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6 Reasons Accidents Are Caused by Fatigued Truck Drivers

September 25th, 2020

There are few things more terrifying than getting into an accident with a large truck. Their weight can often exceed the weight of a normal passenger vehicle by 15 – 30 times, making them slower to come to a stop in an emergency and more deadly in a crash. Despite the regulations that freight vehicles and their drivers are obligated to abide by, the profit motive often has drivers and companies pushing the envelope when it comes to safe driving. Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

“My Teen Started Driving!” Parents, Don’t Get Scared — Get Safe!

September 18th, 2020

Many parents recall that the moment their child was born — while exhilarating — was a terrifying experience. However, no parental horror can quite be matched by the moment when they first get their hands on a set of car keys. Not only are teen drivers out and about on their own, but they’re behind the wheel of a two-ton behemoth that goes 80 mph or more!teen in a car

Having a teen who’s started driving can be scary, but parents should always Read more

Posted In: Teenage Drivers

Five Reasons You Need To Wear A Seatbelt

September 11th, 2020

Thanks to aggressive public service campaigns and motor vehicle safety laws, wearing a seatbelt is second-nature for most American drivers in 2020. While it may seem common knowledge that a safety belt is necessary, there are still many people who underestimate the importance of every single passenger wearing their seatbelt every single time they are in a car, no matter how quick the trip is, no matter how deserted the roads are, and no matter how low the speed. man fastening his seatbelt

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Posted In: Seatbelt

Five Safety Tips To Avoid Accidents with Bicycles

September 4th, 2020

As Summer turns to Fall, bicycle traffic increases; students are riding to and from school, and commuter and hobbyist cyclists across the country are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get outside and get active.bicyclists on road

Many drivers are not accustomed to sharing the road with cyclists, and this can lead to an unfortunate uptick in the number of collisions between drivers and bicyclists. It’s important to protect yourself and your fellow community members by taking every precaution to avoid Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

Car Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Child Injury in South Carolina, So Make Sure You’re Using Your Child Car Seat Properly

August 31st, 2020

Cars are made for adult passengers, which is why children 8 and younger need proper devices to make sure they are secured against the effects of a car accident. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), in the event of a collision, a properly installed child safety seat can reduce the risk of death for infants by 71% and toddlers by 45%.

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Recognizing the risks of unrestrained children, South Carolina revised its child safety seat Read more

Posted In: South Carolina Laws

Car Accidents and Brain Injury Statistics: 2020

August 24th, 2020

Did you know that one person in the United States of America sustains a brain injury every 23 seconds? (Source) Around 50,000 of these individuals will die annually following a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Adolescents, young adults, and the elderly are at the highest risk of sustaining this injury (Source).two car accident

While car accidents contribute about 14% of the aggregate TBI cases in the US, they are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths among children and young … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Determining the Value of My Truck Accident Claim

August 19th, 2020

Truck accidents can cause serious medical injury and property damage, so they can have enormous costs. Often, truck accident victims in the Carolinas will allow insurers to determine the value of their claim, and the injured party will accept the first settlement offer they get. This can be a big mistake because insurers will leave out any coverage they can to reduce the amount they pay out to claims. 

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Those injured in a truck accident in North Carolina or South Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

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

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