You never know what situation you will encounter when you are driving. There could be a storm or flood waters on the road. You might be the first on the scene at an accident. Or… you might be stranded due to an issue with your vehicle.
In most circumstances, you will grab your smartphone and call for assistance, but that is not always going to be the case. Read the rest »
After a vehicle collision, you may be upset and distracted; you can easily forget even the most basic rules of safety. One of the most common questions that we hear is “what am I supposed to do after a car accident?”
Hopefully, you will never be involved in such an accident. But, if so, be sure that you do the following six things to help: Read the rest »
While any car wreck can cause physical injury, those involving a drunk driver are often devastating. Due to the reckless behavior of drunk drivers, these accidents often involve excessive speed, head-on collisions, and catastrophic injuries.
Those hit by a drunk driver in North Carolina may be entitled to additional compensation that is not awarded in other car accident lawsuits. Please call Rhine Law Firm, P.C., at (910) 772-9960 to learn more. The sooner you take action, the better. Read the rest »
After being involved in a collision, you expect to turn to an insurance company for help. You may not know, however, whether you should speak to your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s. You may also not be fully aware of the type of coverage you have.
In North Carolina, there are four main types of auto insurance. Some coverage is required by law, other types are optional. All drivers should understand their own policies and what expenses will be covered before a crash, if possible. It can help you when you speak to the insurance company and stand up for your rights, so our personal injury law firm has listed the basics for you. Read the rest »
There are over a quarter of a million car wrecks in North Carolina each year. While these accidents cost drivers a great deal of money in the form of vehicle repairs and medical bills, most victims recover and life returns to normal. But in a percentage of these crashes, the victims suffer catastrophic injuries that change their lives forever. Read the rest »
Wilmington is a beautiful city; with our museums, aquarium, beaches, and shopping centers, there is a lot for people to do. Our coastline has thousands of tourists flocking to visit every year. Add those visitors to the 100,000-plus people who already live here, and things can get crowded.
Wilmington residents have seen how much busier our roads have gotten over the past few years. So what are the worst roads in Wilmington? And what kinds of accidents does this otherwise beautiful area see most? Read the rest »
Summer is approaching fast, and that means more motorcyclists will be joining the highways, like NC 74, 17, and 117. Sunny days and warmer weather create the perfect opportunity for leisure rides on North Carolina’s coastal roads.
But, it is important to stay safe and prepare your motorcycle for the upcoming season. Here’s what Rhine Law Firm, P.C., recommends from its office in balmy Wilmington: Read the rest »
The last Monday in May each year is Memorial Day. The holiday originated in Waterloo, New York; it was initially intended to honor those who perished in the American Civil War, and now commemorates all those who have died in service to their country. Prior to World War I, the northern and southern states recognized Memorial Day on separate dates. In 1971, Congress declared the date a national holiday. Locally, the retired battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington is the site of our annual Memorial Day ceremony. Read the rest »
There is a particular area of North Carolina law that can pose problems for plaintiffs in personal injury cases. North Carolina uses a “pure” contributory negligence rule, which prohibits a plaintiff from recovering any damages from a defendant in an accident if the plaintiff’s negligence is found to have contributed to the accident, even if only 1%. Those who are critical of pure contributory negligence refer to it as an “all or nothing” rule. The rule exists only in a few eastern locations, including Washington, D.C., Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia. Read the rest »
When a train crashes, many officials and organizations point fingers, trying to allay suspicion or lay the blame at someone else’s door.
But there’s one party we can be sure is innocent of causing the accident: the train’s passengers. Sadly, they’re the ones who usually suffer the most when these disastrous events occur. The recent crash in South Carolina is the latest example—and it’s also the third fatal Amtrak collision in under two months. Read the rest »
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