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Winter hazards for North Carolina drivers

North Carolina may not be Alaska, but the Tar Heel State still presents driving hazards in the winter months. Do you know what they are and how to prepare for them? Awareness is the first step in taking action to protect your safety.

While this information may help you be a better driver, you still have to face other drivers' negligence on the road. If you get into an auto accident despite your best efforts, a personal injury attorney can help you seek the compensation and medical attention you need.

What info is needed to report a possible drunk driver?

Are you constantly on the roads of Wilson? Driving on a regular basis can put you into contact with some of the worst drivers out there. Not everyone will be as focused, smart, safe and caring as you. That's the problem with driving; you cannot trust the person next to you, in front of you or behind you to drive as safely as you do. So, what information is needed to report a possible drunk driver?

The first thing you need to do when you spot a possible drunk driver is get a good look at the car. Try to remember its make, model, color and license plate. If you can only remember one thing, remember the license plate. If you can provide this information to dispatchers, it will be easier for police to track down the driver.

2-vehicle crash involving North Carolina driver injures 1

A car accident involving two vehicles earlier on Nov. 9 injured one person in Auburn. The accident occurred in the afternoon hours at an intersection in the city. One victim had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. The victim had what was described as minor injuries.

According to the Auburn Fire Department, the one victim had to be extricated from the vehicle because the driver side door had been crushed during the crash. Since the door was crushed, it made it unable to unlock and open by the attempts of the driver.

Common challenges that motor vehicle accident victims face

Car accidents in Wilson have the potential to irrevocably alter your life in ways you cannot imagine, but most of them are preventable. Some car accidents occur due to factors beyond your control. Regardless of the cause, many car accident victims face insurmountable challenges that make their situations more stressful to bear. 

The consequences of serious car accidents that cause injury and death to victims are often far-reaching. The ramifications can make it harder for victims to recover completely. They can also alter their quality of life. Here is a brief overview of the challenges car accident victims face. 

What are some commonly delayed pain symptoms after car accidents?

Suffering an injury in a car accident is not always cut and dry. There are some injuries that will appear the minute the accident occurs, and there are other injuries that take quite a bit of time to develop. Because of late onset pain, all people involved in accidents should seek medical attention. So, what are some commonly delayed pain symptoms after a car accident?

One of the most common types of pain that develops well after a car accident is that of the headache. Many people ignore headaches they get, even after accidents, because it is such a common type of pain. But, if you've recently been involved in a crash, a headache could be the sign of a more serious issue.

Tips for driving safely near motorcycles

The fall season is one of the most popular for motorcyclists in North Carolina. The weather is still cooperating and the fall foliage is definitely something to look at when traveling. This means that car drivers will have more to contend with when commuting to work, school or simply out for a drive. Here are some important tips for driving safely near motorcycles.

Motorists should follow the three-second rule when on the road, which relates to driving distance between your car and the one in front of you. You should increase this to a four-second rule when following a motorcycle. The extra cushion gives you more time to stop should the motorcycle crash or stop unexpectedly.

Can I develop PTSD from a car accident?

Many people become so focused on dealing with their physical injuries after a car accident in North Carolina that they fail to consider the effect it has on their mental health. Motor vehicle wrecks are harrowing experiences that can leave you emotionally scarred. It is not uncommon for some people to develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a motor vehicle collision

It is not a condition everyone will develop after a motor vehicle collision. Usually, those who develop it suffer from an underlying psychological disorder. Here is a brief overview of car accidents and PTSD disorders. 

How to get behind the wheel again after an accident

Being involved in a car accident can cause plenty of fear and stress. Even the most minor of accidents may leave drivers struggling to get back behind the wheel. Many car accident victims have trouble driving again after being involved in an accident, especially if the accident caused severe injuries or the death of a loved one. Here are some tips for getting back on the road.

Talk to someone — anyone — about the accident. Don't let worries and frustrations build up inside to the point where you live in fear of riding in a car again. You can talk to your friends, family members or a counselor. Talking about the accident helps you relieve some stress and anxieties.

Driving safety tips for the autumn season

The fall season is finally upon us in North Carolina. Leaves are changing colors, the air is becoming crisper and the deer are out in force. That means accidents will be on the rise. The fall season is rough for drivers for quite a few reasons. We will discuss some important fall driving safety tips in today's post.

The fall season is peak mating season for deer. They mate in October, November and December. This means there will be an increase in them wandering around Wilson. If an accident with a deer is unavoidable, do not swerve the vehicle. Brake and come to a stop as you hit the deer and then move your vehicle safely off the road.

Could that big rig drifting between lanes be overloaded?

The last thing you want to see in wet weather on a crowded freeway is a seemingly out-of-control 18-wheeler. The vision of an overturned big rig flashes before your eyes. You wish you could create more space between you and the weaving truck just ahead, but traffic has you boxed in.

Is the driver half asleep? Is he drunk? Perhaps he is talking on his cell phone. Then again, the problem may be that his truck is simply overloaded.

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