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Millenials: The Most Dangerous Drivers On The Road

There’s a new generation war going on in our culture right now, and millennials are at the center of it. There have been all sorts of accusations leveled at this generation: that they’re entitled, that they want something for nothing, and a range of others. On the other end of the spectrum, millennials fight against Read More

North Carolina’s Rural Roads Some Of The Most Dangerous In The U.S.

According to research from National Association of Counties (NACO), North Carolina has more than 70,000 miles in rural roads. This may conjure up picturesque images of peaceful pastures and living life at a slower pace. While that may certainly be true, those who drive the rural roads face a serious danger. A Washington, DC transportation Read More

Car Accident in Leased Vehicle: What To Do

There is nothing worse for a driver than being in a severe automobile accident. It’s not just the potential injuries, the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies, or, heaven forbid, trying to navigate a settlement in court. It’s the time and energy you could be spending on something else. Car accidents have a way Read More

Car Accident Caused By Cell Phone in North Carolina

One of the most commonly asked questions here at Mike Lewis Attorneys is what the rules are concerning driving and cell phone usage. It’s hard to keep track when the rules change constantly, and no two states have the same regulations. Bottom line: here in North Carolina, if you’ve been injured in an accident, and Read More

Reasons to Hire a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

After being hurt in a car accident, it’s common to have to deal with a wave of emotions, including anger and frustration. While this is certainly understandable, it can cause you to respond to the accident the wrong way, possibly making you miss out on the settlement that you need to recover from your accident. Read More

Protecting Yourself in Adverse Driving Conditions

If you’re like many people, then you dread the possibility of being involved in a serious auto accident. While a car wreck can happen virtually any time you get behind the wheel, they are a particular threat during bad weather conditions like rain, ice, and snow. Fortunately, just because the weather is bad doesn’t mean Read More

The Top Tips to Stay Safe During the Winter

If you’re someone that thrives in the cold weather, then winter is probably your favorite time of the year. Winter can be one of the year’s best seasons, perfect for outdoor bonfires or a mug of hot chocolate. However, like every time of year, winter comes with distinct risks that you should prepare for if Read More

Will I Need to Pay Taxes on My Vehicle Accident Settlement?

When you’re in a car accident, your entire world can turn upside down. You need the settlement you get in order to keep your head above water, to cover your treatments and rehabilitation. The problem arises on tax day when you have to worry about whether you’ll need to pay the piper for the money Read More

Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

When you’re injured in an accident and you need medical treatment, your medical insurance is normally the first place you turn when you need to pay for your medical bills. But what happens when you don’t have medical insurance? Even if you don’t have medical insurance, you still have a few options available to you Read More

I Was in a Minor Car Accident; Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company?

The vast majority of automobile accidents are relatively minor, of the “fender bender” variety. These involve no real injuries and often little property damage. When people are in these kinds of accidents, they often think it’s not necessary to inform their insurance company, and worry that reporting the accident could lead to higher premiums that Read More

What Should I Expect During a Car Accident Case?

When you’re in a car accident, the process of establishing fault and seeking compensation can be a tricky and contentious process. In North Carolina, the doctrine of contributory negligence can make it difficult to recover even damages that you’re owed. Understanding the basics of an accident case can be the first step in recovering damages. Read More

Hurt on Public Transit? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re like millions of Americans across the country, then you depend on public transportation to live your life. Whether you’re running errands or commuting to and from work, public transit is there to help when you don’t have personal transportation. However, if you frequently use public transit, then it’s likely you’ll eventually suffer an Read More

I Was Injured in a Road Construction Accident, What Now?

While you’re driving your car, you probably try to stay aware of your surroundings so you can avoid a major accident. However, there is one factor that you might not be aware of with road construction errors. With only minor errors, a poorly constructed road can cause serious accidents and major injuries, potentially harming your Read More

What Happens When You’re Hurt by an Underinsured Driver

If you’ve ever been involved in a serious car accident, then you know that one of the first things you should do after guaranteeing your safety is to gather the insurance information of the driver who was at fault. Unfortunately, many drivers are either uninsured or underinsured, putting your livelihood at risk. While most drivers Read More

Safety Tips For Your Labor Day Weekend Road Trip

Labor Day weekend is a great time to take a break right after the start of the school year, but all those road trips can spell trouble for safety. AAA predicted that 30.4 million families and people hit the road last year. Even more could be out and about this year. All of those drivers Read More

What Happens If My Car Accident Case Goes to Trial?

