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  • What Compensation Can You Get if You’re Hit by a Negligent Driver?

    What is Driver Negligence and Why is it Important to Your Car Accident Claim? Every driver on the road in North Carolina has a certain responsibility not to bring harm upon those they share the road with. This duty of care should not be violated. Negligence suggests that an at-fault party did not adhere to […]

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  • What Should You Do if You’re Involved in a Hit and Run Accident in Raleigh and the Other Driver Flees the Scene?

    How Common Are Hit and Runs? Under North Carolina law, if you’re involved in a car crash, you must bring your vehicle to a halt immediately after the collision. A driver who’s been in a car accident must remain with their vehicle until law enforcement has arrived at the scene to investigate the crash. When […]

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  • How Do You Prove a TBI in Court in North Carolina?

    What is a TBI? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be catastrophic, causing long-lasting pain, misery, disability, and sometimes eventually resulting in death. Even the most minor of TBIs can still have life-altering effects. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, they approximate that nearly 2.5 million people suffer a new traumatic brain injury every year. If […]

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  • Is Elder Abuse a Felony?

    What is Considered Elder Abuse in North Carolina? If the caretaker, orderly, or administrative staff mistreats an older adult under their care, they could be charged with elder abuse or elder neglect. Depending on the severity of the charges, guilty parties may be charged with different classes of felonies. Under North Carolina law, elder abuse […]

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  • Warning Signs for a Stage 1 Bedsore

    How Do Bedsores Develop? A bedsore is known by many names: pressure ulcer, pressure sore, and decubitus ulcer. Bedsores develop when the blood supply to the skin is cut off for over two or three hours. With no blood supply, the skin begins to die, becoming a bedsore. If left untreated, the bedsore will only […]

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  • O’Malley Tunstall, PC at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

    At O’Malley Tunstall, PC, we pride ourselves on our commitment to not only legal excellence but also to making a positive impact in the community we serve. This dedication led us to a fulfilling day volunteering at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, ensuring that nutritious food reached our friends and neighbors. […]

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  • Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect?

    What is Nursing Home Neglect? There are over 15,000 nursing home facilities across the U.S., and more than a million elders reside within those facilities. While nursing homes, assisted living facilities (ALF), and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) serve elders who require care, they also want to make a profit. Sometimes a facility may skimp on […]

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  • The 7 Different Types of Elder Abuse

    What is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is one of the most sinister, widespread evils visited upon our fellow citizens; few of us ever speak of it or even seem to be aware of its existence. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 10% of all Americans over age 60 have experienced elder abuse, and […]

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  • Who Pays the Deductible in a Car Accident?

    What is a Car Insurance Deductible? If you’re driving the roads of our beautiful state, you’d better have insurance. Otherwise, you could pay for all the extraordinary expenses out of pocket if you’re in an accident. However, even with an active car insurance policy, there exists the chance that you might still have to pay […]

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  • What is a Stage 4 Bedsore?

    What Causes Pressure Ulcers? Pressure ulcers are known by many names: bedsores, pressure sores, pressure wounds, pressure injuries, and decubitus ulcers. Whatever you choose to call them, they are painful and can grow large. In the worst cases, bedsores can be life-threatening because of their potential to cause dangerous infections. Anyone can get bedsores if […]

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