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Car damage doesn't indicate the severity of injuries

Automobile accidents can lead to minor cosmetic damage of a vehicle, but they can also lead to the vehicle being totaled out because of extensive damage. One thing that you can't do when you are injured in an accident is think that because the damage to the car doesn't look bad that your injuries won't be severe.

Traffic crash kills high school athlete

All drivers have to be careful when they are on the road. There is a chance that a driver's actions might end up causing an accident that leads to serious injuries or death. This was highlighted recently when a Southwest Guilford basketball player was killed in an accident.

Tips to avoid a distracted driver

In today's society, it common to stay connected at all times. People often multitask throughout the day, taking care of personal errands while answering work emails, texts, and even keeping up the news. Unfortunately, people often do this while they are behind the wheel. Every time you get in a car, you risk becoming a victim of a distracted driver.

Injured in a single car accident? You may deserve compensation

It may seem obvious that if you are the only driver involved in an accident, then you must clearly be at fault, right? Well, not so fast. While it is true that there may not be an obvious second party who is at fault, you may also not be responsible for the accident. If you have suffered an injury in a single car accident, it is worth asking a professional to evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine if you deserve compensation.

3 things to know about personal injury claims in North Carolina

When you get hurt in an accident, one of the only things that you might be worried about is how you are going to heal up quickly so that you can pay the bills you have because of the accident. In some cases, you might opt to explore the possibility of seeking compensation for the injuries. This might be possible through a personal injury claim that is filed against the person or party that caused the accident . Personal injury claims in North Carolina have to be made in accordance with state laws.

Car makers are collecting data on driving behavior

North Carolina motorists who drive Tesla vehicles may already known that the company receives data via the Internet regarding their driving behaviors. The information is constantly sent, providing the company with data about how its cars are performing. As a June incident in California shows, the company can tap the information in order to defend itself against allegations by drivers that the vehicles caused their accidents.

Self-driving vehicles and the auto insurance industry

North Carolina motorists may have read that automobile manufacturers and technology companies are predicting that self-driving cars will seriously reduce or eliminate injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. This raises the question of how the auto insurance industry will be affected.

Cell phone usage leads to more accidents

North Carolina drivers may think that if they use a hands-free device to talk on their cellphone while they are behind the wheel that they will not be distracted, but studies have shown that this is not the case. Furthermore, not all distractions are the same. While a person might deal with a number of distractions while driving, people on cellphones are four times more likely to have an accident with no difference between handheld and hands-free phones. A person texting and driving is eight times more likely to crash.

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