While working in an office may not be as dangerous as, say, working on a commercial fishing vessel or for a logging operation, you still run the risk of suffering serious, debilitating injuries and illnesses whenever you clock in. Some office workplace hazards, such as those you can trip over, can be largely avoided just be being more careful and organized.
Families in North Carolina that have lost a loved one in an accident are often left with many financial hardships. During this time of emotion and grief, families may not know how to get back on their feet. At our law firm, we help families that have experienced such a tragedy to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages that were caused by their loved one's death.
One person was killed after an accident involving a moped on Dec. 19 in north Charlotte, and a 46-year-old faces charges for the accident that include driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the crash took place around 11:30 p.m. on Old Statesville Road.
A motorcycle accident resulted in the death of one man in Raleigh on Oct. 27. Police arrested the driver of the car involved in the crash and charged her with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
While some people’s jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, few likely consider the possibility that they will die while completing tasks related to it. Nonetheless, this sadly does happen. The loved ones of a North Carolina Forest Service employee know this all too well. The 31-year-old man died earlier this month.
Sending children off to college is a bittersweet thing for many parents. While most are pleased that their child is moving on to the next phase of his or her life, it can also be nerve-racking to know that one's child will be on his or her own, sometimes facing challenges. While in many situations they are able to confront these challenges and resolve them without an issue, other times issues will arise. Sadly the outcome can be fatal.
Circus acts have intrigued individuals throughout the nation since their creation. While many of the acts are awe inspiring, for many spectators, those involving acrobats are particularly thrilling. Recent circus spectators received a bigger thrill than they likely expected when a carabiner fastener failed sending acrobats performing in a “human chandelier” act to the floor, 20 feet below. A total of nine individuals were injured in the incident, eight acrobats and one person on the ground below. After the acrobats fell, the frame that supported them fell upon them. It weighed 350 pounds.
Each day people throughout the nation suffer spinal cord injuries that leave them paralyzed. Whether paraplegic or quadriplegic, life following such an injury will never be the same. Because of the dramatic impact a spinal injury has on the life of the affected person, as well as his or her loved ones, researchers are always looking for viable treatment options. Recently treatment described as “a breakthrough,” was published in the journal Brain.
The unexpected loss of a loved one is always difficult to deal with. This is particularly true when the individual who dies is a young person who has their entire life ahead of them. These incidents sadly occur in communities throughout the nation including the state of North Carolina. On these occasions the loved ones of the person who died may feel as if they do not have any options. The reality however, is that they may.