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.
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.
Most 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
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
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
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
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.
After a car wreck in North Carolina, it is advisable to … Read more
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
Many 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
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
After 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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