Traffic deaths are up almost 20 percent in North Carolina so far this year and one reason for the increase is distracted driving. Motorists continue to text while driving despite numerous studies demonstrating that texting while driving is as dangerous, if not more than dangerous, than drunk driving. Texting while driving is never a safe…Read More
What are Signs of a Brain Injury After a Car Accident?
Some of the worst injuries that result from car accidents are traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can be difficult to detect, but they can lead to permanent damage. Traumatic brain injury occurs when there is blunt trauma to the head that causes the brain to shake inside the skull. This shaking can result in a…Read More
In Negligence Cases, What is a ‘Reasonable Person’?
The word ‘reasonable’ is thrown around often in car accident cases where a person has suffered injuries. North Carolina residents will often ask whether or not a person was acting reasonably at the time of an accident. But what is reasonable? After a person has suffered injuries due to a Charlotte car accident, he or…Read More
North Carolina One of the Country’s “Worst Driving” States
A recent study released by online insurance website “Car Insurance Comparison.Com” confirms what many people traveling on the state’s roads already know: North Carolina has some of the worst driving conditions in the country. Not only are the state’s drivers notoriously aggressive and “lead-footed,” but the congestion on interstates and highways, particularly around large metropolitan…Read More
New Helmet-Mounted Device Improves Motorcycle Visibility
On behalf of Warren & Kallianos, PLLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, July 31, 2014. In the aftermath of a serious or fatal motorcycle accident, it’s not uncommon to hear the motorist otherwise responsible for the crash tell law enforcement officials that they didn’t even see the bike prior to the collision. Recognizing just…Read More
“Laura’s Law” Brings Tougher Penalties for North Carolina’s Repeat DWI Offenders
A new law passed in honor of a 17-year-old Gaston County girl killed by a drunk driver who already had previous convictions for driving while intoxicated (DWI) toughens the penalties for subsequent DWI arrests. The law was championed by Laura Armstrong after the 2010 death of her daughter Laura and supported by North Carolina State…Read More
“Black Boxes” Now Required for Commercial Vehicles
The new highway-funding bill signed by President Obama in July 2012 includes a mandate aimed at making America’s roadways safer: the requirement that commercial carriers install Electronic On Board Recorders (known colloquially as “EOBRs,” “black boxes” and “tattle boxes”) in their vehicles beginning on October 1, 2012. Legislation requiring EOBRs was introduced following Congress’ updating…Read More