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5Who is Responsible for a Rear-End Accident?

Car accidents are common occurrences. No matter how careful you are as a driver, you may be involved in an accident at some time in your life. Many accidents occur in traffic and at stop lights or signs. This is where many rear-end collisions occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident in the United States. Rear-end collisions can result in serious injuries or fatalities and substantial vehicle damage.

Is the Car in the Rear Always Responsible?

9-1What are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Charlotte?

Accidents happen, and almost everyone has been involved in a traffic crash at one time or another. Fortunately, most accidents are minor and result in insignificant damages and injuries. Sometimes, however, accidents are more serious, and victims may experience severe bodily harm as well as damage to their vehicles. If you are familiar with some of the areas around the city, you know that some intersections seem more dangerous than others. Certain places are more prone to crashes.

How Does North Carolina Determine Hazardous Intersections?

5The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Summertime is here, and everyone is outside, enjoying all that life has to offer. There are many people taking vacations, and many of them are driving. Teens are out of school and practicing their driving skills behind the wheel. While the days may be sunny and bright, there are actually more traffic-related deaths than at other times during the year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) calls the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day the 100 deadliest days of summer.

Spike in Common Types of Crashes

Insta-Edu-MarketThree Common Negligent Acts That Can Cause Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen in an instant. Suddenly, you are involved in a serious crash, and you and your passengers may be severely injured. In North Carolina, the negligent party is responsible for paying the damages of the injured party if they caused the crash. You could have astronomical medical bills, rehab costs, and lost wages if you are not able to quickly return to your job. There are several common negligent driving actions that could result in accidents.


3When Merging Into Traffic, Who Has the Right of Way?

Highways are among the safest roads we have. Although you can travel at a higher rate of speed than other roads, highways are generally designed with safety in mind. The most vulnerable places on highways are where vehicles enter the roadway. These areas allow cars to merge onto the road to join traffic that is already moving. If you have ever gotten onto a highway during rush hour, you know how difficult it can be to get into traffic that is already moving. Nobody wants to let you in, and you could even get into an accident or a road rage incident.

Merging Onto a Highway

4Are Fireworks Legal in North Carolina?

Summer is the time for outdoor celebrations and festivals. Festivities often include fireworks displays. Fireworks are popular, especially around holidays such as Independence Day. Watching fireworks is a fun way to spend time with family and friends, and a large firework display is often the culmination of a wonderful holiday gathering. In addition to watching beautiful fireworks displays by local communities, many people like to use fireworks at home. Unfortunately, fireworks can be dangerous and may cause severe injuries or fatalities. 

Which Fireworks are Illegal in North Carolina?

7June is National Safety Month: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Workplace safety is a major concern. The National Safety Council (NSC), along with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), designates June as National Safety Month. The designation is designed to help reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries. The last week of the month focuses on slips, trips, and falls.

Slips, Trips, and Falls are Common

3-5Crash Into Ambulance in University City Caused by Speeding

Several people sustained injuries in an accident in University City. The crash happened on North Tryon Street at Mallard Creek Church Road when a vehicle struck an ambulance that was stopped at the site of a different incident. The ambulance was stopped with its lights on, and the medics were treating a patient when they were hit by a vehicle from behind. The ambulance, MEDIC Unit 62, was hit by a 2016 black Nissan Altima. The Altima was driven by a 19-year-old who was allegedly speeding.

Serious Injuries Sustained

6-1Motorcycle Safety in North Carolina

May is the unofficial start of summer. With the warm temperatures comes an increase in motorcycles on the roads. As of 2021, North Carolina had almost 200,000 registered motorcycles. Motorcycles make up about 2% of registered vehicles yet account for about 10% of traffic fatalities. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides some tips for improving motorcycle safety.

Motorcycle Requirements in North Carolina

3-1How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in North Carolina?

A serious injury can sideline you from work and keep you from doing the things you love. When you suffer a serious injury, you may be in severe pain, and you may need to go through months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. When you suffer a serious injury, the negligent party should pay for your damages. As the injured party, you may need to file a personal injury claim to seek the damages you are owed by the person who caused the injury.

Personal Injury Claims

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