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Daylight Saving Time Doubles Number of Car Accidents in North and South Carolina

November 5th, 2021

car driving in the dark

In the week that follows Daylight Saving Time, Carolina drivers must remain alert as roads become more dangerous.

This Sunday, November 7, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means we’ll get an extra hour of sleep. But before you get too excited about a little extra snooze time, you should know that Daylight Saving Time has a dark side.

When the clocks spring forward and fall back each year, it’s only by an hour, but research shows that it takes days Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

Fall Recall Alert! Is your vehicle affected?

October 25th, 2021

Millions of vehicles are under recall for faulty airbags, splitting tires, and stalling engines

Fall is here, which means cooler temperatures, changing leaves, lots of football and pumpkin everything.  But this year, fall is also becoming synonymous with recall—in the last three months, more than 5 million vehicles have been recalled for a range of issues, including faulty airbags, splitting tires, stalling engines, and potential fire hazards.  On top of that, over 3 million child car seats have been recalled Read more

Posted In: Recall Alerts

Auger & Auger sponsors 11th Annual Beers & Burpees Charity Event in Charlotte, North Carolina

September 20th, 2021
Auger law team at the Beer & Burpees Event

Each year, over 1,500 people come together in Charlotte to work out, drink beer, and raise money for the Changing Lives Together Foundation.

In case you can’t tell, community and giving back are a big part of Auger & Auger’s mission. And one of our favorite ways to give back is at one of the most fun, heart-pumping local charity events—Beers & Burpees in Charlotte!

This year marks the fifth year in a row that Auger & Auger is sponsoring … Read more

Posted In: Community Support, In the Community

4 Car Accident Myths Carolina Drivers Need to Stop Believing

August 9th, 2021

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of information about accidents in North and South Carolina that is simply not true. The internet tells you one thing, and your loved ones say another. At Auger & Auger, we are committed to providing true, clear, and accurate information that can help you make important decisions during a challenging time.

myths vs facts

If you are involved in an accident in North or South Carolina, we strongly encourage you to contact our experienced teamRead more

Posted In: Car Accidents

5 Changes North and South Carolina Residents Should Make to Their Car Insurance this Year to Stay Protected and Save Money

July 13th, 2021

If you live in North or South Carolina, it may be time to review your car insurance policy

Has the coronavirus pandemic affected car insurance? Yes, and in more ways than one. This past year in North and South Carolina, driving habits changed. People began working from home. Lockdown restrictions prevented travel. Loss of work led to reductions in coverage or car insurance cancellations. 

And these changes are concerning—especially as traffic returns to normal. In the 25+ years that we Read more

Posted In: Car Insurance Tips

Auger & Auger Congratulates Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Kaitlyn O’Connor

June 29th, 2021

We are all asked to make hard choices from time to time, but those who are born with a disability or chronic condition often face such choices at a very early age. With the goal of being able to have as normal of a life as possible, many families are torn between multiple care options, each with its own set of risks.

Kaitlyn O'Connor

The option being weighed by the family of our latest Disabled Scholar Award Winner, Kaitlyn O’Connor, was an Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Auger & Auger Announces Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Madelyn Gilbert

June 23rd, 2021

Auger & Auger wishes to congratulate our most recent Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner: Madelyn Gilbert. Diagnosed with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Madelyn experienced difficulty in her school career clearly processing instructions and information.

Madelyn Gilbert

The condition led her to increase her own workload in order to study harder, rewrite her extensive in-class notes, and apply herself to the fullest with every single assignment and task. Her dedication also manifests on the softball field, where she earned her varsity Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Auger & Auger Congratulates Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award Winner Hayley Henke

June 17th, 2021

Awareness doesn’t just bring attention; it also brings validation. And from that validation, people can develop empathy, respect, and consideration — for themselves as well as others.

Hayley Henke

This was the lesson learned by one of our Spring 2021 Disabled Scholar Award winners, Hayley Henke. When she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of seven, her reaction was to be embarrassed. She initially wanted to hide her condition, but her mother took the important step of bringing her … Read more

Posted In: Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

Urgent Warning Issued for Treadmills and Children

June 17th, 2021

Dozens of children have been injured and one killed by a popular at-home treadmill 

baby crawling on a treadmill To say the coronavirus pandemic has changed lives throughout the Carolinas would be an understatement. From remote work and school schedules to new ways to attend events and connect with others, COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on our day-to-day lives. While some lifestyle changes have been positive, one trend is raising concerns about child safety.

Children are being injured by treadmills at an alarming rate

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Posted In: Safety Tips

Why is North Carolina stalling the 2021 Hands Free NC Act? What does this mean for drivers?

May 21st, 2021

Did you know that over 18% of all car accidents in North Carolina involve a distracted driver?

man using a cell phone while driving

Distracted driving is a serious and growing threat to road safety in North Carolina. However, a new senate bill—known as the 2021 Hands-Free NC Act—is trying to help solve the problem. If passed, the 2021 Hands Free NC Act will make it illegal to use hand-held phones while driving. 

However, legislators predict the bill will be pushed out to 2022—another stumbling block Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving

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