Fatal Bicycling Accidents
7 Tips for Safe Driving Around Cyclists

Did you know that 697 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2020 in the US? Across the country, local leaders are trying to get legislation to make roads safer for cyclists. The University of North Carolina found that nearly 300 infrastructure projects were initiated around the world in 2020 to create safer…

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Personal Injury Trial vs Settlement
(Pros & Cons)

Settlement vs Trial in Personal Injury Cases? According to an article in the Law Dictionary … 95 percent of personal injury cases end in a pre-trial settlement, meaning that only 5 percent of personal injury cases go to a jury trial. In fact, most personal injury lawyers will spend their pre-trial time preparing a case…

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Western North Carolina’s Dangerous Highways & Scenic Roadways

The Mountains of Western North Carolina are filled with rural roads and beautiful scenic highways.  However, in cities like Asheville, Marion, and Lenoir the number of fatalities on these rural roads is higher than the more urban cities of North Carolina, especially at night. But the count isn’t solely because of these rural roads; our…

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What Causes Trucking Accidents?

The Top Causes of  Big Rig Trucking Accidents Trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, including death. In fact, in 2018 alone more than 4,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. On average that’s more than 10 people a day. Accidents involving large trucks like 18 wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor trailers,  and other…

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Hidden Signs of a Serious Head Injury
(Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms)

Serious Head Injury Symptoms “How do you know if you have experienced a traumatic brain injury?” Identifying a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult, even when victims are treated in the emergency room or urgent care. Doctors often miss some of the signs and symptoms of a TBI. Also, some symptoms of brain injuries…

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Traumatic Brain Injury – A Survival Guide for Families

A Survival Guide for Families of Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Suffering a traumatic brain injury is life altering, not only for the patient, but also for their families.  Things may not be the same, home life and relationships have to adapt and adjust to accommodate the recovery and rehabilitation of their loved one. There are…

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Drunk Driving Accidents in Asheville NC

Drunk Driving? Serious Injuries & Fatal Accidents Are Common Did you know, that the NIAAA (U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) reports that drunk drivers play a role in a full 40 percent of every traffic death over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season? While the holiday season sees an uptick in…

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Boating & Jet Ski Accidents and Injuries

Recreational Boating & Jet Ski Accidents (Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries) In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55 million dollars of damage to property because of recreational boating accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating or personal watercraft…

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What is Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

The truth about uninsured motorist coverage and why is it important? Uninsured motorist insurance protects the policy holder if they are in an accident with an at-fault driver who does not have liability insurance. North Carolina law requires all vehicles with a valid North Carolina registration to have continuous liability insurance. However, this does not…

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