Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Crashes

Our North Carolina car accident law firm handles cases for victims of motor vehicle crashes and their families throughout the state.

Is Uninsured Motorist Insurance Required in North Carolina?

What happens if you are hit by an uninsured driver or are underinsured yourself? In the case of an underinsured driver, that person has no insurance. Having uninsured coverage can make things easier in those situation. If someone is underinsured they do not have enough insurance to cover your damages.  Depending on your coverage you can be covered for injuries, or both injuries and property damages. You can also visit JusticeCounts.com for more in depth information on how uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage works. Video Transcription: Our clients ask us all the time ‘what is underinsured motorist coverage, what is uninsured motorist coverage?’ We explain it very well on our website, I encourage you to read about it for a full explanation, but I can make it very simple. First uninsured coverage: uninsured coverage is exactly what it says, it means the other driver who’s at fault did not have…
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Can Children File a Claim for Personal Injury After a Car Accident?

The first thing to consider, if there is an accident in which a child is hit by a car, is the child’s age. In the state of North Carolina, law dictates that a child around the age of five or six is incapable of negligence. And no matter the circumstance, in a residential area or neighborhood the driver needs to be extra diligent in looking out for pedestrians. Especially if there are children around, like at bus stops or in school zones, drivers need to be alert and children cannot be given reason for cause of accident. Video Transcription: When children are involved as pedestrians and they’re hit by vehicles, there’s a little bit of a different twist to the entire scenario. The most important thing is the child’s age. If the child is a very young child, five or six years old, that child is incapable of negligence under…
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Do You Handle Distracted Driving Car Accidents?

Distracted driving car accidents are among the most serious types of collisions since drivers seldom have a chance to brake. Worse, these types of accidents have become more common. While phones are a leading cause of such accidents, passengers can also be deadly distractions. In this video, attorney Gene Riddle explains the dangers of distracted driving and how our law firm can help. Video Transcription We’ve had cases involving auto accidents that happen right outside my window. Where the person was texting while driving, did not see that the car stopped in front of them and plowed into them. Right here at the red light in front of my office. That type of accident can be avoided. And when it comes to young people—I have two young daughters. What makes me more nervous than anything, is when they have passengers in their car who can distract them. Yes, young people,…
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