Car accidents are traumatic experiences for all parties involved. They can cause major inconvenience and distress as well as physical injury and property damage. According to the association for safe international travel (ASIRT), car accidents cost the United States at least $65 billion each year. The staggering statistics prove that car accidents are a major Read More

How to Prove Fault After You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’re likely going through physical and emotional hardships that put an extreme toll on the state of your health and wellbeing. Dealing with an insurance company to get the compensation you deserve can be an endless headache on top of the stress you’re already experiencing. How can Read More

5 Easy Tips for Negotiating with an Insurance Company

It doesn’t matter what kind of accident or injury you’ve suffered—when the time comes to start settling your claim, an insurance company is likely to come into the picture at some point in time. It’s unfortunate, but these organizations are rarely eager to pay out the full amount that you feel you deserve to recover Read More

Driving Tips that Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Windows down, bags packed, music blasting and the shining sun: all perfect signs of an epic summer road trip. It’s so easy to want to get out as fast as you can to make sure you can capture that wonderful weekend before work starts up again—or to utilize as many days of summer break. To Read More

Why You Need to Be Prepared For a Car Accident

It Can Happen to You Odds are pretty slim that you will get struck by lightning tomorrow.  It’s pretty unlikely that you will be swept up in a tornado.  Chances are pretty good you won’t be swallowed into a sinkhole.  But a car accident?  Now that could happen.  And odds are good that in your Read More

Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Most of my clients are tough cookies.  They are hardworking, strong willed people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They don’t like to complain.  They don’t like to fuss.  So sometimes it’s really hard for me to convince them that if they are hurting, they need to go to the doctor, especially Read More

Steps on What to Do When You’re Hurt in a Car Accident

When you get behind the wheel, you have a responsibility to those around you to exercise reasonable care—the safety and security of others is in your hands. When someone else doesn’t exercise that responsibility, you or others can be hurt in accidents. When you are hurt, you want to make sure you take the right Read More

Why Fault Is Not Always Cut and Dry in a Car Accident

Partial Liability BUT HE RAN A RED LIGHT!” my client roared when I told her the insurance company was denying her claim.  I watched as she sat in front of me totally flabbergasted.  I could see her wheels turning as she came to grips with the fact that her medical bills and lost wages might not Read More

Why You Need To Increase Your Underinsured Motorist Coverage

An Unfair Situation Recently, I had a young woman call me that was in a terrible wreck.  She was hospitalized for a week and had to undergo several surgeries.  The defendant’s insurance company called and offered to pay her $30,000. That amount felt like a drop in the bucket up against a week’s worth of Read More

Three Motorcycle Safety Myths

Misinformation abounds in just about every topic and motorcycle safety is no exception. Motorcycling is hazardous, and acting on misinformation only serves to make it even more dangerous. Be a safer motorcyclist by getting the facts straight. Here are three common misconceptions to ignore: A Helmet Will Leave You Brain Damaged Instead of Dead The Read More

The Proper Financial Solution for Victims Involved in Serious Auto Accidents

It is not easy for most individuals, involved in an automobile accident to recover–on either a physical or emotional basis.  When such circumstances occur, the last thought on the injured person’s mind is how he or she is going to pay for expenditures resulting from his or her injuries. Attorneys, expert in handling such cases, Read More

The Hidden Dangers of Cracked Windshields

A crack in your windshield doesn’t seem like a big issue. In fact, many people regard it as similar to a door ding: it’s unsightly but harmless. However, a cracked windshield increases your risk of getting into an auto accident and can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Here are four reasons why a cracked Read More

Tips for Dealing with Other People’s Road Rage

Two vehicles were in a minor traffic crash in Greensboro on April 7 which then got a lot worse. The occupants of the two vehicles got out of their vehicles and got into a verbal argument. The argument escalated when someone pulled out a handgun and threatened someone from the other vehicle. While no one was Read More

Expenses Associated with Car Accidents

As auto accident lawyers, we have seen many cases involving car accidents. We have seen the pain and suffering associated with crashes and the physical, mental, and financial damages caused by car accidents. Here are some of the financial burdens associated with an auto accident, some of which may not be properly covered if you Read More

