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Car Accidents

Do I Need a Car Accident Police Report in North Carolina?

June 12, 2019   |  
Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina car accident attorneys are often asked about car accident police reports. “Do I need a car accident police report if I’ve been injured?” The short answer is yes. Calling the police and obtaining a police report are two extremely important steps to take if you’ve...
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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?

April 8, 2019   |  
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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Car Crash Contributing Factors in North Carolina

March 19, 2019   |  
Each year, the North Carolina DMV compiles statistics regarding auto accidents. The intent is to publish statistics regarding auto injuries, crashes and fatalities in an attempt to get more North Carolinians on board regarding highway safety. This is a brief guide to the statistics for 2017. Crash Statistics in North...
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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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