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Wilmington Truck Accidents Can Be Prevented With Safety Technology

Truck accidents have been an ongoing public safety hazard for many years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 25% of all workplace fatalities in America in 2015 occurred in the trucking industry. Of course, truck accidents do not only injure truck drivers. Innocent victims are killed every day on the roads of America due to the negligence of truck drivers. Now, new and improving safety technologies hold the potential to prevents thousands of truck accidents every ...

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North Carolina Seniors Are More Likely to Cause Car Accidents if They Have Sustained a Fall

There are many complications that come with age. Unfortunately, some have a cumulative effect, and make a person more likely to fall victim to other age-related hazards. AAA reports that, despite having safer driving habits than other age group, senior citizens are more likely to be injured or killed in a traffic accident. This is due to age-related vulnerabilities such as weak bones and chronic medical conditions (such as heart disease) which make it difficult to recover from injuries ...

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Speeding Deaths More Likely on Local Roads Than Highways

Speeding is often overlooked as one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities. And yet, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, auto accidents involving speeding were responsible for more than 112, 500 deaths on the roads of the United States between 2005 and 2014. This is almost equivalent to the number of people who died in alcohol-related car accidents during that same time period. Unfortunately, speeding has not received anywhere near the attention, media coverage, or activism afforded ...

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Motorcycle Anti-Lock Braking Can Prevent Wilmington Accidents

Motorcycle crashes cause some of the most severe and fatal injuries of any type of motor vehicle accident. Decreased protection and increased likelihood of being ejected from the vehicle means that motorcycle riders face more danger than passenger vehicle occupants.  If you or a loved one has been injured on the road, an experienced Wilmington motorcycle accident attorney to protect your right to be compensated for any and all injuries sustained in an accident. Motorcycle accident victims have a ...

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Filing a Lawsuit After Wilmington Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are synonymous with summers in Wilmington and the Tar Heel State at large. However, it's no secret that motorcycles fail to provide adequate protection for riders against motorcycle accident injuries comparative to passenger vehicles. While the latter is equipped with airbags and seat belts and encased in metal and glass, there is nothing between the motorcyclist and the pavement. When it comes to filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in North Carolina, there are some things you will need ...

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Could In-Cab Cameras Curb Trucking Accidents in Wilmington?

Technological safety improvements within the trucking industry have evolved rapidly in recent years. New models of commercial trucks are equipped with forward collision warnings, automatic braking and more. Now, an increasing number of trucking companies are investing in truck cameras, installed inside the cabin. The cameras are always "on" when the vehicle is in motion, but are only triggered to record by certain actions, such as hard-braking, rapid acceleration or swerving. The recording will capture a few seconds prior ...

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Truck Accidents on the Rise Nationwide

Recently two men died in a Charlotte trucking accident when their street-sweeping truck reportedly skidded off Interstate-77 before sunrise one rainy Sunday morning. The truck careened into a cluster of trees, and The Charlotte Observer reports it was several hours before the truck was discovered.  The tragic crash highlights a troubling upward trend in trucking accidents in North Carolina and throughout the country, according to the latest report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency reports there ...

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How Do Aggressive Driving Accidents Happen in Wilmington, NC?

From 2003 to 2007, close to half of all car accidents involved at least one motorist engaging in some type of aggressive driving behavior prior to the crash, according to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. One reason why many motorists engage in aggressive behavior is due to the everyday frustration of driving. Motorists can become angry if they get stuck in traffic or grow irritated if they feel others around them are going too slowly. Some drivers get angry when another driver purposefully cuts them off ...

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Increase in Opioid Use Among Truckers Increasing Accident Risks in Wilmington

In 2013, Reuters published an article warning of the dangers of drug use among commercial truck drivers. According to Reuters, a significant portion of commercial motor vehicle drivers in the United States, and worldwide, were being driven truckers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs. Around 20 percent of truckers admitted to using marijuana, for example, while 12.5 percent tested positive for alcohol and three percent admitted to cocaine use.  The specific total number of truckers using various types of ...

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Can Parents Keep Infants & Toddlers Safe from Wilmington Car Accidents?

Children are very vulnerable to being hurt in a motor vehicle accident. There are steps that parents can take to try to reduce the risk a child will be hurt or killed. Unfortunately, even if a child is properly secured in the back seat of a car, that young child could be severely hurt or killed if a driver is careless and causes an accident to happen.  If a child sustains crash injuries, parents must be prepared to fight for ...

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Satisfield Client - by Anna Rabito June 28, 2013
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Since the day I agreed to be represented by Rich at Flexner Law Firm I had confidence that my personal injury case would be handled with utmost respect and knowledge of the law. I got all that plus some. So I'll close by saying this, Flexner Law Firm and Associates are my heroes. They fought hard for my rights and we won.