NC Court of Appeals’ Latest Decisions on Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injuries

Last week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published four opinions concerns concerning workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.  In Berardi v. Craven County Schools, the Court considered and described the Industrial Commission’s new process for expedited medical motions, which speed up resolution of medical treatment disputes in workers’ compensation cases.  At issue was whether

This Week’s Personal Injury Case from the NC Court of Appeals

The court issued an unpublished opinion about a pedestrian-vehicle auto accident in Hill v. Thompson this week.  In the case, the 15-year-old plaintiff crossed a highway near her home, not at a crosswalk, and was struck by defendants’ vehicle.  Defendants argued that plaintiff could not recover at all because she was contributorily negligent (partially at