North Carolina Statute of Limitations

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NC Car Accident Statute Of Limitations A statute of limitations is the specific amount of time that you have to file a personal injury claim within a court of law. Every state maintains a statute of limitations, but they are set according to individual state statutes. These time frames are generally put into place to North Carolina Statute […]

Car Accident FAQs

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North Carolina Car Wreck FAQs Many car accident victims have a number of questions in the aftermath of their wreck, and may not know where to turn for help. If you have been involved in a car accident in Charlotte, consider the following answers to some of the most frequently asked questions posed by victims […]

Be Prepared for Roadside Breakdowns and Other Emergencies

Be Prepared for Roadside Breakdowns and Other Emergencies

Vigilant driving, not using electronic devices, and planning for extra drive time so you don’t feel rushed are some of the most important ways to stay safe on the road. With so many distracted and impatient drivers, driving is likely the most dangerous part of the average person’s day. According to the Centers for Disease […]

Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Collisions with pedestrians are almost always one-sided in terms of  injuries. And they are often caused by the driver due to distraction, speed, and failing to look out for pedestrians. In most cases, drivers are negligent in accidents with pedestrians, though alcohol is a contributing factor to pedestrian-caused accidents with vehicles. Listed below are some […]

Types of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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Of the 5.5 million that occur annually, 93 percent of traffic accidents are completely avoidable and due solely to human error, according to the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These human errors include becoming distracted; being in a rush (speeding, changing lanes erratically, tailgating, etc.); driving under the influence of […]

Traffic Accidents Caused by Loose or Improperly Loaded Truck Cargo

Traffic Accidents Caused by Loose or Improperly Loaded Truck Cargo

Truck accidents often affect multiple different parties on the road due to the devastation their size poses. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 10 people die a day due to truck accidents, the majority of which are the occupants of other vehicles and non-occupants, such as pedestrians. According to the National […]

SUVs, Vans, and Pickup Rollovers

SUVs, Vans, and Pickup Rollovers

While it may seem counterintuitive, a large vehicle may not always be the safest option. It is true that in multiple party collisions, generally the occupants of larger vehicles fare better. However, SUVs, large vans, and pickup trucks actually have a higher rate of single-vehicle fatalities, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This […]

Increased Fatalities in 2015 Despite Cars Becoming Even Safer in North Carolina

Increased Fatalities in 2015 Despite Cars Becoming Even Safer in North Carolina

Driving has certainly become much safer since the 1960s. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 1964 there were more than 45,000 fatalities due to auto collisions. In terms of the actual danger per mile driven, that equated to 5.39 deaths per 100 million miles.  In 2013, fatalities had declined to 32,719 with just […]

Driving is Safer Today Than in the Past But Still Comes With Perils

Driving is Safer Today Than in the Past But Still Comes With Perils

Cars are larger now than they ever have been in the past. In 1987, the average new car weighed 3,221 pounds. In 2010 that weight moved up to 4,009 pounds. There is a 47 percent chance increase in fatality for the other occupants of the smaller car if the larger outweighs it by 1,000 pounds, […]

Driving in Inclement Weather in Charlotte North Carolina

Driving in Inclement Weather in Charlotte North Carolina

Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that we do on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 2.5 million people required medical attention at emergency departments in 2012 and 200,000 people required hospitalization. Sadly, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety there are 30,000 traffic […]