Parasailing is a sport enjoyed by approximately three to five million people in the United States every year; and North Carolina is one of the most popular places to enjoy it. However, parasailing can be very dangerous and—perhaps making it even more so—highly unregulated. Because of these two facts, when people are injured in a parasailing accident, they’re often left wondering whether the parasailing company can be held responsible.
The fact that there are no laws specific to the regulation of the parasailing industry in North Carolina does make it seem more difficult to file a claim. However, there are still other laws that must be upheld in North Carolina, such as product liability laws and premises liability laws. Read the rest »
As summer approaches, our minds wander to beach visits, vacation plans, and chilling out. But June is more than the just the end of spring and beginning of summer—it’s also National Safety Month. Read the rest »
Yes, it’s the dead of winter, but it won’t be long until spring will be in the air and suburbanites and groundskeepers all over the Tar Heel State will be anxious to make their lawns green and weed free again. At the same time, farmers throughout North Carolina will be getting ready to start spring plowing and planting. What these groups all have in common is the heavy use of one of the world’s most popular herbicides, Roundup. Roundup was developed in the early 1970s by biotechnology giant, Monsanto, and has since become one of their biggest cash cows. But French researchers, as well as researchers from MIT and the World Health Organization (WHO), claim that there may be a link between the weed killer’s main ingredient, glyphosate, and a variety of health ailments, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, autism, infertility, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and too many others to name.
North Carolina has 301 miles of splendid coastline, where the state’s famous beaches kiss the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the homes along our coast feature decks and porches where vacationers can enjoy the moist, salty air. Unfortunately, these beach conditions cause corrosion and can turn these decks into a dangerous time bomb in a short amount of time. Many decks are 12 to 15 feet off the ground, making a fall from such a height potentially fatal. Several deck collapses have occurred when a group of people gathered for a group picture, concentrating their entire weight on one section of deck.
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