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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.

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3Bicycle Safety Awareness

The bicycle is a fun and popular mode of transportation. Not only are bicycles fun for kids and families, but they are also a great form of exercise. With more and more emphasis on ecology, bicycles are a way to travel to and from work without having to use a car. Unfortunately, bicycling may not be as safe as driving in a vehicle. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are on the rise, making it important for bikers and drivers to be aware of bicycle safety.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

3-3Sideswipe Accidents: What You Need to Know

Vehicle accidents occur in a number of ways. One of the most common types of car accidents happens when one vehicle sideswipes another. A sideswipe accident can be serious, especially when vehicles are traveling fast. In addition to vehicle damage, you may also suffer injuries and other damages caused by the crash. The negligent driver should pay for all damages associated with an accident. If you were hurt in a vehicle accident, an experienced personal injury attorney will help you seek compensation from the negligent driver.

What is a Sideswipe Accident?

2-3What You Need to Know About Truck Accidents in North Carolina

Commercial trucks are abundant on our roads in North Carolina and across the country. More than 38 million trucks are registered for business use in the United States, and another 4 million Class 8 trucks, including tractors and straight trucks. Large commercial trucks are also called big rigs, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers. These trucks are necessary for our economy, and without big rigs, our grocery stores would run out of groceries in just a few days. Unfortunately, when we share the road with so many big rigs, there will likely be more accidents. 

What Causes Big Rig Accidents?

Semi-TruckSemi-Truck Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries

Semi-trucks are also called big rigs and 18-wheelers. These are large commercial vehicles that carry goods across our state and country. There are many semi-trucks on our roadways. As drivers, we share our highways with these large, heavy vehicles. Unfortunately, they sometimes cause accidents. When they do, the victims can suffer extremely severe injuries as well as fatalities. The negligent driver or trucking company may be responsible for your injuries and damages caused by an accident. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you get the money you deserve.

Types of Serious Injuries

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

A girl who was seriously hurt as the result of a pickup truck accident will receive a settlement of $700K. The accident occured on November 2017 in Brunswick County between a van and a pickup truck. According to a statement from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a Chevy pickup truck rear-ended a van. A girl seated in the back seat of the van received life-threatening injuries and was air-lifted to UNC Medical Center. The injuries included a skull fracture and broken leg. The driver of the truck was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the medical condition improves before the hearing?”

Being the victim of a car accident can be incredibly devastating, both physically and emotionally. While your car may wind up completely totaled after an accident, it may initially seem that you had surprisingly good luck and somehow managed to walk away from the accident seemingly unscathed.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I file the property damage claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or with my insurance company?”

Chances are you have driven through a town equipped with red light cameras to catch drivers who run red lights and to prevent more drivers from running red lights. These cameras are part of a safety initiative to make the roads safer for all parties. A red light camera can be beneficial in that if a driver receives a ticket for a red light violation once, he or she might be deterred from doing it in the future. Additionally, other drivers might know of the existence of the cameras and not want to risk receiving a fine for running a red light, so they avoid running lights altogether. While red light cameras offer a variety of safety benefits such as protecting pedestrians, protecting cars crossing through an intersection, etc., there are some downsides, as well.

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