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How Does Med-Pay Work?

Auto insurance policies require specific coverage categories like underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Med-pay is a category of optional coverage in a policy that can provide a limited amount of compensation for…

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How contributory negligence affects North Carolina car crashes

In a city the size of Charlotte, there are motor vehicle crashes virtually every day. Far too often, the wrecks result in serious injuries to drivers, passengers or pedestrians and sometimes even…

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Step 2: Filing a North Carolina personal injury lawsuit

If you stop by our Charlotte Civil Litigation Law blog from time to time, you might recall a September post on the steps you must take to file a North Carolina personal…

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Don’t make these common mistakes after a car accident

No one gets into their car in the morning and expects to get in an accident. If they did, there’s a good chance they wouldn’t be driving. However, most people experience at…

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What steps should bicyclists take after an accident involving a car?

This year, avid cyclists have been joined by many new bicycle riders on North Carolina’s roadways. The New York Times reported that sales of leisure bike sales increased by 121% this spring.…

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What is subrogation and how does it apply to me?

If you experienced an injury due to an accident, you have probably encountered a bevy of legal and insurance terms that you have had to learn about. One of these is subrogation.…

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What happens in a collision with an uninsured driver?

North Carolina requires drivers to carry a certain amount of auto liability insurance. If you experience bodily injury or property damage in an accident caused by another driver, his or her liability…

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Study: SUVs are deadlier than cars in pedestrian accidents

It used to be that sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) were fancier versions of pick-up trucks, big, hulking vehicles for carrying tools, fishing tackle, horse tack and the like. Utility was a big selling…

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What to do when you’re involved in a hit and run

You never expect to leave your home and end up in a car accident. Even worse, you probably don’t anticipate being involved in a hit and run. Yet, sometimes people make the…

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Study: Self-driving vehicles would only prevent a third of crashes

Advocates and developers of self-driving vehicles say that the technology’s potential is immense, arguing that autonomous vehicles could lead to dramatic reductions in fossil fuel consumption and traffic congestion, while virtually eliminating…

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Prep the car for the summer road trip

Spring was a roller-coaster of emotion for most families. Many people ended up canceling spring break vacations and family trips. However, most people are planning to make up for the lost time.…

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Speeding is on the rise

With highways and rural streets emptier than usual, many drivers are taking advantage by driving fast – sometimes, a little too fast. With less traffic and less police presence, speeding seems to…

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Truck accidents: causes and aftermaths

There have been countless truck accidents caused by negligent drivers, but the ones that seem to have a far more drastic impact are the ones involving trucks. The severe impact of getting…

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Am I entitled to a rental after a car accident?

If your vehicle was damaged in an auto accident, you may find yourself scrambling for temporary transportation. You may consider renting a car while yours gets repaired, and you’ll likely wonder if…

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Four tips for driving alongside bicyclists

As the warmer seasons rapidly approach, more bicyclists will hit the streets and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina weather. However, more bicyclists may mean more problems for passenger vehicles who frequently travel…

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Car accidents skyrocket after daylight savings time

Springing forward may lead to more than longer days and warmer temperatures. There is a high likelihood that drivers may experience more accidents on the roads after daylight savings time. According to…

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An early spring means more hazards for drivers

Most people love spring. It’s the first season of the year where the sun starts to come out and the temperatures begin to climb. You may even spot a flower or two…

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Can you hold someone other than your workplace accountable?

Far too often, employees suffer injuries or death while performing their job duties. If a commercial truck factors into a loved one’s injury or fatality, you may wonder whether you have the…

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Work zone accident claimed three young men’s lives

According to recent news reports, a box truck collided with a construction vehicle. Reportedly, there was no decrease in the truck’s speed while passing through the construction zone just outside of Statesville.…

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4 dangers of nighttime driving and how to manage them

If driving after dark is something you avoid, then you’re not alone. Many North Carolinians avoid getting behind the wheel once the sun has set. There are many reasons for this aversion.…

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