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3M Combat Earplug Cases Considered for Consolidation – Hearing Set for March 28

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted March 8, 2019

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The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC about whether to transfer the cases filed against 3M in various U.S. district courts to the District of Minnesota for pretrial proceedings. These lawsuits allege that 3M knowingly manufactured a defective earplug that led to hearing loss and tinnitus when not worn properly. The company is alleged to have known about the design defect and failed to provide adequate instructions to users on how to wear the product.

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The Real Dangers of Truck Accidents

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 26, 2019

Truck drivers should be the safest drivers on the road because that is their profession. But even with exhaustive federal guidelines governing truckers and trucking companies, large trucks are still the deadliest vehicles on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Do You Have Your Car Accident Kit?

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 22, 2019

You never know what situation you will encounter when you are driving. There could be a storm or flood waters on the road. You might be the first on the scene at an accident. Or… you might be stranded due to an issue with your vehicle.

In most circumstances, you will grab your smartphone and call for assistance, but that is not always going to be the case. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

6 Things To Do If You’re in an Auto Accident in North Carolina

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 19, 2019

After a vehicle collision, you may be upset and distracted; you can easily forget even the most basic rules of safety. One of the most common questions that we hear is “what am I supposed to do after a car accident?”

Hopefully, you will never be involved in such an accident. But, if so, be sure that you do the following six things to help: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

5 Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 15, 2019

If you’re searching for a personal injury attorney, then you’re probably recovering from an upsetting accident or injury. This can be a stressful time — made worse because you’re not sure who you can trust to help.

On top of that, you may be facing mounting medical bills, suffering lost wages due to your injury, and in despair about the inability to pay your household bills. Not to mention, your family – including your spouse or significant other — is probably taking on additional chores, putting further strains on your family. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

What to Do If You’ve Suffered Hearing Loss Due to Military-Issued 3M Earplugs

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 11, 2019

We appreciate the sacrifice our soldiers make to protect our freedoms. Many of them return from war zones with life-altering injuries, but whenever possible, we want to protect them from such harm. To knowingly send soldiers into battle with inferior equipment is unconscionable.

This is why there has been such outrage over revelations that a multi-million-dollar corporation, 3M, supplied American troops with earplugs they knew were defective.

If you serve or have served in Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Ft. Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Pope AFB, Cherry Point, and other locations such as National Guard and Reserve posts, please keep reading. Read the rest »

What Your DUI Accident Victim Claim May Be Worth

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted January 28, 2019

While any car wreck can cause physical injury, those involving a drunk driver are often devastating. Due to the reckless behavior of drunk drivers, these accidents often involve excessive speed, head-on collisions, and catastrophic injuries.

Those hit by a drunk driver in North Carolina may be entitled to additional compensation that is not awarded in other car accident lawsuits. Please call Rhine Law Firm, P.C., at (910) 772-9960 to learn more. The sooner you take action, the better. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

4 Important Types of Auto Insurance in North Carolina

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted January 21, 2019

After being involved in a collision, you expect to turn to an insurance company for help. You may not know, however, whether you should speak to your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s. You may also not be fully aware of the type of coverage you have.

In North Carolina, there are four main types of auto insurance. Some coverage is required by law, other types are optional. All drivers should understand their own policies and what expenses will be covered before a crash, if possible. It can help you when you speak to the insurance company and stand up for your rights, so our personal injury law firm has listed the basics for you. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Workers’ Comp Options for Asbestos Exposure Victims

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted December 3, 2018

Sometimes, workers who are simply doing their job get placed in harm’s way. In some cases, even the employers were unaware that their workers were at risk. This is especially true when certain products and materials used in standard construction are later found to be harmful.

Unfortunately, asbestos was used as a widespread insulation and heat-retarding product for many years until it was linked to multiple diseases, such as asbestosis, asbestos-related cancer, and mesothelioma. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

New Law in NC Requires General Contractor License Numbers

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted November 12, 2018

This year, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors adopted a new regulation known as 21 NCAC 12.0501, which requires all general contractors to include their license numbers on all contracts, advertisements, and websites. Read the rest »



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