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Motorcycle crash
Riding a motorcycle is thrilling. The wind gushing through the hair and the fast momentum on a clear road is an experience that every motorcycle rider wants to enjoy—at least once, if not frequently. Although it is super exciting to ride a motorcycle, it is, at the same time, challenging, especially if you have an accident. Since it lacks proper safety, injuries are likely to be severe, resulting in multiple surgeries, costly medical treatments, and a long recovery time, which can last for weeks- sometimes even months and years, mainly if it results in a temporary disability paralysis.

All of this can burden you financially. That’s precisely why the law gives you the right to file a motorcycle accident claim so that you can pursue the compensation you need to seek proper treatment and get on the road to recovery. However, the worst-case scenario is when your claim gets declined and rejected.

A driver unrestrained
According to the CDC, most of the drivers and passengers killed in car accidents are unrestrained. If a driver wears a seat belt, they can lower the risk of death in a crash by nearly 45 percent and the risk of severe injury by approximately 50 percent. The majority of the time, people in the car are ejected from their seats during a crash and hit the windshield, dashboard, and the steering wheel. All this leads to injuries. Therefore, wearing a seat belt can save you and the people riding with you from severe injuries and possible fatalities.

Knowing the importance and benefits of seat belts, there is a strict and comprehensive seat belt law in North Carolina that guides drivers and passengers on how and when to use them for maximum protection.

riding lawn mower
The sound of lawnmowers around the neighborhood, especially during summers, may seem familiar and harmless. But sadly, it is quite dangerous for approaching motorcycles. As lawns get trimmed, grass clippings are often blown and left on roads, which can lead to severe injuries to motorcyclists and even result in death. Most motorcyclists agree that hitting grass clippings in the road is just like hitting black ice. It’s that dangerous because navigating over slick ice is not easy.

Let’s explain it further:

Motorcycle totaled
Motorcycle accidents can be life-changing and sometimes even life-ending. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 80% of the accidents that involve motorcycles result in injury or death for the rider or passenger. The whole incident leaves riders overwhelmed, confused, and scared, and thus, they may make specific errors that affect their claim outcome. In today’s post, our seasoned auto accident lawyer in North Carolina will highlight some of the biggest mistakes that victims sometimes make that might lower their chances of getting compensated fairly.

Mistake#1—Not Getting or Delaying Medical Care

Victims disabled in workplace accident
Have you been injured at work? Have those injuries led to prolonged recovery time and affected your ability to work, thereby resulting in wage loss or permanent physical impairment? If you’ve answered yes, then

by the workers’ compensation law, you are eligible for disability benefits in North Carolina. Read on to understand what these benefits are and when they are paid.

Motorcyclists
The roars of Harley Davidsons and heavy bikes on the roads are the surefire sign that summers are here, and so is the motorcycle season. Motorcycle riders simply enjoy the thrill and excitement that comes with zooming on the roads and feeling the air through the hair. But with all this fun and thrill, the rider and those sharing the road with them must take extra care to avoid crashes that can result in severe injuries and sometimes even deaths.

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 50% of the accidents related to motorcycles occur because of the negligence of other vehicle drivers such as car drivers, SUV drivers, and truckers? In 2015, about 4956 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents, while 88,000 sustained severe injuries. But let’s look on the bright side, and that is that these numbers can be avoided and minimized if vehicle drivers follow specific tips to safely and cautiously. Read on to learn the tips to sharing the road with motorcycle riders:

three police officers with shields
The whole country is rightfully concerned about the death of George Floyd while he was being arrested by the police. The video of Mr. Floyd begging for his life while being choked by kneeling Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is absolutely sickening. We at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor want to add our voices to say what happened to Mr. Floyd is wrong, and that reforms are badly needed in the way that the police use force. The sad part is there could be a George Floyd every day somewhere in America.

Law enforcement has its share of problems like all other professions. The popularity of shows like the original “Cops!” and now “Live PD” has given the public a better understanding of the stresses and strains of policing the general public on a daily basis. The relative low pay combined with the high stress makes it tough to attract and keep qualified candidates. Budget restrictions make it difficult for some departments to do the necessary training to educate their officers better. We do not expect our law enforcement officers to be perfect, but we, as a society, do expect the officers to stay within bounds.

Driving in summer
Did you know that, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), car drivers are at a higher risk of getting into accidents during the summer season than any other time of the year? Moreover, June, July, and August are the peak months for car accidents, also known as the 100 deadliest days of summer. Let’s take a look at the statistics before discussing the top reasons why accidents increase during summertime.

According to a 24-year study of car accidents carried by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

scrabble blocks with letters
At 5:00 p.m. on May 22nd North Carolina moved into Phase 2 of a three-part plan to resume business and social activities. What does this mean for North Carolina residents? Here is a guide:

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Truck rolled over
Trucks are commonly seen on our country’s interstates and highways. These vehicles are crucial to our economy as they carry goods/cargo from one destination to another to meet the demands for goods countrywide. But needless to say, trucks pose a high risk of accidents to vehicles sharing the road with them. Due to their sheer size and weight, accidents with large trucks or tractor-trailers can cause serious injuries to small size vehicle drivers and passengers alike and considerable property damage.

The damage to the property and severity of injuries largely depends on the type of truck accidents. Some common types of truck accidents include:

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