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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.
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During 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
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
Bayer was ordered to pay a California couple more than 2 billion dollars in damages on 5/13/19 after a jury ruled in favor of the couple’s claim that their 30-year use of Bayer’s Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. This 2-billion-dollar award is the largest jury result of 2019 as of the date of the verdict. It is also noted that the result is the eighth-largest ever in a claim related to defective products litigation. This latest trial is the third … 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
It is hard to believe that it’s already St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you are Irish or not, we wish everyone a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day. This year March 17th falls on a Sunday which means that anyone out on St. Patty’s night may reconsider because they have to work on Monday. That being said, anyone out and about on St. Patrick’s Day should still expect a significant amount of people out to celebrate the greenest day of the … 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