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The Ultimate Question List to Ask Before Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

October 15th, 2014

Six Weeks in a CastThe safety of yourself and your family is undoubtedly one of your priorities. When you or a family member is injured through no fault of our own, be it at work, at school or on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.

It is often in your best interest to consult with a personal injury lawyer before you speak with any individual party or insurance agent. An attorney with experience in personal injury law can give you much needed advice regarding your rights and eligibility to receive compensation.

If you have never experienced an issue that necessitated the contacting of an attorney, you may be overwhelmed by your choices. There are dozens of lawyers in the area that claim to be experts at this type of litigation. Unfortunately, not all of these attorneys have the experience that they claim.

Before you take any steps forward, it is important that you hire the right lawyer to handle your case. To assist you in that endeavor, here is a list of questions that you must ask before you hire any personal injury attorney.

1. What is your area of specialty? While Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Two Injured In York County Crash Due To Sleepy Driver

October 10th, 2014

According to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Tuesday morning accident that closed down portions of the road was caused by a driver falling asleep at the wheel. The thirty-nine year old woman who fell asleep while driving veered left of center into an oncoming Dodge pickup truck. The pickup truck then lost control and struck a semi, knocking loose part of the vehicle which then struck yet another vehicle. The woman who initially wrecked as well as one other driver both suffered injuries in the incident and were transported to a local hospital for treatment of those injuries.

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 listen to your situation. So if you have been injured, contact the Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News

The Fatal Five: 5 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions

October 9th, 2014

Motorcycles and riders, circa 1980sWhen it comes to highway accidents in the United States, 11% can be attributed to motorcycles. Unfortunately, while owning and operating a motorcycle can provide a sense of exhilarating freedom, your chances for serious injury or death are higher than that of any other vehicle’s driver.

People hold the assumption that accidents involving motorcycles are due to reckless driving on the part of the motorcycle operator. This is not always the case. Here we will clear up five of the most common motorcycle safety myths and misconceptions.

1. Aggressive driving by motorcycle operators causes accidents.

Contrary to what you may have come to believe, the majority of accidents involving motorcycles are actually caused by the other driver involved in the accident. Why? Because motorcycles can be difficult to see, and they often go unnoticed by drivers of cars and trucks.

2. Potholes and inclement weather contribute to thousands of motorcycle accidents.

The truth of the matter is this: Weather and poor road conditions were the cause of approximately 2% of al motorcycle accidents in 2012. Motorcycles driven by trained operators are stable and safe enough to drive on most roads and in most weather conditions.

3. The younger the operator, Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Two High School Students Die in Crash, One in Critical Condition

October 8th, 2014

Bunker Hill High School remains in a state of shock and mourning after the death of two students and the hospitalization of a third. Alec Sigmon and Justin Turner, along with Sigmon’s sister, Jessica Sigmon, and Chloe Cordell were all in a car together when the accident occurred. Jacob Turner, who had recently graduated, was driving the vehicle at fast speeds down River Bend Road when he lost control of the vehicle according to investigators. The car flipped, killing Alec Sigmon and Justin Turner, as well as seriously injuring Chloe Cordell who remains in critical condition.

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 listen to your situation. So if you have been injured, contact the attorneys of Auger & Auger Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News

Charlotte Accidents on the Rise

October 7th, 2014

profile_herbAttorney Herb Auger says injuries are up too

CHARLOTTE, NC – 2013 was the worst year for car accidents in four years, according to a new crash report that came out last month. Attorney Herb Auger of Auger & Auger says these accidents aren’t all fender-benders—injuries and deaths are on the rise as well.

The report is compiled annually by the Charlotte Department of Transportation (DOT) and shows there were roughly 21,000 accidents last year, according to TWC News (retrieved 10.02.2014). That’s the highest level since 2009, a fact that Auger says is not coincidental.

“What we’re seeing is more people on the roads driving because the economy has improved,” he said. “More drivers means more accidents.”

But Auger says that doesn’t make the crashes inevitable.

“If you look at the numbers, we’re also seeing an increase in distracted driving,” he said. “People don’t realize using a cell phone can impair you as severely as driving drunk.”

Nearly one in four of the accidents were caused by distracted driving, according to the report.

