At the time of an accident, you’re likely nervous and panicked about what might happen next. You may be wondering: Will the damage be covered by insurance? Is anyone injured? Was it my fault? Continue reading “8 Things You Should Never Do After an Auto Accident”
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”
Car crash fatalities are on the rise in the United States. The suspected culprit, according to traffic safety experts: Distracted driving. Continue reading “Distraction Seems to be Causing the Rise in U.S. Traffic Deaths”
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).