How To Initiate The First Steps Of A Personal Injury Claim

Right after an accident, when an injury has been incurred by the accident victim; the time is very stressful.  It is not only a stressful time  for the victim–the entire episode can cause a great deal of confusion as to what to do next!  It is advisable, then, that when the victim is ready, he or she start Read More

Filing A Claim After A Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys have expert advice on what to do immediately after an accident. If all goes well, careful attention to the road and other road users will keep you safe. No matter what, accidents can still happen due to other peoples’ negligence. If you were injured, a motorcycle accident attorney might become an important ally, Read More

We Can Provide Advice Pertinent to Accidents Involving Crosswalks

There are many areas designated as pedestrian crosswalks.  There are some instances, too, where the vehicle cross-traffic is not necessarily controlled by lights.  In many states, the incidence of the preceding scenario is quite high.  Such is the case, for multi-lane streets, in many areas of the country.  Regardless of the setup, pedestrian crosswalks must Read More

Reminder To Be Safe And Stay Aware Even After The Accident

After a late-night two-car crash on February 29, a man got out of his vehicle and was walking along Highway 29 when the man was struck and killed by another vehicle. Collisions on busy roads can be especially dangerous. Sometimes the aftereffects can be even more dangerous than the original crash. Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take Read More

What Happens When You Rollover A Vehicle

Along with high-speed head-on collisions, car rollovers have a high fatality rate. The occupants of the car can be tossed about if they are not restrained by seat belts. In addition, many safety features of cars such as their crumple zones do little to protect rollover victims. The rolling motion is often violent enough to Read More

Explaining the Occupational Hazards of Roofing

Every day at their job, roofers are exposed to a multitude of risks, the greatest of which is falling. The longer the roofer’s exposure to the risk, the greater the odds of a falling accident occurring. A study conducted over a 13 year period determined that one-third of fatal construction falls were from roofs. Here are seven Read More

Seven Common Workplace Injury Claims

Thousands of people make workers’ compensation claims each year because of workplace accidents that cause serious injuries. In spite of workplace safety codes meant to protect workers, accidents still happen. One of the best ways to avoid work related accidents is having an understanding of how they occur. This allows the worker to recognize the Read More

Pedestrian Safety Tips For Night Time Leisure

At just before 3 am on January 16, a Greensboro teen was hit by a vehicle and injured. The teen was wearing all black clothing and was walking along the travel portion of the road. While the teen survived the crash, he suffered bad injuries because of the crash and was still hospitalized several days Read More

Defensive Motorcycle Riding Must Knows

Motorcycles ride as fast as cars and trucks but lack their seat belts, airbags, size, weight, four wheels, and a protective steel cage. This means the motorcyclist cannot afford to ride like most people drive their cars. For motorcyclists, riding defensively means more than avoiding accidents, it’s about survival. As motorcycle accident attorneys, we want Read More

Preventing Whiplash Is Better Than Treating It

Whiplash is usually caused by rear end collisions. While whiplash is best prevented by avoiding the rear-end accident, there is little you can do about the actions of the motorist behind you. Your strategy is limited to not braking too quickly or too hard and perhaps getting out of the way of the colliding car if Read More

Attorney Discusses Road Rash Injuries

Road rash is one of the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents. Proving the monetary value of road rash injuries in a lawsuit to recover damages for those injuries often requires detailed testimony from physicians and surgeons and an analysis of long-term medical costs required to treat these injuries. A motorcycle accident attorney will first describe Read More

Why Air Bags Without Seat Belts Are Dangerous

People who are not inclined to use seat belts often argue that air bags make them redundant. They see airbags as inflatable cushions that pad their faces from the forces of impact, and therefore do not see the need for a seat belt that seems to do the same thing. However, they have not thought Read More

How To Make Safe Right Turns For Truck Drivers

At intersections, a semi-truck requires more than one lane to make a right turn because of its large size. They often start their turn from the left lane and move into the right lane upon completion. This risks collisions with smaller vehicles behind the truck that attempt to pass on its right side. These motorists Read More

North Carolina Motorcycle Helmet Laws

North Carolina laws require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. North Carolina is also one of a small number of states that apply a strict contributory negligence standard in accident cases. Specifically, if your negligence contributed to or caused the accident and your injuries, then regardless of the other party’s negligence you will not be awarded Read More

School Bus Riding Tips For Kids Parents Need To Know

Recently, a six-year-old girl was dragged nearly a mile by a school bus when her arm got caught in the door while the girl was attempting to get off the bus. The bus driver, apparently not seeing the girl, continued to the next bus stop before opening the door. While the girl’s shoes were destroyed, Read More

