Most car accident victims know that they need to seek emergency medical attention after their incident without a second thought, but they may not be sure what to do when they get sent home with their hospital bills in hand. Some hospitals may try to demand full payment or even ask for a payment agreement before you leave the hospital, meaning that your trip to the emergency room will likely cause you to worry about who is going to pay … Read more
During the first four months of 2018, the Highway Patrol of South Carolina recorded 993 distracted-driving collisions. Twelve of these crashes were due to texting while driving, and 13 involved fatalities. In 2017, South Carolina again ranked first in the nation for highest fatality rate per miles traveled. Its 1.88 deaths per 100 million miles driven were almost twice the national average, according to the Institute for Highway Safety.
As a personal injury firm, Auger & Auger is … Read more
Unfortunately, justice is not automatic, even when it’s clear you’ve been injured by another person’s carelessness.
The insurance company and their teams of well-trained claim representatives have one goal, to pay as little as possible, or even nothing on a claim. They use a number of textbook tactics in reaching this goal, but their number one tactic is to say and do whatever they can to prevent the injured victim from hiring a lawyer.
Reasons why you should hire … Read more
Having to turn to a lawyer for help can be intimidating. You’ve been injured or lost someone close to you, as a result of a traffic accident, act of negligence or intentional malice. Now you need to rely on help from someone you have no experience with. The good news is that Auger & Auger is just the firm to have in your corner — without having to scrape up money you don’t have. That’s how much it means to … Read more
More and more semi-truck drivers are choosing to implement dash cams in their vehicles to document any collision or other event they may be involved in. This is especially crucial on North Carolina’s roads, where trucks are often stuck in traffic and can be involved in accidents either caused by their own actions or by the actions of other drivers.
However, even if truck drivers do have their own dash cams, their case isn’t always cut and dried. An experienced … Read more
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that there were over 4,000 boating accidents in 2017. Of those, 151 occurred in one of South Carolina’s waterways resulting in 13 lost lives, 52 non-fatal injuries, and nearly $3 million in damages.
Residents know that South Carolina’s lakes and reservoirs offer great fishing and beautiful views. However, easygoing fun in the sun turns dangerous, even deadly, far too often when vessel operators fail to prevent avoidable collisions. The reality is that the vast majority … Read more
When you are injured due to the negligence of another, you will find yourself dealing with a handful of people you’ve never spoken to before. You will talk to witnesses, medical professionals, and insurance agents. Another stranger to you will be an insurance claim adjuster. You expect to be treated with respect and dignity, but how do you know this person is really in your corner?
Ideally, negotiations should be fair, but an insurance claim adjuster can find it hard … Read more
After a car accident, medical bills can be quite expensive, even if you have health insurance. On top of that difficulty, severe injuries may cause you to miss multiple days — or even weeks — of work. In this scenario, you’re not only gathering a large amount of medical debt, but you’re also missing out on the income you would normally use for day-to-day expenses.
If your injuries were caused in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you … Read more
The latest report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that truck accidents are on the rise. In fact, fatal accidents involving large trucks increased by 40% between 2009 and 2017 and 80% of the fatalities are the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
Bad driving habits aside, there are many factors that point to an increase in truck accidents and deaths, including rapid urban development and mobility and poor regulations of the growing industry.
Auger & Auger truck accident … Read more
With the thousands of global flights crisscrossing our skies every day — it’s a true testament to the pilots, the flight crew, aircraft manufacturers and ground support that commercial air travel is as safe as it is.
The facts are that most planes don’t collide in the air, nor do they lose control and fall to the earth very often. Extreme turbulence, erratic weather patterns, and pilot error may converge at just the wrong time, making avoidance impossible and … Read more
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