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Trench Collapse Injuries Pose Serious Legal Hurdles to Victims and their Families

Raleigh’s recent trench collapse tragedy highlights the need for sophisticated legal representation when a worker or contractor suffers serious injury or death on a job site. Injuries from a tragedy on a construction site invite be some of the most complex legal scenarios a victim can face. First, the employment […]

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Traffic Fatalities Increase After Years of Decline

After years of decreasing, the number of road-related deaths has increased two years in a row, according to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  While federal figures may not confirm it (due to possible lack of identifying and tracking as cause of crash), many suspect the increase […]

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Jury Awards $500,000 to Injured Bicyclists in Verdict Against TWC

Martin & Jones attorneys Forest Horne and Hunt Willis represented two plaintiffs who were injured in bicycle accidents that occurred in January 2014 as a result of Time Warner Cable failing to respond to a down cable.  After a two-week trial in Wake County, a jury unanimously returned a $500,000 […]

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Lawsuit Filed in Ferry Grounding Incident

Martin & Jones attorneys Forest Horne and Hunt Willis along with attorneys Don Evans and Seth Buskirk of the Wilmington law firm Clark, Newton & Evans, PA have filed a lawsuit against Bald Head Island for injuries suffered to their client Mary Springmeier in the December 17, 2013 ferry grounding. […]

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While Fatalities Increased Drivers Less Worried

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the annual number of traffic fatalities has increased for the first time in seven years. There were more than 34,000 death in 2012. That’s an increase of 5.3 percent. Meanwhile, AAA released survey results that show drivers are less worried about dangerous […]

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Documentary Exposes Business Interests’ Distortions of ‘The McDonald’s Case’

The documentary film, “Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?” revisits the famous McDonald’s “spilled coffee” case and describes the propaganda about the case created by business interests. The documentary film chronicles how business interest groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and “tort reform” activists misrepresented the facts of this […]

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Fatal Falls Appear To Be on the Rise Among Elderly Americans

Fatal falls seem to be on the rise for our senior citizens. According to Medical News Today, each year, one in three older adults in the U.S. falls, making falls the leading cause of injury related deaths for older Americans. The costs per year associated with the treatment of fall […]

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Boating and Child Safety

As the summer approaches, our thoughts often turn to boating. Remember as captain of your vessel, you are responsible for your passengers. Many times we forget about the children. Remember that a child on a boat is still a child. Very few boats are equipped with seatbelts. If you are […]

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Distracted Driving and Teenagers

It applies to all of us but particularly young adults who are so familiar with smart phones. Some sobering statistics: 20 percent of injury crashes involve reports of distracted driving. In a study of over eighteen months, college students using a sophisticated driving simulator showed an eight times greater crash […]

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Wreck Damage May Create Diminished Value

Would you pay the same amount for a car that has been in a wreck as one that has not been in a wreck? If your vehicle requires repair at 25 percent of its value or more, the wreck must be reported on the title. For example, if you own […]

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