Personal Injury

Steep fines designed to deter North Carolina auto accidents rankles trucking companies

January 15, 2008 In an effort to protect highways from damages and deter North Carolina truck accidents, the highway patrol has stepped up its enforcement of restrictions for overweight truck drivers, according to The News & Observer. Six lawsuits have been filed against the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety by trucking …

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North Carolina wrongful death victim died after falling from billboard

January 11, 2008 The Asheville Citizen-Times reported a North Carolina wrongful death that state labor investigators are still looking into. A man was impaled Monday after a slip and fall accident from a billboard. The outdoor worker died after falling 10 and one half feet from the platform where he was impaled through the back …

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Bus driver still critical after Greensboro auto accident

December 14, 2007 A school bus driver is still in critical condition after being injured, along with six elementary school students, in a Monday morning Greensboro auto accident, according to the Greensboro News-Record. The 22-year-old North Carolina car accident victim was driving the bus when it ran off the road, hit a mailbox, then crossed …

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North Carolina fire and burn injuries claim the life of a two-year-old

December 4, 2007 The News & Observer reported that a home fire took the life of a two-year-old boy on Monday, who passed away from fire and burn injuries. His mother also suffered injuries while attempting to rescue him. Six adults and three other children were present in the single-story, wood-frame home and escaped without …

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Congressman pushing legislation to help avoid defective product injuries

November 20, 2007 The News & Observer reported that a congressman is pushing for further legislation to revamp the agency in charge of regulating and enforcing toy safety after the recent slew of defective product recalls. A consumer group releases an annual report before the holiday season outlining potentially hazardous toys that could cause North …

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Woman injured in North Carolina pedestrian accident

November 16, 2007 A 64-year-old North Carolina woman was hit by a white van Thursday when she stepped from a curb into the street, according to The Fayetteville Observer. The pedestrian accident victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and she was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated. The North Carolina pedestrian accident …

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Two dead, one injured in North Carolina auto accident

November 13, 2007 The Fayetteville Observer reported that two people died and one was injured in a North Carolina auto accident Saturday. The accident happened about 3:15 p.m. Saturday when a driver in a pickup truck ran off the road, over-corrected, and crossed the center line. A passenger vehicle slammed into the side of the …

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Car catches fire in North Carolina auto accident

November 9, 2007 The Fayetteville Observer reported that a man sustained third-degree burns in a fire caused by a North Carolina car accident Thursday night. The 42-year-old Fayetteville man was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill in critical condition. Witnesses told police the North Carolina auto accident victim revved his engine before flames erupted …

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Troopers aim to reduce North Carolina truck accidents in weight enforcement crackdown

November 6, 2007 The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the N.C. Highway Patrol will be cracking down on weight enforcement from Tuesday to Thursday in specific counties in an attempt to reduce the number of North Carolina truck accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large vehicles. Troopers will target commercial vehicles that exceed weight regulations and have …

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Fiery North Carolina auto accident claims one man’s life

November 2, 2007 A man died in a fiery North Carolina auto accident Thursday afternoon, according to The Daily Reflector. The car accident victim’s vehicle ran off the road, overturned, and caught fire on the side of a road in Greenville. Police say witnesses described the vehicle speeding before the Greenville auto accident, despite the …

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