December 4, 2013

Slow Down to Avoid Fatal Carolina Traffic Accidents


Speed is a top factor in many fatal car accidents, and it seems to be a factor in Police Officer Robert Bingaman's accident. According to the Citizen-Times, the officer was traveling at about 70 miles per hour, in a 50 miles per hour zone, when his cruiser slammed into a guardrail and was sent flying over the side of the Jeff Bowen Bridge. Reports also indicate that he was not wearing his seat belt when the accident happened.
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The 37-year-old officer was killed in that late October accident after his vehicle dropped off the bridge at least 50 feet, slammed into an embankment and came to a rest against a column of the bridge near French Broad River.

Our Asheville car accident lawyers understand that a North Carolina Highway Patrol investigation indicates that the officer was headed west on 240 when he swerved to miss traffic. That's when his cruiser slammed into the guardrail. The officer was a six-year veteran of the force and former Marine. He was also the first Asheville officer killed in the line of duty in 41 years.

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December 2, 2013

South Carolina Struggles to Stop Drivers from Text Messaging


Believe it or not, South Carolina is one of the very last states in the U.S. to pass some kind of distracted driving law. We're talking cell phones in the driver's seat here. It's a serious distraction that's taking a lot of lives each and every year. Officers will yell you that it's injuring and killing more people annually than drunk driving, according to WMBF News.
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Regardless, drivers in the state are free to talk on phones and text message as they please, behind the wheel, while putting everyone on our roadways at danger. So why does South Carolina love being last?

Our Anderson car accident lawyers understand that text messaging in the driver's seat may be one of the most dangerous things you can do out there. On average, a driver takes their eyes off the road for 4 seconds for each text message. When you're traveling at highway speeds, that means you can travel the entire length of a football field without ever setting eyes on the road. Consider that about half of all drivers do that each and every day, time and time and time again. Scary, right?

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November 30, 2013

3 Killed in North Carolina Crash Blamed on Alcohol


According to a Fox Carolina New report, three people died in a car accident after a pickup truck driver sped away from a licensing checkpoint.
Police suspect the driver had been drinking alcohol.

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The car accident attorneys of Anderson know that drunk driving is a serious problem and many individuals die every year as the result of fatal drunk driving accidents.

According to the report, a 23 year old driver was operating his pickup truck and refused to stop for a checkpoint. Officers at the scene claim that the driver veered off the road, lost control, and struck a tree. His truck immediately burst into flames.

Authorities report that the driver, a 20 year old male, and a 16 year old male were killed in the accident. Reportedly, two 17 year old females survived the wreck but are in critical condition.

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November 28, 2013

Uninsured Motorists an Unfortunate Risk in Carolinas


According to a CNN Money Report, a large percentage of motorists are uninsured.

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Our Spartanburg car accident attorneys know, when motorists are involved in collisions with uninsured drivers, the situation only becomes more complicated.

According to research, one in seven drivers is uninsured. In addition, one in five motorists are only covered by the minimum liability required.

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November 26, 2013

Road Rage caused by Heavy Traffic and Aggressive Driving


There are many causes of road rage including traffic congestion. According to an Examiner.com article, road rage can be caused by traffic congestion.

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Our Asheville car accident attorneys are aware that road rage has many causes and sometimes may lead to violence. Our attorneys would like to spread awareness of the causes of road rage and encourage individuals to keep their cool.

Road rage is an issue throughout the country. We have all witnessed instances of road rage: often an individual may scream at you from inside their car, flip you "the bird", or worse.

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November 23, 2013

Fatalities from Pickup Truck Crash in North Carolina


A news report onfoxcarolina.com reported that a second teenager died as a result of a recent traffic accident.

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Reportedly, two 17-year-olds were riding in the bed of a pickup truck when it crashed. One teen was pronounced dead at the scene while another died later. The pickup truck was driven by a third teenager.

The truck struck two trees and both victims were thrown from the bed of the pickup. The driver and one other passenger did not sustain serious injuries. Our car accident attorneys in Asheville know that riding in the bed of a pickup truck is a dangerous activity and can make already dangerous accidents deadly.

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November 21, 2013

Graduated Driver Licensing Programs Improve Teen Driver Safety


According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 die every day from car accident injuries.

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Our Asheville car accident attorneys know that inexperienced drivers are at a higher risk of car accidents and are concerned about their safety.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than drivers over the age of 20.

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November 17, 2013

High Visibility Enforcement for Pedestrian Laws in Carolinas


According to a recent South Carolina news report, a 36-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle along the roadway.

