You’re taking a family road trip. Maybe you’re traveling to a new city in search of gainful employment. It doesn’t matter why you have found yourself driving through an unfamiliar area — what matters is knowing how to do it safely.
People are injured in accidents each year caused by drivers who were unfamiliar with the local roads. If you take a moment and ready yourself for the road that lies ahead, you are much less likely to be involved … Read more
What should have been a day of fun and laughter turned deadly for an Ohio teenager who was visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016. Lauren Seitz was whitewater rafting at the recreational facility when her raft overturned. While in the water she was exposed to a rare and deadly amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, which was growing in the manmade river.
She returned home, feeling sick. Just 11 days later, she died from a brain infection … Read more
One of the biggest priorities for vehicle manufacturers is safety. Until recently, most of the focus has been on those sitting in the front of the vehicle. Few improvements have been made to protect those sitting in the backseat, perhaps because it is the two front seats that are most regularly occupied.
Researchers are now beginning to take a closer look at backseat passenger safety. What has been found is that the backseat may not be as safe as the … Read more
Tourist season is kicking into full swing. Whether you are visiting Charlotte or live in the city and are visiting elsewhere, knowing how to avoid common vacation accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end.
An injury or illness during a vacation can grind things to a halt. Keep you and your family safe and able to enjoy your break by protecting yourselves from the most common issues that arise during … Read more
If you have a beloved family dog, like millions of other Americans do, chances are slim that you believe it would ever bite anyone. After all, who knows your dog better than you? Despite what you may think, any dog is capable of causing a dog bite injury. Even the most well behaved dogs can lash out unexpectedly. If you find yourself in a situation where your dog has injured someone through a dog bite, these steps may be helpful … Read more
Involvement in a traffic collision can be a hassle to say the least. If you are lucky, the accident is a minor one, you exchange information with the other driver and go about your day. If luck isn’t on your side, there is severe damage or even worse, injuries. Imagine being involved in a serious vehicle accident only to find out that the other driver doesn’t have insurance. What are you supposed to do now?
The good news is … Read more
If you drive on the highway on a regular basis, it’s fair to say that you have driven near an 18-wheeler. For many people, the thought of cruising along side a large truck is nerve wracking. Your heart speeds up, your blood pressure rises and you become anxious. This is completely normal. Considering that a semi truck is a very large and fast moving vehicle, it’s easy to see how people may become stressed when having to drive near a … Read more
When a person is involved in a single-vehicle crash, they are often categorized as run-off-road (ROR) crashes. An ROR is said to have occurred when a vehicle travels off the road and onto the median, shoulder, a parking lane or other area not considered to be the roadway, and hits an object or pedestrian.
Serious injuries may occur as the result of an ROR. Statistics show that these accidents have a higher fatality rate than those involving two or more … Read more
There are very few, if any people, who don’t understand what drunk driving is. People are beginning to learn more about the dangers of distracted driving. If you are like many, you’ve never considered that dehydrated driving could be dangerous, but research shows that it is.
Now that North Carolina is firmly planted in the hot weather, dehydrated driving is a very real possibility. Whether you are stuck in a hot vehicle and no air conditioning or suited up in … Read more
According to recent statistics, there have been more than 700 children since 1998 that have passed away after being left in hot cars. This year so far, 12 children have died in hot cars. While it is clearly the children who suffer most, parents and guardians of these children are understandably devastated. These horrible accidents can be prevented — and should be.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) wants to make sure that these tragedies stop. Ryan introduced a bill into the … Read more