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Common Causes of Car Accidents

The majority of car accidents are caused by irresponsible driving behavior. Speeding and drunk driving are major causes of accidents. There is also a serious danger for drivers involved in collisions with large trucks. Determining who is legally responsible for a car accident can be difficult, and where the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney trained in North Carolina car accident law can help.

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Negligent Behavior in Car Accident Cases

40% of all car accidents in the U.S. are related to DWI (driving while impaired), usually involving drunk drivers. In addition to drunk driving accidents, over half a million of the accidents each year that may necessitate a call to a car accident attorney are caused by drivers speeding faster than posted limits. Yet another 5% of accidents are caused by tractor-trailer trucks …

What Is Negligence?

Learn more about what defines negligence, including the definition of contributory negligence, a legal doctrine in the state of North Carolina, as well as what defines a tort. If your car accident was caused by someone else's negligent behavior, you should call an NC car accident lawyer right now.

NC Drunk Driving Accidents

40% of car accidents each year are caused by impaired drivers, and it happens over and over again. North Carolina has a zero tolerance policy for driving while impaired, and victims of car accidents in which the negligent driver was charged with DWI may be entitled to punitive damages. If your car accident was caused by a drunk driver, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney. Drivers charged with DWI may have to …

Truck Accidents

The average commercial truck weighs 80,000 pounds or more. The typical car weighs 3,000 pounds. Odds are, if a truck and your vehicle collide, you lose. Truck accidents cause a lot of harm. In fact, one out of eight truck accidents kill somebody.