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Fast-Food Slip-And-Fall Accidents Can Happen

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

A person from another state recently claimed that she suffered injuries at a local fast-food establishment due to the carelessness of the staff.  She recently filed a lawsuit against the fast-food establishment, seeking damages for the injuries she received. In the same way, customers in North Carolina who suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents or other types of accidents at businesses due to property owners’ carelessness have the right to seek damages in civil court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed that she was at the McDonald’s establishment back in April. All of a sudden, she reportedly stepped on a wet floor and fell. The alleged fall caused her to suffer permanent and severe injuries.

According to the woman, the establishment did not offer sufficient warnings about the Hazardous condition of the floor. In addition, the restaurant did not offer a safe outlet for customers to move around. As part of her lawsuit, the woman is seeking damages of over $70,000.

Business owners in North Carolina and elsewhere are expected to keep up their establishments so as to prevent their customers from getting injured on them. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If customers end up suffering harm in slip-and-fall accidents due to the business owners’ negligence, it is within their rights to file premises liability claims against these business owners. A successfully fought liability suit might lead to a damage award that may help the plaintiff to cover his or her medical bills as well as the loss of income, in the event that he or she could not return to work immediately following the incident.

If you or a family member have had an accident at a fast-food restaurant or any other type of business, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries, medical bills and loss of wages. Contact the King Law Firm Today for a free case evaluation


Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Rules

Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Rules

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Since the Workers’ Compensation carrier has been paying for your medical treatment, when your doctor has referred you to another doctor or for additional testing such as an MRI, you may think you should just be able to make the appointment and go.

That isn’t always the case. While there is usually a seamless transition to the new doctor or for the test, the evaluation or the test must be approved by the Workers’ Compensation carrier’s adjuster. The adjuster has to tell the new doctor, or testing facility, that the comp carrier will guarantee payment of that visit.

Often times this may take a day or two because your doctor’s office has to get that referral and supporting records to the adjuster and the adjuster has to give authorization to the new provider. The new provider may opt not to make the appointment and put it on the doctor’s schedule until they have received this approval.

The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation statute provides that the Worker’s Compensation carrier may challenge whether the additional evaluation or testing is necessary. Call the King Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.

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Preventing Pedestrian Accidents On Halloween

Preventing Pedestrian Accidents On Halloween

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

Every Halloween night, a parade of costumed children and adults flood the streets in pursuit of sugary treats, spooky parties, and a ghoulishly good time. However, Halloween isn’t all fun and games and trick-or-treating. Various safety groups release warnings each year about the increasing number of injuries and fatalities associated with this holiday—and the danger has nothing to do with ghosts going bump in the night. The most dangerous hazard to pedestrians is, as usual, cars and trucks.

At King Law Firm, our Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorneys have created a list of important safety tips to help pedestrians and drivers avoid unfortunate accidents on Halloween night.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

If you and your children are planning to mosey through neighborhoods or urban areas this Halloween, you may want to review this helpful list before your departure:

Prepare a safe travel route in advance.
If you can, plan a group outing with friends or fellow neighborhood parents. As they say, there is safety in numbers, and a driver has a better chance of seeing a group than a single person.
Keep track of any children who may dart out into the street.
Wear a bright costume that is easy to see in the dark. If you can, attach reflective tape so drivers have a better chance of noticing you.
Carry a flashlight or a glowstick, particularly if you’re in a dark area. This can help you avoid tripping hazards and a car accident.
Stay on well-lit sidewalks and only cross the street at designated areas.

Safety Tips for Drivers

To guarantee a safe Halloween, both pedestrians and drivers need to be absolutely focused on their surroundings. We’ve compiled this list to help drivers avoid unfortunate pedestrian accidents:

Stay alert in residential and urban areas, particularly between 5:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Drive very slowly and look out for people wearing dark costumes.
Turn your headlights on even if it isn’t dark. This can help you see pedestrians at greater distances.
Avoid using your cell phone or participating in other dangerous distracted driving behaviors.
Watch out for costumed children thoughtlessly darting into the streets.
Be wary of distracted pedestrians jaywalking or crossing streets, especially if they are using their cell phones.

Injured on Halloween? File a Claim.

The Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers at King Law Firm have been representing personal injury claims for over 30 years. Our firm has successfully recovered over $50 million in damages on behalf of our clients. If you’re injured by a driver this Halloween, contact our attorneys to explore your legal options.

Call King Law Firm at (910) 446-3080 to schedule a free consultation.

King Law Firm Sponsors and Participates in the 9th Annual Sparks Family Scholarship Golf Classic

King Law Firm Sponsors and Participates in the 9th Annual Sparks Family Scholarship Golf Classic

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

King Law Firm is proud to have sponsored and participated in the 9th Annual Sparks Family Scholarship Golf Classic at the Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach. All proceeds from the tournament went directly to fund scholarships and an endowment with the Coastal Educational Foundation for LOCAL students attending Coastal Carolina University. Currently, there are 4 LOCAL students attending CCU fully paid by this fund.

Since 2010, annual scholarships have been awarded to deserving students meeting the university’s criteria and with a demonstrated financial need. As long as students continue with full-time enrollment and maintain a qualifying GPA, they can receive the scholarship for up to four years.

Coastal Educational Foundation, formed in 1954, seeks to provide resources for the betterment of the Coastal Carolina University. Since its inception, the Foundation has been extremely active in its fundraising efforts for Coastal and has directed a number of successful campaigns.

Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts institution located in Conway, minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. CCU offers dozens of areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs in education, writing, coastal marine and wetland studies and more. Recently, undergraduate degree programs for biochemistry, economics, graphic design, information systems, musical theatre, and theatre arts were added.

Other sponsors for the event included Sparks Toyota, McDonald’s, Bank of America, Spectrum, Capital One, Outback Steakhouse and WMBF News.

About King Law Firm

At King Law Firm, we have successfully handled a broad range of personal injury matters, such as auto accidents, defective products, dangerous medicines, premises liability and wrongful death. Our Jacksonville, NC personal injury attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience and can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay a dime until we retrieve expenses for your recovery.

Call (910) 446-3080 or fill out our contact form to discuss your case.