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February 2018 Archives

Be careful what you say during a traffic stop

When you see the blue lights flashing behind you, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or unsure what to do. This is a normal experience, but not particularly useful. Regardless of why a police officer pulls you over, you stand a much better chance of avoiding criminal charges or fighting any charges you receive by remaining calm and being very careful with what you say during the interaction.

Recovering from a low-speed or minor collision

When some people drive by a motor vehicle crash and see that a vehicle is badly wrecked, they might picture the worst or assume that the accident has left at least one person with severe injuries. However, some people may not have the same reaction to a seemingly minor crash, which may occur while one vehicle or multiple vehicles are traveling at low speeds or do not collide with as much force. However, it is important to remember that even accidents which seem relatively minor can create serious physical, financial, and even emotional challenges for those involved.

3 issues that could arise with a workers' compensation claim

Getting injured on the job is an upsetting situation for anyone, particularly if the injury results in medical expenses and time away from work. Thankfully, in many cases, workers in this situation will be eligible for workers' compensation benefits to cover their medical bills and partially replace any lost wages.

Unrestrained pets and the risk of a crash

Motor vehicle crash causes take many forms, but some people do not take into account seemingly harmless behaviors that can lead to a wreck or worsen the outcome of a collision. For example, there are different ways that an unrestrained pet, such as a dog, might cause a car accident. In the event that such an accident takes place, the dog may pose a threat to the driver, other passengers, and suffer injuries as well. If you drive with pets in your vehicle, it is essential to recognize these dangers and take steps to avoid any of the aforementioned repercussions.

Winter weather and traffic collisions

Motor vehicle accidents occur for a myriad of reasons, from driver negligence and carelessness to defective auto parts. However, some crashes are also caused by inclement weather, which is especially problematic during the winter months. As a driver, it is important for you to be vigilant and exercise caution whenever you drive during potentially dangerous conditions, such as cold mornings in which there is ice on the road. Sadly, weather-related accidents have claimed many lives and left far more vehicle occupants with debilitating injuries across the state of North Carolina.

How many TBI-related fatalities are caused by car crashes?

People lose their lives in many ways when they are involved in collisions on the road, whether they experience heavy bleeding or sustain internal organ damage that proves fatal. However, some lose their lives after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a motor vehicle accident. TBIs are a common consequence of traffic wrecks and there are many ways in which a victim may hit his or her head during a crash. Moreover, some people sustain a TBI and do not even realize their brain was harmed until later on.

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