According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle “recall completion rates for most component categories fall within a range of 60% to 75%.” In other words, between 25 and 40 percent of recalled auto parts are not fixed by the owner, car dealership, or manufacturer. Sadly, these open recalls put […]
According to the most recent data, there were more than 14,000 large truck accidents in North Carolina in 2016. More than 150 people were killed in these accidents, and thousands were injured. Here’s a quick look at important facts and statistics related to large truck accidents in North Carolina and throughout the US. Heavy Truck […]
North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles is charged with promoting highway safety to more than 10 million people living in the Tar Heel state. Part of that task includes collecting state-specific data about crashes, the people who cause them, and what conditions led to the accident. Below, the injury lawyers from DeMayo Law Offices review […]
Airbags are one of the most important safety features in modern vehicles. But for most drivers, airbags are a mystery. Why have so many airbags been recalled? How can a safety feature also be a danger? Below, the DeMayo Law Offices will help clear up the confusion and provide important safety information about airbags. Airbag […]
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among North Carolina teens, according to the state’s 2018 Highway Safety Plan. Below, the car accident attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices summarize important information from the most recent safety plan and discuss how parents and guardians can reduce accident risks among teens and young drivers. […]
In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established new uniform criteria for observational surveys of seat belt use across the U.S. The results of the latest survey reveal trends in seat belt use specific to our state. Below, the car accident attorneys at the DeMayo Law Offices highlight survey results from 2017, review […]
Responsible drivers know that safe driving isn’t just for protection: it’s also an easy way to save money. North Carolina’s Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP) gives drivers a financial incentive to drive safely on our roadways. Below, the auto accident attorneys from The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo explain how you can save money […]
Six billion text messages are sent in the U.S. every day and many are sent from inside a vehicle. In 2010, federal guidelines prohibited federal employees and commercial vehicle drivers from texting while driving. States slowly adopted similar laws—today, 47 states enforce a primary texting ban, and roughly half have a partial or primary ban […]
Everyone knows that getting into a car accident with an uninsured driver can cause major problems for the injured—it’s the reason most states (including North Carolina!) legally require car insurance. But what if the injured driver isn’t covered? What if the at-fault driver has insurance and the injured driver is uninsured? Ryan A. Valente is an […]
If you drive without car insurance and suffer an accident, what happens next will depend on where you live. Most states have different coverage requirements and exercise different insurance laws. In North Carolina, for example, all drivers are required to have liability and uninsured motorist coverage. Liability coverage must equal a minimum of $30,000 for […]
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