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Raleigh Personal Injury Law Blog

Car crash kills 3; driver facing charges

No one in the Cary area believes they will be seriously injured or even killed in a car accident. Unfortunately, hundreds of families are faced with a fatal accident each year, many of which are caused by negligent driving.

A devastating accident recently occurred in Nash County. A man was driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 231 when another vehicle turned left in front of him. The man hit the other car on the driver's side. The man driving the speeding car was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries. One passenger in his car was killed, along with two people in the other car. The driver is facing charges of speeding and death by motor vehicle.

Will I be fired as a nurse injured on the job?

When an injury occurs on the job, many people start to fear for their career, since they may be physically unable to carry out their tasks as a result. If you have been injured as a nurse, it is important to remember that you are entitled to financial support to help you through the duration of your injury.

It is very common for injured workers such as nurses to worry that they might get fired while they are recovering from their injury. It is never legal for an employer to fire you because you are needing to claim workers' compensation. It is, however, possible that they fire you for other reasons while you are seeking workers' compensation. They must be able to show, in this case, that the reason for the firing was not related to your workers' compensation claim.

Woman critically injured in hit and run

There are many people who walk around the neighborhoods of Cary. Walking is good exercise and is a way for people to get from one place to another. Most of the time, drivers are good about being watchful for pedestrians, but, occasionally, a serious accident occurs where a pedestrian is injured.

A woman was critically injured recently when she was hit by a car. The woman was found lying in the street near N. Hyde Avenue and Lowry Avenue in east Durham. The driver who hit the woman drove away and is still being sought by authorities. The woman was taken to a local hospital for critical injuries.

A fatal car accident may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit

No one expects their loved one to be killed unexpectedly in an accident. These are devastating situations that no one can prepare for. When the accident is caused by a negligent driver, a wrongful death lawsuit may be necessary.

When a loved one dies because of another person's negligence, it is tragic. In these situations, the victim's family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A personal representative of the victim's estate must bring the wrongful death lawsuit. In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, there are elements that must be present. These include the death of a person, the death must have been caused by someone else's negligence, the surviving family members have suffered monetary loss, and the deceased's estate has a personal representative.

Motorcyclist killed when truck pulls out in front of him

North Carolina residents enjoy weather that allows them to ride their motorcycles almost year-round. Many people own a motorcycle and enjoy riding it to work or for pleasure. Most of the time they are able to safely share the road with cars and trucks, but, occasionally, a motorcycle accident occurs that causes serious injuries.

A man was recently killed in Durham while riding his motorcycle. A delivery truck was attempting to make a left turn on I-40 when he hit the motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the delivery truck was cited for misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Police reports and accidents

When a person is involved in an accident, there is often a police report created. This report offers valuable information about the accident. A person who has been involved in an accident may find it helpful to obtain a copy of the police report.

To obtain a police report, a person should call the police station that responded to the accident and request it. The report will either be mailed or can be picked up. The police report is an important piece of evidence in an injury case. The report includes specific details of the accident, including place, time, date and weather conditions. It also includes an officer's observations of who was at fault. It can say if a driver violated a motor vehicle code or was careless. A police report can also include a list of witnesses and their contact information. That can be important for a personal injury case. If there are errors on a police report, those can be addressed as well.

Workplace safety tips for even experienced nurses

As a nurse working in a North Carolina hospital, you probably understand how important your job is to your patients. In order to continue helping people and saving lives, your health is just as important. In order to maintain your health, it is important to guard against a workplace accident or illness.

Hospitals can be extremely dangerous places to work. Not only do you constantly risk exposure to contagious diseases, but there are numerous other hazards around every corner. Follow these safety tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury.

Train that crashed had stopped in Cary hours before accident

Riding the train is a popular means of transportation for those on the east coast. Most of the time this is a safe way to travel, but, occasionally, an accident occurs that leads to serious injuries.

A train accident occurred recently in South Carolina. The Amtrak was making its way from New York and was headed to Miami. The train had made stops in Raleigh and Cary before making a few more stops and crossing into South Carolina. In Cayce S.C., the Amtrak train crashed into a freight train, which resulted in the engine and a few passenger cars to derail. Two employees on the Amtrak train were killed and it appears that the Amtrak train was on the wrong track.

Pedestrian killed while crossing street in Durham

Many people in the Cary area enjoy walking. Most of the time pedestrians are safe on our streets, but, occasionally, a fatal accident occurs.

Recently, a woman was killed as she crossed the street near a Durham elementary school. The woman was crossing Fayetteville Street around 6:30 in the morning near W.G. Pearson Elementary School. She was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe. Medical emergency workers attempted to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winter weather makes driving difficult in Cary

Recently, Cary has seen an uptick in winter weather. This weather often makes driving difficult and many accidents have been reported. It is important for North Carolina residents to understand the importance of driving safely.

Winter driving is tricky in North Carolina. Not only do we get the snow, but, many times, the ice is worse. Icy roads are just plain dangerous and those who venture out need to be careful. Of course, the best winter driving tip is just to stay home when the roads are slippery and dangerous. But, many people don't have that luxury.