The chances of being hit by an uninsured driver in North Carolina are higher than ever. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately a quarter million drivers are cited for driving without insurance in North Carolina every year. The actual number of uninsured drivers may be much higher, since not everyone gets caught.
Being involved in a serious car accident is an event that can be a turning point in your life. Depending on the severity of the injuries you suffered, you might not be able to carry on with life as you knew it before the accident. In some cases, your injuries might be so severe that you can't even work. We know that you don't want the rest of your life defined by a car accident. We can't take away your injuries; however, we can help you to seek compensation for them.
Motor vehicle accidents can be traumatizing for the person who is in the accident. The aftereffects of the accident can also be traumatizing for family members who are close to the victim. While many people think of the physical effects of a motor vehicle accident, some people neglect to think of the mental health effects that can occur. We know that the mental health effects can be just as hard to deal with as the physical injuries you might suffer in a crash.
The winter months are closing in, which means that snow and ice will be here soon enough. As a driver, you don't want to take any risks on the road that could lead to an accident. At the same time, pay attention to everybody around you.
You may have heard law enforcement officials talking about distracted driving and the ways that they've cracked down. You may also have heard statistics, such as the fact that 3,154 people died in car accidents in 2013 that were connected to distracted drivers. Even more were injured, with the total coming in right around 424,000.
The driver of a truck has tragically been killed in an accident in North Carolina. He was driving a propane truck that was hit by a smaller car. The accident caused the truck to leave the road, flip over on its side and catch on fire. Pictures from the scene show a massive blaze that engulfed the entire vehicle.
The sudden and unexpected impact of a car accident, especially a rear-end accident, can cause your head to be flung backward and forward. That sudden motion can cause your neck to become injured. A common neck injury after a car accident is whiplash.
If you are involved in a car accident, it can be difficult to remain calm and make all the right decisions. You are likely to be shaken up. Furthermore, there is a chance that you or somebody in your vehicle could be injured.
Most people are aware that commercial airplanes carry indestructible flight recorders that are commonly referred to as "black boxes". These devices have been around for years and they are generally used to record key information or events happening inside the plane. Information on the black box records such as audio traffic and the aircraft navigational history can be vital to crash scene investigators -- particularly when they are attempting to determine what may have caused an airline crash.
Nationwide, approximately 16 percent of drivers are currently on the road but do not have the legally required car insurance. In North Carolina, this number is significantly lower at only 8 percent, according to statistics gathered by the Insurance Research Council, but that is still almost 1 in 10 drivers without insurance. When these drivers cause accidents that injure others, this means that there is no insurance company to pay out anything, and the onus falls on the driver who is very likely not to have enough funds or assets to cover the costs.