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”
We frequently hear in the news that celebrities have “filed for divorce” right after they separate, which gives people the impression that a divorce is as simple as waking up one day and deciding you’re finished being married. The law in North Carolina, however, doesn’t quite work this way.
Going through a divorce is an emotionally straining and frustrating experience that affects many aspects of your life. As you go through your married life, you accumulate assets together, like bank and retirement accounts, car titles, and mortgages. When the decision to end the marriage occurs, those assets must be divided.
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.
If you’ve been served with divorce papers, you may be feeling upset or even overwhelmed. However, understanding some of the initial steps that you’ll need to take may help you clear your thoughts and plan for what’s ahead of you. In this article, we’ll explain what you should do in the days and weeks after you’ve been notified of divorce proceedings.
Motorcycle fatalities rose 10% in 2015, a near all-time high, according to Consumer Reports.
With motorcycle-related deaths on the rise, these 10 surprising facts about motorcycle crashes could help keep you and your loved ones safe.
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.
When a marriage ends in North Carolina, or when unmarried people who have a child break up, both parents are responsible for providing support to their child or children. However, the court generally assumes that the parent who has sole or primary physical custody of the child (the “custodial parent”) is paying child support “by default” — meaning that the custodial parent is most likely spending the required amount of child support directly on the child as long as they’re providing adequate day-to-day care.
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.