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.
A recent accident in the Raleigh area left two highway workers injured, one critically.
Each fall recent high school graduates head off to colleges located throughout the nation to continue their education. For many, academics are only part of the experience. Socially it is also an important time in a young person's life and some students opt to participate in fraternities and sororities. While there is no question that the organizations can positively impact the lives of those who participate, all too often there are reports of sorority or fraternity hazing in the news.
For many teenagers, getting a driver's license and having access to a car is a dream come true. It can provide young people in this age range with a new found freedom. While this change may be one of the most exciting things in the life of a teen, for many parents the feeling is the exact opposite. There is good reason for this since some of the activities kids this age engage in could lead to car accidents. These crashes could leave those involved with serious injuries.
This blog spends a lot of time talking about car accidents and the harm that they can cause to victims. This is significant, as those injured in a wreck can face years, decades or even a lifetime of physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as debt incurred via medical expenses and lost wages. Though those whose injuries are caused by a negligent driver may want to take legal action, they might be concerned about whether their own fault will affect their ability to recover compensation. We hope this post will help shed light on the subject.
Drunk driving is a common problem across North Carolina that leaves many motorists and pedestrians in harm's way. Those who doubt this reality need only look at the statistics from the holiday season, showing that more than 3,000 individuals were arrested for DWI. According to state authorities, 2,822 of those arrests were alcohol related, while the rest were tied to drug impairment.
Though winter's arrival may dissuade some individuals from taking leisurely walks along our city's roadways, there are still many who have to rely on their feet to either get to the bus stop, work, school or merely from the parking lot to the shopping center. Oftentimes, these individuals are unknowingly put in harm's way by dangerous, negligent drivers who, in the blink of an eye, can cause a devastating accident.
When North Carolinians first learn to drive, they are taught to be fully aware of their surroundings and to drive defensively. Though this practice may decrease one's odds of an injurious crash, the negligent acts of others can still injure those who employ defensive tactics. This is especially true when other drivers choose to drink and drive. These reckless motorists put other drivers, their passengers and pedestrians at significant risk of harm and death.