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Workers’ Compensation – The Basics and What You Need to Know

Getting hurt while working can lead to a mountain of hospital and medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and extended time out of work. The financial and mental anguish during this time makes it…

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List identifies the ’10 Worst Toys’ for the 2016 holidays

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday may already be in the rearview mirror, there’s still a little over three weeks until Christmas, plenty of time for those looking to make some…

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Make safe driving a priority over Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, millions of people will be hitting the roads and highways in the coming hours, driving to destinations near and far in order to spend the long holiday…

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Pedestrian accidents: Death rate for teens up 13 percent

Keeping kids safe is a 24/7 job. Even the simple act of walking has become more dangerous in recent years. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to helping kids…

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Why is the NHTSA telling automakers to make it loud?

When it comes to automobiles, the tastes of American consumers have evolved considerably over the last decade. Indeed, they are now looking for more than just powerful engines and novelty features, rather…

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CPSC falls short of issuing crib bumper ban

When a couple receives the news that there is going to be a new addition to their family, they are understandably filled with tremendous joy and great excitement over what the future…

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Stay awake, stay safe: It’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

From the end of daylight savings time to staying up late to watch the election results, there’s a good chance that more than a few Americans were behind on sleep this week.…

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How much do you know about the FMCSA’s ELD mandate?

In the aftermath of any devastating truck accident, one of the first items that must be secured and examined is always the trucker’s logbook. That’s because it can provide valuable insight into…

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Examining a very real Halloween danger for children

It may seem hard to believe, but Halloween is now less than a week away. This means that come Monday night, streets and sidewalks across North Carolina will be filled with costumed…

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Government cracks down on nursing home arbitration provisions

Nursing homes are facilities that are supposed to provide our loved ones with needed care. Finding the right nursing home is not an easy task. Meeting the criteria needed for your loved…

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OSHA identifies top ten violations for 2016

Regardless of the sector in which they work, most employees take it for granted that their employer has their best interests in mind when it comes to safeguarding their safety. Indeed, they…

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Motor vehicle accident fatalities increase by highest rate in fifty years

Cars are getting safer, educational signs about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving abound and yet deaths due to car accidents experienced a striking increase last year. What resulted in this…

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Types Of Tests Commonly Used To Diagnose A Concussion

Any type of severe blow or violent jarring motion to the upper body can lead to a serious brain injury. Even if the head or neck is not directly impacted, the brain…

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What don’t you know about quiet title actions?

Whether you are purchasing your first property or your fifth, you will likely find yourself facing some form of dispute. The dilemma could center on environmental issues, boundary disagreements or contract disputes.…

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It’s mine! Eminent domain law and North Carolina landowners

Taking the leap to owning property is a big jump. Before putting in an offer, investors generally complete research and often negotiate a price they are comfortable paying for the property. After…

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Are brain injuries common in vehicle accidents?

Individuals who are involved in a vehicle collision are likely worried about the impact of their injuries. The accident can have a ripple effect through all facets of life. From the ability…

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Is your insurance company acting in bad faith?

For those who have just experienced their first motor vehicle accident, they might be shocked to realize just how much red tape and administrative work is involved in receiving compensation – not…

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New tech aims to reduce distracted driving accidents

Keeping the ones you love safe can be a fulltime job. The concerns of parenting seem to grow along with the children. Will the child make friends at school? Will he or…

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Tips for dealing with television service rate increases

Did you just find out that Directv raised their rates between $4 and $8 per month? While this increase may be affordable, it is my no means acceptable. You may be asking…

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