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Who Is Liable for Out-of-the-Ordinary Car Accidents?

January 27th, 2017

As car accident attorneys, we here at Auger & Auger receive questions on a daily basis. While every car accident is unique, there are many components that can be the same. For example, a car accident involves one or more cars. There is normally property damage, and there may be injuries.

Just as there are common elements in car accidents, some are a bit more unusual or rare than others. Here are some questions we get about car accidents with … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Was It Your Fault? Backover Liability Questions Answered

January 25th, 2017

Even one such accident can be catastrophic. A child is playing in a driveway behind a vehicle. The parent or another person leaving the home doesn’t know the child is outside, backs up and runs over the child. These are called backover accidents and determining liability when they occur can be difficult.

Injuries in backover accidents can be severe and even fatal. These accidents also take a tremendous toll on a family. In more than 70 percent of cases, … Read more

Posted In: Injuries to Children

Protecting Your Child From Daycare Abuse

January 23rd, 2017

Seeing it makes your stomach turn. You flip on the evening news and see a clip of an adult abusing a child in a daycare. Your thoughts immediately turn to your own child who spends the work day in the care of others so you can bring home a paycheck. What if that was your child? Would you know if your little one was being mistreated or abused? Here are ways that you can protect your child from daycare abuseRead more

Posted In: Child Care Laws

Stores May Be Liable for a Customer’s Slip and Fall Accident

January 20th, 2017

warning yellow plastic sign, caution wet floorPicture this: You walk into your favorite store to browse and maybe purchase something that catches your eye. You are walking down your favorite home-goods aisle and before you know it, you are lying on your back. You feel a sharp pain in your wrist that does not subside. You have slipped on a wet patch of flooring, fallen and broken your wrist. Now what?

Any business that welcomes the general public onto their premises has a duty to keep … Read more

Posted In: Slip & Fall

The Difference Between Compensatory and Punitive Damage

January 18th, 2017

empty courtroomWhen you hire an attorney and file a personal injury lawsuit, your ultimate goal is to prove that someone has been negligent. Once this has been proven, your attorney will work to prove that the negligent party’s actions caused your injuries. When both of these elements are proven, a judge will award damages in the case.

Damages are a monetary award that compensate a victim for any injury or property damage that has occurred due to another person’s negligent actions. … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Charlotte School of Law Sued for $5 Million

January 17th, 2017

Legal office of lawyers and attorneys legal bronze model statue of Themis goddess of justiceIn a recent turn of events, two students at the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina have filed a lawsuit against the institution. In the lawsuit, the two students, Robert C. Barchiesi and Lejla Hadzic, claim the for-profit school hid ongoing academic issues in order to continue collecting tuition money. Tuition and expenses at the school is about $60,000 a year. The lawsuit names $5 million in damages for the named plaintiffs, as well as other students affected.

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Posted In: In the Community

Types of Damages You May be Awarded After a Car Accident

January 16th, 2017

orange safety triangle on the roadIf you have been involved in a car accident, you may be considering hiring a personal injury lawyer and filing a case in court. It’s typical to have questions, namely: How much is my case worth? Some people avoid filing a lawsuit, believing that the settlement they have been offered by an insurance company is fair. Others hold tight to the feeling that they aren’t “the type” of person to sue someone. The truth of the matter is that insurance … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Pedaling on the Wrong Side of the Road is Dangerous

January 13th, 2017

When you were a child learning how to ride a bike, your parents undoubtedly gave you all sorts of advice. One of the things they may have told you the first time you went rolling down the road by yourself was to ride facing traffic. It makes sense. When you ride on the wrong side of the road, you can see what’s coming.

Unfortunately, and we must apologize to Mom and Dad for saying this: You were given bad advice. … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

Police Reports Are Not Always Right

January 11th, 2017

Car accidents occur in Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina on an almost daily basis. From minor fender benders to severe collisions, car accidents are often the fault of human error. Whether a person is distracted while driving, changing lanes improperly or speeding down the highway, accidents typically occur because a driver is negligent in some way.

While most people accept that drivers make mistakes, they rarely assume that a police officer will. Somehow, police officers are held to … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Do Insurance Rates Really Increase After an Accident?

January 9th, 2017

Being involved in a car accident, no matter how minor or severe, is stressful. There are a dozen things that seem to run through your mind at once. Am I injured? Are my passengers okay? What type of damage did my car sustain? These are just a few of the questions that you will be asking yourself in the seconds following a collision.

Once things calm down a bit and you can think straight, you will start to wonder whether … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents
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