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Rash v. Waterway - Contributory negligence in slip and fall cases

In a recent decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Court took on the issue of contributory negligence in a slip and fall case. Vanessa Rash filed a negligence law suit against the Waterway Landing Homeowners Association after she slipped and fell on a molded walkway in her condomimum complex. 

Beware of Falling Ice - Palacino v. Beech Mountain Resort

Guests of Beech Mountain Resort were warned about the usual dangers of snow sports, such as slip and falls. Beech Mountain posted signs, warning guests to "Be Aware and Watch Your Step." But in Palacino v. Beech Mountain Resort, plaintiffs are suing because a chunk of ice that had accumulated on top of the resort's View Haus Tower allegedly dislodged and struck Rachel Palacino in the head. Mrs. Palacino alleged that she fell to the ground and sustained a traumatic brain injury.

How to value a traumatic brain injury case.

If you have been injured through the negligence of another person, valuing your claim can be difficult, especially if your injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unlike broken bones that can be revealed in x-rays, not all traumatic brain injuries reveal themselves in radiographic studies. The consequences of traumatic brain injury are significant.  People who have suffered traumatic brain injuries often lose motor skills, cognitive skills, and can experience difficulty in expressing their thoughts.  Such disabilities can prevent them from performing their normal daily activities and can hinder their ability to work. 

Repetitive stress injuries in Raleigh work environments

At-work injuries can be the result of immediate harm, like a concussion after a fall on a slippery floor or the loss of a limb in a machine-related accident. Many employees may not realize repetitive stress injuries also affect a significant number of Raleigh workers. RSIs, musculoskeletal disorders that develop over time, are common job-related complaints.

Automobile Liability Insurance - 'Arising out of'

In Integon National Insurance v. Helping Hands, a hospice patient was transported from the hospital to her residence for palliative care by a Helping Hands van. Upon arrival at the patient's home, the patient was unloaded from the van, transferred to a wheelchair, and taken up the porch steps by the driver of the van. While the patient was being transported up the porch steps she sustained a gash on her leg. The patient passed away two days later.

How to Value a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

If you have been injured through the negligence of another person, valuing your claim can be difficult, especially if your injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unlike broken bones that can be revealed in x-rays, not all traumatic brain injuries reveal themselves in radiographic studies. The consequences of traumatic brain injury are significant. People who have suffered traumatic brain injuries often lose motor skills, cognitive skills, and can experience difficulty in expressing their thoughts. Such disabilities can prevent them from performing their normal daily activities and can hinder their ability to work. Often, in extreme cases, experienced attorneys enlist the help of experts to develop a life care plan for those who have experienced serious traumatic brain injuries. Many brain-injured patients cannot perform normal daily functions without the help of others, so assistant care may be required. Life Care Plan Experts can help evaluate what the patient's future needs and quantify the cost for such health care.

Is partial fault a factor in Raleigh premises liability claims?

Customer safety is a concern whether you own, operate, lease or maintain a Raleigh business. Business owners are motivated to provide a positive experience for customers and other visitors. However, property owners and operators also have a legal obligation to care about the safety of others.

How can Raleigh property owners prevent slip-and-fall accidents?

North Carolina employers create safety plans to prevent workers from getting injured on the job. The welfare of non-employees who enter a commercial property -- customers, suppliers and other business people -- also must be considered. Property owners and operators are required to maintain reasonably safe conditions to prevent accidents among visitors.

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