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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

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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1NC Department of Transportation Releases Data on Wrong-Way Accidents

Wrong-way accidents seem to be more frequent than ever before. When a driver enters a street or highway going in the wrong direction, it creates an extremely dangerous situation. Other drivers are unaware of a vehicle coming at them at a high rate of speed, and a head-on accident may occur. This is treacherous for the unaware drivers as well as for the driver going in the wrong direction. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) released a wrong-way driver data summary.

Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Have Increased

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?

Food-1024x1024Foodborne Illness Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Whether you eat at a restaurant or prepare meals at home, you expect the food ingredients to be safe. The last thing you want is for you and your loved ones to get sickened due to unsafe food. Foodborne illnesses are actually quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 48 million people a year in the United States get sickened due to foodborne illnesses.

That works out to about one in six people. Of that number, about 128,000 are hospitalized, and about 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses. If you suffer serious harm or a loved one dies due to a foodborne illness, the negligent party may be held responsible. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out if you can make a claim.

Product-1-300x300Defective Product Liability Claims

Millions of products are purchased in the United States every year. You can purchase products in a variety of places, such as from brick-and-mortar stores, online, from discount warehouses, and from individuals, among others. Consumers need to take care to ensure that the products they purchase are safe. However, the ultimate responsibility is on the product manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers to provide products that do not cause harm to consumers. If a product causes harm to someone, the person may be able to file a product liability claim to seek damages.

What is Products Liability?

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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