Heavy Rain Causes Vehicle Accidents & Pile-Up of More than 40 Vehicles that Shuts Down I-40/I-85

Heavy rain is dangerous to drive in and increases the risk of a motor vehicle collision.

On August 17, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified of a collision in the westbound lanes during heavy rainfall. Shortly after, a second crash occurred in the eastbound lanes, which closed the highway in both directions east of the Buckhorn Road exit in Orange County.

A similar event occurred on June 5, 2019, when an crash involving 30 vehicles was ...

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Car Crosses Median in Crash Involving Three 18-Wheelers that Shuts Down I-40 in Johnston County

A fatality has been reported for the crash on 1-40 in Johnston County, which shut down highway I-40.  The crash involved three 18-wheelers and allegation that a car crossed the median to hit one of the 18-wheelers head-on.

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Understanding Your NC Crash Report

Your NC crash report is a key document and very important to your injury claim. If you were in a collision and need help understanding your crash report, you should call a NC personal injury lawyer. You can also use our NCDMV 349 key of codes to read decode your crash report.

What information is included in the crash report?

Usually, the crash report will list a description of the vehicles and parties involved in the collision, the location of the accident, ...

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What if the Other Driver is Lying About the Accident?

We hear this from clients often, and you may be surprised how often this comes up, that a party to a collision with make conflicting statements to insurance companies about the details of the collision. If you were in a car accident, unless you have verifiable witnesses, it will be your word against the other driver’s.

The Police Officer’s Narrative & Opinion ...

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Should I Always Report an Accident?

The short answer is yes.  Never try to base the answer on your perceived property loss or injuries at the time.  In some seemingly minor auto accidents in North Carolina, the parties may decide not to contact the police for a crash report, but later some individuals may find their damages to be more than expected, their pain and injuries to ...

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Check Out Our Free Personal Injury Ebook

We are very excited to present this Ebook, Seeking Injury Compensation: An Intro to Personal Injury Claims.  We know that thinking of filing a claim can be scary, but we hope that with this guide, you won’t be scared to seek the full compensation you may be entitled to.

Have any questions about the Ebook or looking to file a personal injury claim? Feel free to call us at 919-348-7727 or contact us for a free consultation!

 

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CRPS Treatment

A plan for individualized CRPS treatment usually includes a team of healthcare providers possibly including a combination of physical therapists, orthopaedic specialists, and/or neurologists. Since there is no cure for the syndrome, the medications prescribed are often the ones also used to treat other chronic pain conditions. The primary goal of treating CRPS is to restore functionality in the affected body area and ...

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KEY LEGAL ISSUES IN CRPS/RSD CASES

We know several defense arguments that insurance companies and their defense counsel have used to try to devalue the claims of CRPS victims, and we are happy to share.  Defense insurance adjusters and/or their legal counsel have made such arguments in CRPS cases:

  • CRPS claimant’s symptoms were preexisting;
  • CRPS symptoms were not related to the motor vehicle collision at issue;
  • If a physical therapist first diagnoses a CRPS claimant with CRPS, then claimant must not really have CRPS because a physical therapist is ...
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UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“CRPS”), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”), is a chronic, painful, and disabling progressive disorder of the sympathetic nervous system.  It affects one or more extremities, and most often occurs following trauma, such as a fracture or nerve damage to the affected extremity.[1]  CRPS is characterized by excruciating pain that is disproportionate to ...

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