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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

Are Virtual Car Keys Safe?

March 17th, 2020

The pros and cons of Apple’s new CarKey feature

digital-car-key

In the early 2000s, luxury car makers began producing automobiles that were missing something – a key.

Like many features that first appeared in luxury autos, the dash-mounted push-button start has now filtered down to more affordable models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 5,000 cars had keyless starts in 20021; Ward’s Auto reported that by 2013 that number had jumped to 4.4 million, and that Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Distracted Driving

5 Distracted Driving Myths that Simply Aren’t True

February 10th, 2020
man-using-cell-phone-in-car

It’s no mystery that Americans have an unhealthy obsession with their cell phones. But while most us know that texting while driving is dangerous, we just can’t put our phones down when behind the wheel. 

Maybe that’s because many of us have false ideas about what constitutes distracted driving, how risky it is, and our own abilities to multitask.

Think you know everything there is to know about distracted driving? Check out these myths and we’ll see if that’s true:Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving

Comparing Charlotte NC’s Car Accident Stats to the Rest of the State?

January 7th, 2019
  • Charlotte’s Mecklenburg County ranks #1 in overall car accident fatalities as well as DUI-related deaths
  • Mecklenburg County has a high rate of deaths related to people not wearing proper restraints
  • Efforts by the city, county, and state intend to reduce these deaths by enforcing laws while also educating drivers of these risks

In terms of overall traffic-related fatalities, Charlotte, North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County ranks first — or last, depending on how you look at it. The most populous county in Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving, In the Community

What Evidence Should You Collect at a Car Accident Scene?

December 19th, 2018

Evidence is the backbone of any injury case, and having solid evidence could mean the difference between your claim succeeding or not. While you do have several top priorities after your accident — such as calling the police and seeking medical attention for all hurt parties, including yourself — documenting the accident scene as soon as possible falls right in after those in terms of importance. This evidence typically includes photos, eyewitness testimony, detailed notes, official documents, and anything else Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury

The Dangers of Distracted Driving in South Carolina

December 17th, 2018

man texting and drivingDuring the first four months of 2018, the Highway Patrol of South Carolina recorded 993 distracted-driving collisions. Twelve of these crashes were due to texting while driving, and 13 involved fatalities. In 2017, South Carolina again ranked first in the nation for highest fatality rate per miles traveled. Its 1.88 deaths per 100 million miles driven were almost twice the national average, according to the Institute for Highway Safety.

As a personal injury firm, Auger & Auger is … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving

How Bikers Are Affected by Distracted Driving

May 10th, 2018

Riding safety for motorcyclists

A common riding safety viewpoint often expressed to motorcyclists over the past decades has been to tell them to ride like they are a target for everyone. It is almost like saying to bikers that they should assume that other vehicles are out to get them (even thought that is not remotely true). The point of all of this kind of talk is to try to make bikers remember to always drive defensively. This advice is not new, but even Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents

Driverless Cars Reduce DUIs

June 10th, 2015

16467802971_f7f8b31a4c_zDriverless cars will soon be coming to a market near you. Do you think that statement is false? Think again. The technology is there, even if the interest of the masses isn’t. But what will driverless cars mean for America? Sweeping changes could be the answer to that question. Here is what we may be able to expect.

Fewer Accidents

Without humans behind the wheel, much of the risk factor involved in driving is eliminated. Estimates of just how many … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving, In The News

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