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4 car accident myths that can hurt your claim

Car accidents come when we least expect them and their aftermath can be long-lasting. There are many people who simply aren't aware of their rights after a crash. When the unexpected happens, the mistakes they make afterward can lead to frustration and financial complications. In order to save yourself this trouble, it's important to be aware of the myths surrounding car accidents and how you can avoid them. Myth 1: There is no reason to get medical attention if ...

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How can I stay safe on my motorcycle?

Spring is in full swing and summer is not too far off. Motorcyclists all over North Carolina are dusting off their bikes and gearing up for the riding season. Whether you're a new rider or have been riding for several years, it can never hurt to brush up on standard safety precautions. Operating a motorcycle can be dangerous, since riders don't have the same protections as other motor vehicles. Moreover, motorists don't always see motorcyclists or acknowledge that they ...

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What should I do if I get hurt during COVID-19?

North Carolina residents are hunkering down in order to help flatten the curve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While we’re currently experiencing tough times, this will eventually pass. Meanwhile, it is critical that North Carolina residents do their best to stay safe. Here’s why: Traffic collisions could still happen Many people must still go out to get groceries, go to work and attend medical appointments. That means roadway crashes are still likely. The statewide shutdown due to COVID-19 has reshaped our streets and roadways. The number of cars on ...

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How many car accidents will I likely be involved in during my lifetime?

Nobody plans on being involved in a car accident when commuting to work or going for a Sunday drive. Even the drivers who behave irresponsibly don't think that there will ever be any consequences for their actions. The reality is, most drivers are involved in car accidents about every 17 years, according to the car insurance industry. Some drivers are involved in crashes more than others. This figure is just an estimate for the average driver. Millions of collisions ...

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Emerging Car Technology May Keep Drowsy Drivers Awake At The Wheel

Technologies like those that gauge eyelid position and eye-blink rate will be required in European vehicles as of 2022. This will increase safety by keeping drivers alert because these technologies are designed to prevent drowsy driving crashes. The tech works by using a combination of cameras, artificial intelligence, alerts and an algorithm established using recordings of real driving situations, according to CNN Business. CNN cites the European Commission, which is the executive branch of the European Union. They said 30 ...

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Wilmington isn't North Carolina’s largest city, but it ranks high for bike-vehicle crashes

In North Carolina, the city of Wilmington is seven times smaller than Charlotte. It is four times smaller than Raleigh. But it competes with both larger cities in one sad stat — bicycle crashes. Crash information compiled by the state of North Carolina since 2000 showed Wilmington ranked third, with 1,082 bike crashes, according to WHQR. Only Charlotte (population 859,035) with 2,125 bike crashes and Raleigh (population 464,758) with 1,580 bike crashes topped the number of bike crashes in Wilmington (population ...

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Traffic fatalities have decreased nationwide, but not in North Carolina

From 2017-2018, the United States saw a 2.4 percent drop in traffic fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the first half 0f 2019 will show a further decline of 3.4 percent. This sounds like great news, right? Not if you live in North Carolina. Here's why. Rise in traffic fatalities across North Carolina While the U.S. has had an overall decrease in the number of traffic fatalities in 2018, North Carolina had a 3.3 percent ...

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Can drivers rely on automated lane-centering technology? Not entirely, according to one recent study.

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming increasingly more prevalent in cars. According to AAA, they now come standard in about 93 percent of all new vehicles. They are capable of preventing crashes caused by human error by using sensors to detect forward-collision risks, as well as blind-spot crash risks. They can also: Automatically apply the brakes to either regulate following distance or prevent a collision entirely Emit a sound to alert drivers of a possible crash risk Correct a ...

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New research says that fatal crashes caused by red light runners are at a 10-year high

Drivers who run red lights were responsible for 939 traffic fatalities in 2017, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That amounts to more than two deaths per day and marks a 28 percent increase since 2012. Fatal intersection crashes caused by red light runners make up roughly 28 percent of all fatal crashes. Those killed in these crashes include: Passengers or occupants of other vehicles — nearly 50% The driver who ran a red light — more than 35% ...

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Wilmington attorney discusses the dangerous habits drivers engage in without realizing it

Very few drivers ever think about ways they can refresh and improve upon their skills behind the wheel. Getting to and from our destination is often a top priority, and our fast-paced culture encourages us to sacrifice safety for speed. Many adult drivers have become comfortable with this type of behavior. They've been doing it for so long, it has become second nature. What's worse, when motorists become too comfortable and confident in their driving abilities, they may engage ...

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