Accident Lawyers Recommend These 7 Winter Driving Tips

Unlike snowmobiles and snowcats, cars are not meant for the snow. That is why roads are plowed and treated. It is also why cars get stuck, slide around, and get into accidents in the winter. As auto accident lawyers, we want you to have a safe winter and wish to share these seven winter driving Read More

Tips on When to Be Especially Diligent About Watching for Pedestrians

On December 6, two female Elon University students were hit while attempting to cross the street near campus. Both women were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. While it is important for pedestrians to be aware of cars, drivers also need to be on the alert for pedestrians who may cross in front of them. Read More

4 Common Wrongful Death Cases

The wrongful death of a loved one causes many kinds of hardships. These include the pain of grief, the financial burdens of medical bills and funeral costs, and the loss of future financial support from the loved one. Contacting experienced wrongful death attorneys is an important first step in getting relief from these burdens in the Read More

Avoiding The Jackknife

When a truck jackknifes, the tractor and trailer form a V shape. This resembles the shape that a jackknife makes when folding the blade into its handle. The tractor-trailer rig is very much like a jackknife because it has two rigid parts, the tractor and the trailer that are connected by a hinge which is Read More

First Of All, Just What Is Whiplash?

First of all, just what is whiplash? In many traffic accidents, the suddenness and severity of the impact strains and even tears soft tissue in the neck. It is also possible that nerve damage and spinal disc damage will occur. In some crashes, ligaments tear or rupture, and cervical vertebrae may fracture. Any or all Read More

Don’t Do This After An Accident

On the afternoon of November 18, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. While one person ended up going to the hospital to be treated for injuries, the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene. The driver of that vehicle later crashed into a utility pole and, along with a passenger, fled that Read More

Avoid Dangerous Trucking Rollovers With These Preparation Tips

Short of running the car off the road, it takes a lot to make a sedan roll over. However, this isn’t the case for a big semi-truck. Rollover accidents are a common occurrence in the trucking industry and are responsible for many truck driver deaths each year. Most if not all truck rollovers are preventable. Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Tips on Safely Crossing the Street.

Just before 8 am on October 20, a man attempting to cross the street was struck by a vehicle. The man, who was not crossing at a crosswalk or an intersection, ended up falling into another vehicle and then falling onto the asphalt. Although he was taken the hospital, the man unfortunately later died from Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Examine Three Common Biker Mistakes

Motorcycles lack the four wheels, bumpers, crumple zones, seatbelts, air bags, and metal cage of automobiles. In addition, their small size makes them less visible and places them at an extreme disadvantage in a collision with other motor vehicles on the road. This means the motorcyclist has less room for error than other motorists. Circumstances Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Recommend 3 Tips for Safer Night Truck Driving

Driving at night is a high risk activity. It’s dark and the artificial light from road lamps and headlights are no substitute for sunlight. People are driving on the road in a fatigued and drowsy state. You as a trucker must be alert, both to your own driving mistakes and to those of others on Read More

Accident Lawyers Discuss Bus Crash On Interstate 85

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a bus carrying 49 passengers blew a right front tire and ran off of Interstate 85 in Davidson County on Tuesday, August 25. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes near mile marker 98, just north of Highway 64. The bus was originally scheduled Read More

Traffic Collisions Are Up in North Carolina, warns Accident Lawyers

The bad news, according to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, is that the number of crashes has gone up in 2013 to 220,271 compared to the 2012 total of 213,605. (The 2013 stats are the latest most complete information that is currently available to the department.) The good news is that the number Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Offer Three Tips for Safe Semi-Truck Driving

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you will have to share the road with vehicles of a variety of sizes, ranging from small passenger cars (and even smaller motorcycles) to semi-trucks. Whether you are a semi-truck driver or you driver a smaller vehicle, part of keeping yourself and others safe on the road is Read More

Auto Accident Lawyers Offer 7 Tips for Safe Wet Weather Driving

While drivers should always be on the alert, careful driving is especially important when road conditions are not ideal. Heavy rain, which may lead to flooding, can lead to dangerous driving conditions. If you get caught in your vehicle during wet weather, consider these seven wet weather driving tips: On a multiple lane road, drive Read More

