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Don't accept financial responsibility when a driver hits you

A car crash can be physically devastating, but it can also have a similar impact on your finances. If you are in this position, you need to take the time to learn about the options that you have to address the monetary impact that the injuries you suffered are having on your life.

We can help you learn about filing a personal injury claim against the person or persons who are liable for the accident that you were involved in. These cases have to be evaluated on a personal basis because the circumstance in each case are different. We can help you find out what you need to know about your case, which will enable you to make a plan so you can get the process moving forward.

With these tips, you can spot a distracted driver

Driving through Wilmington is dangerous even at the best times. However, when you combine poor weather conditions and distracted drivers, the roads turn deadly. It only takes one second for a driver to take his eyes off the road and slam into your car while you commute to work. While the only way you can truly avoid a distracted driver is to completely stay off the roads, this is an extremely unlikely scenario.

To keep yourself and your family safe the next time you get behind the wheel, stay alert for distracted drivers. The following tips can help you spot a distracted driver before you become a victim.

Avoid getting hurt in a car crash with the following tips

What's better than winning a personal injury lawsuit following a serious car accident? Not getting into a car crash in the first place would certainly be the preferred situation.

Considering that lawful and cautious North Carolina drivers have to share the road with negligent, unlawful, drunk, intoxicated and distracted motorists, the dangers of getting into a collision are very real. Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do -- according to consumer reports -- that can help you avoid becoming a car crash statistic.

What should you know about workers' compensation?

Each year in North Carolina, workers suffer injuries while on the job. As a result, many need to cover medical bills and personal expenses while they are recovering from their injuries and are unable to work. For that reason, it is important to understand workers' compensation.

What is worker's compensation?

Intoxicated teen drives into house, now faces murder charges

A North Carolina teenager crashed into a house while drunk driving -- killing a father of two in his sleep.

The 19-year-old driver, who had been released from jail on bond over an assault charge when the accident happened, is now back behind bars with his bond raised.

Worker in Durham is hit by falling beam

Construction work is considered one of the most hazardous jobs in the country -- and with good reason. Workers labor with heavy materials, often maneuver heavy equipment in dangerous areas and work at unprotected heights. Just this month in Durham, a worker was seriously injured while on break in a freak accident.

A 48-year old construction worker was on break about 3:30 in the afternoon, and was in a porta-potty. A beam that was five stories high fell and hit the enclosed structure with him inside. The porta-potty was crushed and the worker seriously injured. The worker was employed by ACME Plumbing Co., which was subcontracting under Barnhill Contracting Company.

Prepare yourself to drive in any weather

Many people like to drive in nice weather since most of us know that safety is compromised in inclement weather. It is imperative that we are ready to deal with whatever hazards and challenges we face when on the road.

The weather-related events that we encounter vary by season. Here are some tips to think about before you leave home on your next errand or trip.

Never assign liability to yourself in a semitruck crash

North Carolina businesses and consumers count on semitrucks to bring in goods and to ship others out of the state. These large trucks are vital to the economy, but they can also be dangerous weapons when they aren't driven in a safe manner. Innocent men, women and children can be injured or killed when a semitruck is involved in an accident.

We recognize that most truck drivers are safe, but there are sometimes other drivers on the road who aren't. Unfortunately, the safe drivers aren't able to control the others on the road. This is one of the reasons why crashes occur.

Too many distracted drivers are on the road these days

Distracted driving is too common these days. It seems like almost anywhere you go, you will see drivers who are on the phone, eating or fiddling with something in the vehicle. No matter how quick or how seemingly small the distraction, there is a chance that it will lead to a crash.

A lot of people don't realize just how much distractions can impact driving abilities. They might think they are safe drivers despite the fact that they are chatting away with passengers, driving over the speed limit or talking on the phone. Here are some points to know about distracted driving:

Causes of semi-truck crashes vary considerably

Semi-truck accidents devastate families and claim innocent lives. One of the questions that often comes up when there is a serious crash is what caused it. This can vary greatly, but it is an important consideration when the victim of the crash is going to seek compensation for the damages it caused.

Many people don't realize that the tight scheduling that makes rapid delivery possible can lead to accidents. When truckers try to rush to get to the delivery location, they might drive too fast, too long or in an unsafe manner. This can cause an accident since the trucker might not be giving his or her full attention to the road.

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