You're a cop. You know hiring an attorney can send a very powerful message: this is adversarial. You love your work. It's hard. It's often underappreciated. You risk you life every day you go to work. You risk your health. But you're committed and you knew what you were in for when you took the job. The last thing you want to do is create ill-will with the folks you've sworn to serve and protect. But does that also mean you can't protect yourself, too?
As previous posts have noted, perhaps the most common tips for how a North Carolina driver can avoid a collision with a motorcycle are to keep a safe following distance, about 3 or 4 seconds, and to keep a special eye out for motorcyclists since they are more difficult to see, particularly when they are in a car's blind spots. While an inadvertent failure to yield is a common cause of a bike crash, there are other things about which drivers in the Raleigh area need to know in order to stay safe around motorcycles.
A woman from the Raleigh area now faces criminal charges in connection with her role in a fatal accident that happened in the area a couple of weeks ago. The woman was also herself significantly injured as a result of the accident and had to be taken to the hospital.
The unfortunate fact about car accidents is that the can occur no matter how fast you are driving, the distance you are driving or the type of vehicle you are driving in. No matter how cautious a driver is, this does not always protect a driver from a distracted, negligent or intoxicated driver. Therefore, many unsuspecting drivers are involved in serious and injuring causing collisions, altering his or her life tremendously.
The following scenario is all too common. You are crawling along at low speeds in rush hour traffic and take a quick glance at the driver next to you. Instead of looking at the road, they are looking down at their phone. Maybe you have even snuck a peek at your phone while driving. The fact is that drivers from all walks of life are using their mobile devices behind the wheel. While dangerous at any speed, distractions at higher speeds are more likely to cause catastrophic accidents.
Many residents of Cary, North Carolina, may have heard the term "pain and suffering" discussed in the context of a lawsuit pertaining to a commercial vehicle accident or some other personal injury lawsuit.