Wilmington Personal Injury Blog
Joel R. Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C., has once again received a coveted spot in The Best Lawyers of America© for his work in Construction Law, this time for the 2019 edition. This is his fifth consecutive year of receiving the award from by Best Lawyers®, the first coming in 2013. Read the rest »
A ceiling collapse can be a tenant’s worst nightmare. If you’re in the home, you may suffer severe injuries when a structure falls down on you. Even if you are not in the home at the time, you can still suffer damages if your personal belongings are destroyed in the collapse.
So who’s responsible when a ceiling collapses into the home of a tenant? The owner or property manager may be responsible under certain circumstances. Read the rest »
Of the many ways to enjoy summertime in Wilmington, jumping into a pool is one of the most popular. Unfortunately, swimming pools can be a place of real danger. While diving in shallow water can cause swimming pool accidents, there is another cause that does not get the same attention as others.
That danger is swimming pool drains. Read the rest »
The air is getting warmer in coastal North Carolina, and that means the ocean and other waterways will become crowded with swimmers and watersport enthusiasts. While popular lakes such as Lake Santeetlah and Fontana Lake will provide happy summer memories for most, bodies of water can also set the scene for serious collisions. Read the rest »
It’s happened again…An early-July celebration of new life turned disastrous when a Hartford, Connecticut, porch collapsed. Approximately 20 people were on the second-story porch, celebrating the birth of two babies, when the incident occurred. Twelve people, including a child and an infant, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The fact that there were no fatalities is remarkable, considering that the victims endured a 20-foot drop onto the house’s backyard. Read the rest »
Summer is approaching fast, and that means more motorcyclists will be joining the highways, like NC 74, 17, and 117. Sunny days and warmer weather create the perfect opportunity for leisure rides on North Carolina’s coastal roads.
But, it is important to stay safe and prepare your motorcycle for the upcoming season. Here’s what Rhine Law Firm, P.C., recommends from its office in balmy Wilmington: Read the rest »
A recent accident outside of Wilmington illustrates just how dangerous a presence tractor-trailers can be on North Carolina’s roadways. Read the rest »
As we approach summer, there will be more recreational boating underway throughout the Wilmington region. Boating safety is overseen by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, but it remains a dangerous activity. Read the rest »
Josh Harman has been in the guardrail installation business for over 25 years, and he’s on a crusade. The target of his activism is a controversial guardrail system that has been linked to 40 deaths and hundreds of serious injuries in the U.S. Read the rest »
The last Monday in May each year is Memorial Day. The holiday originated in Waterloo, New York; it was initially intended to honor those who perished in the American Civil War, and now commemorates all those who have died in service to their country. Prior to World War I, the northern and southern states recognized Memorial Day on separate dates. In 1971, Congress declared the date a national holiday. Locally, the retired battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington is the site of our annual Memorial Day ceremony. Read the rest »
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