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Auto Accidents

How to Prevent Distracted Driving Among Teens

April 3, 2023   |  
To prevent distracted driving among teens, start their education while they’re young. Parents can model good driving behavior before the child ever gets behind the wheel of a car. For example, parents can turn off their phone and ensure everyone is wearing their seatbelts — before even starting the car....
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Why You Should Never Admit Fault in a Car Accident

March 7, 2023   |  
You should not admit fault in a car accident because it can prevent you from successfully collecting compensation for your losses. Even if you believe you are partially to blame, it’s not a good idea to express that to the other driver, police, or insurance companies. Instead, seek the counsel...
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Do Self-Driving Cars Do More Harm Than Good?

July 5, 2022   |  
Research Reveals Hazards Linked to Self-Driving and Driver Assist Technology A few years ago, self-driving cars were a dream of the future. That future is now becoming reality, with Tesla leading the way in the self-driving revolution. Many other companies are starting to follow. According to The New York Times...
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“Should I Sign a Car Accident Settlement Release?”

December 20, 2021   |  
How Signing a Settlement Release Affects Your Right to Compensation In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, you may be overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. If another driver was obviously at fault, their insurance company may contact you with an early settlement offer and require that...
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Man Charged After 4 Teens Killed in Greenville Car Accident

June 4, 2021   |  
A man was criminally charged Thursday after his box truck cross the median and hit a car head-on in Greenville, North Carolina, according to recent reports. Traveling in the other car were four teenagers, whose names have since been released by the police: Abby Foster, 18; Madison Wilson, 18; her...
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“What If I Don’t Know Who Hit Me in a Car Accident?”

September 25, 2020   |  
Don't Know the Other Driver in the Accident? People should own up to their mistakes and that is particularly true in hit-and-run car accidents. It is a horrible experience when a driver is hit by a car, and the other car takes off, never stopping to see if anyone is...
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Are Parents Liable for Car Accidents Caused by Their Children?

August 24, 2020   |  
Parental Liability in Car Accidents Caused by Minors As North Carolina car accident lawyers, we often get the question, “Are parents liable for car accidents caused by their children?” It’s a very important question as the consequences of an auto accident can be severe, particularly when accidents result in injury....
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“Do I Have to Report a Car Accident in North Carolina?”

August 19, 2020   |  
Do You Have to Report a Car Accident? In North Carolina, the answer is it depends. If the accident does not cause any bodily injury or significant property damage, then North Carolina Law does not require you to report the accident. However, the law does mandate that if there is...
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“Are Employers Liable for Car Accidents Caused by Their Employees?”

August 18, 2020   |  
As North Carolina auto accident attorneys, we’re often asked, “Can I sue a business if their employee injured me in a car accident?” Or, alternatively, “Are employers liable for auto accidents caused by their employees?” The short answer is it depends. Any employer whose workers drive negligently and cause an accident could potentially be liable for...
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Don’t Apologize After an Accident. It May Be Used Against You.

July 30, 2020   |  
For almost 40 years, Riddle & Brantley has helped thousands of North Carolina car accident victims navigate challenging insurance claims in the aftermath of an auto accident. When clients come to us for assistance after a car accident, we’re often asked the question, “Is apologizing after a car accident admitting fault?”...
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