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October 2016 Archives

Who's responsible if someone's tire blows out and causes a crash?

Tire blowouts can cause serious injuries on highways if the driver loses control or if the tire hits another vehicle. When you're a victim of a car accident caused by a tire blowout, wondering who is responsible and who is going to pay you the compensation you need while you recover is a common concern. There are several different parties who may be liable.

Homeowner's Insurance and Natural Disasters

H.P Lovecraft once wrote that "the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." For all the spooks and scares facing homeowners this October, the worst may be not knowing how to deal with the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Trees have been uprooted. Winds have torn siding from your walls. Your roof is in tatters. Flood waters have destroyed your furniture. Your carpet will require, at the very least, an extensive cleaning if not total replacement. Your drywall will need replaced. The insulation behind the walls needs to go. And to make matters worse, there is the ever present lurking horrors of mold growth spawned by stagnant flood water, asbestos in houses built before 1978, and lead paint revealed by storm damage. It's enough to make one's skin crawl. But you don't need to go it alone, follow this advice and you may avoid a costly and painful experience as you recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Construction a dangerous industry for workers

If you work in construction, you know that you should be relatively safe, but there are still risks every day on the job. Even if you're safe, there's a risk that others won't be, leading to your injury. If that happens, a workers' compensation claim can help you get the money you need while you recover.

What happens when I disagree with my employer over how my injury should be treated?

Mr. Young, an employee of a large home improvement retailer, injured his shoulder while on the job.  The injury was not surprising, as Mr. Young had been working for his employer for fourteen years and part of his job involved moving metal shelves and putting up displays.  While Mr. Young's employer agreed that the injury was compensable, a disagreement arose between Mr. Young and his employer as to how the injury should be treated. 

New program launches to reduce fatalities on the roads

North Carolina has launched a new program called NC Vision Zero to help eliminate deaths as a result of traffic accidents on the roads in the state. An Oct. 5 news release from Equipment World reports that the goal of the program is to educate agencies about the dangers on the roads, to add enforcement to the roads and to engineer safer roads overall.

2 students killed in early morning collision on Highway 47

It's never easy to hear about students who have lost their lives on the roads. While many cases involve young people who have made mistakes that cost them their lives, this wasn't the case in this collision involving two vehicles in the morning rush.

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