July 2011

Viking Range Corp. to Pay Fine for Not Reporting Product Defect

If you were injured by a defective product, please call Kirk Sanders at 336-724-4707 to discuss your potential claim.

It's important in a products liability claim that you not alter the product. Do not clean it. Keep it stored. An investigator will need to examine the product for possible defects.

See below for information on Viking's failure to report a defective refrigerator door.


35% of College Students use mobile phone apps WHILE driving

According to a survey by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35% of all college students use mobile phone applications while driving!

When someone is driving a 3000+ lb vehicle, it's important to focus on the road and driving conditions. What happened to focusing on defensive driving?

If you have been hurt or know someone seriously injured by a distracted driver. Call Attorney Kirk Sanders (336) 724-4707 to discuss the case. The consultation is free for personal injury clients.

Cell Phones & Driving (Motor Vehicle Injuries)

When a person drives and talks on a cell phone (mobile phone) they are distracted. There's no question about it.

In a study by the National Safety Council, drivers talking on mobile phones and driving are driving as unaware as if they were legally intoxicated. See excerpt from http://www.cellphonesafety.org/vehicular/era.htm

Cell phone usage, whether hands free or held, is the equivalent of driving drunk.

Wrongful Death in Winston-Salem: Vernon "Babe" Thompson killed in Wheelchair

Over the weekend, Babe Thompson was hit by a driver and killed. The driver committed 'hit and run', but later turned himself in. Charges are being pressed.

In this situation, it appears that Mr. Thompson's estate has a wrongful death claim against the driver and his vehicle insurance policy.

When there is a wrongful death claim in North Carolina, there is a 2 year statute of limitations in which the claim can be brought in the courts.

Piedmont Federal Savings Bank--6 reasons to use them (attorney)

When considering where and who to finance your next home (residential) loan or purchase, consider Piedmont Federal Savings Bank (f/k/a Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan).

Why? 1) They don't sell their loans. 2) If you have a question, they're one local phone call or visit away. 3) Lower closing costs. 4) They didn't need TARP money. 5) If your rate drops between the time you apply and closing, you get the lowest rate!. 6) They're solid and have strong reserves.

Estate Planning & Health Care POA for same sex partners (Attorney)

When same sex partners are doing estate planning, remember you also have the ability to name your partner as your Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) to make medical decisions for you and be your guardian, if necessary.

Call Kirk Sanders, Attorney, at (336) 724-4707 to discuss your estate planning needs.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawyer. www.kirksanderslaw.com

NC boaters killed in Boating Accident in Nebraska

Two North Carolina residents were killed in a boating accident in Nebraska. The driver of the pontoon boat was arrested for boating while intoxicated. 

There appears to be a tendency of boat drivers to think its alright to operate a boat drunk when they would be legally intoxicated driving a vehicle. This isn't so.

One small mistake operating a boat can cause serious bodily injury to people in the boat one drives and other boaters. 

Be cautious and boat defensively on the lakes. 

When Your North Carolina Background Follows You, We Can Help Long Distance

Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear from someone who used to live in this part of North Carolina. The Triad is a great place to live, work, and go to school.  Most of those that call me would agree.  In addition to the memories of good experiences had here, however, they carry with them the baggage of at least one bad experience – a criminal charge or conviction.