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Driving Safely Through the Snow: What You Need to Know

Winter is nearly here, and with it, the threat of snowy weather and slick, hard to manage roads. If you don’t have a lot of experience driving on snowy roads, than any trip that you take this winter can be extremely difficult and potentially unsafe. Fortunately, driving in the snow isn’t as hard as you 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

Why Drinking and Driving is Never a Good Idea

  “I feel fine to drive.”  Have you ever said that or heard someone else say it?  Be careful, it’s a trick.  When you first start drinking (in life, not on a particular night) you have mental tolerance and physical tolerance.  Mental tolerance is how it impairs your judgment and reaction times.  Physical tolerance is 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Seat Belts Are Major In Protecting People’s Safety

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 2½ million people involved in automobile accidents visited hospital emergency departments in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. Seat belts are known to cut down sharply on injuries and fatalities—by some estimates, as much as 50%. Air bags are no substitute for Read More

Advice On Stopped School Buses: What You Need To Know

A recent article talked about how there is a low conviction rate for those who illegally pass a stopped school bus. Unfortunately, in one day, there were 80 people who passed school buses in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools alone. Statewide, there were over 3,200 people who passed a stopped school bus that day. Because of 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

Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Tips for Safe Motorhome Towing

Recently, a portion of U.S. 421 was closed when a motorhome overturned on the highway. While towing a motorhome requires you to adjust your driving style, practicing motorhome towing safety, can help you avoid an accident. Give yourself extra time and distance to slow down and stop. Start applying the brakes earlier than normal and 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

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 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