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Why every driver in North and South Carolina needs additional uninsured motorist coverage in 2022

January 27th, 2022
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A record-breaking 13% of drivers will hit the road without car insurance this year. If you’re involved in an accident in North or South Carolina, there is a 1 in 8 chance that you will be financially responsible regardless of who is at-fault—unless you have sufficient uninsured motorist coverage.

What is uninsured motorist coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage financially protects you in the event you are injured in an accident caused by a driver who does not have insurance. Underinsured motorist Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Car Insurance Tips

4 Car Accident Myths Carolina Drivers Need to Stop Believing

August 9th, 2021

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of information about accidents in North and South Carolina that is simply not true. The internet tells you one thing, and your loved ones say another. At Auger & Auger, we are committed to providing true, clear, and accurate information that can help you make important decisions during a challenging time.

myths vs facts

If you are involved in an accident in North or South Carolina, we strongly encourage you to contact our experienced teamRead more

Posted In: Car Accidents

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

May 3rd, 2021

How to keep your dog safe in a car

With changes to how we travel, many North Carolina and South Carolina residents are hitting the road with dogs as their copilots. Whether your plan is to hike and camp, explore back roads and under-the-radar towns, or visit family and friends, the promise of an adventure on the open road can be exciting not just for you but for your dog, too.

At Auger & Auger, our dogs are part of our family, and we take them everywhere! Whether it’s … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

Top 12 Causes of Car Accidents

March 12th, 2021

AccidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you experience consequences beyond a damaged vehicle. You may experience temporary or permanent injuries, a loss of income, or any number of unexpected, frustrating consequences.

While many causes of car accidents seem obvious, this list is aimed at all drivers, new and experienced. Whether you just got your license or have been driving for decades, this list serves as a reminder to the causes of accidents and how you can avoid causing … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

Statistics Say These People are More Likely to Cause an Accident

February 15th, 2021

Senior citizen driving car with seatbelt on When it comes to vehicle accidents, there are certain people who are more likely to cause accidents than others. Read on to discover what research has shown.

Teenager or Senior?

If the competition for worst drivers is between teenagers and seniors, teens lose. Drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to cause a car crash than drivers 20 and over.

Seniors get a bad rap when it comes to driving. Teens do … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Uncategorized

Sinkholes…Who Pays?

January 15th, 2021

Sinkhole.Residents of Raleigh, North Carolina recently had to deal with road closures thanks to a sinkhole. This unusual occurrence raises an interesting question to residents: Who pays for vehicle damaged caused by sinkholes?

Unfortunately, the answer may not be the one you hoped to hear. If your vehicle has been damaged by a sinkhole, you better hope your insurance pays up. The city is not typically liable for the damage. But why? Because, unless you can prove that the city … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes an Accident

December 17th, 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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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

Posted In: Car Accidents

How to Drive On Unfamiliar Roads

November 25th, 2020

Driving safely through an unfamiliar area You’re taking a family road trip. Maybe you’re traveling to a new city in search of gainful employment. It doesn’t matter why you have found yourself driving through an unfamiliar area — what matters is knowing how to do it safely.

People are injured in accidents each year caused by drivers who were unfamiliar with the local roads. If you take a moment and ready yourself for the road that lies ahead, you are much less likely to be involved … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

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

Posted In: Car Accidents

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