After a workplace accident, an injured worker may need medical treatment. Yet what happens if modern medicine cannot make the worker whole again?
A recent accident on Interstate 95, less than an hour away from Cary, North Carolina, left two aspiring musicians dead and one injured. The musicians, who were living and working in another state, were traveling from one gig to another. From all accounts, the band members who died were well-known in the world of music.
The guiding principle behind workers' compensation law is no fault. Accidents sometimes happen, and an injured worker may receive benefits regardless of who may have been at fault.
Many people in Cary, North Carolina, who have heard the sometimes repeated warnings about watching out for motorcyclists on the road. Nevertheless, there are always going to be some drivers on the North Carolina highways and other roads who, for whatever reason, simply are not paying enough attention to notice and be mindful of the motorcyclists on the road.
A crash yesterday in nearby Johnston County, North Carolina, raises an important point about extra precautions that trucking and cargo companies must take with hazardous materials and who is liable when a crash occurs.
According to the most recent statistics available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, of the 411,000 or so truck accidents reported in 2014, about 1 percent resulted in a fatality. Additionally, about 20 percent resulted in an injury significant enough to be reported.
Several posts here have discussed car accidents in which a driver strikes a pedestrian either walking across a street or standing or walking alongside a road. In one of these cases, a child pedestrian thankfully escaped with broken bones. However, the people of the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area know that pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries. In many accidents the person walking or riding a bicycle dies from the injuries.