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Liz WestImagine walking down the street with your two year old son when a car drives by and intentionally throws a bottle of water at your toddler striking him in the face.  That is exactly what happened to a Lincolnton family on the 2700 block of Coral Drive.

The father describes the incident as pretty scary.  They thought the car, a silver Malibu, was slowing down as courtesy when a white man in his 20’s threw a half empty bottle of water directly at his two year old son striking him in the face.  The toddler was injured, sustaining bruising and cuts to his face.

Police have the bottle that was used in the assault and they are testing it for DNA evidence.  They may be able to get fingerprints or other DNA off of the bottle to identify the attacker.

Accidents like this one are frustrating because there are no real answers as to why someone would want do something so malicious.  If the person responsible for the attack is identified, he will be responsible for compensating the toddler and his family for injuries suffered in the attack.  This compensation may come from both the criminal court and civil claims against the offender.

Personal injuries that arise out of an assault are trickier in that sometimes they must be attached to a person through wage garnishment or property attachments.  An experienced personal injury attorney understands how pursuits of these types of claims work and can aid you in the recovery of losses suffered due to an injury arising from a criminal act.

Someone injured as a result of someone else’s actions may have a claim for reimbursement of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.  Speak with a personal injury attorney about the dynamics of the accident and your injury for more information regarding what type of compensation is available to you as a result of the accident.

If you are involved in an accident and have suffered injuries as a result, Auger and Auger can help.  We are premier accident attorneys in North Carolina. We strive for excellence and will do our best to represent you or your loved one in a manner that can assist in making you whole again following an accident that is due to someone else’s negligence.  Call us today for a free consultation.

File:Preston Bus Preston Bus Station PN57NFC.jpgYou may remember a tragic bus accident that made headline news about a year ago in Jefferson County Tennessee.  Recently, a feel good story was also covered for this tragic event.

Nine months post-crash, the twelve survivors of the deadly bus crash traveled back to Jefferson County to thank all of the first responders and doctors who assisted in saving their lives.  The scene this day was so much different than the panic and chaos of nine months past.  Today, they simply wanted to say “thank you”.

Tears and hugs greeted the doctors, nurses, helicopter pilot, and others; all who all aided in saving the lives of the twelve survivors.  They also mourned the loss of the six who died on that horrific day when the church bus carrying the 18 passengers blew a tire on Interstate 40.

Tire blowouts are one of the most common reasons for accidents on the road.  Michelin reports approximately 535 fatalities and 23,000 collisions per year due to a tire blowout.

Preventative maintenance to tires is a necessity in reducing the chance of a blowout.  Make sure your tires are property inflated and monitor the wear and tear of tires.

The most common reason for blowout is a puncture when hitting a curb.  Other causes are low tire pressure and tire malfunction.  If you find yourself in a situation where your tire gives out, here are some tips that you can follow.

The first thing you will hear is a very loud pop.  Remain calm, slightly accelerate to compensate for the vehicle pulling towards the side of the blowout and get the vehicle out of the way of traffic.  Once you are clear, lightly hit brakes until the vehicle comes to a stop.

The normal reaction is to hit the brakes and steer away from the pull.  This reaction is what causes most accidents.  Although scary, acceleration will actually help you maintain control of the vehicle while you get it out of the way.

If you are involved in an accident and have suffered injuries as a result, Auger and Auger can help.  We are premier accident attorneys in North Carolina. We strive for excellence and will do our best to represent you or your loved one in a manner that can assist in making you whole again following an accident that is due to someone else’s negligence.  Call us today for a free consultation.

Traffic laws, safety regulations, and other rules to follow are there to keep people safe. Unfortunately, there are those who disregard those rules, and when they do, people get hurt. It may result in no more than a dented car, but these incidents can also cause injury and death. Repair costs and medical bills should not be the responsibility of the injured party, if the accident was caused by another. In such cases, legal compensation is not only fair, it’s a necessity.

Fire Rescue in North Catawba were called to a residence on Doyle Drive on July 4th.

A 52-year-old man was seriously injured when a mortar-style firework exploded, according to a Fire-Rescue captain.

The patient had to be flown by helicopter, because his injuries were severe. The captain believes he may have been taken to the Burn Center at North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

The captain also stated that the firework that caused the injury was illegal to use in North Carolina. He also encouraged everyone to leave fireworks to professionals and to attend a fireworks show, not light them in their backyards.

