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Posts Tagged ‘car accident’

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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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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Raleigh Drunk-Driving Accidents: How Many Drinks Does it Take?

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It doesn’t take much alcohol to become impaired. Although an average person might be able to handle several drinks before feeling intoxicated, alcohol starts to affect the body after a single drink. Data released by MADD shows just how quickly a person begins to lose the ability to operate a vehicle safely. Surprisingly, you can…

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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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4 of the Deadliest SUVs in a Car Accident Revealed

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) continually runs safety tests to see which vehicles hold up best in collisions. In one of their most-recent rounds of testing, they performed what’s known as a “Partial Overlap Test” on several new mid-size SUV models. With this test, vehicles are crashed into a pillar which covers approximately…

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Veterans Have Higher Rates of DWI and Other Traffic Offenses

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For many years, the battles our veterans face outside the warzone had been swept under the rug, Even now, we’re just starting to understand how much individuals are impacted. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects a huge number of servicemen, though pinning down an exact amount is difficult,…

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Technology May End Specific Type of Distracted Driving in Raleigh

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During a recent governmental meeting, the Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spoke of the importance of collision reduction. He also discussed the need for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to be able to continue their work, and, most notably, to end or reduce the prevalence of driver drowsiness, a…

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IIHS Reveals Major Factors in Fatal Raleigh Car Accidents

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has compiled data from 2013 and has just released some surprising commonalities among fatal car accidents in North Carolina and throughout the country. The Old North State ranked fourth in the nation for total number of fatalities caused by auto wrecks. We’ve combed through their report and have…

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Decoding North Carolina’s Confusing Texting and Driving Ban

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Despite the fact that it was outlawed statewide in 2009, texting and driving in Raleighremains a major issue. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, North Carolina reported 879 cases of the distracted driving habit, but it actually increased to 2,018 annual cases recently. Wake County was responsible for a whopping 257 of them, while neighboring Cumberland…

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Winter Car Accident Prevention Guide

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Winter weather in North Carolina can be harsh and varied. Most days are cold and there is occasional rainfall. Snow is much more common in the mountain region, though other areas often see a light dusting. Whether you have just moved to the state or have been driving here for a lifetime, good driving skills…

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