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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Significant Injuries Still Possible in Low-Impact Car Accidents

The auto accidents that tend to get the most media coverage are those that occur at high speeds and result in significant property damage and injuries. However, it’s important to understand that a large percentage of car crashes actually occur at speeds of 10 to 20 miles per hour. Although they tend to only result… Read More »

Proposed North Carolina Law Would Require IIDs for All Convicted Drunk Drivers

Three North Carolina state senators have introduced new legislation that would expand the state’s ignition interlock laws to affect all convicted drunk drivers. Currently, only repeat offenders are mandated to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles, as are drivers who refuse a chemical alcohol test and individuals convicted of driving a vehicle with… Read More »

What are Police Reports Used for After an Accident?

After you get into an accident, one of the first steps that you should take is to call the police to come to the scene. Even if nobody was hurt in the accident, having the police present can help in the process of exchanging information. The officers will also create a written accident report, which… Read More »

Accidents Increase with Winter Weather

Throughout the first month and a half of the New Year there have been several particularly tough stretches of weather throughout North Carolina. Mid-January had an especially treacherous stretch, with winter weather leading to icy road conditions across the Triangle and in the central portion of the state. A combination of snow and freezing rain… Read More »

Know the Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Any time you get behind the wheel, you are at risk for a car accident. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, every year there are approximately 10 million car accidents on U.S. roads and highways. The good news is that most of these crashes are relatively minor and would be characterized as no more than… Read More »

Understanding the Link Between Auto Accidents and Whiplash

Car accidents pose a number of serious risks to drivers and passengers alike. Every year thousands of people die or are injured in car crashes. These accidents can happen for any number of reasons, including distracted motorists, unsafe driving, adverse weather or dangerous road conditions. One of the most common injuries a person can sustain… Read More »

When Road Conditions are to Blame for a Car Accident

Car accidents happen every day. With millions of drivers crowding U.S. streets and highways, collisions are inevitable. In many cases, these accidents happen because drivers were not taking careful precautions. These motorists may have been distracted by their cell phones or radios, driving too quickly or even intoxicated. However, occasionally, it is not a driver’s… Read More »

North Carolina Ranks 8th for Deadly Bicycle Accidents

According to a recent report released by Governing magazine, the risks that bicyclists face on the road might be a little higher in North Carolina than many other states. The state was ranked as the eighth most deadly state for bicyclists in the United States based on data collected from 2008-2012.  The state averages approximately… Read More »

North Carolina Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Collision

A vehicle struck a pedestrian in downtown Raleigh, sending the victim to the hospital with injuries. On November 4, 2014, a pedestrian was crossing from Person Street to Edenton Street when a vehicle, driving west on Edenton, made a right-hand turn and struck the pedestrian. The victim was transported to WakeMed with non-life threatening injures… Read More »

Can You Sue a Car Manufacturer if Your Vehicle is Defective?

As many have learned from the recent slate of motor vehicle recalls, even the largest and most successful car manufacturers will occasionally produce defective vehicles. While sometimes these defects can be minor or cosmetic in nature, other times they can pose unreasonable risks to drivers and passengers, occasionally causing injury or death to such people…. Read More »

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