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Who Is Liable in a Car Accident Case Caused by a Minor?

October 16th, 2019

Getting into an accident can be heart wrenching enough, so when an injured victim sees that the other driver involved is clearly under 18, they may be worried about their ability to obtain the full, fair amount of compensation for all their damages.

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Making matters more troubling, drivers under 20 are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared to adult drivers. Car accidents are also the leading cause of death for teens in the United States.… Read more

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

September 14th, 2019

5 Ways to Avoid Car AccidentsThere 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 RightRead more

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What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

July 30th, 2019

woman examining her car after a car accidentMost car accident victims know that they need to seek emergency medical attention after their incident without a second thought, but they may not be sure what to do when they get sent home with their hospital bills in hand. Some hospitals may try to demand full payment or even ask for a payment agreement before you leave the hospital, meaning that your trip to the emergency room will likely cause you to worry about who is going to pay … Read more

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Is Your Insurance Claim Adjuster Demonstrating Bad Faith?

June 5th, 2019

When you are injured due to the negligence of another, you will find yourself dealing with a handful of people you’ve never spoken to before. You will talk to witnesses, medical professionals, and insurance agents. Another stranger to you will be an insurance claim adjuster. You expect to be treated with respect and dignity, but how do you know this person is really in your corner?

Ideally, negotiations should be fair, but an insurance claim adjuster can find it hard Read more

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North Carolina Considering Hands-Free Law

April 30th, 2019

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It’s no secret or surprise that distracted driving is a major issue on North Carolina’s roads. In 2018 alone, there were 123 deaths in the state attributed to distracted driving. While there are any number of reasons why a driver can get distracted, such as eating, looking at scenery or even dealing with kids in the car, no reason is more common — or dangerous — than cell phone use.

On average, it takes about five seconds to read a … Read more

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Fault and a Car Accident In North Carolina

March 29th, 2019

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The question of who was at fault for a car accident can have serious consequences. Car accidents in North Carolina have serious consequences in terms of medical treatment for injuries, pain, suffering, and damage to vehicles. In NC, if someone is determined to have been even partially (think 1% out of 100%) at fault (contributory negligence) for the car accident, they will likely be unable to recover against the other party that may have been mostly or almost totally responsible … Read more

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What Kind of Information Is on a Police Report (And Why is it Important)?

March 19th, 2019

 

  • North Carolina law requires a full and complete accident report for any accidents that cause personal injury, and/or over $1,000 in estimated property damage. Additionally, any vehicle carrying hazardous substances that is involved in an accident will also require a police report.
  • Requesting a certified report only costs $5 and can generally be requested after a car accident report has been completed by the reporting law enforcement agency.

police officer writing car accident crash reportAfter a car wreck in North Carolina, it is advisable to … Read more

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DON’T Drive Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

March 4th, 2019

Don’t Drive if you are Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs!

  • N.C. statutes say that you’re still DWI even if your Rx was legal
  • 11% of drug-impaired drivers in fatal accidents tested positive for opioids
  • Half of older adults say they take multiple prescriptions yet still drive

don't drive while using prescription pillsMany North Carolina drivers have the false impression that they can legally drive after taking drugs so long as those drugs were legally prescribed. In fact, North Carolina DWI law dictates that driving Read more

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Aggressive Driving Increases Auto Accidents in South Carolina

February 22nd, 2019

If you’re thinking that ‘road rage’ isn’t that big of a deal — you should know that in 2017 over 700 people were injured in auto accidents related to aggressive driving on South Carolina roads. And it turns out there’s more to this problem than taking your angst out on someone else.

If you or a loved one has had a serious accident caused by an aggressive driver, you have rights to compensation for your losses and damages. Auger & Read more

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Seeking Medical Help After a Car Accident in North Carolina

February 18th, 2019

Seeking Medical Help after Car AccidentAfter a car accident in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina, your first step should be to make sure everyone is safe and try to move off the road if possible. Then, call 9-1-1 and specifically ask for an ambulance.

When the police come, they may take a statement from you and any other drivers involved. Meanwhile, paramedics can evaluate your injuries and let you know if you need to go to the hospital. If they say you do, don’t Read more

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