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The Unseen Effects of Auto Accidents: Trauma

December 4th, 2020

Automobile accidents can cause more than physical damage to a person; the mental anguish experienced in the aftermath of a wreck can easily outweigh the pain of any bodily injuries incurred in a collision. This lasting impairment is often an unexpected and deeply frustrating hurdle to overcome.woman dealing with trauma following an auto accidentma

In the wake of any kind of accident or injury, it is prudent that you seek mental health care, in addition, to care for your physical well-being. You can also assert your legal Read more

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What To Do If You Are In A Highway Construction Accident

November 13th, 2020

Getting from one place to another, we sometimes have to deal with construction on highways and city roads. They’re a hassle and, at the very best, you’ll have to slow down for the duration of the work zone. It’s very tempting, especially when traffic is otherwise light, to ignore the construction going on since we have to get where we’re going.highway construction signs

Don’t. Highway construction involves pavement in various stages of construction, with one lane often on a different level than Read more

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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

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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

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Why Do Most Accidents Occur So Close to Our Homes?

July 22nd, 2020

It’s an oft-repeated statistic, but it’s one that’s held true through the years: the vast majority of car accidents happen within a few miles of our homes. Usually, the idea is to advise caution on every trip, no matter how close by it is. car accident hit guardrail

But that factoid also raises so many questions. Why do so many accidents happen close to the home? What factors make it more likely? And what can I do to reduce my risk of a nearby Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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