Since 2009, North Carolina law has required that all drivers purchase a minimum amount of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) as part of their auto insurance policy. Previously, North Carolina required drivers to have uninsured motorist coverage, but had no requirement for underinsured motorist coverage. Continue reading “Why You Need More UM/UIM Coverage Than You Think”
Until recently, traffic fatalities in North Carolina and nationwide were on a path of steady decline. Recent statistics from 2015, however, suddenly reversed this trend. According to researchers, traffic deaths in 2015 spiked roughly 8 percent over the previous year. Continue reading “Can “Textalyzers” Help Stop Distracted Driving?”
For North Carolina officials, it’s not enough to simply lower traffic deaths. The state has taken that important goal a step further and officially implemented a traffic safety program that intends to eliminate on-road deaths completely. Continue reading “State Launches NC Vision Zero to Eliminate Traffic Deaths”
In the minutes, hours, and days after a car accident, your mind will be whirling with memories and “what-ifs” as well as the seemingly endless to-do list related to your medical needs, financial considerations, and legal case.
In the aftermath of a car accident, your mind will likely be whirling. But these highly intense moments right after a crash are also some of the most critical when it comes to the legal case arising from your accident and injuries, so you should be aware of some important and helpful steps that can help you later on.
Government data released in August of 2016 shows that safety on U.S. roads and highways is suddenly trending in the wrong direction after decades of progress.
Even though walking provides a stimulating and healthy way to take in the natural beauty and night life here in Charlotte, it doesn’t come without a degree of risk: our city experiences a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian more than once a day on average, according to figures released in a report last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Chapter 97 of the North Carolina General Statutes is the Workers’ Compensation Act. This law controls all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. When an employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury and the injury was caused by a third-party, the injured employee may have a claim against the third-party in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. The “third party” is a person who is not associated with the employee’s job. One of the most common on-the-job injuries that are caused by a third party occurs when the employee is injured by someone else’s negligent driving. This is a brief overview of the laws governing the interplay of third-party claims when there is a workers’ compensation claim.