Head-On Automobile Collisions

Head-on collisions, also known as frontal crashes, are arguably the most dangerous kind of car accident. These crashes occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. Head-on collisions often cause more catastrophic injuries and fatalities than other collisions because of the combined speed of each vehicle. Causes of Head-On Collisions These potentially […]

Seat Belt Safety Statistics

Seat belts save lives. They are important safety features that protect drivers and passengers every day from serious injury and death. Unlike other safety features, like air bags or electronic stability control, seat belts aren’t automatically in use every time someone drives a car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the risk […]

Distracted Driving Statistics (2020)

Distracted driving is the practice of driving while engaged in another activity. Since the invention of the car and other motorized vehicles, there have been several cases regarding distracted driving. Drivers, most times, are aware of the number of causes, consequences, and risks that this single act can bring. Distracted Driving Stats For 2020 Texting can […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries from Automobile Collisions

One of the most common injuries suffered in North Carolina car collisions is TBI, or traumatic brain injury. TBI does not describe just one injury, but a category of injury that encompasses several specific types of damages to the brain. Trauma to the brain can occur during an automobile accident when the skull strikes an […]

The Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt

Though motor vehicles have never been safer, the safety of occupants still relies on the proper use of a seat belt. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers choose to ignore this effective and proven safety device. This puts themselves at risk for injuries or even death. Why Wearing a Seat Belt is important: Keeps vehicle occupants […]

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2020

Two Maginnis Howard settlements appear on North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s list of the Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2020. How We Scored on North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s List #7 The first of the two Maginnis Howard settlements to appear on the list came it at #7. A North Carolina Superior Court Judge has approved a […]

Spinal Cord Injuries from Automobile Collisions

One of the most severe injuries a person can suffer in an automobile collision is a spinal cord injury. These injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis, changing someone’s life forever. In this article, we’ll take a look at the relationship between car accidents and spinal injuries, and your legal recourse afterwards. What is […]

Proposed New Distracted Driving Law

In recent years, distracted driving has become a catalyst for North Carolina automobile collisions. Despite the efforts from law enforcement and legislators to stop it, people continue to drive distracted. Now, a proposed hands-free law hopes to stop distracted driving. Proposed New Law This new law, would require all adult drivers to use hands-free/wireless communication […]

Traffic Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina roadways have been less busy than ever before. Despite North Carolina roadways being less busy, fatal auto collisions were more frequent in 2020 than in 2019. Traffic Trends During Pandemic In 2020, accidents in the state were fewer in overall, but deadlier. The number of accidents dropped by […]

Damages Recoverable After Tractor Trailer Collision

Tractor trailer collisions tend to involve serious to catastrophic injuries, and lead to long-lasting and complex medical issues. However, victims in these cases can sue for a host of damages. Damages Recoverable North Carolina law allows victims of tractor trailer collisions several elements of monetary damages. Included in those are compensation for: Past and future […]