Auger Law Personal Injury Blog
After another particularly brutal summer, a lot of us are looking forward to the winter months — especially those of us who work outside, considering the Carolinas’ sub-tropical temperatures and mild winters. Working under the hot summer sun, the dangers of heatstroke or dehydration is always a threat, and sometimes it seems like you spend as much time drinking water as you do working.
But winter has its dangers for anyone who’ll be spending a lot of time in the … Read more
As difficult a topic as it is, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that surround us and how to deal with the aftermath when those dangers take the life of a loved one. It’s far better to be prepared for these painful events than to be taken by surprise.
When a loved one is taken from you due to the negligence of another person or organization, you may want to do everything in your power to make sure … Read more
When most of us encounter obstacles in life, it gives us pause. We take the time to address our fears, determine options, and proceed around them. Our most recent Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award Winner, Erica Grace Marie Silvey, sails right over them. That’s not just because she’s a top-tier World Para Athletics Junior Championships long jumper and sprinter. It’s because she feels the drive to compete, to improve upon her last results, and to always seek that elusive … Read more
Getting from one place to another, we sometimes have to deal with construction on highways and city roads. They’re a hassle and, at the very best, you’ll have to slow down for the duration of the work zone. It’s very tempting, especially when traffic is otherwise light, to ignore the construction going on since we have to get where we’re going.
Don’t. Highway construction involves pavement in various stages of construction, with one lane often on a different level than … Read more
48 out of 50 states have bans on text messaging while driving, so it may be easy to incorrectly think that problems with distracted driving are a thing of the past. Unfortunately, the rates of cell phone use while driving still remain high across the country, posing a risk to everyone on the road and leading to higher rates of distracted driving accidents.
When you’re in an accident and you believe a distracted driver was responsible, you may want to … Read more
With a public health crisis like COVID-19, some of the products we take for granted can suddenly become difficult to find. In the case of sanitization products, there has been a massive increase in demand and a slowdown in the production of some of the better-known brands.
To fill in these gaps, savvy distillers and other manufacturers found new ways to provide the public with hand sanitizer options, utilizing different alcohol and chemical solutions to get the job done. Not … Read more
Auger & Auger seeks to award individuals with disabilities for their passion and effort towards not just improving their own lives but also improving their communities. While millions pursue higher education every year, most of us have not had the obstacles put in our path that a major health diagnosis can lay. Yet, despite these challenges, our recipients demonstrate the strength of spirit and will needed to not just meet the “typical” standard but excel past it.
These criteria are … Read more
At Auger & Auger, we observe our clients’ financial and legal challenges on a daily basis. Many times, the odds are against them, but our goal is to help them persevere.
Individuals with disabilities face this type of adversity every day, both in monumental struggles, like grappling with large insurance companies, but also in small trials, like trying to have a life fulfilled by extracurricular hobbies.
Our fall 2020 Disabled Scholar Award winner Ethan Berkovitz exemplifies these qualities. His competitive … Read more
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the defendant knowingly invited my client to stay in a mansion inhabited by a homicidal spirit…”
The idea of an actual haunted house being the subject of a lawsuit is fairly amusing. But real-life haunted house attractions carry their own set of dangers that are anything but paranormal. Poorly lit stairwells, falling props, and overzealous actors can all cause injuries to visitors that go well beyond a good-natured scare.
There are over 1,200 haunted … Read more
Bad weather can make an accident more likely, but it’s a particular problem when other drivers are being negligent. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident involving severe weather, chances are that someone’s poor driving decisions are largely to blame. Even still, the presence of weather-related factors can complicate an injury claim.
Those who have been hurt in an accident where severe weather was involved should know how environmentally-related road factors could affect their case. They can use the … Read more