Category: Car Accidents

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.

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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”

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Auto Insurance Rates Likely Going Up in N.C. During 2017

For years, North Carolina has boasted some of the lowest car insurance premiums in the country, but those golden days for drivers in the state may be waning. The state’s insurers have reached a settlement with regulators for a 2.2% increase in auto insurance rates statewide. The rate hike will take effect on October 1.  Continue reading “Auto Insurance Rates Likely Going Up in N.C. During 2017”

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Stay Safe: 9 Tips for Driving Through Mountains, Hills, and Remote Areas

As the weather warms, a spontaneous getaway or extended vacation to the mountains of North Carolina can offer a wonderful way to relieve some stress for residents in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. While our state offers beautiful views and limitless natural experiences on famous roads like the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway, clear weather and road conditions can become unpredictable in high elevations and remote areas, and car accidents in these areas can prove especially dangerous. Continue reading “Stay Safe: 9 Tips for Driving Through Mountains, Hills, and Remote Areas”