“Not all the accidents are minor,” Auger said. “We’re also seeing a high rate of fatal accidents, and many people who do survive a wreck will face Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News

Construction Worker Injured in Platform Fall

October 7th, 2014

A construction worker is battling life-threatening injuries after an accident on the work site. Early Thursday morning a man who was working on the apartment complex being built on Barclay Downs Drive and Morrison Boulevard fell approximately twenty feet and landed on a raised platform. Emergency crews were forced to use one of the construction company’s cranes to get to the injured worker. While details about the injured man’s condition have not been released, EMS personnel indicated that the injuries the man suffered were life threatening.

Construction is a very dangerous career. Falls and other injuries are common, and safety regulations are followed closely. Yet there is always the opportunity for an accident. All workers should familiarize themselves with how to file a workers’ compensation claim just in case something should happen.

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. Workers’ compensation claims can be very tricky to navigate. With over 20 years of experience, the attorneys at Auger & Auger are here to listen to you and answer your questions. Call our Read more

Posted In: In The News, Workers' Compensation

Elderly Driver Hits and Kills Pedestrian

October 6th, 2014

Earlier this week a forty-two year old woman was struck and killed on her way home from a local convenience store. Kimberly Regina Allen was walking home from a Kangaroo store when she stepped out into traffic on Statesville Boulevard near Lash Drive in Salisbury N.C. According to investigators, sixty-five year old David Bower did not see her as she began to cross the road and struck her with his vehicle. Allen was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries and later died there. No criminal charges have been filed against Bower at this time.

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 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: Car Accidents

Top 12 Causes of Car Accidents

September 30th, 2014

AccidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you experience consequences beyond a damaged vehicle. You may experience temporary or permanent injuries, a loss of income, or any number of unexpected, frustrating consequences.

While many causes of car accidents seem obvious, this list is aimed at all drivers, new and experienced. Whether you just got your license or have been driving for decades, this list serves as a reminder to the causes of accidents and how you can avoid causing them.

1. Distracted Driving

The number one cause of auto accidents is distracted driving. Any time your full attention is not on the road, you are considered to be distracted.

2. Speeding

It is not unusual for people to drive slightly above the speed limit. Although this can be dangerous, it is not as dangerous as the people traveling 10, 20 or 30 miles above the limit. Remember that the faster you are moving, the longer it will take you to react and come to a stop.

3. Drunk Driving

Drivers who are drunk do not possess the same focus or ability to react as those who drive sober. If you choose to drink, find someone sober to drive.

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Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

Survivor Still Recovering from Accident that happened three years ago

September 26th, 2014

L’Hon Siu’s son Khai Cook is “recovering each day” according to his grandmother, Lorna.  “Its going to be a lifelong journey”, she stated to reporters.  Cooke is a survivor in the automobile accident that took the life of his mother H’Luon Siu nearly three years ago when Eric Cox drove through a red light and collided with the vehicle that H’Luon was driving.  Cox, who had already had one drunk driving conviction on his record, was found to be far over the legal limit when the accident occurred.

Cox was found guilty of second degree murder as a result of the collision, and a judge has sentenced him to at least 17 years in prison.  However his defense team does plan to file an appeal.

Accidents inflict damage far beyond the obvious injuries and fatalities. Families will always feel the loss of loved ones, especially when the victims are children who have lost their parents. Beyond the financial loss incurred in such case is the emotional trauma that will stay with the entire family for the rest of their lives. The Personal Injury Attorneys of Auger & Auger Law can help you get the compensation you deserve when a Read more

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

Will That Dog Bite? 5 Reasons It Might

September 24th, 2014

too lateEvery year in the United States, more than four million people can call themselves dog bite victims. One fifth of these victims need to have their injuries attended to in a medical facility. Here’s another statistic: Half of all dog bite victims are under the age of 13.

There is a common misconception surrounding dog bites. Many people believe that it’s the strange dog that bites. According to According to dog bite statistics, most dog bites are delivered by an animal that the victim is familiar with. What is extremely important to understand is that any dog can bite; even the family pet. Here are five of the most common reasons that dogs lash out.

1. Possessiveness

Have you seen the “cute” pictures on the Internet of babies taking toys away from dogs? 9 times out of 10, that behavior may be perfectly safe. It’s the tenth time that it all goes wrong. Many adults are not skilled in reading canine body language, and infants and toddlers most certainly are not. Do not allow your children to take items like toys and food away from any dog. Ever.

2. Fear

Many dog bites that are delivered by a fearful Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks
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