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January 2015 Archives

North Carolina helmet laws and motorcycle accident statistics

North Carolina law requires all motorcycle operators to wear helmets while riding their bikes anywhere in the state. Despite the increased danger, many North Carolina motorcyclists would prefer to ride without helmets. In fact, opponents to the North Carolina helmet law have attempted to derail that legislation every two years in the past decade. During a failed attempt to change the law in May 2013, it took a dozen emergency room doctors to convince the General Assembly to keep the helmet law in effect.

Wrongful death costs after drunk driving car accidents

Drunk driving accidents can be very costly in terms of the property that you lose or the damage to your property; even if you walk away from the accident, it costs money to fix your car, replace it and to replace items inside the car -- such as a laptop computer -- that may have been damaged in the crash. However, these well-known costs may only be a fraction of the cost of the crash if a loved one passes away.

What can be done to treat traumatic brain injuries?

A traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when an external force disrupts the normal function of the brain. Normally, that external force is a severe bump, jolt or blow to the head. However, TBIs can also be caused by something penetrating the head and causing damage to the brain.

Protection from severe drug charges when calling 911

Did you know that more young and middle-age people (ages 25 to 64) pass away accidentally because of overdoses than in car accidents? These overdoses could come from the use of illegal drugs or even legal drugs, such as alcohol. For many, this is a startling statistic.

Lincolnton, North Carolina police nab man wanted on gun charges

On Dec. 27, police in Lincolnton, North Carolina, announced that they had captured a man who was wanted on federal weapons charges. The Lincolnton, North Carolina, police chief said that his department received a call earlier that afternoon from a woman claiming that a man was attempting to break into her home. Officers responded quickly and were attracted by sound to someone running through a nearby wooded area. A brief foot chase ensued, which resulted in the arrest of a 49-year-old man whom police say has a prior criminal history that includes four felonies.

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