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Impaired Driver Crashes Into Raleigh NC Home Killing Anthony Gaines

This story is clearly one of the saddest and most preventable accidents that we have seen in a long time.  Last week, a teenager who was speeding and apparently intoxicated ran off the road and crashed into a Raleigh, NC home.  There were several people inside the home including a man named Anthony Gaines who was tragically killed.  Mr. Gaines was 42 years old.  There were three children in the home who were not hurt.

The teenage driver has been charged with several crimes including felony death by motor vehicle.

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Lumberton NC Child Burned at Head Start Daycare

A little one-year old girl suffered severe burns recently at a Head Start Daycare facility in Lumberton, North Carolina.  The incident apparently happened when the little girl apparently put her hand in a very hot bowl of grits sitting on top of a microwave.

The very troubling part about this story is that after the girl’s hand was burned, the workers at the Head Start only treated the girl’s hand with cold water and ice.  The little girl’s hand started to blister during the day but no one ever called the girl’s family.  The girl’s mother, Stephanie Womack, discovered the blisters when she picked her daughter up at the end of the day.  After taking her daughter to the local emergency room in Lumberton, they were referred to the UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill.

It is hard to imagine how painful these burns must have been for this little girl.  Under these circumstances, the family of the girl would appear to have a very strong case against the Head Start facility.

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US 264 Wrong Way Driver Crashes Injuring Abrahim Salama

A gentleman named Abrahim Salama from Raleigh, North Carolina was seriously injured early Sunday morning when he was hit by a driver traveling in the wrong direction on US 264 near Bailey, North Carolina.

The accident happened around 1:00 am.  Apparently, a 47 year old man driving a Mazda was travelling eastbound in the westbound lane of 264 when he hit Mr. Salama’s vehicle.  The driver of the Mazda did not survive.  Mr. Salama was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.

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This is the second serious wrong-way interstate accident on the highways near Raleigh in the past week.  At this point, it remains unexplained why this driver was travelling the wrong direction.

Worker Jesse Zimmer Seriously Injured in Durham NC Construction Accident

A gentleman named Jesse Zimmer was seriously injured Thursday morning at a construction site in Durham, North Carolina.  According to available information, Mr. Zimmer was in a portable toilet when a steel beam fell from the fifth floor of a building that was under construction and landed on the portable toilet.  The beam landed with such force as to crush the portable toilet and cause very serious injuries to Mr. Zimmer.

The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the incident.  Typically, a report of the DOL investigation will not be available for several months.

An injured person at a worksite typically has several claims arising from an incident such as this.  First, he may have a claim for worker’s compensation benefits from his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.  Second, he may have a claim against the person or contractor responsible for the steel beam that fell.  These claims can be quite significant and should promptly be investigated.

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