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The Drive for Data: Automobile Black Boxes

Will an increase in automobile defects drive manufacturers toward new and improved event data recorders for motor vehicles? Consumers are reeling from recent recalls by General Motors, Toyota, Nissan and Ford. While these recalls may be a symptom of corporate fear of liability rather than responsibility, the recalls do warn motorists of dangerous defects built… Read More »

Multi-Car Crash Injures Five in Asheboro Construction Zone Accident

Five people were injured in Asheboro when a motorist failed to slow for a construction zone. Fatalities occur each year in North Carolina road construction zones. Motorists, passengers and construction workers are in danger when traffic bottlenecks in a construction zone. In late May, five people in four vehicles were involved in an accident on… Read More »

NHTSA Finalizes New Rule to Reduce Backing Accidents

Hoping to address the alarming frequency of backing accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently finalized a rule to improve rear-view visibility in new cars. Backing accidents unnecessarily take hundreds of lives each year. Those demographics most vulnerable to being hit by a backing car are senior citizens and children under five years… Read More »

Deadly Drive for Motorcyclist

Unfortunately, drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks often have difficulty seeing motorcyclists on the road. Drivers nevertheless have a responsibility to exercise due care when driving, and this includes watching out for the safety of others, such as those operating cars, motorcycles,  bicycles and pedestrians. When a driver is negligent and causes injury or death,… Read More »

Issues that Can Contribute to North Carolina Truck Accidents

Just as trucks are more mechanically complex than passenger cars, accidents involving trucks are more legally complex than those between two or more private passenger vehicles. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to numerous regulatory requirements instituted to protect the safety of other motorists. When a violation of one or more of these regulations… Read More »

What to Do After You Have Been in a Car Accident

A serious car accident is always a major disruption to your life. And planning for the long term can be challenging when the unexpected forces you to begin living day by day. But if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an automobile accident, there are several things you should do to… Read More »

Recent North Carolina Accident Statistics

Every year there are more than 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States resulting in nearly 33,000 individual fatalities. This includes vehicle occupants as well as cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorists. While the number of traffic fatalities in North Carolina has declined steadily since 2007, the ratio of traffic fatalities to population still remains… Read More »

Tips for Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident in North Carolina

If you ride a motorcycle, then you know something most drivers of passengers cars don’t — the thrill of the open road below your feet and flow of the wind around you. Yet driving a motorcycle isn’t all fun and games. As a rider, you face many perils. Before you hit the road again, consider… Read More »

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer?

You’ve been in a car accident and sustained an injury. Do you really need a lawyer? Can’t you just file a claim without an attorney? Or go through your auto insurance carrier? The truth of the matter is that yes, you can file a claim without a lawyer. And you could resolve things with your… Read More »

What to Do If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

Peggy Fogelman, from Graham, NC found herself making an unscheduled visit to a Burlington home on January 9. The 82-year-old woman had been driving her car on West Chapel Hill Rd when she lost control of the vehicle. The car hit an embankment after it ran off the road and ultimately landed on the porch… Read More »

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