There are certain conditions in which a person might reasonably anticipate a fall hazard as a result of ice. However, most people in North Carolina likely assume that they are reasonably safe from such a hazard while walking in a hallway, even one that is under construction. Unfortunately, a man in another state found himself in such a scenario, which resulted in injuries so severe that he had to retire. He recently settled a slip-and-fall claim against a contractor and subcontractor.
Most people in North Carolina are likely aware of the potential chances of being involved in an accident when traveling in a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, certain actions that some people take could potentially increase the risk of causing an accident, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol. In fact, police believe that alcohol consumption was a factor in a recent car accident that resulted in a fatality.
For decades, there has been information available regarding the potential harm that smoking cigarettes can cause. Perhaps because of this, many have turned to an alternative in the form of e-cigarettes in recent years, perhaps believing that it holds less risks to their health. Unfortunately, reports regarding serious illnesses occurring in North Carolina and other areas of the country have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend cessation of use of such devices. Many across the country are suffering as a result of what appears to be a dangerous product.
Parents across the country send their children to school on school buses. These same parents also sometimes allow their children to ride on school-provided transportation to travel to certain extracurricular events, such as ball games. The decision to allow their children to participate in these events typically centers around the expectation that the professionals involved in the transport will take appropriate action to protect the children, including ensuring that buses are properly maintained and that drivers adjust their driving to road conditions. Though the details of a recent accident are unclear, reports indicate that several people were injured in a school bus accident in North Carolina.
Many people travel to North Carolina to enjoy many of the beaches and lakes that are present in the state. Most trips are fun-filled adventures in which visitors make new memories and return home safely. Unfortunately, that was not the case for a group of people riding together in a van who were involved in a car accident returning from a jet skiing trip.
A driver often makes multiple turns and lane changes in a single trip. Most in North Carolina go to great lengths to ensure that their actions are not the cause of an accident while making these maneuvers. Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the reckless actions of others. In fact, two people were recently arrested in North Carolina in connection with a car accident that resulted in two fatalities.
Though it may be easy to take certain traffic signs for granted, all signs are placed with the intention of protecting drivers and other users of roadways. Failure to obey them could have tragic consequences as a recent car accident in North Carolina appears to demonstrate. A driver now faces multiple criminal charges as a result.
Most people would likely agree that motorcycles are sometimes more difficult to see because of their smaller size. As a result, drivers must take extra precautions. Unfortunately, a fatal accident in North Carolina demonstrates the potential harm that motorcyclists face while utilizing the roadways.
For many people, it is hard to fathom that an entire family's world can come crashing down in a matter of seconds. In fact, drivers who fail to remain vigilant at all times can easily cause an accident with life-changing consequences in which victims have no time to respond. Unfortunately, a fatal crash in North Carolina has likely changed the lives of the victims forever.
Drivers in North Carolina and across the country know that they must remain alert in order to allow them time to respond to hazardous situations. Unfortunately, even the most vigilant drivers may not be able to respond to a vehicle that suddenly pulls into their path. In fact, a woman has recently lost her life in a car accident that resulted in charges against another driver.