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May 2020 Archives

What sorts of truck problems can contribute to crashes?

If you ever wonder how much more responsibility comes with a truck over a car or smaller vehicle, think of the size and the weight difference. A trucker has to control tons of metal and cargo, so the driver's abilities and equipment have to meet certain standards for the safety of everyone on the road.

North Carolina sees recent rise in fatal truck accidents

This year has been unusual so far, with travel restrictions in many places and a drop in gas prices going along with a lack of demand. One would hope that this trend would make it safer and easier to travel by road. This may be the case for some circumstances or places, but threats still remain.

Mediation can help with contract disputes

Business disputes could lead to crime or even war in earlier phases of human history. Now, things are far more civilized and results are more predictable. Entire courts and court systems address the needs of business owners and managers with disputes to resolve. Although contracts can do a lot to prevent future disagreements, they may not always be honored.

How are contracts enforced in North Carolina?

There's an old saying that oral contracts are not worth the paper they are printed on. This is why anyone engaged in a commercial transaction in North Carolina will probably want terms in writing. But sometimes a contract is not worth the paper it is printed on either.

Do I have to wear a helmet in North Carolina?

Nothing is more precious than your life, and nothing is more important to keeping it than your head. Although it is way more fun in some cases to tear around the roads of the Tar Heel State with nothing on your head, that is also a good way to fall victim to careless drivers, poor road conditions and other unseen hazards.

Driver charged for North Carolina motorcycle fatality

There are few thrills for a kid that compare with flying down the open road on a bike. In that way, many motorcyclists are like grown-up kids, enjoying the grown-up version of those incredible bicycle rides from their youth. Unfortunately, just like bicyclists, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries and death when they're involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle of some kind.

A wrongful death case can happen even if a death wasn't a crime

There are many ways in which actions that lead to someone's death are a crime under North Carolina law. But sometimes they are not, such as some cases of car accidents or industrial mishaps. This can mean that someone who caused another's death may walk free with little punishment.

What is speeding under North Carolina law?

Right now, with so many people avoiding social contact or working from home, the roads have been remarkably empty. That's encouraged a number of drivers to put their feet on their gas pedals and see just how fast they can travel. Police officers in various parts of the country are reporting increased incidents of speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour. Even though accident rates are down, it's more important than ever to be conscious of the dangers of excessive speeding and speeders.

Truck accidents may be caused by more than drivers

Have you ever gotten to the head of a long line of traffic, just about to feel the relief of the open road, when you see that the highway is backed up because of a truck accident? A tractor-trailer could have tipped on its side, left the road entirely or hit a slower vehicle in front of it. You may be wondering if the driver could have done more to prevent this incident.

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