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April 2019 Archives

Downtown Raleigh crash highlights dangers of e-scooters

The rise of micro-mobility in Raleigh and across the U.S. over the past few years has been fueled by a desire by consumers for cheap, convenient transportation options in urban areas clogged by automobiles. The micro-mobility trend has seen the emergence of shared and dockless electric scooters (or e-scooters) marketed by companies such as Lime and Bird in Raleigh.

Truck crashes into interstate traffic jam; four dead in fiery crash

Regular readers of our Raleigh personal injury law blog know that we have often touched on the dangers posed to motorists by the massive tractor-trailers that roar along on our interstate highways. We have rarely seen the type of devastation witnessed earlier this week in a crash near Denver in which an out-of-control 18-wheeler sped down a hill and slammed into a traffic jam, starting a chain-reaction inferno on an interstate.

Premises liability: a brief explanation, with examples

If you are injured on someone else’s Raleigh property, you might be entitled to compensation by the property owner. If you are that owner, you should know that you’re responsible for maintaining your property and ensuring safe conditions so that injuries do not happen.

Interstate 95 big rig crash near Raleigh leaves two injured

It takes just a little while to drive the 30 miles southeast of Raleigh to get to Smithfield. The Johnston County seat was earlier this week the site of an 18-wheeler crash on Interstate 95 that resulted in injuries to two people, law enforcement officials said.

Southwest passenger prevails in premises liability lawsuit

Along with Delta, Frontier, American Airlines, Jet Blue and United, Southwest Airlines carries passengers to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport every day. One of the nation’s leading low-cost carriers, Southwest Airlines recently suffered a major setback in its efforts to prevail in a premises liability lawsuit.

The importance of long-term disability insurance

For most people working in Raleigh, the most important considerations when thinking about taking a new job are wages and benefits. Before taking a job offer, you’re going to look beyond your annual salary and inquire about health insurance that will cover the cost of medical care should you or a family member need it. You’re going to look at life insurance as well, to check on the benefits that would go to your beneficiaries if you pass away. Just as important to look at carefully is the disability insurance a potential employer offers.

Stop and read: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Raleigh media is like and national news outlets; all spend much of their air time and page space devoted to political scandals, sports, entertainment and the weather. While all certainly have their place, those topics too often crowd out important issues deserving of time and attention.

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