Accident Attorney Discusses SUV And Pickup In Tragic Collision

The North Carolina Highway Patrol provided details of a two-vehicle accident that occurred on State Highway 211 in Robeson County on Sunday, August 31. Motorist Loses Control Before Collision A 30-year-old man was eastbound in a 2008 Infinity SUV when his vehicle veered off the road to the right and then back across the center Read More

Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Police Cruiser In Two-vehicle Accident

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, August 27. According to authorities, the accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. where North Sharon Amity Road and Independence Boulevard intersect. Vehicle T-boned By Squad Car  According to authorities, the officer’s cruiser was proceeding on Independence Boulevard when the male driver of a Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Offer Tips For Avoiding Crashes With Big Rigs

Some of the most catastrophic accidents on the nation’s roadways occur when semi tractor-trailers don’t stop in time for slowing traffic. Many of these crashes occur in construction zones. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 18%, or more than one in six, semi accidents are rear-end collisions. This is what happened on June 25, Read More

Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Construction Zone Accident

A two-vehicle accident occurred on interstate 85 in the Hillsboro area on Wednesday, August 19. Slowing traffic in a construction zone may have been a factor, according to a spokesman for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Vehicle Rear-ended The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 near mile marker Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Alleged Impaired Driving In Fatal Wreck

Authorities have provided details of a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Hoke County at approximately noon on Monday, August, 17. A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the wreck happened on N.C. 211 between Raeford and Aberdeen. Vehicles Collide Head-on A vehicle operated by a 31-year-old man from Pinehurst crossed the centerline Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Injuries To Former Sheriff

A spokesman for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol provided details of a collision between a Ford F-350 pickup truck and a motorcycle that occurred on Highway 33 near Chocowinity on Sunday, August 9, at about 7:30 p.m. Collision at Intersection The spokesman said that the westbound 42-year-old pickup truck driver from Kinston attempted a Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Wrong-way Collision On Interstate

A car that careened into oncoming traffic allegedly caused a fatal accident on Interstate 540 on Monday, August 3, at about 4:30 p.m., according to WNCN. Vehicle Crosses Median A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol says that a silver 2003 Honda was westbound when it swerved into the median, right through a guard Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Semi In Allegedly Sleepy Driver Wreck

Investigators with the North Carolina Highway Patrol believe that a trucker allegedly fell asleep at the wheel as his rig struck six motorcycles on the shoulder of Interstate 85 in Greensboro. The motorcyclists pulled over after one of the bikes developed a mechanical problem. They were on a trip from Washington D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys: Alleged Brake Failure On Interstate Off Ramp

Troopers believe that a brake failure on a big rig resulted in a crash in the western part of the state on Friday, July 17. The Buncombe County incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on an off ramp leading from Interstate 40 to Wiggins Road. At the time, the semi was en route from the Read More

Accident Lawyers Discuss Car Hitting Winston-Salem Home

Winston-Salem police say that a man died in his home after a vehicle crashed into it very early in the morning on Sunday, July 12. Two other residents were not at home when the crash happened. Accident Details According to a report from Fox 8 News, investigators say that a Mitsubishi automobile was westbound on Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Discussed Two-vehicle Crash Involving Big Rig

A Lexington-area crash involving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and an 18-wheeler on Thursday, July 16, resulted in injury and loss of life. According to a report by The Dispatch, the accident happened on the southbound I-85 Business Loop at approximately 9 p.m. when the vehicles collided near Winston Road. Big Rig Rear-ended According to authorities, Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Interstate Wreck And Alleged DWI

A 20-year-old male UNC student from Asheboro faces multiple felony counts in the aftermath of an Orange County crash on Sunday, July 19. Investigators allege that the man purchased and consumed alcohol before driving northbound on southbound Interstate 85, near exit 163. His Jeep then struck a southbound vehicle occupied by two adults and two Read More

Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Alleged Wrong-way Driver On I-40

A fatal wreck on Interstate 40 on Sunday, July 12, involved an alleged wrong-way driver. At approximately 3:20 a.m., dispatchers sent troopers to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on I-40 near Peters Creek Parkway. SUV and Car Collide A preliminary investigation suggested that a Honda CRV traveled in the wrong direction in the westbound Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Loss Of Soldier In Motorcycle Crash

Authorities provided details of a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck that occurred in Fayetteville about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6. Soldier Dies In Crash Police say that a 19-year-old Fort Bragg soldier was driving his motorcycle on Cliffdale Road during the evening hours. A 32-year-old male motorist in a Toyota Tundra Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Fourth of July Boating Accident

