Category: Car Accidents

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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?

When you’re getting ready to go for a bike ride, you make sure you have everything you need for safety and check that your bike is in good shape.

But then it happens. You’re hit by a motor vehicle as they make a left-hand turn directly into you. Even though you wore a helmet and took safety precautions, you suffer serious injuries and end up with significant medical bills.

If this sounds like your situation, you’re not alone. On average, 1,000 North Carolina bicyclists suffer injuries in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year. Approximately 20 of these cyclists die, and 60 of them suffer serious injuries.

Even worse, some of these victims get hit by drivers who don’t carry auto insurance. So what happens if the person who hits you doesn’t have any insurance coverage? Are you totally out of luck?

Not necessarily. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?”

3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident

Every car wreck is unique, and so is every victim’s recovery. Some people have a straightforward path back to their pre-crash level of health and wellness, but some victims experience chronic pain that lingers for months or even years after a wreck.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain after a car accident, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in the same situation. In this article, we’ll explain what chronic pain is and talk about some of the options that can help you deal with its effects. Continue reading “3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident”

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

After a serious car crash, as the medical bills start piling up, you might wonder who will pay them. The answer could be the medical payments coverage on your insurance policy.

For many North Carolina accident victims, medical payments (Med Pay) coverage offers much-needed compensation while they recover from their injuries. However, to get value out of Med Pay coverage, it’s important to understand how this coverage works and what types of losses it covers. Continue reading “How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash”

Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit

Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit

We’ve written before about steps you should take after a car wreck as well as several common mistakes that you should avoid after a crash. Now, we’ve condensed that information into a handy checklist that you can print out or bookmark in case the worst happens and you find yourself in a car accident 

But this checklist isn’t just helpful for crash victims. It’s also an important resource for their loved ones. If someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a crash, they may be too injured to handle these steps on their own. By filling out as much of the information on this checklist as you can gather, you can protect them and help their legal case if they choose to pursue one.  Continue reading “Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit”

Injured by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s What to Do

Injured by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s What to Do

 

While there’s nothing wrong with having a few pints with friends, the alcohol-centric nature of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tends to encourage overindulgence. As inhibitions lower and judgment gets impaired, people make bad decisions. It’s unfortunate, but it’s probably no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day generally brings a huge spike in drunk driving crashes along with all the partying and good times.

Continue reading “Injured by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s What to Do”

4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

After a traumatic car crash, it’s natural to want to reach out to family and friends for support, and it’s becoming more and more common for people to do this through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Unfortunately, when you use social media after a car accident, you may be setting a trap for yourself. The information you post on your Facebook profile or other social media account could damage or even destroy your case if you decide to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries and losses.  Continue reading “4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit”

Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips

Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips

While North Carolina may not experience punishing winter weather like states further north, we still see our share of wet and cold conditions during the holidays, including, snow, ice, and sleet on the roads. Combined with the extra traffic and added stress as travelers fill the roads to visit friends and family, conditions are ripe for a spike in auto accidents and vehicle breakdowns.  Continue reading “Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips”

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Car Accident or Crash? Why What You Call It Matters

Is it a car accident, crash, wreck, or collision? Whether you’re watching the news, listening to the local radio, or getting an alert from your smartphone, one of those terms describing a traffic incident is commonly used. But when is a traffic collision considered an “accident,” and when is it a determined to be a “crash”?   Continue reading “Car Accident or Crash? Why What You Call It Matters”