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I Was Involved In A Car Accident In The Snow. What Now?

North Carolina is finally thawing out the first snow of 2017, but not all NC drivers escaped the weekend unscathed. As of 7pm that Monday evening, the NC State Highway Patrol was reporting over 3,600 calls from distressed motorists. About one third of those calls were vehicle collisions and the rest involved cars sliding off… Read more »

Holiday Distractions Create Holiday Accidents

We all know that house down the block with all the Christmas lights; You know – the one you glance at every time you go by? While we’re sure those lights are dazzling and spectacular, they tend to distract drivers and pedestrians from the myriad hazards in the vicinity, raising the risk of an accident… Read more »

The Physiology of Motorcycle Safety

What does fitness have to do with motorcycle safety? It’s a valid question – one that you probably asked as you read the title. I mean, are there really any physical demands of riding a bike? You’re just sitting there, right? Well, unlike driving a car, controlling a motorcycle requires your entire body. Riders need… Read more »

Catastrophic Car Accidents: How To Get The Compensation You Deserve

Car wrecks happen in the blink of an eye – and just like that, your life can change forever. But a wreck doesn’t just alter your physical and emotional health. A catastrophic car accident can also significantly affect your financial well-being in the form of hospital bills, physical therapy costs, medicine and more. If you… Read more »

NCDOT Wants More Distance Between Cars And Cyclists

2015 was a busy year for the North Carolina Department of Transportation – one that culminated with a 10-page report from the agency detailing numerous proposed changes to state law governing the relationship between vehicles and bicycles on our roadways. According to the NCDOT, 19 cyclists are killed with more than 650 others being hit by… Read more »

7 Shocking Motorcycle Stats to Remember in 2016

Travel safety is a popular concern around the holidays. Between the nighttime holiday parties, hectic parking lots, and long road trips to visit extended family, accident rates can increase dramatically. That’s why the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood decided to do a little research into motorcycle safety this season and figure out just how… Read more »

Are Motorcycles As Dangerous As You Think?

A Deeper Look Into Motorcycle Safety in 2015 In honor of May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, we think it fitting to delve deeper into the safety of riding a motorcycle. But with recent crashes throughout North Carolina, and our firsthand experience with motorcycle crash victims and families, the question above seems ludicrous, right? Perhaps…. Read more »

Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred at about 11PM at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. The pedestrian, Jesse… Read more »

Truck Safety Questioned After Fatal Crash Left Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition

A fatal crash that left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition Saturday has raised questions about the safety of commercial truck driving and driver schedules. The accident occurred early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township, NJ as a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia failed to slow down for traffic ahead. Though driver Kevin Roper swerved at the… Read more »

Infographic: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

For those who may not be aware, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Though at the Law Offices of D. Hardison Wood we believe motorcyclists should practice extreme caution every month, this month in particular is a great time to tighten up on your motorcycle safety practices — and your helmet. According to the National Safety… Read more »

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