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Advocating for car accident victims in North Carolina

If you've been injured in a car accident, then you know the damage that can be inflicted upon crash victims. There is, of course, the physical pain and suffering, but you might also be left with overwhelming medical expenses, and your inability to work could leave you with lost wages. Cumulatively, these damages can take a toll on your physical, emotional and financial health. At the Miller Law Firm, we find it unacceptable when those who suffer these damages do so through no fault of their own.

The cost of treating a spinal cord injury

The types of injuries that a victim can suffer in a car accident can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Speed, place of impact, position within the vehicle and whether safety restraints were used can all play a role in the type and severity of injuries suffered. While most car accident victims are fortunate enough to escape with relatively minor injuries, others are left with serious injuries that can affect them for the rest of their lives.

What is drowsy driving and how dangerous is it?

Whether it's during an early morning commute to work, rush hour traffic after work, driving for work, heading to the store or traveling at night after a late night out, motorists encounter other drivers traveling for all different reasons. Not everyone is on a "9-to-5" schedule, making some drivers more awake and alert than others. Although we all get tired some times, driving while tired is a dangerous situation. In fact drowsy driving could be the cause of a serious or even fatal accident.

Wake County deputy injured in crash involving his cruiser

There is no reason for a driver to disobey the rules on the road. All drivers have the duty to drive safely. If drivers fail to uphold this duty by speeding, partaking in distractive activities or driving while intoxicated, this could result in a serious or even fatal accident.

Helping you hold a negligent driver accountable for an accident

It is difficult to imagine a day, a week or a month where we don't use a personal motor vehicle. While public transportation can be resourceful, we live in a society that heavily relies on their personal vehicles. Because of that, the roadways are consistently filled with motor vehicles of different sizes, models and ages. While all motorists have to be licensed and aware of the rules of the road, this does not mean that they all uphold their duty to follow the rules and drive safely. Thus, the negligence and recklessness of a motorist can be the cause of a serious and even fatal automobile collision.

How common is distracted driving?

For most motorists, it is difficult to get by without some form of technology in the vehicle. This is especially true if a person is driving a newer vehicle or owns a smartphone. Although it is dangerous to use a phone while operating a vehicle, many motorists cannot help themselves. Cell phone usage is the most common culprit of distracted driving today, causing a higher risk of accident involvement for these motorists. However, distracted driving not only puts a driver and their passengers at risk, but also risks the lives of other travelers on the roadway. Because of that, many efforts are made to reduce these types of motor vehicle accidents.

Drones improving accident investigation

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a shocking, overwhelming and life-changing event. No one expects that a negligent driver will collide with them, and victims certainly do not anticipate that they will after to deal with the aftermath of a crash. Thus, the resulting pain and suffering as well as damages can be extensive. Filing a personal injury claim could help a victim recover compensation; however, such an action is based on evidence collected during and after the investigation of the collision.

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.

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