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  • Navigating the Legal Landscape of Catastrophic Injury Claims: From Accident to Compensation

    What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury in North Carolina? Not every state has a legal definition of catastrophic injuries. In North Carolina, a catastrophic injury is legally defined as any serious injury that causes permanent or irreversible consequences that prevent the injured party from performing any gainful employment. These injuries are considered to be so […]

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  • Commercial Trucking Accidents: Unpacking the Complexities of Federal and State Regulations

    What is the Difference Between Interstate and Intrastate Truck Regulations? Intrastate traffic laws apply to commercial vehicles that operate and deliver goods within the state of North Carolina. Interstate traffic laws, on the other hand, apply to commercial trucking industry vehicles traveling from one state to another. They are overseen by the US Department of […]

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  • Are You Liable if Someone Hurts Themselves on Your Land?

    What is North Carolina Premises Liability Law? The premises liability law relates to the duties of care that property owners and management staff have to lawful visitors and the consequences for breaches of that care. When many people think of a premises liability case in North Carolina, they tend to think of slip and fall […]

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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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  • Navigating Insurance Claims After Ride-Sharing Accidents: Uber, Lyft, and the Law

    Who is Held Liable for a Rideshare Car Accident? All motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries and become traumatic events that the auto accident victims long remember. When seeking compensation, these legal matters can become complicated by the various insurance companies and state laws involved. Auto accidents involving rideshare companies like […]

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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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