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 […]

The Severity of Commercial Motor Vehicle Collisions

A CMV collision is one that involves a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), such as a bus or semi-truck. When a commercial motor vehicle strikes a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the passenger vehicle may suffer severe injuries. This is because CMVs can be much larger and heavier than smaller vehicles, which can lead to slower […]

Rise in CMV Involved Fatalities in 2020

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) are very common on North Carolina’s busy roadways. These vehicles are very easy to spot and most drivers will see multiple per day while on North Carolina’s roads. What Defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle? A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is any vehicle a business uses to transport goods or passengers for the profit of an […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Wake County Safety Performance

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The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) determines safety performance by a measure of the state’s fatality rate. Wake County Statistics In 2020, Wake County saw a decrease in automobile collisions from the previous year. 2019 had 39,151 collisions and only 28,607 in 2020. The crash rate in Wake County was the lowest since 2011. Out […]

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 […]

North Carolina Car Accident Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Whenever a person has a potential civil claim, North Carolina law will provide a time limit within which that claim has to be filed with the Court.  This time limit is called the “statute of limitations.”  Failure to file within the time limit will usually result in the case being dismissed.  For folks injured in […]