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  • Stop faster, see better: Automakers’ safety improvements

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jan 12, 2021 | Car Accidents Automakers are taking safety much more seriously than they have in recent years, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Ten manufacturers have already kept a promise to equip nearly all of their vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) – well ahead of the September […]

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  • Can and should I try again to get Social Security benefits?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Nov 18, 2020 | Social Security Disability Did you apply for Social Security benefits because of a disability? Was your application denied? You probably feel out of luck. You are not alone in this feeling. In fact, obtaining Social Security benefits is hard for most people. You likely did your best on your […]

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  • Top 10 most common conditions that are considered disabilities

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Oct 30, 2020 | Social Security Disability Are you struggling to do your job because of an illness or condition, but you don’t think you would qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Think again. The Social Security Administration (SSA) grants SSD benefits for more chronic illnesses and disabling physical conditions than you […]

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  • Why shouldn’t I talk to insurance companies after an accident?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Oct 1, 2020 | Personal Injury You purchased insurance to cover your expenses in case of an accident. After all, that is what insurance is for. Isn’t it? The truth is actually much more complicated. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations that hold one goal above all others: to make money. If you are […]

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  • Researchers checking North Carolina drivers’ seatbelt usage

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 21, 2020 | Car Accidents It goes without saying that as you drive around Raleigh, you must have your eyes open and your seatbelt buckled. Unfortunately, despite North Carolina’s seatbelt law, not every driver and passenger buckles up. As everyone should know, seatbelts are the most affordable and effective way to prevent […]

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  • A look at waiting for an SSA claim appeal

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 14, 2020 | Social Security Disability One of the most frustrating elements of filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that approximately two-thirds of all initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, there is an appeals process in place. Unfortnately, appeals can be slow. “Appeals can take a very […]

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  • Study: safety systems could prevent 40 percent of rear-end 18-wheeler crashes

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 8, 2020 | Truck Accidents When a tractor-trailer slams into the back of a passenger car, the results can be horrific for occupants of the smaller vehicle. After all, in North Carolina 18-wheelers are allowed to weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Serious injuries and fatalities are all too common in rear-end tractor-trailer crashes. […]

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  • North Carolina Tesla driver crashes into cop car while watching movie

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 1, 2020 | Car Accidents Regular readers of our Raleigh personal injury law blog might well recall a post we published in June about self-driving vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had issued a study that found that despite lofty industry promises of a future nearly free of all motor vehicle […]

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  • Vehicles recommended to help keep teens safe

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 24, 2020 | Car Accidents Most adults have fond memories of their teen years, forging friendships, finding young love and beginning to understand the directions they wanted to take in life. Unfortunately, many teen dreams come to sudden ends in motor vehicle crashes. In fact, teenagers are about four times as likely to […]

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  • Were you a victim of a logging truck accident?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 23, 2020 | Truck Accidents The logging industry provides a valuable service in North Carolina. However, when they are involved in or cause motor vehicle accidents, the results can be deadly. The people who work with and drive logging trucks must pay special attention to strict safety measures. And, the companies that […]

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