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Driving Drowsy is Dangerous in a Big Rig or a Car

October 22nd, 2018
  • Drowsy driving is estimated to cause up to 6,000 fatal wrecks each year.
  • Commercial drivers may be more likely than Non-Commercial drivers to drive drowsy.
  • People who snore or sleep 6 or fewer hours at a stretch are more likely to drive drowsy.

 

dangers of drowsy drivingWhen you are involved in a car or big truck accident, you are understandably anxious. Due to the catastrophic and powerful nature of car and big truck accidents, victims are often left with severe physical injuries, Read more

Posted In: Asleep at the Wheel, Personal Injury, Punitive Damages, Truck Accidents, Uncategorized

Protecting Yourself Against Workplace Injuries in North Carolina

October 10th, 2018
  • 174 people lost their lives on as a result of workplace injuries in North Carolina in 2016.
  • 59% of these injuries were caused by either transportation accidents or injuries involving other people or animals.
  • Falls, slips, or trips accounted for 26 deaths.

People across North Carolina go to work every day. Unfortunately, there are numerous work-related Injuries that happen every day.  Some of these injuries are minor and require little to no medical attention at all, while other injuries may Read more

Posted In: Workers' Compensation

Amauri Bowman Named Auger & Auger Disabled Scholarship Winner for Fall 2018

October 3rd, 2018

Auger & Auger is happy to announce that Amauri Bowman is one of the recipients of our 2018 Fall Semester Disabled Scholar Award. These $1,000 scholarships are presented twice a year to high-achieving students across America who have worked hard to overcome the perceived limits of their disability. They have achieved excellence in and out of the classroom, and they have made a positive impact on their community.

Amauri was born with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that can … Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Disabled Scholar Recipients, In the Community, In The News

Do You Know What to Do After a Hit and Run?

September 25th, 2018

 

 

  • The number of hit-and-run accidents rose 50% in 2017 from the year before.
  • There were more than 15,000 hit-and-runs in North Carolina in 2016.
  • Hit-and-run accidents totaled 13,612 in 2015.

 

Car accidents are frightening and stressful. They are loud, they are fast, and they are terrible for all involved. No one leaves their home expecting to be involved in a collision that day. Unfortunately, no one can predict when an accident will happen. Your entire life can Read more

Posted In: Uncategorized

Should You Take a Ride on a Public Scooter?

September 6th, 2018
  • A woman in Los Angeles broke her arm in March after falling from a scooter.
  • A woman at UCLA was knocked unconscious after being hit by a rider on a scooter.
  • A woman encountered uneven pavement on a sidewalk in Santa Monica, falling off her scooter and breaking her arm.

Electric scooters have been in the news recently. No, they aren’t the hottest toy this holiday season, although Razor scooters are still popular among kids. These scooters are making the Read more

Posted In: In The News, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Staying Safe this Labor Day Weekend!

August 30th, 2018

 

Whether you are staying home or headed to the beach for one last glimpse of summer, Labor Day weekend means the roads will be busy in town and out on our highways.  Everyone wants a safe weekend of great memories and of course no one wants to ever get injured in a car accident.  With that being said, here are some reminders for all of the drivers out there that will be out and about over this Labor Day … Read more

Posted In: Uncategorized

A Look at North Carolina’s Motorcycle Laws

August 21st, 2018
  • 4,976 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2016.
  • These fatalities comprised 13% of all traffic deaths that year.
  • 27% of motorcycle drivers who died as the result of an accident in 2016 were unlicensed.

Link: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles

 

The state of North Carolina has many laws on the books that relate to motorcycles. In general, these laws are enforced to keep motorcyclists safe. They also serve to keep passengers and other drivers on the road out of harm’s way. These Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Golf Cart Accidents: Info and Prevention

August 10th, 2018
  • Between 1990 and 2006, approximately 147,696 people were treated for golf-cart related injuries.
  • Arm and hand fractures were the most common injuries, occuring in 41.3% of cases.
  • Fractures to feet and legs were the second most common injuries at 37.9%.

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5314551_Golf_Cart-Related_Injuries_in_the_US

 

According to the numbers, golf cart accidents have risen dramatically in the last two years. Visits to emergency rooms for injuries sustained in these accidents total in the tens of thousands. These vehicles are the preferred mode Read more

Posted In: Uncategorized

Back To School – Bus Stop Safety

August 3rd, 2018

 

  • In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed.
  • In that same year, about 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal injuries.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in accidents than those in cars.

Depending on where you live in the country, you may already be seeing school buses on the road. Some buses are transporting children, and others are practicing their routes. Kids will be returning to school in the next couple of weeks if they haven’t already Read more

Posted In: Uncategorized

Can I Use My Smartwatch When I Drive?

July 23rd, 2018
  • There are 1.6 million accidents each year due to cell phone use behind the wheel.
  • 263 teenagers aged 15 through 19 were killed because of distracted driving in 2016.
  • According to the NHTSA, approximately 660,000 drivers use an electronic device behind the wheel every day.

https://www.teensafe.com/distracted-driving/100-distracted-driving-facts-and-statistics-2018/

 

People love technology. One of the latest gadgets that people can be seen sporting isn’t attached to their ear, but they wear it on their wrist. Yes, you guessed it, the “smartwatch” Once Read more

Posted In: Uncategorized
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