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North Carolina Accident News

These Three Emotions Lead to Bad Decisions After an Injury

January 22, 2019

Intense emotions after a car wreck, workplace accident, or other injury are inevitable, but they won’t help the situation, and in some cases, they can make matters worse. Injured people often act on emotions as opposed to strategy. The good…

How to Spot Elder Abuse

December 17, 2018

Every year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. The responsibility is on everyone to report abuse when it’s suspected. North Carolina law spells out this belief legislatively: “…any person having…

Common Workplace Injuries in North Carolina

November 27, 2018

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 200 fatal work injuries in North Carolina. In 2016, there were more than 71,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers. Work-related accidents aren’t just bad for…

North Carolina Auto Accident Facts, Statistics & FAQs

October 26, 2018

North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles is charged with promoting highway safety to more than 10 million people living in the Tar Heel state. Part of that task includes collecting state-specific data about crashes, the people who cause them, and…

Why Are Airbags Recalled So Often?

October 26, 2018

Airbags are one of the most important safety features in modern vehicles. But for most drivers, airbags are a mystery. Why have so many airbags been recalled? How can a safety feature also be a danger? Below, DeMayo Law Offices will help…

North Carolina’s Laws for Bicyclists

September 24, 2018

On average, there are 19 bicycle fatalities in North Carolina annually. In 2016, there were more than 600 bike-related crashes resulting in hundreds of injuries and several deaths. Charlotte and Raleigh, in particular, are overrepresented by bike-related crashes and injuries. …

What We Know About Teen Drivers in North Carolina

August 27, 2018

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among North Carolina teens, according to the state’s 2018 Highway Safety Plan. Below, the car accident attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices summarize important information from the most recent safety plan…

Seat Belt Use & Injury Claims in North Carolina

July 27, 2018

In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established new uniform criteria for observational surveys of seat belt use across the U.S. The results of the latest survey reveal trends in seat belt use specific to our state. Below,…

How Does North Carolina’s Contributory Negligence Work?

June 28, 2018

Contributory negligence bars a plaintiff from ANY compensation should they be found at fault, to ANY degree, for their damage. Unlike most states, which apply the comparative negligence doctrine, or some modified version of it, North Carolina is one of…

How Social Media Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

June 28, 2018

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family but oversharing after a serious injury can spell trouble for your injury claim. At DeMayo Law Offices, we’ve had several clients ask about social media use after an…