October 2013

Novelty Contact Lenses: More Dangerous Than You May Think

October 31st, 2013

During October it’s not hard to find novelty contacts for sale online or in Halloween supply shops. These lenses are usually available without a prescription, and the injuries they can inflict may be scarier than the holiday itself! Often branded as Halloween contact lenses, fashion contact lenses, theater lenses, or cosmetic contact lenses, these lenses…

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My Car Is Not Drivable, but My Insurance Company Wants to Move It

October 28th, 2013

My vehicle is not drivable and the insurance adjuster wants to have it moved from where it was towed after the accident. What should I do? If the liability insurance company asks you to give them permission to move your vehicle, make sure to secure all of your personal belongings and obtain verification from the adjuster that the insurance company will pay all outstanding charges…

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Types of Injuries You Can Claim in Workers’ Compensation

October 24th, 2013

Workers compensation in North Carolina covers injuries by accident, or in some limited cases like back injuries, injuries that come from what’s called a specific traumatic event. The problem is injury by accident and specific traumatic event are very precise legal terms that can get very complicated. To the person who’s not educated as to these terms, they can make critical mistakes in dealing with the insurance company or the employer…

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Nursing Home Abuse: Watch for Warning Signs

October 10th, 2013

Nursing Home Abuse: Watch for Warning Signs Recent studies show that 1 to 2 million Americans over 65 have been abused, neglected or mistreated by a trusted caregiver.  Furthermore, one out of every three nursing homes across the country has been cited for nursing home abuse.  This abuse can include neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.  Unfortunately, many of these cases still go unreported. What…

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