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Highway Patrol To Step Up Enforcement Prevent Car Accidents

September 3rd, 2010

With Labor Day weekend starting today, our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyers ask that you take extra care in your travels this weekend. North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP) and local police, as well as South Carolina State Highway Patrol (SCHP) will be on the lookout this weekend for speeding drivers and drunk drivers.

NCHP is running its annual “Booze It & Lose It” campaign this weekend. Check points will be set up at various locations throughout the state … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

North Carolina Dog Owner Fined 2200 Dollars

August 26th, 2010

Angry DogSilvia Lugo, a recent North Carolina resident, now living in Elgin, IL, has been fined $2,200 by the City of Elgin and her two pitbulls have been declared “dangerous dogs.”

Lugo’s dogs became loose and chased a man lawfully walking his dog. That man happened to be Elgin mayor, Ed Schock. The animal control law in Elgin allows for a dog to be declared dangerous even if it doesn’t bite anyone. The law also allows owners to be fined $1,000 … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Truckers Beware Operation Road Watch Conducted In Mecklenburg August 24 26

August 24th, 2010

Speeding Semi TruckThe Charlotte, North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Auger & Auger are hopeful that Operation Road Watch yields successful results.

NC Highway Patrol (NCHP) announced that starting today, August 24, 2010, and running through August 26, 2010, “Operation Road Watch”will be in effect on I77 in Mecklenburg County. Troopers will be conducting safety inspections on commercial vehicles and will be on the lookout for motorists who are following too closely, speeding, and driving aggressively.

Last year, NCHP investigated 5,577 out … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Distracted Driver Claims The Life Of Innocent Victim

August 23rd, 2010

A Charlotte, North Carolina car accident claimed the life of an innocent pedestrian Sunday morning, and a second pedestrian is clinging to life at Carolinas Medical Center. The Charlotte Observer reports that 21 year old Leah Anne Watson was driving down Craig Avenue when she turned her attention from the road in order to reach for a cigarette. In doing so, she crossed the center double yellow line and crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before jumping the curb, striking … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Pedestrian Accidents

School Bus Safety

August 20th, 2010

Our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyers want to remind you to exercise extra caution on the roadways as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will begin classes on Wednesday, August 25. School buses are already navigating Charlotte’s roads learning their routes.

Under North Carolina law, motorists are required to stop when a school bus is operating flashing red lights or has its mechanical stop sign displayed. The only time a vehicle is not required by law to stop is when a vehicle … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, School Bus Accidents

Beware The Risk Of Rabies

August 17th, 2010

Angry DogOur Charlotte, North Carolina dog bite attorneys want to remind you of the dangers of contracting the rabies virus, whether by being bitten by a wild animal or even your own dog or cat. It is important to keep your pets rabies vaccination current, and never try to pick up a wild animal, no matter how adorable it might be.

Brunswick County, NC just reported its third confirmed case of rabies for this year. Animal Control reports that a kitten … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Failure To Wear Seatbelts Can Be Deadly

August 11th, 2010

Seatbelt SkeletonAs Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys, we want to remind you that failure to wear a seatbelt is not only a traffic violation in the State of North Carolina, but can result in serious injury or death.

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that four people were killed in a car accident last night when their Saturn went through a red light and was hit by a Volkswagen. Two of the four Saturn passengers were ejected from the vehicle. … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

Highway Patrol Finds Grandmother At Fault In Crash With Trooper Going 95Mph

August 10th, 2010

A recent North Carolina car accident that happened during a high speed police chase has left a grandmother and an 11 year old child dead. North Carolina State Highway Patrol acknowledges that Trooper J.D. Goodnight had initially been traveling at a speed of 120mph, and was traveling at 95mph at the time of impact, without his siren blaring. Notwithstanding this admission, an investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Collision Reconstruction Unit says that Sandra Allmond, the grandmother that … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Charlotte Has The Highest Number Of Bicycle Accidents In North Carolina

August 9th, 2010

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Charlotte has the highest number of bicycle versus car accidents, accounting for nearly 12% of all bike crashes in North Carolina. Statistics show that 61% of bicycle accidents in North Carolina occur on roadways with a speed limit of 35mph or less, 63% occur on two-lane roads, and 61% occur on local streets.

The Charlotte Observer questions whether cyclists and motorists can share the road, and illustrates the ongoing conflict between … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

Would Leandras Law Have Prevented Death Of Charlotte Area Teen

August 4th, 2010

On July 24, 17 year old Charlotte college student Laura Fortenberry was killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver. The alleged drunk driver, Howard Clay Pasour, is a habitual drunk driver. In addition to his 2 prior DWI convictions, he has multiple prior convictions for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

What is Leandra’s Law?

Signed into law in New York State on November 18, 2009, Leandra’s Law is also known as The Child Passenger Protection Act. Effective … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, Punitive Damages
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