North Carolina Voters Pass Victim Rights Amendment

Yesterday, North Carolina voters passed an amendment to the state Constitution that enhances protections for victims of violent crime. Known as Marsy’s Law, similar amendments have already been adopted in a number of different jurisdictions. In voting yesterday, voters in six states approved similar amendments to their state constitutions.
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Two Workers Injured in Virginia Electrical Accident

Two construction workers have been critically injured in an electrical accident at a Virginia construction site.  Both workers were injured while attempting to install a 35-foot metal gutter. According to station WJLA, the gutter made contact with overhead power lines which were located 32 feet from a building  under construction according to Dominion Energy Virginia. The McGrath Firm represents clients in cases arising out of electrical accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an electrical accident, please contact us for a free case evaluation. Homeowner Killed in Texas Electrical Accident A Texas man has
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One Worker Killed and Second severely Injured in Separate Electrical Accidents

During the past week one worker was killed and another was critically injured in electrical accidents. In Florida, a worker was killed in an aerial bucket when he contacted an energized overhead power line while trimming trees at a mobile home park. OSHA regulations prescribe detailed standards for tree trimming in the vicinity of overhead power lines. Employees who have not received training regarding electrical hazards must maintain a minimum distance of at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Qualified workers who have received specialized training so they can work within 10 feet of energized power lines and equipment
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Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

After being injured in an accident, there are likely a lot of thoughts swirling around in your head. One of these thoughts might be whether or not you need to contact a personal injury attorney. A quick internet search of personal injury attorneys brings up a ton of attorneys in your area. You might be tempted to pick the first one you find and hope for the best. However, this is not the best way to hire the right attorney. You need an attorney who you can trust to see your case through to the end, especially in a personal
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What are Punitive Damages and When Can They be Awarded Under North Carolina Law?

What are Punitive Damages and When Can They be Awarded Under North Carolina Law? Generally speaking there are two kinds of damages that can be awarded by a jury in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Compensatory damages are intended to make the plaintiff whole for the injury suffered. Types of compensatory damages include damages to compensate the plaintiff for such things as lost income, lost earning potential, property damage and pain and suffering. Punitive damages serve an entirely different purpose.  They are intended to punish culpable parties for conduct that is especially aggravated and egregious. Under North Carolina law,
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