According to a recent study, the frequency of distracted driving behavior, including texting and driving and the like, skyrockets when motorists are passing through the scene of an accident or another roadside emergency where first responders, like police officers and firefighters, are present.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages motorists both in North Carolina and across the country to take the necessary steps to avoid collisions with motorcycles.
Now that May has arrived, many high school students in the Charlotte area will celebrate the end of their school year by attending their school's prom. Likewise, this is the season for graduation parties and other celebrations that young people love.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place this April. It is a time in which several organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, remind residents of Charlotte and other North Carolina communities of the important responsibility that pet owners and others have to keep people, especially children, safe around household pets. When a pet owner fails in this responsibility, they can be held legally accountable.
Charlotte, North Carolina, residents put a lot of trust in their doctors whenever they visit their offices. Basically, they expect that the doctor will be able to explain why they are feeling the way they are and then help them get better. This is precisely why people go to doctors in the first place and why doctors get paid the big bucks.
Sun visors are pretty standard equipment in vehicles these days. Most people probably see them as a safety feature on cars, as the visors can keep sun out of a driver's eyes so that she can see the road ahead of her.
A tragic head on car accident in Concord, North Carolina, a growing suburb north and east of Charlotte, left a mother dead and a pastor and his wife seriously injured. The mother's son, 10, also got hurt in the accident but is expected to recover.
According to the estimate of the National Safety Council, an organization which advocates for public safety, the number of traffic deaths on the nation's roads dropped ever so slightly when comparing 2018 to the previous year, 2017.
Charlotte area residents who go shopping, visit an attraction or recreational area or even go to a person's private land have every right to expect that they will be safe when they do so.
Although this blog has in the past mentioned the concept, it may be helpful to injured workers in the Charlotte area to have a review on exactly what a third party liability claim is, specifically with respect to workplace injuries.