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PTSD After a Car Crash: Signs & Symptoms

April 8, 2019   |  
Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations and burn injuries are all possible outcomes after being involved in a serious car crash. Motor vehicle crashes could also lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 9 percent of the general population...
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What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents can result in serious injury, and the related costs can be enormous. A car accident injury can mean weeks, months, or even a lifetime of physical limitations, rehabilitation, mental and emotional distress, expensive medical bills and lost wages. Car accident lawsuits can be very complicated.  They often include...
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North Carolina “Move Over” Law: Do I Have to Move Over for Police Cars?

January 29, 2019   |  
The “Move Over” law in North Carolina requires motorists to move their vehicles away from the lane closest to a parked law enforcement or emergency vehicles.  This law has also been updated to include protection to utility work crews and tow trucks who are working on the side of the...
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Road Construction Caused My Accident, Who Is Liable?

January 22, 2019   |  
Road construction is dangerous for construction workers and drivers alike. Although construction is necessary to repair and maintain North Carolina’s roadways, it can cause more harm than good while projects are underway. Crews too close to the road, uneven shoulders, confusing detours, bright lights, and road defects such as trenches...
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Distracted Driving: Increasing Risk of Injury in North Carolina

October 29, 2018   |  
Are North Carolina roads becoming deadlier due to distracted driving? Statistics released by the National Safety Council on roadway fatalities revealed that in 2017, driver fatalities dipped slightly from previous years. In 2017, motor vehicle accidents claimed 40,100 lives compared to 40,327 in 2016, according to the National Safety Council....
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What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

October 11, 2018   |  
Have you ever wondered, "What do I do after a car accident?" When you're involved in a car accident, it can be very stressful. From speaking to the police to managing hospital bills, or even dealing with the insurance company afterward; it's all overwhelming and takes away from what's most important:...
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How Distracting Are your Children While Driving?

April 27, 2018   |  
The overall increase in car accidents in the United States has placed a spotlight on the issue of distracted driving. Too often there is a focus on teens or smartphones but there are many other distractions drivers have to deal with — like a parent tending to their child. Parents...
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Driving While Distracted? It Could Cost You.

April 12, 2018   |  
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a major public safety concern in our state causing nearly 25,000 injuries and 152 deaths in 2017. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 800,000 vehicles are being operated by someone who is...
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Tips for Drivers to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

September 4, 2017   |  
Falling asleep while driving has become a big issue recently. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, there were over 70,000 accidents, more than 40,000 injuries and approximately 800 deaths that were the result of drowsy driving. With numbers like that, it's crucial that drivers know...
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Will My Car Insurance Rates Go Up If a Wreck Is Not My Fault?

June 14, 2017   |  
There’s never anything simple when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of a car wreck. However, one of the last things that drivers who are the victims of a car accident expect is that their car insurance rates will go up if they file a not-at-fault claim following the...
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