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Construction Workers’ Rights in North Carolina

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted August 29, 2018

Every year, emergency rooms across the country fill up with people who suffered serious falls at work—but they are not the only danger when it comes to construction sites in our state. In North Carolina as of January 2018, struck-by incidents took the lead in causing the most fatal accidents on construction sites, narrowly beating falls. Struck-by incidents occur when a worker is injured by forcible contact with an object or piece of equipment, such as a vehicle.  These injuries and deaths are made more likely by all the highway work that is being completed. According to the N.C. Department of Labor, construction continues to be the most hazardous industry in the state. Read the rest »

Best Lawyers® Selects Joel Rhine for 5th Straight Time

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted August 15, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Firm News

When a Ceiling Collapses in a Residence, Is the Landlord to Blame?

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted August 10, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Building Collapse

Beware These Pool Drain Dangers

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted July 31, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Premises Injury

What Happens After a Personal Watercraft Collision?

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

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 »

Posted in: Boating Accidents

Porch Collapses in Hartford, Injures 12

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted July 10, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Building Collapse

Your Motorcycle Safety Guide for Summer

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted June 17, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Recent Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-140

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted June 5, 2018

A recent accident outside of Wilmington illustrates just how dangerous a presence tractor-trailers can be on North Carolina’s roadways. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

NC Will Be Seeing More Boating Accidents with Summer Approaching

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted May 30, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Boating Accidents

Whistleblower Calls Modified ET Plus Guardrails a “Death Cocktail”

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted May 24, 2018

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 »

Posted in: Products Liability

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