Articles Tagged with traffic deaths

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much does your firm charge to represent me in a personal injury case?”

Every year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) prepares various reports on car accident statistics all across the United States. Recently, the GHSA has released its findings for 2018. A notable finding from last year is the high rate of pedestrian deaths from car accidents. The report found that the number of pedestrian deaths that occurred in 2018 is at the highest it has been since 1990. There was approximately a 4% increase from the number of deaths that occurred in 2017. Pedestrian deaths were studied from each state across the country to prepare this report. Within the report, there are statistics of increases in deaths in different states. North Carolina is one of the states with the largest amount of pedestrian deaths and a high increase year-over-year of pedestrian deaths from car accidents.

Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Can I represent myself on a traffic ticket?”

Last year was a bad year from a traffic and safety perspective. According to recently released numbers from the Department of Transportation, more than 37,000 people were killed in automobile crashes in 2016. That number represents a 5 percent increase over the figures from 2015. Though this one-year increase is troubling enough, it is made worse when you understand that 2015’s numbers represented a 9 percent increase over figures from 2014.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Why should I hire an attorney to represent me in a personal injury claim instead of handling the claim on my own?”

Arguing over semantics seldom seems like a worthwhile pursuit. After all, fighting over small distinctions usually misses the larger point. Not so, according to many safety experts who say that it’s high time Americans stop using the word “accident” to describe what they believe is really a car “crash”. The campaign to eliminate “accident” from the lexicon has gathered steam in recent years, with federal safety regulators, advocacy groups and even journalists joining the fight.

Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I am injured in a car accident or at work what should I do?”

What is aggressive driving?