If you or a loved one have suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, we can help. At Auger & Auger, we know what it’s like to suffer through such difficult times, and we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today. Our services will not cost you a thing until you get your settlement.

Jeff PoskanzerDinner with friends should be a great night out.  Imagine sitting down with your best friends at a local restaurant to have dinner interrupted by a car crashing through the building.

This is exactly what happened at Mac’s Speed shop, the local barbecue favorite on South Boulevard.  Three people were injured as a result of the crash, but luckily none of the injuries were serious.

The accident happened when a 15-year-old driver, with a temporary permit, was learning to drive the family vehicle.  He was with his family at the time of the crash.

Lerner permit accidents are pretty common.  A nervous driver sometimes means to hit the brake but instead hits the gas.  Some of these accidents are benign and leave a funny story, but other times; these accidents can be quite serious and cause serious injury or even death to the driver or others.  In these instances it’s good to know what steps to take to file a claim.

When a teenager drives with a valid permit they are covered under their parent’s auto insurance.  Whatever benefits the parent has with their insurance company transfers to the student driver as long as they are behind the wheel and obeying all of the perimeters of their learners permit.

In a case such as the one above, the parent’s liability insurance will cover the damage to the restaurant and the injuries to the victims.  Where it gets tricky is when there is not enough liability coverage to handle the entire claim.  At that time, a good personal injury attorney can help you identify the best way to initiate a claim so that you can be made whole again following the accident.

Most insurance carriers recommend that coverage be $100,000/$300,000 for their liability coverage.  This means that the person carries coverage for up to $300,000 total for the entire accident.  If seven people have $50,000 claims, there is not enough to cover all losses and the policy is exhausted.   Because claims are handled differently when multiple parties are injured, it is important to speak with an attorney to make sure that your losses are covered.  Failure to act may result in a severe reduction to your claim or no compensation at all.

We at Auger and Auger understand personal injury law and are able to help make you whole again when involved in an accident.  Call us today for a free evaluation of your claim.

An accident is a traumatic affair, even if it is a minor fender bender. When it involves injury, or worse, the losses can be catastrophic. There will be a financial cost, as well, but it should never be the responsibility of the victim to pay it. That burden lies with the cause of the accident. Legal representation from experienced personal injury attorneys can make that happen.

A high school student was injured in an accident in Barbour County and flown to the hospital.

Deputies said the accident was, in fact, a domestic situation. A woman was taken into custody and charged with malicious wounding for hitting the young man with a car.

According to family members, the victim is in stable condition in the ICU, after having been on a ventilator at first. He sustained a fractured skull and a collapsed lung. The victim is a football player, and some of the parents of his teammates and family members have set up a fund for him to assist in his recovery.

Those who cause grievous injury to others should not be allowed to get away with it. If you’ve been a victim and suffered injury, contact us at Auger & Auger. We can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Any time we buy a product, we should expect that it’s safe to use. This goes especially for things where failure of the product can result in serious harm, like food, or toys for children, or the vehicles we drive. This responsibility of the manufacturer does not end when the product leaves the factory floor. They should be accountable for any injuries or deaths caused by their products — but that does not happen without the help of a qualified attorney to fight for the rights of the consumer.

General Motors recently added 8.2 million vehicles to the list of cars being recalled due to faulty ignition switches. All in all, that brings the total for 2014 to 29 million, which is 7 million more than all recalls by all automakers in the previous years.

There have been three deaths, eight injuries, and seven crashes which involved the models of vehicles being recalled, but there is no conclusive evidence that the accidents were due to the faulty ignition switch.

The ignition switches in these cars would turn from “run” to “accessory” without warning, which shuts down the engines. Without power steering and power break, the driver can no longer control the vehicle. This also does not allow airbags to inflate if the car crashes. According to GM, they knew this may have been a problem more than 10 years ago, but only began to recall the vehicles in 2014.

Government agencies, including Congress and the Department of Justice are investigating GM. The company has already paid a $35 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of their failure to inform the public of the ignition switches in a timely manner.

If you’ve suffered due to the negligence or carelessness of another, it is your right to receive compensation. We can help you get it at Auger & Auger. Contact us now for a free consultation. We won’t charge you any fees until we get a settlement for you.

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