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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

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

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

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?

2One Student Killed and Two Injured in Crash With Tanker Truck

One high school student was killed, and two others were injured in a morning crash near their school. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District confirmed the collision and offered counseling to assist students and others who were affected by the terrible tragedy. The accident happened in Mint Hill, near the intersection of Blair Rd. and Allen Station Drive, which is located about a mile from Rocky River High School, where all three victims were students.

What Caused the Accident?

3Riding in the Backseat of a Pickup Could be Dangerous

You may feel safe when you are riding in a large pickup truck. Generally, when a pickup truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the truck will sustain less damage. Some of the larger pickup trucks are becoming more popular, and many people use them both for work and for their family and pleasure needs. New crash test results on 2023 large pickup trucks have found that backseat passengers could be in danger in case of an accident.

Safety Study Results

5Is it Legal to Turn Right on Red in North Carolina?

The first traffic light was installed more than 100 years ago, in 1914 The three-light traffic light came less than ten years later. Cities and towns slowly began to put in traffic lights as cars became more common. Today, we cannot imagine what our roads would look like without them. The traditional three-light traffic signal has a red light for stop, a yellow light for caution/transition, and a green light for go. When you stop at a light, you may wonder whether you are allowed to turn right when it is red. Different states have different laws.

Right Turn on Red in North Carolina

9How Safe are Autonomous Vehicles?

Autonomous vehicles have been in the works for at least a few years and many people wondered if they would ever really be on the streets. Autonomous vehicles are on the roads today and their numbers are likely going to increase in the next few years. Autonomous vehicles go by several names, including driverless cars, automated vehicles, or self-driving cars. With more of these vehicles on the roads, you may wonder how safe these vehicles are.

Automated Vehicle Safety Technology

AccidentAccident Reconstruction – How Important is it?

Accidents occur on a daily basis and while usually minor, some accidents are serious and result in severe injuries or fatalities. When an accident is serious, it may require an investigation to determine the cause and the negligent party. In North Carolina, only those who are not at all negligent in an accident can collect compensation. Therefore, it is essential to learn who caused the accident in order to prove the negligent party will be held accountable.

What is Accident Reconstruction?

TruckTruck Accident Leaves Live Turkeys on the Roadway

Thanksgiving is coming, but you do not expect to see turkeys on the road. Yet that is exactly what happened in a bizarre truck accident in Davidson County. The crash happened on Interstate 85, near Lexington, North Carolina. The accident involved a dump truck and a tractor-trailer and occurred in the early morning hours. The tractor-trailer was carrying live turkeys, which spilled out onto the roadway during the crash. One driver was hurt in the accident and was transported to the hospital.

Dump Truck Hit a Bridge

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