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School Bus Accidents in Hickory, NC

2018-09-18T16:38:31+00:00

It’s September already, and the kids are back in school. When you put your children on a school bus, you are entrusting their safety to the driver, an employee of the city. You are also trusting other drivers to know and follow the laws relating to approaching and passing school buses.  Take Extra Precautions  All drivers traveling in both directions are required to stop for a school bus when it is stopped for passengers, except for drivers on a four-lane divided highway traveling in the opposite direction of the bus. Unfortunately, not all drivers pay attention to the laws and may [...]

2018-09-18T16:38:31+00:00

Rear-End Collisions in North Carolina

2018-09-11T22:59:38+00:00

If you are injured in a rear-end collision, you may assume that the driver who hit the back of your vehicle will automatically be found to be at fault. In most cases, your assumption would be correct; however, there are some circumstances where the driver in front may share some responsibility.   Contributory Negligence  Two North Carolina rules of law may come into play in a rear-end collision case. The first is called contributory negligence and this covers situations where more than one party in an accident bears some responsibility for the crash. Many states follow a comparative negligence rule where a [...]

2018-09-11T22:59:38+00:00

Dash Cam Evidence in Car Accidents

2018-08-01T02:07:26+00:00

Police dash cam footage has been in the news a lot in recent years, mainly as it relates to showing events that led to an arrest or shooting of a suspect. As the price of dash cams decreases, more private citizens are installing them on their own vehicles. A typical dash cam can cost between $50 to $200, and can be installed easily.    Are Dash Cams Legal in North Carolina?  There is no law in North Carolina prohibiting the use of dash cams. North Carolina does not prohibit windshield mounted devices, but if you do install a dash cam, however, make [...]

2018-08-01T02:07:26+00:00

Cell Phone Evidence In North Carolina Auto Accident Cases 

2018-06-13T17:19:08+00:00

Drunk driving accidents claim the lives of over 10,000 people per year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Another 3500 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Although many states outlaw texting or even talking on cell phones while driving, cell phone use accounts for many incidents each year and continues to increase.  What Happens After An Automotive Accident?  After an accident, investigators immediately start gathering evidence to determine the exact cause. Investigators will examine skid marks on the road, interview witnesses, photograph the positions of the vehicles involved, and search for any other physical clues that will help determine how the [...]

2018-06-13T17:19:08+00:00

How Much Is An Injury Case In A Tractor Trailor Accident Worth? 

2018-06-13T17:12:52+00:00

Although we depend on tractor trailers to haul the food and other goods that we all need, the presence of so many large, heavy vehicles on the roads inevitably leads to accidents. Unfortunately, in a tractor-trailer accident, drivers or passengers in smaller, lighter vehicles are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than in accidents involving other cars. Nearly three-quarters of the fatalities in multiple vehicle collisions involving tractor-trailers were the drivers of other vehicles, according to the National Highway and Safety Administration. The Risks Of Tractor Trailers On The Road The sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer [...]

2018-06-13T17:12:52+00:00

Self Driving Uber Vehicle Hits And Kills Pedestrian In Arizona

2018-05-18T17:24:53+00:00

The first gasoline-powered automobile was invented by Karl Friedrich Benz in 1885 – the first recorded automobile accident occurred soon after, in 1891, when a car ran into a tree. Legend has it that the only two automobiles in Ohio collided with each other for the entire year in 1895, a story that, while unproven, makes a pretty good joke. The fact is, new technology inevitably brings about new risks. New Vs Old Technology Modern cars have been becoming ever more autonomous. Backup cameras, collision avoidance systems, and parallel parking assist have been around long enough to be almost commonplace, but [...]

2018-05-18T17:24:53+00:00
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