Authorities charged a 49-year-old Mooresville man with boating while intoxicated following a Fourth of July accident on Lake Norman. The fatal accident happened as crowds were gathering before a fireworks show. Boat Comes From Behind According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, the accident occurred in the Mooresville area at approximately 9 p.m. A Read More

Hit-And-Run Incident Discussed By Accident Lawyers

A vehicle struck a 20-year-old man on Glenwood Avenue in the northwest part of Raleigh on Friday, June 26. The man had reportedly exited his own vehicle at about 10 p.m. after his car was in a crash with another vehicle. He was reportedly in the travel lane when the accident occurred, and he was Read More

Accident Attorney Debunks Three Common Distracted Driving Myths

Before the advent of mobile technology, there were plenty of things to distract the driver. These included the radio, CD player, drinks, food, and personal grooming. Thanks to mobile technology and small computers in the form of tablets, there is no shortage of things to keep the driver’s attention away from his driving. In addition, Read More

Accident Attorney Discusses Details Of Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A spokesman with the Southern Pines police has detailed circumstances surrounding an automobile-pedestrian accident that occurred very early in the morning of Sunday, June 21, according to wtvd news. Accident Details A Ford Taurus was southbound on U.S. Highway 1 near the Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs restaurant at approximately 1 a.m. According to the police spokesman, Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Discuss Winston-Salem Crash On U.S. 52

An early morning collision on June 9 between a car and a semi tractor-trailer sent several people to the hospital, according to a wfmy report. Accident Details The semi driver stated that his rig was in the right lane of southbound U.S. 52 when an automobile passed him in the left lane. The driver of the Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Motorcycle Struck During Police Chase

Kernersville police say that an allegedly stolen truck collided with a motorcycle on East Mountain Street during a police chase on Saturday, June 6. Police Chase Truck According to the police department, officers were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle when they spotted it. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect Read More

Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Consequences Of Alleged Failure To Stop At Sign

A two-vehicle accident at an intersection in Rowan County led to the arrest of one motorist. State troopers say that the crash occurred at Old Beatty Ford Road and Rockwell Road at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Alleged Failure to Stop A male motorist driving a 2015 Ford Mustang GT allegedly ran through Read More

NC Accident Lawyers Share Surprising Studies And Stats About Drowsy Driving

Did you know that car and truck manufacturers are fervently working with tech savvy people to combat drowsy driving? It’s true. As a result, there are already several devices in development or already on the market designed to stop fatigued drivers in their tracks. At least two of them made headlines this spring, including one Read More

Preventing Aggressive Driving And An Accident Lawyer’s Role

Anyone driving in North Carolina could suddenly find themselves in a situation that has gotten out of hand as even small incidents can turn violent due to aggressive driving and road rage. This makes it important to know what you can do to avoid aggressive drivers on the road. Bad Behaviors Defined According to AAA, Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers In NC Offer Victims And Families Free Legal Help

Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes a report each year that includes semi-truck accident statistics? The latest report available to the public indicated that in excess of 300,000 big rigs crashed in 2013 and more than 3,000 of those accidents proved fatal. Driver error was to blame in 71% of Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss 2013 Stats

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases data about car and truck accidents that occur on U.S. roadways. The most recent dataset regarding large truck accidents are sobering to say the least.  Those who drive cars are far more susceptible to injuries and death when being involved in an accident involving a Read More

Accident Attorney Discusses Two Factors That Cause The Most Accidents

It is a common belief that the big contributors to car accidents are alcohol intoxication, dangerous roads, excessive speeding, aggressive driving, and bad weather. Although these certainly cause accidents, statistics point to two other factors that are more deadly: Complacency Driving is a dangerous activity. Motorists on the road routinely drive two tons of steel Read More

Attorneys In Wrongful Death Suit

Wrongful death lawsuits are at the extreme end of the civil law tradition that allows people harmed by the negligence of others to receive financial compensation for their losses. The defendant, alleged to have been negligent may not receive a criminal sentence. Under North Carolina law, the assumption is that if the deceased had lived, Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Fatal Winston-Salem Wreck

On Sunday, May 10, a minivan being driven by a 21-year-old male motorist flipped over in a Winston-Salem car accident. According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, the crash occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m., in the 1900 block of Sprague Street. Vehicle Leaves the Roadway Police say that the 2006 Dodge mini-van was westbound just before Read More

