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January 2014 Archives

Man charged after ECU student killed in head-on collision


The circumstances that led to a car accident are not always clear. Though it is easy to make conjectures immediately following a crash, for example, pointing to weather as being the cause of an accident, it is not always so clear-cut. Even if weather was a factor in an accident, it does not rule out other explanations. Sometimes, further investigation reveals that driver negligence was involved, in which case victims and their families often choose to press charges and pursue compensation from the driver-at-fault.

Driver fatigue may be factor in NC commercial vehicle accident


It is not uncommon for a trucking company to make unreasonable demands on their drivers. Drivers are often expected to make unrealistic deadlines -- and to do so, they sometimes speed or sacrifice necessary rest. There are federal trucking regulations that set in place a number of expectations that apply only to drivers of commercial vehicles. When a driver fails to abide by these regulations, either the driver or the trucking company may be found liable for whatever damages result from an accident.

Motorcycle accident results in death of North Carolina man


Motorcycles are, by design, dangerous to operate. The riders are extremely vulnerable as their vehicles are much less protected than, say, trucks or sedans. Motorcycles lack many of the safety features installed in other vehicles and when they are involved in accidents, serious injuries and sometimes death are often the result. Motorcyclists have certain rights, however, and it is important for riders to be aware of these, if they hope to pursue compensation in an accident.

5-car accident leaves two North Carolina children dead


There is nothing more traumatic than losing a loved one to a motor vehicle accident. The emotional devastation is monumental; survivors are left with emotional scars that sometimes never fully heal. The recovery process is strenuous and challenging, but what should not add further strain is the financial burden that is oftentimes placed on survivors following an accident.