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Auger Law Personal Injury Blog

What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes an Accident

July 2nd, 2020

Determining fault in a car accident can be one of the biggest points of contention during a personal injury case. When a crash happens and a driver is drunk, on drugs, breaking major traffic laws by speeding or running stoplights, or otherwise obviously and egregiously neglecting their duty to drive safely, it’s likely a court will determine that they were at fault without needing to spend a lot of time deliberating. This doesn’t mean that these cases can’t be complicated, Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Top Three Causes of Car Crashes in the U.S.

June 30th, 2020

Driving is central to life in the United States. Without the ability to quickly get from point A to point B, just about every component of modern life would be vastly different. Unfortunately, the convenience and comfort of driving a vehicle come with the chance of injury or death from a car accident. Over a million people in the U.S. die in car accidents every year, and 20 – 50 million are injured on the top of that. Despite Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Truck Accident Fatalities Reach 30-Year High in the U.S.

June 25th, 2020

Long-haul 18-wheelers have long represented a particular danger for drivers on American roads and highways. Even ignoring the size and momentum of a fully-loaded big rig, other factors like driver awareness, poor vehicle maintenance, or poor weather conditions can make a bad situation even deadlier.truck accident

According to a report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucker deaths are at their highest level in more than 30 years, and deaths of other motorists involved in trucking accidents Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

Bit By a Dog? Take These 7 Steps Immediately

June 23rd, 2020
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You’re walking along the trail, minding your own business, and see what appears to be a friendly dog walking its owner toward you. As you and the dog pass one another, you feel a sharp pain on your hand. You’ve just been bitten!

Once you’ve overcome the shock of having been bitten, there are steps you need to take to reduce your risk of infection. Even when you take the following steps, you’ll want to visit your physician or the Read more

Posted In: Dog Bite

Herbert W. Auger, Esq. – Recognized for Serving the Community Since 1990

May 22nd, 2020

We would like to congratulate our managing attorney and founder, attorney Herb Auger for being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent attorney reviewing organization for his 30th year of service to the communities that Auger & Auger proudly represents. Prior to founding Auger & Auger (now in its 26th year) Herb practiced injury law at firms in New York and North Carolina. After gaining significant experience with claims related to catastrophic injuries and litigating against powerful insurance companies, Herb Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, In The News

Why Are Accident Related Deaths on the Rise When Traffic has Decreased in NC?

May 18th, 2020
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The Charlotte Observer is reporting that North Carolina road traffic is down substantially since the Governor’s stay at home order took effect. Highway traffic during the coronavirus pandemic is down 40% to 50% in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Transportation. At the same time, this recent news article is also reporting that fatal accidents are not significantly down as we would expect them to be. Through May 8, there had been 408 fatal vehicle crashes in North Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Car Accidents, Coronavirus Information, Personal Injury

Deadly Car Accidents Continue Even with Fewer Cars on the Road

May 5th, 2020
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If you are like many others, driving all the time is something you did before life changed when Covid-19 hit our country. Because so many people are either not working or working from home, traffic volume is way down across the United States. While the roads are far from empty, the number of cars on the road is down across the board, creating easier commutes and something you may not expect – no decline in fatal traffic accidents. With … Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Car Accidents, Coronavirus Information, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

Coronavirus Creates Problems on America’s Roads

May 2nd, 2020
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Depending on your individual situation, you may or not be driving very much due to Covid-19 and the work and school restrictions that have brought much of our world to a halt.  If you have been at home and away from our usually very busy roads, you may expect that the roads would look fairly empty. While the roads are certainly less traveled than they were before Covid-19, please do not think that they are barren, and please do not … Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Car Accidents, Coronavirus Information, Personal Injury

Coronavirus Scams: Questions and Answers

April 9th, 2020

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We are sharing this information to help address common concerns that we are hearing right now from our past, current and prospective clients during this unprecedented time. If you have a specific question you would like answered, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  

 

Q: I saw an advertisement for a Coronavirus treatment/supplement/cure, is it a scam?

A:  Buyers Beware! The old saying about being too good to be true has never been more relevant than now. Read more

Posted In: Coronavirus Information

Katherine Knight Wins Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

April 8th, 2020

Auger & Auger is proud to announce Katherine Knight as a winning recipient of our Disabled Scholar Awards for the 2020 Spring Semester. Multiple scholarships for $1,000 are presented during the spring and fall terms to college students across the United States who have exceeded expectations and worked hard to transcend the impact of their disabilities. All recipients of the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award have achieved excellence inside and outside their classrooms, and are making a positive impact … Read more

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Community Support, Disabled Scholar Recipients, Scholarship

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