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Randy Appleton

Injuries From Falling Tree at NC Safari Park Raise Premises Liability Questions

Six people suffered injuries when a tree fell on their tour vehicle at Zootastic Park in Troutman, North Carolina (NC). One woman’s head injuries were so severe that she needed to be flown 40 miles to the south to a […]

Randy Appleton

Understanding North Carolina Slip and Fall Laws

You likely happened upon this blog post because you, or a loved one, suffered an injury while visiting someone else’s property and have questions about your legal rights. It is important to understand basic premises liability law in North Carolina […]

Rick Shapiro

Toddler’s Near Drowning in Corolla, NC, Highlights Backyard Pool Dangers

An Outer Banks vacation home served as the setting for a nearly fatal drowning on the evening of July 29, 2015. A 3-year-old boy fell into the rental house’s in-deck backyard pool and went undiscovered for an unknown amount of […]

Rick Shapiro

Could hazing injuries be the fault of the college administration?

Fraternity pledge Brian Yost suffered a severe brain injury in 2007, when, after hazing an upperclassman by dunking him in a creek and returning to the house with fellow pledges to dunk another,…

Rick Shapiro

Twelve Injured at ECU’s Football Stadium Bleacher Collapse in Greenville, North Carolina

During a recent ECU home football game at Greenville’s Dowdy-Ficklen stadium several Pirate fans were injured when multiple rows of bleachers gave way. East Carolina University quickly released a…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Dram shop laws in NC

The state of North Carolina is one of several states that has dram shop laws, or laws stating the liabilities of bars, nightclubs, and/or tavernkeepers after an incident in which personal injuries…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Slip and Fall Knee Trauma

The knee is a very complex part of the body, and it gets a lot of use. In fact, the knee is the largest joint in the body. This joint is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone, or femur, and…

Rick Shapiro

Are You a Victim of a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident?

The question of whether an injured person has a meritorious slip, trip and fall accident essentially depends on whether a business or property owner has maintained the premises or property in a…

Randy Appleton

A Simple Slip and Fall Accident Could Become Quite Serious

It’s no laughing matter when someone slips over some loose grapes or a banana at the grocery store, or a watery floor in a restaurant, and even if someone falls from a chair that improperly…

Randy Appleton

Customer Wins $3.2 Million for Injuries at IKEA

A $3.2 million verdict was returned for a shopper by a Fairfax County jury for a crushed pelvis she suffered when a stack of countertops fell on her in 2006. The customer apparently incurred $75,000…