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What Is North Carolina’s Fender Bender Law?

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A fender bender is a minor collision between two vehicles, usually occurring at low speeds. In North Carolina, fender benders are considered "minor incidents" and are typically handled by insurance companies without the need for intense police involvement or legal action. While fender benders may not seem like a big…

Who is most likely to be a distracted driver?

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Every day, distracted drivers kill about eight people in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five of those killed are walking, riding bikes or otherwise outside a vehicle. More than 33% of negligent drivers are between the ages of 15 and…

Who will pay for your lost wages after a major car crash?

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Getting hurt in a car crash can affect your finances in two major ways. Obviously, you will have medical bills to worry about. If your injuries are serious, you also have the financial loss of missed wages during your recovery. You probably trust that either car insurance or your health…

Car accidents: 2020 was the most dangerous year in over a decade

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In 2020, the number of miles that drivers covered in the United States fell dramatically. There were, for many months of the year, far fewer cars on the road.   One would think that would lead to a drastic drop in car accident injuries and fatalities. However, the opposite was actually…

The science behind the severity of a head-on crash

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The kind of crash you’re involved in is a significant factor in how seriously hurt you get. High-speed collisions, as you’d expect, are among the worst. However, even at lower speeds, head-on crashes may result in injuries equal to a higher-speed crash. How? It comes down to physics. Any force that you hit…

3 risks you take by trying to handle a car crash claim on your own

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In some ways, it has never been easier than it is right now to file an insurance claim. You don’t even need to know a website address. Your insurance company probably has an app that you can quickly upload police reports and photos of vehicle damage to after a crash.…

Learn exactly when you face the greatest danger from drunk drivers

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Staunchly refusing to drive while intoxicated can help to keep you safe, but it’s really only half of the story. You can be sober and still get hit by another drunk driver. Many of the thousands of people who lose their lives or suffer catastrophic injuries in alcohol-related crashes every…

Is distracted driving more or less dangerous than drunk driving?

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Motorists in North Carolina may be surprised to learn that distracted driving is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Anyone with doubts regarding this fact needs only to look at a few statistics to understand the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving vs. drunk…

Mistakes Made After Car Accidents Can Be Costly

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Getting into a car crash can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. There are so many things that have to be dealt with right away, and the entire situation can feel overwhelming. In this state of mind, it can be really easy for North Carolina residents to make serious mistakes…

Driving safely during winter months

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For drivers in some parts of North Carolina, winter is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Unfortunately, driving through snow and ice is frequently unavoidable. If you have to be on the road, here’s some tips on staying safe while driving through poor weather conditions.…