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Fireworks Safety In North Carolina

2018-07-02T20:51:11+00:00

Every year, Americans celebrate their independence, and many of us believe the holiday is not complete without fireworks.   President John Adams wrote a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776, in which he said that Independence Day should be celebrated with “Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” If you decide to forego the commercial fireworks display in your local park and celebrate at home instead, you should know about North Carolina fireworks laws.   In 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that 11,000 people [...]

2018-07-02T20:51:11+00:00

Civil Liability For Providing Alcohol To Minors And Intoxicated Persons In North Carolina  

2018-06-26T09:20:03+00:00

Despite crack-downs on underage drinking on college campuses, we continue to see news reports about students under the age of 21 being injured or killed as a direct result of consuming alcohol. In a recent incident, a 20 year old student was killed in a fall from a “party bus.” Tests showed that she had been consuming alcohol prior to the incident. Underage drinking is not a new phenomenon, of course, but questions always arise: Who provided alcohol to underage persons, and who is responsible for the tragic consequences that often follow?   Not limited to underage persons, drunk driving accidents tragically cause millions of deaths and injuries each year. While an injured [...]

2018-06-26T09:20:03+00:00

Keeping Safe When Riding A Bicycle In North Carolina

2018-07-17T23:03:01+00:00

Now that the weather has warmed up, there’s no excuse to avoid getting out and getting some exercise. Cycling is a great way to get some exercise and get from place to place at the same time. Sharing the road with cars, trucks, and motorcycles, though, can be dangerous. Knowing the rules of the road will help avoid accidents.  Despite what some motorists may believe, bicycles are allowed on all North Carolina public roads, except controlled-access roads like interstate highways. North Carolina law treats bicycles as vehicles and requires cyclists to obey the same traffic laws as other vehicles, whenever possible. [...]

2018-07-17T23:03:01+00:00
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