Articles Tagged with driver negligence

3-1024x1024What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of crashes. A big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with cargo and can be more difficult to control than a typical passenger vehicle. There are various factors that may cause accidents with 18-wheelers to happen.

  • Distracted Driving

15-1024x1024Semi-Truck Crashes into Vehicles After Failing to Move Over

A tractor-trailer truck crashed into vehicles, including two police cars, after failing to move over. The crash happened after police were investigating an accident that had taken place on the same roadway. The vehicles were all stopped on the shoulder of the highway when a truck driver failed to move over for the flashing lights. The truck was unable to sufficiently slow down and veered into the shoulder where it hit the vehicles, including police cars along with vehicles that were involved in the previous crash.

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4-1024x1024Distracted Driving Awareness

Driving can be dangerous. Accidents occur with some frequency. In 2022, more than 110,000 people were injured in vehicle accidents in North Carolina. While vehicle manufacturers are making cars with more safety features, the number of accidents continues to increase. One of the reasons for the high number of car accidents may be attributed to distracted driving. Driving while distracted is preventable.

What is Distracted Driving?

PI-1024x1024What are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury cases are legal cases that result because of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury, also called tort law, is a way to obtain compensation for injuries and damages in a civil lawsuit. To succeed in a civil personal injury claim, a person must be able to prove that the other party is liable for the injuries. In cases where you can prove negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the costs associated with your physical and psychological injuries. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages.

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3-1024x1024North Carolina Traffic Safety

Although manufacturers are making vehicles with more safety features than ever before, the number of accidents is still significant. North Carolina ranks consistently in the top 10 states with the most accidents. Traffic safety is something that everyone needs to be concerned about. People can learn how to stay safe on the roads and how to prevent accidents from happening. North Carolina takes traffic safety seriously and participates in the Vision Zero initiative.

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6-1-1024x1024Who Pays for Damages After a Car Accident in North Carolina?

Car accidents occur quite often. There were more than five million accidents reported to police in the United States in 2020 alone. Most crashes are minor, but some result in major damages as well as injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, more than 38,000 people were hurt in car accidents in 2020. There are about four injuries per minute due to traffic crashes. If you were hurt in a car accident, you will need to know who pays for the damages that you incurred.

Common Damages Caused by Car Accidents

3-1024x1024Two Dead in Crash on US 70 Likely Caused by Wrong Way Driver

Two men died, and a teenage boy was seriously injured in a crash on US 70. The accident occurred during the early morning hours and appeared to be a head-on collision. Both cars appeared to be horribly mangled. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of US 70 in Garner. The location was between Raynor Road/Auburn Knightdale Road and North Greenfield Parkway. It happened at about 2 AM.

Wrong Way Crash

2-1024x1024What Happens if I am Injured by a Driver Without Insurance?

There are, on average, 6 million vehicle accidents every year in the United States. Chances are, you will be involved in a traffic crash at some time or another in your life. Fortunately, most car accidents are minor and do not result in serious injuries. Sometimes, however, the victim of a crash could be severely hurt and might suffer tremendous damages. In North Carolina, a victim of a car accident is allowed to seek damages from the negligent driver as long as the victim is not at fault.

Insurance Coverage Requirements in North Carolina

6-1024x1024Common Personal Injury Claim Questions

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that you may file against someone who caused you harm. A personal injury claim may be made on the basis of negligence, intentional wrong, or strict liability. A personal injury claim is designed to provide you with money to compensate for the damages you suffered. You must have sustained actual damages in order to get compensation on a personal injury claim.

3-1-1024x1024North Carolina Car Accident Statistics

Most people own a vehicle, and many families own multiple vehicles. There are 7.3 million licensed drivers in North Carolina and 9.7 million registered vehicles, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). North Carolina has one of the largest state-maintained highway systems in the country, with more than 80,000 miles of roads and more than 13,500 bridges. It is no wonder that there are numerous accidents on our roadways. While many accidents are minor, some are quite serious and result in life-threatening injuries or fatalities.

Important Car Accident Statistics

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