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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.aggressive driver in car

Recognizing aggressive driving in others is easy, Read more

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Five Safety Tips To Avoid Accidents with Bicycles

September 4th, 2020

As Summer turns to Fall, bicycle traffic increases; students are riding to and from school, and commuter and hobbyist cyclists across the country are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get outside and get active.bicyclists on road

Many drivers are not accustomed to sharing the road with cyclists, and this can lead to an unfortunate uptick in the number of collisions between drivers and bicyclists. It’s important to protect yourself and your fellow community members by taking every precaution to avoid Read more

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What Is a Truck’s “No-zone”?

August 12th, 2020

One of the first things a driver learns once they actually get out on the road is how to deal with blind spots. Properly maintained review mirrors can’t cover everything, and when one is changing lanes, it pays to be careful to look behind to make sure the lane is clear. It also pays for the driver being passed to be aware of the other driver’s blind spots, as well.truck no zone

Now imagine the blind spot of a long-haul, fully-loaded 18-wheeler 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

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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

Preventing the Most Common Thanksgiving Injuries

November 15th, 2018

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means good food and good times with family and friends. But for too many, it also means an unfortunate trip to the ER. Though injuries can happen on Thanksgiving, they can also be avoided easily.

 

As Charlotte, NC personal injury lawyers, we’re all too familiar with the injuries that happen on Turkey Day. Though people can get injured in a variety of ways, it seems the most common reasons are food safety Read more

Posted In: In the Community, Injuries to Children, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid

May 16th, 2018

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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

Kids Can Safely Ring in the New Year, Too!

December 27th, 2017

group of people cheering  on new year's eveAdults aren’t the only people who want to enjoy New Year’s Eve. Preteens and teenagers may have their own ideas about ringing in 2018. Instead of telling your child no when it comes to their going out, consider laying down some important ground rules for how they can spend New Year’s Eve without having to stay at home or being one of the few kids at a party for grown-ups.

1. Lay Down the Plan

Know exactly what your … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

New Year’s Eve Safety

December 26th, 2017

Celebrate New Year safelyFor many people, New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights of the holiday season. Adults get together to ring in January 1st in style and have a great time. If you are planning on being one of those people who will be out celebrating this year, make sure you are doing it safely in order to avoid injury.

1. Gunfire

In some places, gun fire at midnight is a way that folks choose to ring in … Read more

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