Move Over Law: Change Lanes to Save a Life

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Most drivers today know what to do when they hear the distant sound of a siren. Properly reacting to an emergency vehicle that whizzes past is essential to the safety of other drivers. But pulling aside is not the only important law that protects emergency responders. North Carolina’s Move Over Law is crucial to the […]

What Can I Recover When the At-Fault Driver Dies in a Wreck?

Sadly, there are many automobile wrecks in which the at-fault driver passes away. When this happens, the victims of his or her negligent driving will often have serious questions about recovering compensation. While the answer is “yes, the victims can recover compensation,” there certainly are some complexities. Ultimately, your rights do not fundamentally change if […]

Raleigh Dog Bite Attorneys

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The CDC estimates 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year, and 800,000 of those injuries are severe enough to warrant a hospital visit. Unlike traffic incidents, animal attacks routinely involve serious disputes over liability. From state to state the laws differ on who is responsible when an attack occurs, even in the […]

$1.3 Million Settlement for Drunk Driving Crash

Attorneys Shawn Howard and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $1.3 million settlement for the family of a Charlotte man killed by a drunk driver. The bulk of the settlement came from the bar that served the drunk driver, who also died in the crash. The victim was transporting his elderly mother from Michigan when the crash […]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Even in the mildest of car accidents, it’s likely one or more people involved will sustain injuries. These injuries can impact the day-to-day living for victims and their families long after the initial impact. Injuries to the lower extremities (including foot and ankle injuries) are the second most common class of injuries in motor vehicle […]

Super Lawyer & Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2022)

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Maginnis Howard is proud to announce that five of our attorneys made the list of Super Lawyers or Super Lawyer Rising Stars for 2022! Our lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard claimed the title for the second consecutive year. He earned the Rising Star award every year from 2016 until 2020. Ed Maginnis, our […]

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 […]

What Are the Dangers of Speeding?

Speeding remains one of the most common causes of severe and fatal automobile collisions in North Carolina. Even drunk driving and distracted driving collisions also tend to involve elements of speeding. Negligent drivers who speed not only put themselves in danger, but also everyone around them. The Dangers of Speeding Speeding can put drivers, passengers […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not only careless and selfish, but it is also very dangerous. It can take a driver’s eyes off the road, which can lead to severe automobile collisions. Distracted driving has led to numerous fatal crashes in the past few years. The harm associated with this type of driving-related collision can leave a […]

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 […]