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New North Carolina Drunk Boating Law Now in Effect

A new law that targets people who are under the influence while boating went into effect in North Carolina December 1st. Sheyenne’s Law will change the criminal felony classification of boating while impaired and toughen penalties for conviction. The law […]

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Wake County Suffers Two Deadly Bike Accidents in One Week

Two deadly bicycle accidents in Wake County, N.C. have left two different families struggling with the loss of their loved ones. On Friday morning, a 36-year-old man was struck by a vehicle as he was riding his bike on N.C. […]

Rick Shapiro

24 North Carolina Children Died in Hot Cars from 1998-2015

If you are running errands in North Carolina or elsewhere in the South this summer, you should never make the mistake of leaving your child in the car alone.  Temperatures in North Carolina soared above 100 degrees in August 2016, […]

Randy Appleton

Water Slide Death in Kansas Brings Safety Oversight Into Question

The son of a Kansas state legislator died last weekend while riding a 168-foot high water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. The water slide allows riders to reach speeds of up to 70 MPH.  While it is not known yet […]

Randy Appleton

$5 Million Drowning Suit Against Ohio Hotel Proceeds

A Lake County OH Common Pleas Court judge refused last week to dismiss a Wickliffe OH hotel from a $5 million drowning lawsuit.  Reginald Brown, a 23 year-old from Detroit, died in February 2014 while swimming at a Quality Inn […]

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North Carolina Woman Charged with BUI

A Charlotte, North Carolina woman has been charged with boating under the influence (BUI) after her companion went missing on Lake Wylie last Wednesday in North Carolina. The man’s body was recovered the next morning.  Rescue crews were called to the […]

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Damages Available From a North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The sudden loss of a loved one in an accident is always a heartbreaking event. In the blink of an eye, your entire world can be turned upside down. If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by […]

Randy Appleton

Watch for Subtle Differences in Statute of Limitations – A Mistake Can Ruin Your Case

In the simplest of terms, “statute of limitation” refers to a deadline for filing a lawsuit. These limits vary based on several factors including the state and the nature of the claim. Since Virginia and North Carolina are neighbors, they […]

Patrick Austin

Teens’ Lives Threatened by Drunk and Drugged Driving

A tragic reminder that driving while intoxicated is not a problem limited to adults who abuse alcohol came with the sad news that a 20-year-old lost his life when the car being driven by his 18-year-old friend ran off I-40 […]

Jim Lewis

Passengers’ Lives Often Put Most at Risk by DUI/DWI Drivers They Trust

A fatal pickup truck rollover accident in Aiken County, South Carolina (SC), during Memorial Day Weekend 2014 highlights a leading danger of drunk and drugged driving that too many people who risk getting behind the wheel while drunk or high […]