Traffic fatalities rose in 2016 by 5.6 percent from the year before, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The last year with more fatalities happened in 2007, and even worse, 2017 numbers, which are not yet available, are projected to be even higher than 2016. What is causing this increase in traffic… Read More


A car accident can be a stressful, frightening, and devastating experience. Although nothing can prepare you for the unpredictable nature of a car accident, it can be comforting and useful to know what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation. Get Medical Attention. The first thing to do after a car crash… Read More


In a previous post, we examined the two common legal theories in car crash cases. Regardless of the method that applies, the process is very much the same. Since the victim/plaintiff has the burden of proof, the victim/plaintiff must present persuasive evidence and present it in a compelling manner. The civil court burden of proof… Read More


A three-car crash on Highway 96 illustrates the complicated fact patterns involved in many car wreck cases. According to witnesses, a Toyota Camry driver was operating his vehicle erratically while tossing empty beer cans out of the window. After smacking into a pickup truck and causing it to roll down a steep embankment, the Camry… Read More


Many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) have insufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate the victim/plaintiff. Nationally, about 12 percent of drivers are completely uninsured, and North Carolina has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. Fortunately, North Carolina recognizes some key third party liability theories, so victim/plaintiffs have legal options, even if the… Read More


Serious injury vehicle collisions can lead to well over $100,000 in medical bills alone. This figure does not include other direct losses, such as property damage and lost wages. Especially since health insurance companies sometimes refuse to pay for these expenses, due to liability reasons, these costs are often crippling. Legally, compensation in a car… Read More


Truckers transporting hazardous materials or substances in their loads are held to specific federal and state regulations. The federal and state regulations were created to ensure that any hazardous materials that are being transported are contained safely. However, when truckers are not careful to follow these regulations and ensure that their loads are managed properly,… Read More


We make our children sit in the backseat of the car because most of us believe the idea that riding in the back seat is safer than riding in the front seat of the car. A common result of this myth is people not wearing their seatbelts in the back seat of vehicles. For those… Read More


Anyone who is a driver or a passenger in a passenger car, an SUV, a pickup truck, a minivan, or on a motorcycle against an 18-wheeler or semi-truck knows that they are in an unfair fight. Large trucks require more time to come to a halt, are more difficult to control, and cause more destruction,… Read More