Have you ever seen another driver sail through an intersection when the light was already red? Have you ever slipped through an intersection yourself just as the light turned and reasoned that the light was more "pink" than red?
Motor vehicle accidents of any sort happen quickly -- far more quickly than most people can process. Once they're over, even the people involved in the wreck and the witnesses nearby may disagree on how events unfolded.
Distracted driving is thought to be behind about a quarter of all motor vehicle accidents. Distractions are also behind about 9% of crashes that involve some kind of fatality.
Even a minor car wreck can leave you feeling battered and bruised -- so the fact that one or both of your legs hurt after an accident is hardly surprising. You probably don't think it's anything serious.
North Carolina's weather has been pretty wild this year -- and that's led to plenty of problems on the roads. Late-winter storms in February sent sleet, snow and freezing rain all over the Carolinas, along with parts of Virginia and Georgia. The National Weather Service even felt compelled to issue warnings about the hazardous road conditions -- including black ice.
Modern vehicles are a marvel of technology and engineering -- but even the best of them wear down and need replacement parts from time to time.
When you're in a motor vehicle of any kind, you naturally rely on all of its various features to keep you safe -- including your vehicle's airbags.
Car accidents are frustrating and scary. When they leave you with serious injuries, they can also be debilitating. Naturally, you expect the person who caused the accident (or their insurance company) to pick up the tabs for your lost wages and other expenses. After all, you're clearly quite hurt.
When someone is arrested for drunk driving, it isn't uncommon for the court to order an ignition interlock device to be placed in their car. An ignition interlock is essentially a breathalyzer that keeps a car from running if the driver has a positive blood alcohol reading.
If you were injured in a car accident and the insurance company hasn't made a decent settlement offer, you may naturally want to pursue your injury claim in court. There are a lot of steps, however, that have to be taken between the time you file a claim and the time your case goes to court.