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  • Why shouldn’t I talk to insurance companies after an accident?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Oct 1, 2020 | Personal Injury You purchased insurance to cover your expenses in case of an accident. After all, that is what insurance is for. Isn’t it? The truth is actually much more complicated. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations that hold one goal above all others: to make money. If you are […]

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  • Researchers checking North Carolina drivers’ seatbelt usage

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 21, 2020 | Car Accidents It goes without saying that as you drive around Raleigh, you must have your eyes open and your seatbelt buckled. Unfortunately, despite North Carolina’s seatbelt law, not every driver and passenger buckles up. As everyone should know, seatbelts are the most affordable and effective way to prevent […]

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  • A look at waiting for an SSA claim appeal

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 14, 2020 | Social Security Disability One of the most frustrating elements of filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that approximately two-thirds of all initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, there is an appeals process in place. Unfortnately, appeals can be slow. “Appeals can take a very […]

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  • Study: safety systems could prevent 40 percent of rear-end 18-wheeler crashes

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 8, 2020 | Truck Accidents When a tractor-trailer slams into the back of a passenger car, the results can be horrific for occupants of the smaller vehicle. After all, in North Carolina 18-wheelers are allowed to weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Serious injuries and fatalities are all too common in rear-end tractor-trailer crashes. […]

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  • North Carolina Tesla driver crashes into cop car while watching movie

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Sep 1, 2020 | Car Accidents Regular readers of our Raleigh personal injury law blog might well recall a post we published in June about self-driving vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had issued a study that found that despite lofty industry promises of a future nearly free of all motor vehicle […]

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  • Vehicles recommended to help keep teens safe

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 24, 2020 | Car Accidents Most adults have fond memories of their teen years, forging friendships, finding young love and beginning to understand the directions they wanted to take in life. Unfortunately, many teen dreams come to sudden ends in motor vehicle crashes. In fact, teenagers are about four times as likely to […]

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  • Were you a victim of a logging truck accident?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 23, 2020 | Truck Accidents The logging industry provides a valuable service in North Carolina. However, when they are involved in or cause motor vehicle accidents, the results can be deadly. The people who work with and drive logging trucks must pay special attention to strict safety measures. And, the companies that […]

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  • Study looks at drivers’ visual responses to pre-crash alerts

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 10, 2020 | Car Accidents If you stroll onto the showroom floor of a Raleigh car dealership, you will be shown a variety of new vehicles featuring optional Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). These collision-avoidance systems generate pre-crash alerts to help reduce possible injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. A group of engineers […]

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  • Beware of the dangers of recreational vehicles on the road

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jul 29, 2020 | Car Accidents Traveling in a recreational vehicle is a great way to be able to enjoy the comforts of home while enjoying the open road. While these are very large vehicles, special licensing usually isn’t required to drive one but the driver must be at least 21. It is […]

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  • Big step taken toward elimination of drunk driving

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Jul 27, 2020 | Personal Injury Proponents of a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives say that if the measure becomes law, it would spell the end of drunk driving. Though the bill is not yet law – it still has to clear the Senate and be signed by the president […]

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