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Auger & Auger Scholarship Benefits Disabled Students

September 9th, 2014

profile_herbLaw firm offers $1,000 to undergraduates with disabilities

CHARLOTTE, NC – Auger & Auger announced a new scholarship for disabled students today. The firm says the scholarship is intended to help level the playing field for students with physical or mental disabilities.

Auger & Auger founder Herb Auger says that the scholarship for $1,000 is open to both current undergraduates and high school students that have been accepted to a college.

“This is a group of students that historically faces numerous obstacles,” Auger said. “Our colleges and universities are required to be accessible to disabled students, but that doesn’t eliminate the many social and financial barriers they experience.”

Auger says the scholarship is one way of lowering those barriers.

“By assisting with tuition and other expenses, our hope at Auger & Auger is that high-achieving disabled students won’t be held back by financial worries.”

As a personal injury law firm, Auger & Auger frequently works with accident victims who will cope with disabilities for the rest of their lives. Auger says that has given his lawyers and staff a strong sense of empathy for the difficulties that disabled persons face.

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Posted In: In The News

Leashed Dog Causes Accident

September 6th, 2014

Ingrid and Deitel Zeifer were taking their dog Soffie to the groomers when Soffie got a little over-excited. The couple had their furry friend leashed and riding in the car with them. When Soffie saw the groomers shop she apparently started jumping around in excitement over her upcoming appointment. The dog, which was on a leash but not crated, jumped up and put her paws on Ingrid’s right leg, forcing her foot down on the pedal. Momentarily unable to control the vehicle, the car rammed into the groomers shop, knocking thee owner and employees off their feet. Police have determined that the incident was an accident and charges will be filed. The owner and employees are unhurt, though the building has been condemned.

If you have been injured, be it in a car, motorcycle or truck accidents, or any other serious personal injury claim, you don’t have to go through such difficult situations alone. With over 20 years of experience, the attorneys at Auger & Auger are here to listen to you and answer your questions. Call our offices today for a free consultation, where you will speak with an attorney, not an assistant, paralegal or sign up specialist. Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News

Writer, War Vet Going on Trial for 2nd Degree Murder

September 6th, 2014

Eric Jonathan Cox, the writer of “Cpl Cox”, a book about his time as a Marine and Iraqi War Veteran, is heading to trial this month on charges stemming from the result of a crash in 2011 that killed 26-year-old mother, H’Luon Sui.  Sui’s child, a 4-year-old boy was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and was very seriously injured in the collision, however he survived.

Cox, who had been convicted previously of DWI, drove his Chevrolet Tahoe through a red light as he sped down East Sugar Creek road and hit H’Luon Siu’s Nissan broadside.  He was found to be impaired and was arrested at that time.

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Regardless of whether or not an accident takes place on the road, in the office or in your own home, sometimes pursuing legal recourse is you best option. With a well-rounded approach to law, we are ready to help. You can be assured that our personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. While no amount of money can give you your health back, compensation for accidents can help you with all of the financial burdens that Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, In The News

Mother Dies, Children Injured

September 4th, 2014

Monday morning saw a tragic accident when a mother was killed and her two children were injured in a horrifying car wreck. Silje Grayston and her two children, aged one and three, were sitting at a stop sign on Independence Blvd in their Volvo, when they were suddenly and inexplicably struck by a red RAV4. The driver of the RAV4, Caw Kam, for reasons that are not yet clear, cut across four lanes of traffic and struck the Volvo. Silje Grayston was killed on impact and her two children suffered injuries. The children were transported to a local hospital for treatment of those injuries, though their condition has not been released by authorities.

When these accidents happen that is when the services of professionals, like the Personal Injury specialists of Auger & Auger, Attorneys at Law, are needed. With a policy of aggressive representation for victims of personal injury, a focus on high quality, state wide service and excellence in the advice we provide for our clients, the attorneys of Auger & Auger are here for you. We understand that each person is different and will have unique needs, so we will personalize our services for you as we Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Injuries to Children, Wrongful Death

Number of Citations at Mines a Good Thing

September 2nd, 2014

Since the tragedy of Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010, the worst mining tragedy in forty years, the number of inspections has risen dramatically. Since 2010 there has been around eight hundred impact inspections at mine in the US. In July alone the Mine Safety and Health Administration inspected fifteen coal mines and three other mines. During those inspections they issued one hundred ninety citations and eight additional orders. While this may appear to be an indication of poor adherence to safety protocol, what it actually does is point out issues, document them and provide a workable list of goals for improving mine safety.

“It put the agency on notice that they needed to do a better job, put the operators on notice that they need to do a better job, and miners. Miners became more conscientious about some of those safety issues that they needed to be aware of.” said Dennis O’Dell, who works with the occupational health and safety for the United Mine Workers of America as an administrator.

