When you are injured or become ill in the course of your work, you are supposed to be protected by workers comp laws. These laws are in place to ensure that when work-related injuries and accidents occur, the victims are able to recover and get well once again. Unfortunately, all too often, such claims are simply denied, leaving workers in a state of worry and fear. Learn why when you have your workers comp claim denied, it’s not the end of the world and how you can fight for your rights.
A simple mistake behind the wheel can quickly have unintended consequences. Those unintended actions turn into an intentional crime when the perpetrator flees the scene, transforming what may have been an average person moments ago into a wanted felon.
This quick cause-and-effect forms the real tragedy of hit-and-runs, where people impulsively engage in a felonious behavior when they may never have considered it at any point prior. Catching these perpetrators is incredibly important, not just for law enforcement but also for the victims who are left to pick up the pieces from the resulting personal injury or property damage.
Luckily, hit-and-run victims have an industrious ally in South Carolina: the state’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, or MAIT.
Like all other car, truck and motorcycle drivers, moped operators in North Carolina are now required by law to carry minimum liability insurance. N.C. legislators passed House Bill 148 in 2015, which requires moped owners to carry at least $25,000 in insurance for property damage, $30,000 in insurance for personal injury or death to one victim and $60,000 maximum in insurance for multiple victims.
The new moped insurance law went into effect on July 1, 2016, although drivers have until September 1, 2016 before they will encounter penalties. Anyone cited before that point will receive a written and verbal warning.
While House Bill 148 seems to affect moped owners primarily, it could have consequences for anyone injured by or involved in a collision with a scooter or moped.
Most people are vaguely aware of the concept that the government can seize private land for public use. There’s a big difference, however, in knowing what it is, and knowing how it affects your life. When you face the prospect of losing property due to governmental interference, you want to understand the process, how it works, and what if anything you can do to fight it. Read an overview of eminent domain, what it means for you, and how a qualified North Carolina and South Carolina attorney can help.
The State of North Carolina will now file felony charges against operators of boats who cause injuries while under the influence of alcohol. Legislators named the law “Sheyenne’s Law” after Concord teenager Sheyenne Marshall, who was killed on Lake Norman July 4, 2015, by a drunk boater. Lawmakers hope to deter individuals from boating under the influence of substances while providing additional restitution to victims of BUI boating accidents.
Anyone who has been injured by a vessel operator, especially one under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, may now possibly have additional civil recourse in light of the law’s harshened criminal penalties regarding such accidents.