If you're doing business of any kind from buying groceries to purchasing a car, you want to feel safe on a business' premises. North Carolina law has adapted over time from the frontier spirit of "let the buyer beware" to a string of laws and statutes that protect the customers of businesses and visitors to others' properties.
Even with airbags and seat belts, you could suffer some serious head injuries in a motor vehicle accident. It is important to understand exactly what these injuries look like, what treatment is needed and what prospects you have for a full recovery.
Fractures are very common in serious motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, they are relatively minor: broken legs, broken arms and fractured wrists. These are painful and sometimes expensive, but not life-threatening.
Spinal cord injuries can be very traumatic and the symptoms may last for life. Those symptoms can also be very severe, such as the loss of feeling and motor skills below the injury level. This can be life-changing, making it so that a person requires constant care and can no longer work.
You suffer a brain injury in a car accident. You have your seat belt on, but another driver runs a red light and hits the side of your car on your way through the intersection. Your head hits the window and that's all you remember before waking up in the nearest medical center.
Employees of the United States Postal Service are warned by the agency itself about the dangers of backing up while on the job. While there are times when it can't be avoided, such as backing a truck into a dock, most instances where it happens during daily routes can be avoided. And, according to the USPS, they absolutely should be.
Everyone has done it. You've gone without enough sleep, but you still have to get to work or school. You get behind the wheel while you're still waking up. You're not paying attention, because you're tired.
During the winter months, the weather can often be unpredictable. In just a matter of days, temperatures can drop from the 50s down to the teens with a cold front. Before you know it, rain becomes sleet or snow.
A 33-year-old Wilson, North Carolina, woman lost her life early in the morning on Friday, Dec. 8, when the driver of the van she was traveling in lost control of it, crashing it into a large oak tree.
Your body's immediate response to a car accident is to flood your brain with adrenaline and cortisol, natural energy and painkillers that can make it hard for you to even realize that you're hurt.