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Teen Drivers Can Create Serious Liability For Parents

Every so often, we have to do things that we would rather not do, if we had the option. For me, going to the dentist every six months to get my teeth cleaned falls into this category. During my dental visit yesterday, my hygienist told me about her son who just turned sixteen. "He now has his driver's license, and we bought him a Jeep," she told me with some anxiety in her voice. Having younger children myself, this peeked my curiosity. 

Mandy Kirkconnell - A Tragic Loss For The Asheville Community

Last Saturday morning, shortly before 3a.m., an intoxicated Jennifer N. Kessler, of Arden, drove her vehicle the wrong way on Interstate 240 in Asheville. As Kessler neared the Brevard Road exit, her vehicle collided head-on into a vehicle operated by Mandie Kirkconnell, 29, of Asheville. Kessler suffered serious injuries, but Ms. Kirkconnell died at the scene. This is the second wrong way collision in Asheville this year.

Truck Strikes Motorcycle Near Rockingham, North Carolina on US 220

On Saturday afternoon, a pick-up truck driver failed to see an oncoming motorcycle before making a left hand turn and caused a severe collision. The pick-up truck driver, Doris Collins, 70, of Nicole Lane, in Rockingham, North Carolina was headed southbound on U.S. Highway 220 in Richmond County just before the crash. 

Greensboro Victims of 120 mph Trooper Crash Face Challenges

The law in North Carolina regarding crashes caused by law enforcement officers during high speed chases is designed to protect the officers from civil liability. This means that even if a law enforcement officer admits to negligently causing a wreck during a high speed chasethe officer may be found not liable for any injuries or harm caused by the collision.

Why Everyone in North Carolina Needs More Than The Minimum Limits of Car Insurance

If you have less than $100,000 in car insurance on your vehicle, you are rolling the dice and risking financial ruin every time you drive your car. In North Carolina, the minimum amount of insurance coverage required by law is $30,000. But what most insurance agents fail to tell you is that unless you purchase more than the minimum limits of coverage, you are really not protecting yourself or your family from irresponsible drivers, particularly younger drivers. Here's why.
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