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Category Archive: Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents

What you need to know about ride sharing services and the law

When the transportation app Uber was officially launched in 2011, it was both praised for providing consumers with easier and less expensive transportation options and criticized as unfair competition and dangerous. Fans of the service, and the similar app Lyft, immediately liked the cheaper fares and the ease of using their smartphone to arrange pick-ups….

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Driverless Cars Raise Big Legal & Insurance Issues

Driverless cars have the potential to make roads safer and save lives, according to the companies pursuing this cutting-edge technology. But when there’s no one at the wheel, big legal questions arise. When a driverless can causes a crash, who is legally liable? The Washington Post called that the “big question about driverless cars no one…

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Your social media posts may impact your workers’ comp or injury case

“Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” If you’ve watched any cop shows or movies, you’re probably familiar with those words. While Miranda rights only apply in criminal cases, those words are true even in civil cases. What you say to the insurance adjuster, to your friends,…

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Backup cameras will be required on new cars after 2018

There’s a story out of Washington today that shows how civil lawsuits can help drive new legislation and regulations that make us all safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that beginning in May 2018, all new cars, SUVs, and minivans, as well as some new small trucks and buses must be equipped…

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Tribute to Todd Martinez

I wanted to take a moment today to pay tribute to High Point Firefighter Todd Martinez who died last weekend after a hit-and-run bicycle crash. Anytime I hear of a death like this, I am saddened because accidents like these don’t have to happen if only drivers would share the road and give cyclists the…

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Penalties for Texting While Driving

A 13-month-old North Carolina girl was killed in a Christmas day car wreck that police originally thought was caused by texting and driving.  Originally, police in Wadesboro charged the girl’s father with texting and driving, alleging he sent a text message saying “Merry Christmas” just moments before the crash that killed his daughter and seriously…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

We hope you’re having a wonderful holiday week spending time with family and friends you hold dear. However, the holidays can be a dangerous time with all the cooking, travel, Christmas decorating and Black Friday shopping. More than 43 million Americans are expected to be on the roads this week. The National Safety Council estimates 436…

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Handy Information If You’re Ever in an Accident

Did you know we have lots of helpful downloads on our website? If you haven’t already downloaded a copy of these resources, you should. They’ll help you when you’re shopping for insurance or if you ever involved in an automobile accident. Do you have the right auto insurance coverage? Find out here. Do you know…

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Labor Day Travel Safety Tips

This weekend is Labor Day, the holiday that celebrates workers. We hope you have fun plans for the end-of-summer hurrah. And we also hope you’ll stay safe over the holiday weekend.  With so many people traveling, spending time at the pool, beach or lake and grilling out, Labor Day can be a prime time for injuries….

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Texting & Driving and Stoplight Excuses

If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know how we feel about texting while driving. We’ve made it a priority to educate people about the dangers of distracted driving. In an instant, an unimportant phone call, text or email message can change your life or end it — or end someone else’s.  We recently…

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