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Our Spartanburg car accident attorneys know how dangerous walking along the roadway can be and are dedicated to helping pedestrians travel safely.

A study by theUnited States Department of Transportation revealed that there were 4,280 pedestrian fatalities and more than 70,000 injuries in the United States in 2010.

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November 14, 2013

Defensive Driving is the key to Safe Driving in North Carolina


According to a Fox Carolina, news report an Asheville police officer died after his car plunged over a bridge.

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Our Asheville car accident attorneys know that every road has special hazards that must be avoided to drive safely. If individuals ignore these dangers they may be liable for hurting an innocent pedestrian or driver.

Hazards on the roadway are everywhere and can include weather conditions, parked car doors opening, other vehicles merging or suddenly stopping in front of you, and children chasing a ball or running into the middle of the street.

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November 11, 2013

North Carolina Traffic Safety: Teen Fatalities and Seat Belt Usage


For decades, safety advocates, automobile manufacturers, legislators and law enforcement agencies have reminded drivers and passengers to "buckle up." The benefits of wearing a seat belt are widely known to reduce the severity of injury and to prevent fatalities in the event of an accident. Despite these warnings, injuries and deaths resulting from failure to wear a seat belt continue. Recent studies have shown that teenagers are increasingly victims in accidents because of their failure to wear seat belts.

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Seat belts are one way to increase the chance of survival in an accident. Our Charlotte car accident attorneys are experienced in representing victims of accidents and injury. We understand the gravity of accidents and the lifelong impact of a serious injury. In addition to helping victims we are also focused on raising awareness to prevent future injury and fatalities.

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November 9, 2013

"Operation Safe Driver" Campaign Urges Commercial Vehicle Caution


In partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, "Operation Safe Driver" is a campaign dedicated to making roads safer for drivers. Advocates are combining efforts with the FMCSA, local law enforcement agencies, and other safety advocates to promote driver safety and to prevent accidents and collisions with large buses trucks and other commercial vehicles.

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Collisions with commercial vehicles can be deadly, especially at high speeds. Our Charlotte truck accident attorneys are experienced in handling complex cases involving large commercial trucking companies. We will thoroughly investigate any case, identify the cause of the accident and pursue claims against all responsible parties. Our firm is also committed to raising awareness to prevent future truck accidents, injuries and fatalities.

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November 7, 2013

Work Zone Safety Critical as Winter Approaches


Roadside work and construction zones are busiest during the summer months; however, work zone safety remains a high priority and a necessity throughout the winter as well. While roadside construction slows after the summer months, drivers and workers have to remember safety precautions. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and law enforcement agencies are urging efforts nationwide, including throughout North and South Carolina, to prevent work zone injuries and fatalities.

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Roadside and construction sites can be extremely hazardous for workers and motorists. Our Asheville car accident attorneys are dedicated to promoting work site safety and to raising awareness to prevent accidents. We are experienced in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, including workers who have been injured in roadside construction collisions. Many of these jobsites will be working overtime to get construction completed before inclement weather sets in this autumn.

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November 4, 2013

Early Dark Increases Risk of Nighttime Driving Accidents in Carolinas


The risk of a car accident is greatly increased at night compared to day driving, a report on ScienceDaily.com reveals that new headlight technology could increase safety at night.

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Our Charlotte car accident attorneys are aware that nighttime driving presents significant dangers, as winter approaches and the sun goes down earlier, those risks increase.

Research on the statistics and causes of nighttime driving accidents suggest a variety of reasons for the increased risk.

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November 1, 2013

Prescription Drugged Driving is a Hidden Danger


Many Americans are familiar with the dangers of distracted driving and drunk driving. However, according to a report by

Our Asheville car accident attorneys want the citizens of Carolina to be made aware of these dangers and havfe summarized some recent research on the subject.

The dangers of illicit drugs on drivers are well known. A driver under the influence of marijuana or other illegal drugs is a threat to themselves, their passengers and other drivers.

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October 26, 2013

Carolina Man Charged in DUI Death


A South Carolina man was charged with felony driving under the influence that resulted in the death of one passenger and paralyzed another.

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Our Spartanburg car
accident attorneys
know we are heading into the most dangerous time of the year from drunk driving accidents. This tragedy is an all-too-common reminder of the risks.

The incident, reported by Foxcarolina.com, left a 21 year old male paralyzed and killed a 24 year old passenger. According to the news report, the driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he ran his vehicle off the road.


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