The National Safety Council reports that half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before they receive their high school diplomas. Whether the teen was impacted by another driver—or was the cause of an accident—that’s a surprisingly large number of young adults.
Despite the number of people driving in our state declining 40 percent in recent years, the number of fender benders has been on the rise—with accidents increasing by 9.7 percent and fatalities up by 114 deaths over the past year, alone. Unfortunately, car accidents are common, even more so than you might think; so much, in fact, that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t been in one themselves.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a teen that’s not excited to get behind the wheel of a car. Learning how to drive is a big coming-of-age experience, and one that carries with it an equally big responsibility.
The number of pedestrian fatalities in North Carolina grew 11% just last year alone, according to recent State Highway Safety Offices and GHSA data analysis. Surprisingly, North Carolina ranks among the states seeing the most pedestrian traffic fatalities overall. Our home state—along with Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and New York—accounted for more than half (54%) of all pedestrian deaths during the first six months of 2020. With accidents on the rise, what can you do to stay aware and safe?
Although most dogs are perfect companions to their human counterparts, some are far from man’s best friend. If you’ve been bitten and or injured by a dog in North Carolina, you may be able to file a claim to help cover any costs incurred by your attack. Learn more about your options with this helpful guide.
While most personal injury cases are tried in the state courts, there are instances in which they must progress to a higher, federal court. But, when exactly does this happen, and how should you prepare? Here are the important aspects of managing your case at either level, and what you need to know.
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