you were hurt — physically, emotionally, or financially — due to another person’s negligence, you may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. Whether someone else can be held responsible is key to determining if you have a case. With enough evidence that someone’s negligence caused your injury, you may...
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Warmer Temperatures Could Mean An Increase In Swimming Pool Accidents

May 9, 2018   |  
Warmer temperatures are finally moving across North Carolina and several other states in the US. Many families will soon take advantage of this time of the year by gathering around swimming pools. Although swimming can be a relaxing activity for both children and adults, it can also contribute to serious...
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Riddle & Brantley Attends Mass Torts Conference in Las Vegas

April 23, 2018   |  
On April 11, 2018, Gene Riddle, Managing Partner, and Jonathan Smith, Vice President of Riddle & Brantley attended the annual Spring “Mass Torts Made Perfect” Conference. The conference is held twice a year in Las Vegas, Nevada and is designed to bring together more than 1000 participants (over 500 law...
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What Does the Term ‘Never Event’ Mean?

March 30, 2018   |  
There are certain medical errors that are so egregious and preventable that they have been given a special nickname. Never events, which are also called “serious reportable events”, are major medical mistakes that should never occur. The National Quality Forum (NQF) maintains a list of several categories of never events...
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Could Social Media Posts Affect My Injury Claim?

January 24, 2018   |  
Social media platforms have become an inescapable part of our lives. Billions of people worldwide are now using these services socially and professionally. We understand that your social media activity may be an important aspect of your life. However, your posts, photos and videos on social media could sink your...
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Could Your Residence Be Exposed to Carbon Monoxide This Winter?

January 8, 2018   |  
As you are all aware, temperatures across North Carolina have plummeted to below freezing in recent weeks. You most likely have heated your residence to escape the freezing cold weather. However, you should be aware that cases of carbon monoxide poisoning increase during the winter months. Carbon monoxide is an...
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Concussions, Brain Injuries On the Rise in Youth Athletes

January 4, 2018   |  
Brain injuries among youth athletes are a serious health concern in the United States. Each year, an estimated 173,000 children (19 years or younger) are affected by sports-related head injuries or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. In 2007, all 50 states and the District of...
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