Articles Tagged with felony hit and run

3-1-1024x1024Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Daycare Playground

A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a daycare playground. The car sped through the daycare property just after the children left the playground, so there were no reported injuries. The car continued through the playground, flipped, and crashed into a nearby residence. The residence was not occupied at the time. The driver was allegedly speeding and racing with another vehicle when he lost control and veered off the roadway at a high rate of speed.

Two Vehicles Were Allegedly Street Racing

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

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.

3-1024x1024Handling Aggressive Drivers in North Carolina

Road rage incidents seem to be on the rise. Aggressive driving is more serious than ever. Most people will encounter an aggressive driver at some point in time. Millions of instances of aggressive driving occur every day on our roadways. Aggressive drivers can be scary, and they can also cause accidents. It is helpful to know what to do about aggressive drivers and how to handle an accident if it occurs.

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2Is North Carolina a No-Fault State for Car Accident Claims?

There are millions of car accidents every year across the United States. Many of these result in serious injuries or deaths. According to statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the national fatality rate is 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people. The average in North Carolina is above the national average, at 15.7 deaths per 100,000 people. Many thousands of accidents cause injuries, some of which are extremely serious or life-threatening. If you are hurt in a car accident, you will want to know whether you can file a claim to seek compensation for your damages.

What Does “No-Fault” Mean?

HitDriver Killed in Hit and Run on Interstate 26

A woman was hit and killed after she stopped on Interstate 26 in Henderson County, North Carolina. The accident happened at about 12:30 am on Christmas morning near mile marker 46. Police were called to the location for a report of a serious collision, and when they arrived, they found the victim lying in the roadway. The victim was dead at the crash scene.

According to a witness, the woman was driving with an orange safety cone stuck in the underneath of her vehicle. She stopped to remove the cone and fell out of her vehicle and onto the road. Another driver stopped to assist. The other driver helped move her vehicle out of the roadway when the woman was suddenly hit by a semi-truck. The big rig did not stop, and police are investigating the accident.

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