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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
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous or even more dangerous than drunk driving.
1.2 million accidents are caused annually by sleeplessness. While watching this video, there will be several accidents in the United States caused by drowsy or sleep deprived drivers.
An immediate side effect of not getting enough sleep is a lack of concentration. Not being able to pay attention because of not getting enough sleep can be dangerous when a sleepy driver gets behind the wheel.
Drowsy … Read more
N.C. Lawyers Weekly:
Auger & Auger obtains $900,000 settlement in tractor-trailer case
Attorneys Hunter Gillespie and Herb Auger recently obtained a $900,000 settlement for a local veteran who suffered life-changing injuries after being thrown from his vehicle in a tractor-trailer accident.
Our client, an elderly man who served during the Vietnam War, was ejected from his convertible when a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour rear-ended him on Interstate 85. The man underwent emergency surgery and was treated for
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There are people who drive for a living, and there are people who drive for pleasure. Those that drive for a living, like police officers, cab drivers and even car testers know how to drive in such a way that they are able to avoid accidents. The average driver can learn a thing or two from these professionals. Here are the top five tips for avoiding an accident as provided by those in the know.
1. Stay to the Right… Read more
Unfortunately, justice is not automatic, even when it’s clear you’ve been injured by another person’s carelessness.
The insurance company and their teams of well-trained claim representatives have one goal, to pay as little as possible, or even nothing on a claim. They use a number of textbook tactics in reaching this goal, but their number one tactic is to say and do whatever they can to prevent the injured victim from hiring a lawyer.
Reasons why you should hire … Read more
After a car accident, medical bills can be quite expensive, even if you have health insurance. On top of that difficulty, severe injuries may cause you to miss multiple days — or even weeks — of work. In this scenario, you’re not only gathering a large amount of medical debt, but you’re also missing out on the income you would normally use for day-to-day expenses.
If your injuries were caused in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you … Read more
As we have previously written, Charlotte like many other cities has been overtaken by electric scooters. It is unlikely that you will spend very much time in uptown Charlotte without seeing someone riding electric scooters that they can rent through an app on their phone. This issue of scooters in the city has been a hot button issue in the Queen City, as it has been in other cities as well. While most of the focus on these scooters … Read more
Under North Carolina law, all vehicles (except for utility vehicles that aren’t used on public roads) must be protected by insurance policies. In fact, you can’t get your license plate for your car until you have proper insurance — and many car dealerships won’t sell you a car until you prove you have insurance.
If you drive without insurance, you are not only breaking the law, but you’re also setting yourself up to financially responsible for any injuries that you … Read more
Since Charlotte became one of the many cities to be inundated with rental e-scooters in 2017, there has been much discussion about how to regulate e-scooter usage in the Queen City. As we wrote in a previous article last year on e-scooters, there are many uncertainties when it comes to the risks that riders take when they agree to rent an e-scooter through an app on their phone. Some of these concerns include worries related to safety, financial responsibility … Read more
Auger & Auger is proud to announce that Miles Rucker is one of the recipients of our 2018 Fall Semester Disabled Scholar Award. During the fall and spring semesters scholarships are presented by Auger & Auger to students throughout America who have exceeded expectations and worked very hard to overcome their disabilities. Additionally, recipients of the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar award have achieved excellence in and out of the classroom and they make positive impacts in their communities. Recipients … Read more