Car Accident

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving (And What to Look Out For)

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Following the end of daylight savings time every fall, we see a significant uptick of accidents involving drowsy drivers. To help mitigate this, The National Sleep Foundation observes Drowsy Driving Prevention Week November 7th through the 14th this year, in order to bring attention to and encourage safety precautions in our community to prevent falling…

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Photographic Evidence – Documenting an Accident to Prove Your Claim

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Car accidents can leave anyone shaken up, proving it difficult to stay mindful and take further action in the situation. Luckily, 97% of all Americans own cell phones and 87% of those are smartphones, giving them instant access to help in an emergency. With these rapidly improving devices, documenting the impact of a car accident…

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Car Insurance Tips on Triad Today

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On Saturday, March 20th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today to share the facts everyone should have about car insurance. Watch the segment: Car insurance is something many people purchase, and don’t think about again until an accident happens. If the worst does happen, you want to be…

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Wearing a Seat Belt: How it Could Affect Your Car Accident Claim

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Seat belts save lives and help to reduce injuries during car accidents. Despite the obvious safety advantages and laws that require buckling up, some motorists still choose not to buckle up. Suppose you weren’t wearing a seat belt at the time of an accident in North Carolina. In that case, you might be wondering what…

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How to Handle a Hit-and-Run Accident

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Getting in a car accident can easily ruin anyone’s day. But if you’re involved in a hit-and-run, the experience can be incredibly overwhelming. If you’ve been hurt in one of these types of accidents, you may be wondering what your options are. Here’s what you need to know: What is a Hit-and-Run Accident? A hit-and-run…

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Pain After a Car Accident: When It’s Time to Worry

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Finding yourself involved in a car accident can be extremely shocking. Despite damage to the vehicles involved, some people are fortunate enough to leave the scene of the accident feeling relatively unscathed. Unfortunately, what many people don’t know is that it is possible to experience delayed pain, which can further develop into something more serious….

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NC Distracted Driving Laws

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There’s no doubt that our lives are now busier than ever. With so much technology at our fingertips, we are able to send and receive messages, check email, look at our bank account, or even order takeout. But with such freedom comes responsibility. Unfortunately, many people do not wait until they’re out of the car…

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Determining Liability in Multi-Car Accidents

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Establishing liability in car accidents can be difficult. When there are more than two vehicles involved in the accident, proving fault can be extremely challenging. North Carolina follows a system called “contributory negligence.” Under this doctrine, if you contributed in any way to the accident occurring, you are barred from recovering anything at all. Here…

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Less Traffic, but More Severe Collisions on NC Roads

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Even as stay-at-home-orders start to ease in North Carolina, roadways remain lighter than normal. In fact, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the volume of traffic on roadways has decreased by up to half across the state. But despite fewer cars on the road, the number of drivers driving at excessive speeds has…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

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When you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that you will begin to receive phone calls from an insurance adjuster representing the other party. They will wish to discuss the accident with you. It is important that you understand just what to say and do. Know Who You’re Talking To…

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