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Negligence explained as it applies to car accidents

"Negligence" is a term most people in North Carolina have probably heard at one time or another. However, in the legal world, it has a very specific definition when it's used in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Drivers with a better understanding of this term may have more an incentive to be safer while behind the wheel.

CVSA cracks down on speeding with Operation Safe Driver Week

According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, speeding accounts for more than 25% of all the car crash deaths that have occurred since 2008. The organization also reported that 94% of the traffic crashes in 2015 involved speeding. Drivers of both passenger and commercial vehicles in North Carolina should know, though, that something is being done to reduce car crash numbers, especially speeding-related ones.

New technology to monitor driver behavior

Starting in 2020, North Carolina motorists will be able to purchase Volvos that will not exceed a speed of 112 miles per hour. By the early 2020s, the company will begin rolling out safety features that detect certain driver behaviors. These are part of an overall effort by the company to cut down on accidents caused by drunk driving.

Personal injuries: challenges, remedies and victims’ empowerment

North Carolina personal injury victims and their families often feel as though their lives have been turned upside down when they suffer harm caused by third-party negligence. They often – and understandably -- feel vulnerable and even helpless in the wake of an accident or injury that would have been entirely preventable had another person simply acted with due care.

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