Keep Your Family Safe on the Road This October - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Keep Your Family Safe on the Road This October - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

According to a WNCT report posted this morning, North Carolina’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions is estimated to lead to increased traffic during the last three months of 2020. Statistically, crashes occur more frequently in October than they do during other high traffic periods such as Memorial Day and Thanksgiving. These high crash periods are due to Daylight Savings Time either beginning or ending, forcing drivers to adjust to the time change.

In an effort to reduce the frequency of October crashes, the state government is instituting “Operation Crash Reduction.” The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is working with state troopers and police to make a concerted effort to enforce the wearing of seatbelts, avoiding distractions, obeying speed limits, watching out for impaired drivers, and other efforts to reduce the number of accidents this October.

In 2019, there was a 4.4% decline in the number of deadly crashes due to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. However, despite overall traffic estimated to be lower than in recent years due to COVID-19, a risk factor is still present because of the unknowns brought by the pandemic itself.

According to Mark Ezzell from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program, “Our 2020 data looks a little tougher and despite the fact traffic volumes have been down fatalities have now been down as much as we like. There is still a lot of work to do, but we are making good headway.”

We at Wayne Hardee Law wish for you and your loved ones to be kept safe on the road as traffic and the probability of accidents increase. If you should get into a motor vehicle accident, give Wayne Hardee a call. He has decades of experience working with these kinds of cases and can help you every step of the way. Call today and experience the Wayne Hardee difference!

What to Do If You Have a Boating Accident - Greenville Boating Accident Attorney

What to Do If You Have a Boating Accident - Greenville Boating Accident Attorney

With autumn in full swing, there isn't much recreational boating going on in most places anymore. Kids are back in school, adults are back to work from the traditional vacation times, and the winterizing has begun in most locations. That said, there's nothing wrong with trying to get one last good trip in before the season fully ends. It really is a great way to clear your mind a little, and reflect on your life for a few hours. Unfortunately, not every trip ends on a good note.

One of the important things to remember about boats is that many of them have a motor. This means they are, quite technically, a motor vehicle. While most people are responsible on the water, just like anywhere else, you will always have a couple who seem to think that the rules don't apply to them. Whether they have been drinking and are driving a boat or if they are simply ignoring the rules that are standard on the water, there is a very high chance that they will cause damage. Sometimes, that damage isn't isolated to another boat, but can affect the people around them as well.

Boat accidents are difficult cases simply because they aren't as common as car accidents. Many people don't think of boats as being dangerous, but they can be just the same as any other vehicle with a motor. While your standard boating accidents may not result in severe injuries, they can certainly cause a large amount of damage to your property. When these accidents do cause physical harm, it is often devastating. All of these possiblities mean that you need a good lawyer on your side to get you through this tough time.

Wayne Hardee is an extremely accomplished lawyer when it comes to boating accidents. He has decades of experience helping people with their case and getting them the compensation they deserve. While a boating accident can seem like an impossible claim, Wayne Hardee can help you face it full steam ahead. If you have been injured in a boating accident or if your boat was damaged, give him a call. It can be difficult to keep the faith that things will turn out in your favor, but with Wayne's dedication and experience on your side, you will be able to rest assured that you're in good hands!

Crashes Under the Influence - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Crashes Under the Influence - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

We all know that driving under the influence isn't just illegal, it's downright dangerous. There's a reason there are so many laws regarding what is and is not okay. We even have different levels for things to show just how dangerous they can be if you're operating large machines, such as a car. What not every body realizes, however, is that we aren't only talking about alcohol. While this is obviously one of the biggest problems when driving, there are other things to take into consideration before you get behind the wheel.

We are all well aware by now of the concerns that come with drinking and driving. Almost all of us had to sit through lectures at school on this subject and we often see PSAs around heavy drinking times of the year. Even if you don't have your state's legal limit committed to memory, you probably know that it likely doesn't exceed a drink or two. You likely know enough to plan ahead if you're going to be drinking and that you should never get behind the wheel if you feel even slightly tipsy. Unfortunately, not everyone else follows this law.

The other subject that we rarely hear about in regards to driving under the influence involves something that is completely legal to have: prescription medication. When you go to a doctor and have something prescribed to you in order to help you with an issue you may be experiencing, it can seem like you finally had a breakthrough. It's always important to wait and see how your body reacts to the medication before you start to drive, though. You never know when a medication will cause your reaction time to slow down or even make you fall asleep while you're in the middle of a task. You never want your new script to be the cause of your accident.

If you were involved in a crash that was caused by a driver who was under the influence, give Wayne Hardee a call right away. He has decades of experience working with cases exactly like this and can help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages done to your vehicle. We know that this is likely a scary time, but you don't have to go through it alone. Let Wayne help you with the legal side of things so that you can focus on healing up and getting back to your life!