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Archive for the Car Accidents Category

Distracted Driving Nullifies Car Safety Features

Driver assist technology can go a long way to improving driver safety and reducing car wrecks.  However, cell phone technology has resulted in distracted driving.  Distracted driving is cancelling out any safety gains of driver assist technology. Airbags, improved passenger compartment strength, rear view cameras, and driver […]

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Car Wrecks and Car Repairs: What are Your Rights?

When you are in a car wreck, sometimes the most pressing issue is your personal injuries.  Other times after car wrecks, the priority is on your car repair issues.  When you are in a car wreck you need your car to be fixed or replaced.  You need […]

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Filing Medical Bills: In NC a Necessary Step Following a Personal Injury Accident

Personal injury lawyers are often asked by clients if they need to file medical bills with an insurance company.  These procedure questions can be a result of an automobile wreck on other accident. In particular, a person who goes to a doctor or chiropractor after a wreck […]

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NC Personal Injury Punitive Damages Endangered by Tort Reform

NC Personal injury punitive damages under attack NC Personal injury punitive damages are under attack by a vast array of business lobbying groups including the American Tort Reform Association, the Cato Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  These organizations lobby state and federal law makers for […]

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North Carolina Vehicle Liability Laws

North Carolina Vehicle Liability Laws North Carolina vehicle liability laws are different for state and local governments than for private citizens.  North Carolina law requires that owners of private vehicles must purchase car insurance to cover accidents for which they are liable.  Driving a vehicle can be a […]

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Texting While Driving Allowed for Tractor Trailers

By now, it is common knowledge that texting while operating a motor vehicle is inherently dangerous.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, driver distraction was the cause of 18% of all fatal crashes.  In a 2009 study, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found […]

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