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Auger Law Personal Injury Blog

What Is a Truck’s “No-zone”?

August 12th, 2020

One of the first things a driver learns once they actually get out on the road is how to deal with blind spots. Properly maintained review mirrors can’t cover everything, and when one is changing lanes, it pays to be careful to look behind to make sure the lane is clear. It also pays for the driver being passed to be aware of the other driver’s blind spots, as well.truck no zone

Now imagine the blind spot of a long-haul, fully-loaded 18-wheeler Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

I Was a Passenger in a Car Accident, What Are My Rights?

August 5th, 2020

When car accidents happen, the at-fault party must be identified so that all injured parties can receive compensation for their injuries. In 2017, North Carolina saw over 81,000 car-related injuries and over 1,400 deaths. South Carolina was the third-worst state in the union behind Mississippi and Alabama for car crashes in 2016, with 20.5 deaths per 100,000 people.passengers view of driver

But what if you’re a passenger in a car involved in an accident? What if you’re injured? What if it was the Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Courtesy & Caution: Staying Safe Alongside Semi Trucks

July 29th, 2020

Tips for successful interstate interactions when sharing the road with big rigs, tractor-trailers, and other multi-axle vehicles.

With a combined population of over 15 million, and containing many heavily-traveled stretches of the East Coast’s most-used highways, auto accidents are an unfortunate part of life in the Carolinas. Convenient access to several major US cities makes North and South Carolina a busy thoroughfare for large shipping trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles. speeding semi truck on highway

As members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

Why Do Most Accidents Occur So Close to Our Homes?

July 22nd, 2020

It’s an oft-repeated statistic, but it’s one that’s held true through the years: the vast majority of car accidents happen within a few miles of our homes. Usually, the idea is to advise caution on every trip, no matter how close by it is. car accident hit guardrail

But that factoid also raises so many questions. Why do so many accidents happen close to the home? What factors make it more likely? And what can I do to reduce my risk of a nearby Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes an Accident

July 2nd, 2020

Determining fault in a car accident can be one of the biggest points of contention during a personal injury case. When a crash happens and a driver is drunk, on drugs, breaking major traffic laws by speeding or running stoplights, or otherwise obviously and egregiously neglecting their duty to drive safely, it’s likely a court will determine that they were at fault without needing to spend a lot of time deliberating. This doesn’t mean that these cases can’t be complicated, Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Top Three Causes of Car Crashes in the U.S.

June 30th, 2020

Driving is central to life in the United States. Without the ability to quickly get from point A to point B, just about every component of modern life would be vastly different. Unfortunately, the convenience and comfort of driving a vehicle come with the chance of injury or death from a car accident. Over a million people in the U.S. die in car accidents every year, and 20 – 50 million are injured on the top of that. Despite Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Truck Accident Fatalities Reach 30-Year High in the U.S.

June 25th, 2020

Long-haul 18-wheelers have long represented a particular danger for drivers on American roads and highways. Even ignoring the size and momentum of a fully-loaded big rig, other factors like driver awareness, poor vehicle maintenance, or poor weather conditions can make a bad situation even deadlier.truck accident

According to a report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucker deaths are at their highest level in more than 30 years, and deaths of other motorists involved in trucking accidents Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

Bit By a Dog? Take These 7 Steps Immediately

June 23rd, 2020
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You’re walking along the trail, minding your own business, and see what appears to be a friendly dog walking its owner toward you. As you and the dog pass one another, you feel a sharp pain on your hand. You’ve just been bitten!

Once you’ve overcome the shock of having been bitten, there are steps you need to take to reduce your risk of infection. Even when you take the following steps, you’ll want to visit your physician or the Read more

Posted In: Dog Bite

Herbert W. Auger, Esq. – Recognized for Serving the Community Since 1990

May 22nd, 2020

We would like to congratulate our managing attorney and founder, attorney Herb Auger for being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent attorney reviewing organization for his 30th year of service to the communities that Auger & Auger proudly represents. Prior to founding Auger & Auger (now in its 26th year) Herb practiced injury law at firms in New York and North Carolina. After gaining significant experience with claims related to catastrophic injuries and litigating against powerful insurance companies, Herb Read more

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Why Are Accident Related Deaths on the Rise When Traffic has Decreased in NC?

May 18th, 2020
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The Charlotte Observer is reporting that North Carolina road traffic is down substantially since the Governor’s stay at home order took effect. Highway traffic during the coronavirus pandemic is down 40% to 50% in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Transportation. At the same time, this recent news article is also reporting that fatal accidents are not significantly down as we would expect them to be. Through May 8, there had been 408 fatal vehicle crashes in North Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Car Accidents, Coronavirus Information, Personal Injury

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