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Charlotte Electric Scooters: Follow the Rules or Pay More?

April 5th, 2019

As we have previously written, Charlotte like many other cities has been overtaken by electric scooters.  It is unlikely that you will spend very much time in uptown Charlotte without seeing someone riding electric scooters that they can rent through an app on their phone. This issue of scooters in the city has been a hot button issue in the Queen City, as it has been in other cities as well.  While most of the focus on these scooters … Read more

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Fault and a Car Accident In North Carolina

March 29th, 2019

The question of who was at fault for a car accident can have serious consequences. Car accidents in North Carolina have serious consequences in terms of medical treatment for injuries, pain, suffering, and damage to vehicles. In NC, if someone is determined to have been even partially (think 1% out of 100%) at fault (contributory negligence) for the car accident, they will likely be unable to recover against the other party that may have been mostly or almost totally responsible … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

What Kind of Information Is on a Police Report (And Why is it Important)?

March 19th, 2019

 

  • North Carolina law requires a full and complete accident report for any accidents that cause personal injury, and/or over $1,000 in estimated property damage. Additionally, any vehicle carrying hazardous substances that is involved in an accident will also require a police report.
  • Requesting a certified report only costs $5 and can generally be requested after a car accident report has been completed by the reporting law enforcement agency.

police officer writing car accident crash reportAfter a car wreck in North Carolina, it is advisable to … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Be Safe On St. Patrick’s Day (and every day)!

March 15th, 2019

 

St Patricks Day dog – french bulldog

It is hard to believe that it’s already St. Patrick’s Day!  Whether you are Irish or not, we wish everyone a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day.  This year March 17th falls on a Sunday which means that anyone out on St. Patty’s night may reconsider because they have to work on Monday. That being said, anyone out and about on St. Patrick’s Day should still expect a significant amount of people … Read more

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4 Places to Ride Your Bicycle in Raleigh this Spring

March 14th, 2019

family riding bikes in raleighIt’s been a cold, dreary winter this year in Raleigh, and it sometimes seems like warm weather won’t ever be back. But just like all seasons, spring will come — in fact, it’s just around the corner! Before spring arrives, it’s a good idea to plan a few weekend activities for you and the family to make sure you’re getting out and soaking in the sunshine.

One of the best ways the whole family can enjoy the outdoors is with … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

4 “Locals Only” Destinations in Raleigh

March 5th, 2019

box of donutsDespite having an area population nearly a million strong, Raleigh often sits under the radar when it comes to people looking for hip destinations. Fortunately, that’s just the way locals like it! Between being able to grab a craft cocktail without a long wait or knowing the perfect spot for chicken and waffles on a Sunday morning, Raleigh’s citizens enjoy some enticing delicacies all on the down-low.

Area business owners look out for their customers, too, with secret menu options … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

DON’T Drive Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

March 4th, 2019

Don’t Drive if you are Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs!

  • N.C. statutes say that you’re still DWI even if your Rx was legal
  • 11% of drug-impaired drivers in fatal accidents tested positive for opioids
  • Half of older adults say they take multiple prescriptions yet still drive

don't drive while using prescription pillsMany North Carolina drivers have the false impression that they can legally drive after taking drugs so long as those drugs were legally prescribed. In fact, North Carolina DWI law dictates that driving Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Car Accidents, Dangerous Drugs, Drunk Driving

Seeking Medical Help After a Car Accident in North Carolina

February 18th, 2019

Seeking Medical Help after Car AccidentAfter a car accident in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina, your first step should be to make sure everyone is safe and try to move off the road if possible. Then, call 9-1-1 and specifically ask for an ambulance.

When the police come, they may take a statement from you and any other drivers involved. Meanwhile, paramedics can evaluate your injuries and let you know if you need to go to the hospital. If they say you do, don’t Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

An Informative Guide to Car Insurance in North Carolina

January 29th, 2019

Under North Carolina law, all vehicles (except for utility vehicles that aren’t used on public roads) must be protected by insurance policies. In fact, you can’t get your license plate for your car until you have proper insurance — and many car dealerships won’t sell you a car until you prove you have insurance.

If you drive without insurance, you are not only breaking the law, but you’re also setting yourself up to financially responsible for any injuries that you … Read more

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Do Charlotte City Council’s New E-Scooter Rules Make Us Any Safer?

January 16th, 2019

Since Charlotte became one of the many cities to be inundated with rental e-scooters in 2017, there has been much discussion about how to regulate e-scooter usage in the Queen City. As we wrote in a previous article last year on e-scooters, there are many uncertainties when it comes to the risks that riders take when they agree to rent an e-scooter through an app on their phone. Some of these concerns include worries related to safety, financial responsibility … Read more

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