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At Roberts & Harris PC, our car accident attorneys in Raleigh know firsthand how dangerous our
North Carolina roadways can be when negligent drivers get behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, negligence is a considerable factor in the Tar Heel State, as a new report by Forbes Magazine lists North Carolina among the top ten most dangerous states to drive in the U.S.
35% of All Crash Fatalities in North Carolina Involved Impaired Drivers
According to the North Carolina Traffic Crash Facts, last year impaired drivers were liable for thousands of crashes, injuries, and fatalities throughout the state.
Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in:
- Vehicle crashes: 8,492
- Vehicle crash injuries: 3,723
- Vehicle crash fatalities: 242
Drug-impaired drivers were involved in:
- Vehicle crashes: 2,504
- Vehicle crash injuries: 1,208
- Vehicle crash fatalities: 44
If you were injured in a vehicle collision caused by an impaired driver in North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, or your loved one’s wrongful death, no matter the outcome of their criminal proceedings. Contact our skilled Raleigh personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome.
32% of All Crash Fatalities in North Carolina Involved Speeding Drivers
There are very few drivers in the country who can truthfully say they have never exceeded the speed limit. Whether they were running late, attempting to pass a seemingly slower driver, or blatantly violating traffic laws, speeding can lead to significant crashes, catastrophic injuries, and fatalities.
Last year, over 2,000 were injured and 279 people were killed by drivers who were exceeding the speed limit throughout North Carolina. If you were hurt because of a reckless driver, you have rights, and we can help you enforce them, so you are not left paying for your crash expenses out of your pocket.