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November 2016 Archives

Our skills are at the service of delivery truck crash victims

In addition to large trucks hauling freight, there are all kinds of commercial vehicles traveling on the roads in and around Cary, North Carolina. For instance, commercial vehicles include delivery trucks and vans, which could range from the van of the local florist to the box-shaped trucks of major private carriers like UPS and FedEx.

Can I be fired for filing for workers' compensation?

One of people's greatest fears when considering workers' compensation is that they will be fired for filing. This fear is understandable, since nobody wants to feel that they're getting on their employer's bad side, but in reality, you are legally protected from termination based on workers' compensation. Most employees in North Carolina are entitled to workers' comp if they are injured on the job and employers cannot retaliate against them.

Impaired driving may have caused fatal Raleigh accident

Police have recently suggested that a fatal accident that happened in the downtown Raleigh area may have involved drugs or alcohol. Specifically, police think a young man from the Raleigh area was operating under the influence when he drove his SUV through an intersection and struck another vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle the young man struck died at the scene of the accident.

The doctrine of respondeat superior in North Carolina

Although it is often taken for granted when discussing responsibility for commercial vehicle accidents, there is in fact a particular legal doctrine, accepted in North Carolina, which specifically those in North Carolina who are injured by a negligent driver to sue the driver's employer.

Is cell phone usage causing more highway deaths?

It is hard to argue that the number of fatal accidents on the roadways has been on the rise of late. However, the common wisdom in Cary, North Carolina and elsewhere, specifically that a lot of the uptick in fatalities can be attributed to distracting driving or using technology while driving, has been called in to question by more than one notable group.