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Posted In: In The News, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

Boy Hospitalized After Collision

August 31st, 2014

A boy was struck by a truck near the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Family Application Center in the 5600 block of Flagstaff Drive Tuesday afternoon. The boy was riding his bicycle when he was struck by the vehicle. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident and details are not available at the moment. The boy was transported to an undisclosed local hospital by EMS personnel where he is being treated for his injuries. Again, details are not currently available regarding the victims current condition.

As is often the case with accidents, the damage caused goes far beyond the obvious injuries and fatalities. If you or a family member has been injured, be it in a car, motorcycle or truck accidents, or any other serious personal injury claim, you don’t have to go through such difficult situations alone. With over 20 years of experience, the attorneys at Auger & Auger are here to listen to you and answer your questions. Call our offices today for a free consultation, where you will speak with an attorney, not an assistant, paralegal or sign up specialist. We’ll listen to your case and discuss your legal options, you don’t have to suffer alone. Call today. Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents, In The News, Injuries to Children

Drunk Driver Kills Two

August 25th, 2014

Wednesday night on Highway 74, a man with several previous drunk driving and other vehicle related convictions crossed the median. His vehicle struck another vehicle head on and forced that vehicle into the path of an oncoming semi.   When police arrested him, Jose Estevez Herrera had empty beer cans on the floor of his truck and had clearly been drinking. The vehicle he forced into the path of the semi was driven by Laral Callahan and her boyfriend Paul Randall. Callahan was killed on impact and Randall had to be cut from the vehicle by EMS personnel. He later died of his injuries while being treated at a local hospital. Neighbors said that the couple had just recently purchased an RV and had been planning on traveling together.

When these accidents happen that is when the services of professionals, like the Personal Injury specialists of Auger & Auger, Attorneys at Law, are needed. With a policy of aggressive representation for victims of personal injury, a focus on high quality, state wide service and excellence, the attorneys of Auger & Auger are here for you. They understand that each person is different and they will personalize their services for you Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

DUI Driver Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Wreck

August 20th, 2014

Paul Miller was driving his cab down Woodlawn Road the night of May 3, 2013. His vehicle was hit by Justin Miller, who ran from the accident and was driving on a suspended license due to a DUI the month before.  Paul Miller died that night in an ambulance while on the way to the hospital.  Reports indicate that at the time of the crash, Justin Miller was driving in excess of 65 mph in a 35 mph zone.

When J. Miller was taken into custody, he blew a .19 according to local police.   Now, 15 months later, that lapse in judgment is sending the one-time Queens University student to prison for several years. J. Miller pled guilty to the crime of second-degree murder as a result of the crash that sent P. Miller flying from his car in the collision.

As is often the case with accidents, the damage done goes far beyond the most obvious injuries and fatalities. Families will always grieve the loss of loved ones and the injured will carry the very real pain and the remaining scars for the rest of their lives.  We are here to listen to you and answer your questions no Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

Head-On Collision Leaves Two Hospitalized

August 18th, 2014

Authorities have not yet released much in the way of details regarding an early afternoon collision in Charlotte N.C. that shut down a section of busy road Sunday. The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. when an on-duty officer noticed a gold Ford Taurus driving erratically. When the officer switched on his sirens and light to indicate that the driver should pull over, they instead sped up drove away. The officer disengaged from the pursuit.

Shortly thereafter the officer witnessed the gold Ford Taurus cross the double-yellow line and run head on into a Nissan Sentra. Both vehicles sustained serious damage and local firefighters had to be called in to assist with removing both drivers from the wrecked cars. Both drivers have been transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for injuries, their condition has not been released.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed, in a car, motorcycle or truck accidents, or any other serious personal injury claim, you don’t have to go through such difficult situations alone. With over 20 years of experience, the attorneys at Auger & Auger are here to listen to you and answer your questions. Call our offices today Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News

Fatal Crash on Morehead Road

August 13th, 2014

A Wednesday morning crash in Cabarrus County proved fatal after a truck and motorcycle collided on Morehead Road.  According to initial investigation reports, Brandon Reese, who was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck with trailer, pulled out in front of Kyle Landon Dean who was riding his motorcycle.  Dean ended up striking the back of Reese’s trailer, and the motorcycle went down.  Both driver and passenger of the pickup were also injured in the collision.  Local EMS crews transported them to a local hospital where they were treated for non-serious injuries and released.

Difficulties can arise at any time for any person when operating a vehicle. Weather, defective machinery and a thousand other factors can all lead to unexpected accidents. Such occurrences can have far reaching, as well as unforeseen, consequences that may not be apparent immediately. When an accident occurs, it is time to contact a professional to represent you, whether it is a difficult claim with insurance or an injury or even a case of liability for damages. And if you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one killed, in a motor vehicle accident or any other serious personal injury claim, we can help. Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Motorcycle Accidents
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