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Seeking Medical Help After a Car Accident in North Carolina

February 18th, 2019

Seeking Medical Help after Car AccidentAfter a car accident in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina, your first step should be to make sure everyone is safe and try to move off the road if possible. Then, call 9-1-1 and specifically ask for an ambulance.

When the police come, they may take a statement from you and any other drivers involved. Meanwhile, paramedics can evaluate your injuries and let you know if you need to go to the hospital. If they say you do, don’t Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

An Informative Guide to Car Insurance in North Carolina

January 29th, 2019

Under North Carolina law, all vehicles (except for utility vehicles that aren’t used on public roads) must be protected by insurance policies. In fact, you can’t get your license plate for your car until you have proper insurance — and many car dealerships won’t sell you a car until you prove you have insurance.

If you drive without insurance, you are not only breaking the law, but you’re also setting yourself up to financially responsible for any injuries that you … Read more

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Do Charlotte City Council’s New E-Scooter Rules Make Us Any Safer?

January 16th, 2019

Since Charlotte became one of the many cities to be inundated with rental e-scooters in 2017, there has been much discussion about how to regulate e-scooter usage in the Queen City. As we wrote in a previous article last year on e-scooters, there are many uncertainties when it comes to the risks that riders take when they agree to rent an e-scooter through an app on their phone. Some of these concerns include worries related to safety, financial responsibility … Read more

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Drowsy Driving is Eight Times Higher than Projections – What You Need to Know

January 14th, 2019

Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous or even more dangerous than drunk driving.

1.2 million accidents are caused annually by sleeplessness. While watching this video, there will be  several accidents in the United States caused by drowsy or sleep deprived drivers.

An immediate side effect of not getting enough sleep is a lack of concentration.  Not being able to pay attention because of not getting enough sleep can be dangerous when a sleepy driver gets behind the wheel.

Drowsy Read more

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Types of Damages You May be Awarded After a Car Accident

January 11th, 2019

damages you may receive after a car accidentIf you have been involved in a car crash, you may have someone recommend to you that you seek the services of an experienced car accident attorney who can help you with your case. The typical reason is that a non-lawyer may not be capable of assessing all of the types of damages / compensation that they may be able to recover from the other driver’s insurance company following their car accident.

Without knowledge of North Carolina car accident law, Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Insurance, Personal Injury

Comparing Charlotte NC’s Car Accident Stats to the Rest of the State?

January 7th, 2019
  • Charlotte’s Mecklenburg County ranks #1 in overall car accident fatalities as well as DUI-related deaths
  • Mecklenburg County has a high rate of deaths related to people not wearing proper restraints
  • Efforts by the city, county, and state intend to reduce these deaths by enforcing laws while also educating drivers of these risks
The sun setting over Charlotte, NC.

 

In terms of overall traffic-related fatalities, Charlotte, North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County ranks first — or last, depending on how you look Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving, In the Community

Leanne Joyce Wins Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

December 19th, 2018

auger & auger disability scholar winner - leanne joyceAuger & Auger is proud to announce that Leanne Joyce is one of the recipients of our 2018 Fall Semester Disabled Scholar Award. During the fall and spring semesters, scholarships are presented by Auger & Auger to students throughout America who have exceeded expectations and worked very hard to overcome their disabilities. Additionally, recipients of the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar award have achieved excellence in and out of the classroom and they make positive impacts in their communities. Recipients Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, In the Community, In The News

What Evidence Should You Collect at a Car Accident Scene?

December 19th, 2018

Evidence is the backbone of any injury case, and having solid evidence could mean the difference between your claim succeeding or not. While you do have several top priorities after your accident — such as calling the police and seeking medical attention for all hurt parties, including yourself — documenting the accident scene as soon as possible falls right in after those in terms of importance. This evidence typically includes photos, eyewitness testimony, detailed notes, official documents, and anything else Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury

Fault and Your North Carolina Injury Car Accident

December 14th, 2018

As winter hits North Carolina, car accidents are going to become more common. Ice and snow have already made the roads slick, causing vehicles to slide on the roads and into other cars. When these incidents happen, it’s important to know how to determine who’s at fault.

As Charlotte car accident lawyers, we’ve seen time and time again drivers make one simple mistake that shifted blame for the wreck: Apologizing or otherwise admitting blame at the scene. This simple … Read more

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Stay Safe While Shopping for the Holidays

December 5th, 2018

staying safe when shopping during the holidaysThough Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed us by, the holiday shopping season is still in full swing. Whether you’re in Charlotte or elsewhere in the Carolinas this holiday season, remember that a lot of people will be out there on the road and in the stores with you as you look for gifts for your loved ones. With everyone out shopping unfortunately there is an opportunity for more people to be involved in car accidents and other situations Read more

Posted In: In the Community, In The News, Personal Injury
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