Motor Vehicle Accidents

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What To Do If You’re Involved In An Uber or Lyft Accident

Over the last few years, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have quickly grown in popularity by offering a convenient, alternative way to travel for tourists, commuters, students, and those living in suburbs and larger cities. However, people using these services underestimate the potential risks of getting into an Uber or Lyft. Rideshare accidents may …

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Alcohol-Related Car Accidents in Buncombe County Increase in 2011

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reports that it investigated more alcohol-related car accidents in Asheville and elsewhere in Buncombe County over the last year. The number of these accidents has shown a significant increase from 2010 to 2011, in spite of the statewide reduction, according to the Citizen-Times. Alcohol-related accidents in Buncombe saw an 18 …

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Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance – Stacking Underinsured Motorist Coverage in South Carolina

Many car insurance policy holders don’t understand the difference between stacked underinsured motorist coverage in South Carolina and non-stacked coverage – other than perhaps that the former costs more. Becoming educated on the issue could prove highly beneficial in the long run. In the case of Carter v. Standard Fire Insurance, reviewed recently by the …

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Autocycles Now Allowed in North Carolina, But What Are They and What Risks Do They Pose?

It’s not a motorcycle. It’s not a car. It’s an autocycle, and thanks to recent legislation passed by the North Carolina Legislature (as reported in the News & Observer), it is now considered its own classification of motor vehicle. In other parts of the country, autocycles are becoming a popular transportation option for baby boomers …

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NC and SC Cited as ‘High Risk’ for Deer Collisions

A new report released by State Farm Insurance has found that both North Carolina and South Carolina are “high risk” states for deer accidents. South Carolina ranks 12th in the country, with 1 in 93 drivers filing a deer damage claim each year. North Carolina is close behind, with one annual deer damage claim for …

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If You Are Injured In An Accident, It’s Important To Get Medical Treatment and Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

If you’ve been injured in a car wreck or because of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, rather than to “tough it out” and endure the pain in hopes it will go away.  If you’re lucky, the pain will go away, and you can go on with your …

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