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Category Archives: auto accidents

Winter Driving in North Carolina

In North Carolina, we are blessed with a mild climate. The Appalachian Mountains keep those cold Canadian winds off our backs, and the Gulf Stream current warms our ocean shores. Severe weather for us is usually a summer thunderstorm. We hardly give a thought to winter driving — until it hits! When a rare snowstorm… Read More »

Charlotte Growth Leading to Greater Traffic Snarls and More Accidents?

Charlotte, North Carolina has enjoyed a period of growth since the bleak days of the most recent recession. Now it must contend with growing pains, as the boom in development has brought traffic congestion and an increased rate of auto accidents. Following the downturn of 2008, traffic accidents in Charlotte dropped, as fewer people were… Read More »

North Carolina Passes Moped Insurance Law, Raises DMV Fees

For North Carolina moped enthusiasts, the free ride is over. The state recently required users to register their mopeds with the Division of Motor Vehicles and, effective July 1, 2016, will require riders to carry the statutory minimum level of liability insurance. While some deride the new laws as unnecessary government intrusion that burdens the… Read More »

Strategies for Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents in North Carolina

In the decade running from 2003 to 2012, drunk driving accidents in North Carolina claimed a total of 4,102 lives. That’s an average of 410 deaths a year, far too many for a state our size. Sadly, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that in 2012, North Carolina was above… Read More »

Fall Is Time to Review North Carolina’s School Bus Safety Laws

Autumn means back to school for the kids, but it is also a good time for drivers to hit the books and review rules governing school bus safety, especially those situations when the law requires an automobile to stop. Drivers are generally aware that when they are following a school bus, they must stop when… Read More »

Uninsured Drivers Should Have You Re-Thinking Your Deductible

North Carolina requires drivers to have liability insurance with a minimum of $30,000 of coverage for personal injury to one person, $60,000 for personal injury to more than one person, and $25,000 for property damage. Given the cost of medical care and vehicle repair or replacement, these minimums are not adequate for a serious injury… Read More »

Motorcycles On North Carolina Roadways

In 2011, 147 North Carolina motorcyclists were killed in crashes. An additional 3,517 motorcycle riders were injured in non-fatal crashes on North Carolina roadways. These statistics do not include mopeds and other motorized bikes. For some, these motorcycle accident statistics reflect the loss of a relative and subsequent financial suffering. Dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers can… Read More »

Driving While Distracted Can Be Deadly

When a driver sends or receives a text, their eyes are removed from the road for approximately 4.6 seconds, which is the time it takes a car travelling 55 mph to drive the length of a football field.  In 2011, 10 percent of car accidents involving injuries were affected by distracted driving. In the same… Read More »

Car Accidents Damage Extends For Generations

Researchers at the University of North Carolina report that car accidents are responsible for a clear majority of injuries requiring hospitalization during pregnancy. The study of almost 900,000 women who delivered their babies in North Carolina between 2001 and 2008 concludes that pregnant mothers involved in car crashes are significantly more likely to have adverse… Read More »

Highway Crashes Can Be Devastating

A recent horrific Tennessee highway motor vehicle accident stretched into North Carolina. Eight people were killed and fourteen people were injured when a bus carrying a North Carolina church group home from a jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tennessee blew a tire, crossed the median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor trailer. The members… Read More »