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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

When is Employer Liability a Factor in Car Accident Claims?

If a car accident occurs when one of the drivers was driving as part of his or her job duties, there may be issues of employer liability. The following are the most common situations in which employers could be held liable for car accidents: Employer negligence An employer could, for example, be negligent in how… Read More »

Accident Involving Log Truck Causes Death

A Powellsville man was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer hauling lumber while driving on the evening of Tuesday, July 7. According to Chief David Powell of the Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department and Sergeant A. L. Bowen of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. that evening when a… Read More »

Wrong-Way Accident Leads to Three Deaths in Hillsborough

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has launched an investigation into an accident that occurred Sunday, July 19 on Interstate 85. Investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol was involved in a wrong-way, head-on collision that killed three people, one of whom was a six-year-old child. According to police, the driver of a Jeep was heading… Read More »

Fayetteville Man Dies in Fatal Scooter Accident

A 57-year-old Fayetteville man was fatally injured when his moped came into contact with a service truck. Investigators reported that the accident occurred after the moped driver crashed his vehicle into a service truck while it was stopped in traffic. The driver of the truck was not injured. As transportation by mopeds and scooters become… Read More »

Watch What You Say After an Auto Accident

Car accidents can make for extremely stressful and emotional situations, and there are likely to be a million and one things running through your head directly afterwards. However, if you find yourself in a crash, it’s important you collect yourself and watch what you say, as even the smallest offhand statement could come back to… Read More »

Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Two People

A 45-year-old North Carolina man was initially charged with one count of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after a recent accident, but has now had those charges upgraded to two felony counts of death by motor vehicle. The accident reportedly occurred in Brunswick County on Friday, May 22. A representative from the North Carolina State… Read More »

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 »

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