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Avoid These Spring Break Injuries

April 9th, 2021

springSpring break is a favorite time of year among students, teachers and parents. It’s a time of year where college students and families are taking to the roads for vacations that offer the ability to make memories that last a lifetime. Perhaps most popular among college students, spring break is a chance to let loose and forget the pressures of college, even if only for a few days.

If you will be heading out on spring break this season, there … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

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

How Severe Weather Can Influence Personal Injury Cases

October 9th, 2020

Bad weather can make an accident more likely, but it’s a particular problem when other drivers are being negligent. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident involving severe weather, chances are that someone’s poor driving decisions are largely to blame. Even still, the presence of weather-related factors can complicate an injury claim.cars driving in the rain

Those who have been hurt in an accident where severe weather was involved should know how environmentally-related road factors could affect their case. They can use the Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Deadly Car Accidents Continue Even with Fewer Cars on the Road

May 5th, 2020
cars-on-highway

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

Posted In: Auger & Auger, Car Accidents, Coronavirus Information, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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

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

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

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, emotional Read more

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

Riding Electric scooters

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

Summer Safety Tips for North Carolina Pedestrians

June 28th, 2018

father and son crossing the road

Hot summer temperatures mean that more people are outside enjoying activities. Sports, bicycling and even walking are popular near residential areas. Driving can be more hazardous in the summer than you may imagine.

People need to be on the lookout for one another in order for everyone to stay safe. When you slip behind the wheel in Charlotte or elsewhere this summer, keep in mind that you may be seeing more people out and about and this often means altering Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Texting and Cell Phone Use

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