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Tort Reform & the Misunderstanding of the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

Posted in Injuries, North Carolina, Personal injury on Thu March 22, 2018



Tort Reform and the Misunderstanding of the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

Not long ago, College Humor created a comedic, but entirely accurate, video short about the infamous McDonald’s Hot Coffee lawsuit. To this day, many people’s understanding of the McDonald’s case goes something like “old lady spills coffee on herself, then she and her lawyer sue McDonald’s for millions.” This narrative was adopted and pushed by many large corporations – particularly insurance companies and tort reform advocates –

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What type of automobile insurance should I have in NC? (Part II)

Posted in Accidents, Automobile insurance, Injuries, Insurance, Insurance Policy on Fri February 24, 2017



Last time we discussed liability limits for your automobile insurance coverage and the danger of not having enough coverage.  In Part II we are going to discuss other ways to protect your assets in addition to increasing your automobile insurance limits.

Insurance, Liability & Personal Property

First, you should be sure that your car is only titled in one name.  Often couples think they should have both names on everything they own, such as a house or car. 

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Types Of Tests Commonly Used To Diagnose A Concussion

Posted in Injuries on Wed August 17, 2016



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 striking the interior walls of the cranium can result in traumatic injuries.

While every injury is unique, medical doctors will likely follow the same protocols for diagnosing a concussion. Depending on numerous factors – such as the force of the collision, the position of the head during the accident,

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Are brain injuries common in vehicle accidents?

Posted in Injuries on Fri June 17, 2016



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 to work to loss of cognitive function, a traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating consequences of a vehicle crash.

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is typified by a wide range of symptoms, including chronic headaches, blurred vision, difficulty multitasking, difficulty sleeping, loss of memory,

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New tech aims to reduce distracted driving accidents

Posted in Injuries on Fri May 20, 2016



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 she get hurt when playing sports? Will they get in an accident because they were texting while driving?

Is texting while driving really dangerous?

The short answer is yes, texting while driving is really, really dangerous. Unfortunately, it is also an activity that is happening on roadways throughout the country at an alarming rate.

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