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Bad Tires a Deadly Accident Risk in North Carolina

When it comes to summer road safety, few motorists stop to consider the condition of their tires. But it's your tires, more than any other part of your vehicle, that will have the most impact on whether you arrive safely at your destination. The American Automobile Association (AAA) reports vehicles on worn tires take nearly an extra 100 feet to stop at highway speeds compared to vehicles traveling on newer tires. AAA reports more than 800,000 collisions a year ...

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Rearview Cameras Now Required On All New North Carolina Vehicles

As of May 2018, all new vehicles manufactured in the United States must be equipped with backup cameras. CNBC reports that the initial law was passed by Congress in 2008. The law was, in part, supported by evidence given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The official report NHTSA submitted to Congress estimated that an average of 292 fatalities occurred every year as the result of backover accidents. Some 78 percent of these backover fatalities (and a whopping ...

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Aggressive driving is a serious problem in North Carolina

We’ve all seen them on the road – aggressive drivers. Tailgating. Weaving in between traffic. Running a red light. Racing on the streets like there’s no one else on the road. What these drivers don’t realize – or don’t care about – is that their actions can dramatically increase the risk of a car accident that results in serous injuries or fatalities. And according to recent findings, it is a serious problem in North Carolina. A survey conducted by ...

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Distracted Driving in Wilmington is a Growing Danger

New technologies have been expanding the options for in-vehicle entertainment and information for many years now. These options also give drivers the unfortunate temptation to divert their attention from the roadway. As smart phones and in-vehicle entertainment systems become more prevalent on the roads of America, safety advocates are looking for new ways to address this growing danger. Some have been effective and others have not. It is important for Wilmington drivers to understand the problem of distracted driving ...

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Motorcycle Accidents a Spring Risk in Wilmington

Melting snow and warmer weather means an increasing number of motorcycle riders will soon be on the roads throughout the Carolinas. North Carolina law requires all riders to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or learner's permit. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles reports 151 riders were killed in 2016. More than 3,700 crashes injured more than 3,000 riders that year. New Hanover County motorcycle crashes claimed three lives last year and injured 45 riders. Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders in ...

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School Transportation Accidents in Focus: Wilmington Injury Watch

School bus accidents are at the forefront of people's minds when they think of school transportation accidents. However, students are at greater risk while outside the bus, when traveling with friends or in large passenger vans used by many churches and youth groups. Whenever a child is injured at school or while participating in a school-related function, an experienced injury lawyer in Wilmington should be contacted. These are complex cases. Many schools enjoy additional protection under sovereign immunity laws ...

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Head Injuries More Common Among Wilmington Motorcycle Passengers

Motorcycle riding can be a fun way to get around. Unfortunately, it also carries a higher risk of injury and death than riding in an enclosed vehicle.  A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that motorcycle crashes are associated with significant injury and fatality rates for both drivers and passengers. Now, a new study reports that this risk may be even higher for motorcycle passengers than motorcycle operators. When injuries do occur as the result ...

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Wilmington Teen Drivers Have High Accident Rates

  Teens have long had a reputation for being bad drivers. Unfortunately, this is not just a stereotype. Car accident studies consistently find that teen drivers have higher accident rates than older, more experienced drivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration corroborates this result and also finds that the trend continues into early ...

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Wilmington Road Debris Can Put Road Users in Danger

Road debris is a danger at all times of the year, but the holidays pose certain unique risks, given the bulk of commerce that takes place, the excess traffic on the roads and the type of material being transported. Recently, the Courier-Tribune reports on the damage and injuries which can be caused by improperly secured Christmas trees. Experts provided safety tips for drivers transporting Christmas trees. Road debris can be caused by many sources. A Wilmington car accident attorney ...

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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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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.