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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Charlotte Hit-and-Run Accidents Pose an Increasing Problem

Jan 29, 2015 by , Car Accidents

State laws across the U.S. require all drivers involved in traffic accidents to remain on the scene, barring injuries that require immediate emergency care. Yet, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 1,500 people are killed by hit-and-run drivers every year. The good news is that North Carolina insurers are required by law to provide uninsured motorist (UM) insurance to help injured victims pay for injuries and other damages in the event of an accident caused by a hit-and-run driver. The bad news is that North Carolina hit-and-run […]

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Severe Injuries to the Spine Can Initially Seem Like Whiplash

Jan 27, 2015 by , Spine Injury

Many people see an auto accident as a pain-in-the-neck for many reasons, and whiplash is definitely one of those reasons. Even a relatively minor bump from behind can send one’s head suddenly backward and forward, placing severe strain on the individual’s delicate neck. Even in low-impact collisions involving no vehicle damage, statistics indicate that between 35 and 58 percent of car occupants are at risk for whiplash injury. Since whiplash is commonly associated with auto accidents, many individuals who walk away with neck pain assume the discomfort will go away […]

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New Design Turns Guardrail Into a Weapon Rather Than a Protector for One NC Driver

Jan 22, 2015 by , Car Accidents

In January of 2014, a North Carolina man lost both of his legs all because of a guardrail that was supposed to protect him. According to WXYZ Detroit, the man’s vehicle veered off a North Carolina highway and went head-on into a guardrail. That guardrail was supposed to take the impact and slow down the vehicle. Unfortunately, this was far from the case. Similar to other accidents across the U.S., the guardrail malfunctioned. It pierced the vehicle and severely injured the driver as well, resulting in the amputation of both […]

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Workplace Safe Driving Programs Can Help Save Lives and Prevent Costly Auto Accidents

People who drive on the job can take comfort that any motor vehicle accident injuries they sustain while on the job are generally covered under workers’ compensation. However, employees who drive need to recognize that more driving puts them at greater risk for injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle-related incidents consistently represent the primary cause of U.S. work-related incidents, citing the following statistics based on 2003 to 2010 data: Crashes on public highways killed an average of 1,275 workers each year. Crashes off highways […]

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Parents Are Encouraged to Teach their Teens About Defensive Driving

Jan 15, 2015 by , Car Accidents

As an experienced driver, you know that your own driving behaviors cannot prevent all accidents. Safe driving requires you to remain watchful of virtually everything around you. This is known as defensive driving, and you probably did not learn it in school. In fact, to this day, teenagers continue to learn little about defensive driving in their driver education classes. A Traffic Citation Helped Make Defensive Driving Techniques Available to all Drivers After receiving a speeding ticket in 2005, Bob Ragazzo chose the option of taking a defensive driving class […]

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