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Boating Stressors Increase Chances of Accident

April 1st, 2021

Family enjoying a boat rideKnowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:

Sun Glare

The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Five Tips for Towing Riders

March 1st, 2021

Girl riding tube behind JetskiChances are that if you own any type of watercraft, you have friends and family begging you for a ride. Not just any ride, mind you, they want to be pulled behind your boat on a raft, skis, or board. You may be wary of towing a living and breathing human behind a powerful boat; however, when you follow these great tips, you can tow a rider like a pro.

  1. Talk Before the Ride

Talk to the person you will … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Common Cold-Weather Related Injuries

November 27th, 2020

After another particularly brutal summer, a lot of us are looking forward to the winter months — especially those of us who work outside, considering the Carolinas’ sub-tropical temperatures and mild winters. Working under the hot summer sun, the dangers of heatstroke or dehydration is always a threat, and sometimes it seems like you spend as much time drinking water as you do working.men working in the cold

But winter has its dangers for anyone who’ll be spending a lot of time in the Read more

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5 Signs You Are an Aggressive Driver

October 2nd, 2020

It’s easy to ignore the flaws in ourselves that we see in others. In fact, our brains often naturally do this as a form of confirmation bias. Sometimes, this phenomenon can lead to an innocent faux pas, such as leaving a gathering without saying goodbye to the host. Other times, it can lead to habits that put ourselves and others in danger, such as when we drive aggressively without even realizing it.

Recognizing aggressive driving in others is easy, 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

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

3 Reasons to Install a Dashcam in Your Car

January 17th, 2020

How using your smartphone as a dashcam can help protect you

smartphone-dashcam

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then video is priceless.

These days, everything is being recorded. With the ubiquity of smartphones, we have the ability to capture moments at a second’s notice. From social media to home security and even traffic lights, video technology is everywhere.

Enter dashcams. Even if you haven’t been following the hype surrounding dashcams here in the U.S., you’ve probably at least seen … Read more

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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

Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid

May 16th, 2018

how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents

Tourist season is kicking into full gear. If you are in the Carolinas, chances are you may be heading to the beach for your much deserved vacation. No one ever wants to get sick or hurt; especially on a trip.  Knowing how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end. Keep you and your family safe and happy by protecting yourselves from the most common Read more

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Boating Accident, Golf Cart Accidents, Jet Ski Accidents, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Accidents

How to Handle Being Trapped in a Snowstorm

December 1st, 2017

woman checking her car during a snowstorm, safety triangle in foregroundIf you had your choice, chances are you would ride out a blizzard or severe snowstorm from the comfort of your couch. Few people, if any, want to find themselves trapped in their car during extreme weather scenarios.  If you should ever find yourself in such a situation, don’t panic!  Cooler heads always prevail.

With winter almost upon us, it’s a good idea to brush up on what you know about surviving in your vehicle.  Preparation can save lives! … Read more

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Avoid These Common Halloween Injuries

October 19th, 2017

kids dressed up for halloweenAre you afraid of Halloween? If you’re an adult, the chances are that you are actually looking forward to being scared. Halloween is the perfect holiday for harmless frights. The unfortunate truth is that not all frights are as harmless as you may believe. Some can be downright terrifying.

While many parents believe that the worst they have to fear is candy that has been tampered with, there are risks that are more substantial. Knowing what to look out … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

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