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How bad is the problem with distracted teens and car accidents?

Most North Carolina motorists are already aware that distracted drivers increase the chances of auto accidents. What many people fail to realize is just how big a problem distraction while driving can be for younger drivers with little experience.

Young unlicensed drivers and the increased risks of car accidents

North Carolina motorists may be facing increased risk of car accidents caused by unlicensed teen drivers. Experts say that three fatal accidents caused by young drivers in recent years may be a harbinger of things to come due to future State cutbacks in teen driver training funding.

Seize the initiative in your North Carolina car accident lawsuit

The effects of even a minor car accident can sometimes be jarring. Car accident victims are often panicked from their obvious physical injuries or shocked by the sudden loss or use of their vehicles. Despite those setbacks, it's important to keep your wits about you. You should know that the steps you take in the immediate aftermath of your car accident can sometimes have long-lasting ramifications.

Federal safety officials to review handling of child seat recall

On Dec. 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that they will investigate the manufacturer of a child seat for its handling of a defective products recall. According to the NHTSA statement, the agency will be investigating the timeliness in which Graco Children's Products Inc. issued their recall on over 6 million defective car seats.

What you need to know about North Carolina car wrecks

One of the best things you can do for yourself following a car accident in North Carolina is to become familiar with your legal options. Even accidents that seem minor in the moment can result in motor vehicle injuries, some of which may not appear until some time after the accident. To protect yourself from having to pay out of pocket for medical care or lost wages, it's important to begin your education as soon as possible following the collision.

Ford issues recalls to reduce risk of car wrecks

Many of our North Carolina readers drive a Ford vehicle. While this automaker has been around for many years, it has had its fair share of problems along the way. Most recently, Ford issued a variety of recalls, with the biggest one involving approximately 166,000 Ford Escape SUVs and Ford Focus ST sedans. Of the 166,000 vehicles that have been recalled, 133,000 are in the United States.

5 people injured in North Carolina car accident

Five people, including a 2-year-old child, were involved in a multiple vehicle accident on NC-42 West in Johnston County. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was hauling a trailer that was overloaded with construction material when it came loose. As a result, it struck an SUV that was carrying a woman and her young daughter.

Statistics say distracted driving is a factor in car accidents

It seems harmless -- a quick telephone call, a glance to look for a new text message, changing the radio station on the go -- but experts say all of these activities and many others contribute to America's proliferation of car accidents. Many people may disagree, saying that a seasoned and experienced driver knows how to multi-task behind the wheel, but what do the statistics say?

Police chase leads to multi-vehicle accident in North Carolina

Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including trying to evade law enforcement officers. According to the Cornelius Police Department, a police pursuit ended in Huntersville, North Carolina, with a multi-vehicle accident.

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