Do You Need to Replace the Seat Belts in Your Vehicle After a Crash?
Seat belts and air bags are crucial automotive safety devices designed to prevent or minimize injury in the event of a car accident. Drivers and passengers too often fail to use these devices on a consistent basis. However, their use can significantly reduce the risk of personal injury and fatalities. Nearly 15,000 lives were saved…Read More
Seat Belts Are Saving Lives in North Carolina
Seat belts really do save lives. The country, on a whole, has learned this important lesson: in 2018, the national average for seat belt use was 89.6%, about the same as it was the year before. North Carolina scored better than average: between 2014 and 2018, our seat belt use was 91%. Per the North…Read More
Should I Go to a Chiropractor After a Car Crash?
If you ever find yourself injured in a car accident, it’s important to seek immediate medical care. The responding emergency personnel can evaluate your injuries at the scene of the crash, and make sure you are transported to the hospital, but the rest is up to you. It’s now in your own hands to follow…Read More
Cause of Death and Catastrophic Injuries – Taking a Selfie?
You’ve seen gawking tourists pouting and posing with or without a stick to get a better angle, humans engaged in an odd, new pastime—shooting selfies. Maybe you can be counted among those who love to fill their social media timelines with pics they’ve snapped throughout the day, but especially when traveling and visiting exotic locations.…Read More
Uber and Lyft Want to Help You See Your Doctor
When you are recovering from an injury sustained from a car accident, for instance, or simply from an illness, it is important to attend your scheduled doctor’s visits. However, whether you are too hurt to drive or simply do not have a vehicle to get there, you may need help from an outside source. New…Read More
Stay Safe During Winter Storms
This December, North Carolina was hit by an early winter storm that dropped over a foot of snow on the state. While gently falling snow is pretty to see, winter storms like the one we suffered recently can cause many types of accidents, including car crashes and slips and falls. Cold weather snaps, hail, snow,…Read More
Catastrophic Injuries from Reckless Driving Accidents
You have likely seen a reckless driver whizzing past you on the highway – weaving in and out of lanes, tailgating, and otherwise engaging in aggressive driving behavior. Reckless driving and speeding can kill, and those who survive a crash caused by a reckless driver often come away with life-altering, catastrophic injuries. What does North…Read More
Can You Identify the Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury After a Car Crash?
Car crashes, or any type of motor vehicle accidents, are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States. But the signs and symptoms of a TBI are not always apparent immediately following a traffic accident. The injured person may walk away reeling from the shock of the crash, with adrenaline coursing through…Read More
What Are My Rights if I Am Hurt in a Car Crash Due to a Defective Vehicle Part?
When you are injured in a car crash attributed to the negligence of someone else, you can make a claim for compensation for damages like your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so forth. But what can you do if the cause of your collision is related to a defective auto…Read More
Should I Give the Hospital My Car Insurance Information After an Accident?
Victims of car crashes suffer a wide range of injuries, including head trauma, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord damage, broken limbs, and whiplash. In fact, each year in the U.S., about 4 million emergency room visits occur resulting from a vehicle collision. It is important to remain in control of your injury claim after a…Read More