A 53-year-old man is dead after another driver drifted over the center line and collided with his 2000 Ford Ranger. According to investigators, 71-year-old Sandra Key Butler, of Pfafftown, was travelling westbound on Shattalon Drive when; for unknown reasons, she seemingly lost control of her vehicle and crossed over to the eastbound side. In so… Read More


In North Carolina personal injury law, there is a principle known as the “collateral source rule.” This rule basically states that a court cannot reduce a personal injury award to account for payments the plaintiff received from third-party sources. For example, if an insurance company pays a car accident victim’s medical bills; the payment is… Read More


In Hairston v. Harward; the North Carolina Supreme Court held that uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits received by a car accident victim; are not credits against any personal injury award. There is a principle known as the “collateral source rule. This rule basically states that a court cannot reduce a personal injury award to account for payments the… Read More


Hurricane Florence revealed significant understaffing issues at nursing homes in North Carolina as facilities evacuated patients. Nursing homes need to be prepared for natural disasters. North Carolina nursing homes An NPR report noted that 10 North Carolina nursing homes evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, but many residents remained in facilities across the state under threat of… Read More


When a passenger vehicle and motorcycle collide, the auto accident is often fatal for the motorcycle rider. As a result, substantial compensation may be available to the survivors. Authorities quickly blamed a motorcycle rider for a fatal auto accident in High Point. But was it really his fault? The wreck occurred in front of a… Read More


Are you hip to Hollywood trends? If so, then maybe you know the designers of all your favorite celebrities. But how much do you know about bird nesting? Despite the name, it’s not a hobby that has anything to do with birds. It’s not even a hobby. Bird nesting is actually a term used to… Read More


Head-on collisions often lead to fatality because of the speed and impact involved. This unfortunately was the case for a man who was traveling through an intersection when he was hit head on by a drunk driver. The fatal crash happened on the evening of April 14 at the intersection of Seth Court and Robinwood… Read More


Construction accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Sometimes they are caused by the equipment. In some cases, they are caused by electrical issues, falls or heights. A construction worker was recently injured while installing air conditioning units at Lenoir-Rhyne University, a private liberal arts school located in Hickory. The construction accident happened just… Read More


Many unhappily married couples decide to stay together for financial reasons. After all, it’s cheaper to stay in one household than to split it into two. Now there’s another reason why you might want to forego the divorce process: new alimony laws. For the past 70 years, alimony laws worked like this: the paying spouse… Read More


Unfortunately, many seniors become abused by nursing home staff and even their own family members. Statistics show that as many as 1 in 20 seniors will become victims of elder abuse. Elder abuse can happen to any senior, but those who are dependent on others are most likely to experience it. In fact, the typical… Read More