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Running a red light is a type of negligent driving

You have probably shared the road with other drivers who were exhibiting dangerous behaviors. This may include speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving and much more. Any of these behaviors can significantly increase the chance of an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits, however, can take place at intersections and in places where traffic is moving slower than on the interstate.

Running red lights is a common reason for accidents, and it is a problem that is increasing in North Carolina and across the country. In fact, fatalities caused by other drivers running red lights is at a 10-year high. This is a form of negligence and reckless driving, and it is possible to hold liable parties accountable. If you are a victim of an accident that occurred at an intersection, you could have legal options available to you.

Are you a defensive driver?

Being out on the road may not be your favorite activity. Many North Carolina drivers, including you, experience anxiety while behind the wheel and when driving long distances. This feeling is understandable as numerous car accidents take place daily, and many of those result in serious injuries.

You undoubtedly already know that staying focused on the task of driving could help you avoid an accident. Numerous other tips could also help you remain a safe and defensive driver, which may help you avoid causing a collision during your time on the road.

Much information is needed when filing a truck accident claim

After a major accident that involved an 18-wheeler, you understandably had many fears and worries. Because you suffered tremendous injury as a result of the truck driver's negligence, you may have spent a considerable amount of time in hospital care as you worked to recover. Even now, you may know that parts of your life will never be the same.

Though your medical treatment and recovery took a top priority, you may also have wondered about possibly pursuing compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages resulting from the life-changing accident you experienced. Filing a personal injury claim with a North Carolina civil court may give you such an opportunity.

Will new legislation make North Carolina roads safer?

While driving to your destination, you have probably noticed at least once that you were sharing the road with a distracted driver. Perhaps you noticed the car in front of you swerving as the driver tried to respond to a text message. Maybe you were at a red light when you noticed a person eating a full meal or putting on makeup when the light turned green. Distracted driving comes in many forms, and you are likely well aware of how dangerous and unnecessary it is. 

Of course, the most common type of distracted driving is cell phone use. From sending a text to checking Facebook while driving, phones are the leading reason why drivers are not watching the road. In order to combat this problem and make the roads safer for everyone, North Carolina lawmakers are considering measures that will ban the use of all hand-held devices while driving.

Helping a loved one through a traumatic amputation

The injuries people suffer in motor vehicle accidents sometimes defy explanation. One person can walk away with minor injuries while someone else involved could suffer serious ones and someone else could die. Moreover, the variety of injuries that could occur are largely unpredictable.

If you and a member of your family become involved in a serious crash, your loved one could suffer a traumatic amputation. Will you know what to do to help? Quick action could give the victim a chance for a better recovery.

Bone fracture repair for your child's injury

Like most North Carolina parents, the worst thing you can imagine is to be in an accident where your child suffers injuries. You may be especially emotional if the accident occurred due to someone else's negligence or reckless behavior. Of course, you are grateful that your child's injuries were not worse, but if he or she suffered a bone fracture, there may be difficult times ahead.

A simple broken bone may heal easily with a cast and some rest. Your child's youthful bones are likely to repair quickly under these circumstances, and after a week or so, the cast may do little to hinder your child from his or her normal activities. However, if the break was more serious, surgery may be necessary.

Have you suffered a life-changing TBI?

Few people go through life expecting to suffer a life-changing injury. Unfortunately, this type of scenario could befall anyone, and you may have recently found yourself in this situation. One day, you may have gotten into your vehicle for a normal commute, and later you found yourself in the hospital, possibly with little or no memory of the car accident.

Sadly, car accidents can cause any number of life-changing injuries. In your case, your brain suffered serious trauma, and now you must contend with the many changes your life will now face, including no longer having certain abilities that you once did.

Is legal action appropriate after the death of your loved one?

Is your North Carolina family grieving the loss of a loved one from a serious accident? It can be devastating, both emotionally and financially, to learn that your family member died as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person. If this is the case for you, there may be legal options available to you.

You may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a wrongful death claim. Of course, this cannot reverse what your family experienced, but it can help you address certain financial needs you are dealing with as a result of the fatal accident. If you think this could be an option for you and your loved ones, it can prove beneficial to move forward immediately to protect your legal rights and options.

Auto accidents are the no. 1 cause of spinal cord injuries

Other than a traumatic brain injury, the type of injury that most people fear from a car accident is a spinal cord injury. Bones, cuts and lacerations can heal, often within weeks. However, when you suffer an injury to your spinal cord, you may face losing your ability to return to the life you had prior to the accident, for months or possibly forever.

While many people do go on to live normal lives after paralysis, few things remain the same. If you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else, you may want to seek support in pursuing the compensation you deserve and will need to help with current and future medical and care needs.

The problem of distracted driving and the threat to all motorists

North Carolina readers know that distracted driving is a serious threat to the health and safety of every person on the road. Despite the fact that most people are well aware of the dangers of this behavior, many drivers still engage in distracting behaviors while behind the wheel.

If the negligent actions of a distracted driver caused you injury, you have the right to seek appropriate compensation through a personal injury claim. Distracted driving is inexcusable, and one way you can fight back against this behavior is to hold liable drivers accountable when they cause you harm.

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