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What to do after an Automobile Accident in NC

Mistakes that can jeopardize a case for injury compensation A single statement, action, or inaction can weaken a compensation claim.  Without advice from an automobile accident attorney in NC, you may say or do something that keeps you from collecting the damages you deserve. DeMent Askew & Johnson, LLP provides general advice on how to…

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What to do if you’ve been in an accident.

Car accidents occur every day.  While the majority of North Carolina car accidents do not result in serious, long lasting injuries, a single collision has the power to change your life.  The Raleigh car accident lawyers of DeMent Askew have a reputation for getting clients the compensation they deserve. Would you know how to handle an…

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I’ve Had a Car Accident. Will My Car Be Considered Totaled?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

Probably one of the most frustrating and confusing issues that come up with a car accident is whether or not the car is going to be considered a complete write-off, or “totaled.” At some point you’ve probably heard some shocking stories from family and friends about their vehicle being considered totaled when the driver felt…

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Want to Avoid an Accident? Be a Better Passenger

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Do you remember when you were in high school, cruising around on a summer night with friends in tow? Many a teen enjoys such an experience, but today many states have placed restrictions on the number and age of passengers that can accompany a new driver. There’s good reason too: teen drivers are three times…

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Siri: Dangerous Distraction Voice Command Technology or Digital Road Assistant?

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It probably comes as no surprise but physical distraction, like reading a text message or reaching for the radio dial, can be extremely dangerous forms of distracted driving. What many motorists may find even more alarming is that using voice-activated, hands-free technology, such as Apple’s Siri, can be dangerous too. Voice-Activated Technology Thanks to advances…

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What Happens When You’re Injured by an Uninsured Speeding Driver?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

Smash! Your car has been knocked sideways by another speeding driver who roared through a stop sign just before they hit you. This wasn’t some little fender-bender: your car is totaled you’re still trying to figure out if you are alright. But at least, if nothing else, the crash wasn’t your fault. No doubt the…

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Road Deaths Up in North Carolina

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Traffic deaths in North Carolina are up 19 percent this year, reports the National Safety Council. Speeding accidents are on the rise in Charlotte, too, with levels not seen since post the 2009 recession. Why’s This Happening? There are a few different factors to blame. Distracted driving, for starters, as more and more drivers spend…

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Texting and Driving: What Are the Risks?

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Underestimating the risks of texting and driving can be deadly. In fact, an estimated 421,000 people in the United States along were injured and 3,328 killed in accidents while being distracted when driving in 2012. You can avoid becoming a victim of a phone-related vehicle accident by knowing the risks of texting and driving. Driving…

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3 Lessons Learned from Car Accidents Involving Google’s Self-Driving Vehicles

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Google has been testing its self-driving vehicles in a couple of different regions. No Raleigh car accidents have been reported yet, as the company only runs the vehicles in Austin, Texas and Mountain View, California, but the things we’re learning from their experiences translate well across the nation. Earlier this month, a Google autonomous vehicle…

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Extreme Distracted Driving Video Goes Viral

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In Raleigh, distracted driving is sadly commonplace. People talk on their phones, fiddle with the radio, and are still texting despite the fact that it’s illegal. It really only takes a moment for a collision to happen, especially when traveling at a high rate of speed. One driver recently took the ride of his life…

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