T. Thomas Metier

In Oklahoma, What Constitutes Sufficient Minimum Contacts Such That the Lawsuit Does Not Offend Traditional Notions of Fair Play and Substantial Justice?

In Sanchez v. White County Medical Center, No. 16-5154, (10th Cir. April 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit determined how to answer that question. This case arises from a car accident on August 5, 2013 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Citations for Distracted Driving Increasing in Pennsylvania

According to a recent report in US News, citations for distracted driving in Pennsylvania jumped by 52 percent in 2017, and have increased by 172 percent since 2013. The majority of the citations—7 out of 10—were issued to men, and […]

Mike Bryant

Why It’s So Important to Visit a Doctor After Any Car Accident

You may already know the importance of taking photographs and exchanging insurance information after a car accident. But once you leave the scene, your top priority should be to undergo a medical evaluation. Treating your injuries as soon as possible […]

Mike Bryant

How Soon Should I Consult an Attorney After a Car Accident?

If you are injured in a motor-vehicle collision, your first call should be to the police, and your second should be to a car accident attorney. You may be tempted to call the insurance company to begin the claims process, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Safety Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Drugged-Driving on “High Holiday”

April 20th is a holiday for marijuana fans, often called the “4/20 high holiday.” Believed to have been started during a Grateful Dead concert, it’s now celebrated by college students and marijuana enthusiasts who gather at 4:20 p.m. on April […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia Troopers Investigate Fatal I-81 Truck Crash

A fatal accident between two tractor trailers on April 5 is being investigated by the Virginia State Police. News reports state the crash happened in Smyth County on I-81 when one truck going north did not brake for traffic that […]

Randy Appleton

More Older Drivers Involved in Fatal Accidents in North Carolina

North Carolina is ranked #5 in the percentage of fatal accidents involving drivers who are 65 or older, according to a nonprofit transportation research group.  The number of older drivers who are involved in fatal accidents is rising faster than […]

Randy Appleton

Texting and Driving Not the Only Dangerous Driving Habit

We know how dangerous distracted driving is and how much it can increase our risk of being in a car accident. Millions of dollars have been spent on national campaigns by federal and state agencies, as well as private companies […]

Randy Appleton

NC Woman Pleads Guilty for DUI Crash That Killed 1

A woman from North Carolina pleaded guilty to DUI this week for a crash that killed a man in July 2014 and left a Dillon County, South Carolina police officer with brain damage.  The woman pleaded guilty on April 8 […]

Randy Appleton

Driver Charged With Felony DUI With Death in South Carolina

A fatal drunk driving crash happened on the evening of April 8 in Greenville, South Carolina. The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated the deadly accident happened at South Pleasantburg Drive at Augusta Road.  Troopers stated a 1999 Toyota was going […]