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Can you sue a drunk driver in North Carolina?

A 20-year-old man is facing a DUI charge after a recent fatal car accident in Wilmington out by ILM. Police are also charging him with felony death by motor vehicle. More charges are pending, according to the Wilmington StarNews. The wreck happened in mid-July on Gordon Road near Kerr Avenue by Wilmington International Airport. Leading up to the crash, 20-year-old Ernest Eddins III, of Castle Hayne, allegedly attempted to pass a Mazda SUV heading in the same direction in […]

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Traffic fatalities rose in 2020 despite pandemic

A car accident attorney explains what drivers in North Carolina should know Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic last year, Americans drove far less than usual in 2020. Even so, car accident fatalities increased dramatically last year and reached the highest figure in 13 years, according to preliminary estimates recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2020, an estimated 38,680 people died nationwide in motor vehicle accidents. That is the most […]

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Here's why women are more likely to be injured in a car accident

  Men are more likely to be involved in car accidents than women, but it's women who are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Women drivers are 73% more likely to be seriously injured in a car crash compared to men in a similar accident, according to new research. Female drivers are also about 20% more likely to be killed in a wreck than males. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Virginia took a […]

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Speeding drivers still cause accidents – How cities are fighting back

An experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer explains what you need to know Speeding continues to be one of the leading causes of car accidents around the country. In North Carolina, for example, speeding causes 434 fatalities on average each year. That’s 30.7% of all traffic fatalities on average annually in North Carolina, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nationwide, the numbers are not much better. Roughly 26% of all motor vehicle fatalities […]

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Eyes on the road: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

People use smartphones more than any other electronic device, but doing so while driving is a deadly form of distracted driving that is plaguing our nation's roads and highways. Even though they serve many purposes, using a mobile phone while driving is considered more dangerous than drunk driving. Considering you can travel the length of a football field in 5 seconds while going 55 mph, taking your eyes off the road to look at your phone or another handheld […]

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What are the dangers of driving at night?

During the daytime, drivers have a major safety advantage that they often take for granted. That's because drivers have a much longer range of visibility during the daytime. Once the sun goes down, drivers experience a significant reduction in visibility and other risks associated with driving at night. Until we set the clocks ahead for daylight savings in March, many Wilmington drivers will find themselves commuting in the dark. If you were involved in a crash with a driver […]

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The 3 ways a car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company

When you're hurt in a car accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with the insurance company on your own. Your focus should be on healing and putting your life back together. That's where we come in. Here's how we handle negotiations on behalf of our clients, from start to finish. 1. We will communicate with the insurance company Once you retain our law firm to represent you in a personal injury matter, we contact the […]

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North Carolina ranked among the top five states with most traffic fatalities

State crash data shows that traffic fatalities are disproportionately high in North Carolina. In fact, North Carolina is among the top five states with the most traffic fatalities. Only California, Texas, Florida, and Georgia reported more fatal accidents in 2019. That’s despite significantly higher state populations. The leading causes of traffic fatalities in North Carolina include: Impairment from alcohol and/or drugs Distracted driving due to cellphone use and multitasking Drowsy driving Speeding and reckless driving Statewide traffic fatality figures Here […]

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Causes of back pain resulting from car accidents that you should be aware of

One of the most vulnerable parts of the human body is the back and spine. No matter how mild a crash may be, any trauma to the back and spine can result in persistent back pain. Injuries that result in back pain should always be taken seriously from the start. Even if the pain is minor, it can get worse over time and may never go away without the right treatment. Common causes of crash-related back pain Back pain […]

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Pursuing a car accident claim after sustaining internal injuries in a crash

You can't predict when a car wreck will occur. It can happen at any time and change your life dramatically. At first, you may be shaken up by the incident and experience shock and adrenaline. You may not be immediately aware that you sustained an injury, but days later, the symptoms may start to set in. This is common when someone sustained an internal injury that doesn't produce any outward signs or symptoms. That's why it's critical that you […]

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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.