Working With Your Greensboro Accident Attorney On A Distracted Driver Accident Case

Despite laws here in North Carolina against distracted driving, many of them simply aren’t strong enough to combat those who continue to abuse the road. With so many people continually causing accidents from distracted driving, you need an accident attorney when a similar accident happens to you. Never should you take on these cases alone, Read More

100 Deaths Caused By GM Ignition Switch

According to an update from the fund created to compensate victims, the number of deaths caused by General Motors’ defective ignition switches has increased to triple digits. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the GM ignition switch recall you should contact our GM recall attorneys by calling 866-299-1769 today. In Read More

When You Have An Auto Accident, Do You Need A Lawyer?

It is not pleasant to think about but the percentages suggest that all drivers have a serious accident at some point in their driving career. It doesn’t matter how experienced or careful a driver is if the other driver isn’t as experienced and careful. A serious accident might be just significant damage to the vehicle, Read More

North Carolina Woman Killed In Collision

A 32-year-old woman was driving home on a road in Belmont, N.C., last month when a jeep struck her car head-on, taking her life, The Gaston Gazette reported. The newspaper noted that her three daughters were in the car at the time and were later treated for injuries. According to FOX8, two of the girls Read More

It Doesn’t Seem Fair

What if you were in an accident resulting in very serious injury and you have over $100,000.00 in medical bills? Let’s just say you were shopping in a grocery store and walking through the vegetable aisle. You slipped on a puddle of unidentified liquid that had leaked onto the tile floor. After hip surgery and Read More

General Motors Settles Ignition Switch Lawsuit For Undisclosed Sum

The family of Brooke Melton has successfully sued General Motors twice for the ignition switch defects that caused the death of their daughter in 2010. Melton was driving on the highway when the keys in the ignition disabled the airbags in her Chevrolet Cobalt. She was then involved in an accident that killed her. The Read More

Alexander Perez Dies After Being Struck By Car

In a tragic accident on Emerson Street, Alexander Torralba Perez, a 10-year-old student, was struck by a Toyota Rav4 on Emerson Street. Perez had just gotten off a school bus when he was struck by the SUV. The accident occurred at nearly 3:30 p.m. on his way home from Konnoak Elementary School. Law enforcement officials Read More

2014 Marks Record Year For Auto Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a report detailing the massive extent of the vehicles recalled in 2014. According to the details of the NHTSA’s summary report, the auto industry was forced to recall more than 60 million vehicles in 2014. The recalls were not limited to the highly publicized GM ignition Read More

Uber Safe: Free Rides for Drunk Drivers

Uber, the ride-sharing juggernaut worth an estimated $5 billion, has rolled out breathalyzer kiosks called Uber Safe in select cities such as Toronto. The innovative marketing stunt was designed by advertising agencies Rethink and Stacklab. Uber is currently facing regulatory battles, both domestically and internationally, but the app’s popularity is undeniable. In addition to the Read More

Mineral Spring Students Involved in Bus Accident

Winston-Salem Police Department officials are investigating a school bus accident that occurred on April 7. The Tuesday accident occurred while students were still on board and on their way home. The accident occurred just shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon and involved students from the Salem/Forsyth County School system. On the day of the Read More

Powdered Alcohol Worries State Lawmakers

You know you’re dealing with a controversial product, when states are moving to ban it before it’s even on the market. Well, it’s happening with palcohol, a dried form of alcohol. A new and innovative product, which turns water into alcohol, palcohol was recently approved by the federal government for sale in the U.S. However, Read More

Stryker Extends Deadline To April

Two years after recalling one of the world’s most popular hip implant devices, Stryker Corporation reached a settlement with injured plaintiffs in 2014. The company agreed to settle the medical claims of patients and provide generous compensation to patients who received a revision hip implant surgery on or before Nov. 3, 2014. More than 20,000 Read More

Hands-Free Driving Myths

Over 80 percent of Americans believe that using a hands-free device while driving is safer than using a handheld device. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. More than 30 studies have been conducted by researchers all across America to determine how hands-free devices impact a person’s ability to drive. The results are Read More

Insurance Coverage Liability in Uber and Lyft Vehicles

The world of technology is again butting heads with legislators all over the country. New app ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have been mired in litigation since their inception. Recently, insurance coverage has been one of the key points of contention between the technology companies, insurance companies and legislators. At issue is whose Read More