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Three family member perish in a North Carolina car crash

Driving a motor vehicle can seem like a simple activity. While it is rather routine for some residents in North Carolina, it is an activity that requires attention and a duty of care to be upheld. Today, technology and social media are important factors in most people's lives; however, these need to take the back seat when a motorist is operating a motor vehicle. Nonetheless, many drivers are compelled by these distractions, causing inattentiveness and negligence behind the wheel.

Helping you assert your rights following an automobile collision

For the most part, most residents in North Carolina own and operate a motor vehicle. While some may view this as a luxury, to many this is a necessity in life. Although motor vehicles are fairly reliable and provide the ability to transport individuals safely to one destination to the next, motor vehicles are also prone to encountering and causing many risks and dangers on the roadways. If a driver is negligent, distracted, reckless or intoxicated, this indicates a failure to uphold the duty to drive safe. It also signifies a perfect environment for a collision.

Study: Inexperienced teen drivers 3 times as likely to crash

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that inexperienced teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 17 are three times more likely than adults to become involved in a car accident with a fatality. This has led a number of safety groups to issue a warning now, while summer is at its height.

NHTSA investigating faulty auto parts linked to gas leaks

As many as a million cars and trucks could be affected by faulty gas tank flanges that crack and pose a risk for engine fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No actual fires have apparently been reported, although some paperwork indicates that drivers have smelled gasoline before the defect was discovered.

Insurance claims show July 4 is most dangerous for summer driving

Insurance claim data from the Travelers Companies, Inc., indicate that July Fourth is the most dangerous summer holiday in terms of car accidents. Compared to the other two summer driving holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day, the insurance company found accidents to be 7 percent higher on the Fourth and the three days leading up to it.

NHTSA: Majority of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags unrepaired

In the U.S. alone, 46.2 million defective air bag inflators manufactured by Takata have been recalled for a potentially deadly fault. The inflators can explode with excessive force, breaking the airbag housing and causing pieces of metal and plastic to shoot like shrapnel throughout the cabin of the vehicle. The defect has been tied to at least 180 injuries and 16 fatalities worldwide.

Personal injury liens and subrogation interests

Securing compensation for your personal injury claim is vital to your recovery and future well-being.  Liens and subrogation interests represent a complicated aspect of personal injury claims that often affect the amount of the settlement or judgement recovered.  Your personal injury claim requires an attentive and diligent approach to determine whether there are any liens attached to your claim and how it could affect your recovery.

Study: Fatal car-pedestrian accidents up by 11 percent since 2015

"We prioritize the mobility and speed of motor vehicles over safety," says a senior researcher at the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center in Chapel Hill.

Traumatic brain injuries related to car accidents

 Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can present the greatest challenges of any personal injuries.  The consequences of traumatic brain injuries are significant and demand a focused approach for the best possible outcome. 

Could $500 make your car a whole lot safer?

If you drive a somewhat older car -- over, say five years old -- you're probably missing out on some very important safety improvements that have been put into place recently. The great news is, you can probably put together a pretty good package for your car aftermarket -- for about $500.

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