NHTSA Proposes Stronger Truck Guards to Reduce Rear-impact Deaths

NHTSA Proposes Stronger Truck Guards to Reduce Rear-impact Deaths

NHTSA Proposes Stronger Truck Guards to Reduce Rear-impact Deaths After receiving petitions from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Truck Safety Coalition, the National Transportation Safety Board, and from a North Carolina mother who lost two daughters in a 2013 truck crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed that trucking companies be … Read more

FMCSA’s Collision Fatalities Study Finds Trucks and Buses “Overrepresented”

FMCSA’s Collision Fatalities Study Finds Trucks and Buses “Overrepresented” Fort Mill, SC Lawyer In early November, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a webinar discussing its findings from its latest collision fatalities study. The webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, which calls … Read more

Man Injured in Team-Building Kickball Game Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

Man Injured in Team-Building Kickball Game Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of providing an injured worker with workers’ compensation coverage for injuries he suffered in a company kickball game. The worker was employed by a marketing and public relations firm. During one of … Read more

South Carolina Daycare Sued for Wrongful Death

South Carolina Daycare Sued for Wrongful Death Rock Hill, SC Lawyer The parents of a deceased 2-year-old boy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a daycare provider in Greenwood, South Carolina, alleging that the facility was negligent in caring for their child. The toddler passed away due to hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that … Read more

Sophisticated Users Under South Carolina Product Liability Law

Sophisticated Users Under South Carolina Product Liability Law Fort Mill, SC Lawyer The South Carolina Supreme Court issued a decision regarding a product liability case that addressed the applicability of the so-called “sophisticated user” doctrine in product liability lawsuits. In this case, the plaintiff suffered severe burns over almost half his body when a very … Read more

Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits in North Carolina

Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits in North Carolina Charlotte, NC Lawyer Individuals with disabilities in North Carolina who are unable to gain employment may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if they meet the federal government’s definition of disabled. Initial applications may be made to a local social security office, and … Read more

When You are Injured by a Public Employee

When You are Injured by a Public Employee Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer In a typical personal injury lawsuit, the defendant – the person or entity accused of negligently injuring another – is generally a private individual or business. But consider the recent story of Columbia Police Department investigator Tyrone Pugh. In the early morning … Read more

Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement Sought in Walter Scott Case

  Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement Sought in Walter Scott Case Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer After reaching an agreement with the City of North Charleston to settle a wrongful death claim stemming from Walter Scott’s deadly shooting by a North Charleston police officer, the family has formally asked a South Carolina state court to … Read more

Fatal Dump Truck Crash in North Carolina

Fatal Dump Truck Crash in North Carolina Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer According to a news report, a dump truck overturned onto a vehicle in Wake County, killing its driver. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol indicated that the vehicle, a red Nissan sedan, crossed the center line of the road as the dump truck … Read more