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Insurance companies can use recorded statements against you

“You have a right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…” -Opening statement of Miranda Rights.These rights apply to someone under arrest, but after a motor vehicle accident, the same sentiment applies to you.

If you are in a serious motor vehicle accident and any insurance company attempts to make you record a verbal statement, you do not have to do so before speaking to a lawyer. In fact, recording a statement can, and probably will, be used against your personal injury case.

Inspectors sideline nearly 5,000 trucks for brake violations

Commercial trucks in North Carolina and elsewhere are required to meet certain safety standards to prevent accidents. However, a recent inspection blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that around 14 percent of trucks are riding around with serious braking issues.

In September, CVSA conducted Brake Safety Week across the U.S. and Canada. During this initiative, inspectors checked 35,080 commercial trucks for brake violations. Of those trucks, 4,955, or just over 14 percent, were placed out of service for brake safety violations.

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Head-On Crash in Transylvania County

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

Fighting distracted driving among truck drivers

Distracted driving poses a major threat to roadway safety in North Carolina. When truck drivers are distracted, however, the risks can be even greater. People in passenger vehicles are at a much greater risk of severe injury and even fatalities in crashes that involve large trucks. In one AAA study, 88 percent of respondents said that distracted driving is the biggest danger on American roads today.

There have been a series of public awareness campaigns to draw attention to the hazards posed by distracted driving. However, despite the fact that people know that driving while texting or otherwise distracted is dangerous, they continue to do so. People tend to feel that they are more careful or capable or that they are able to still pay attention to the road. This can be particularly problematic when truck drivers are involved.

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