The Department of Motor Vehicles in North Carolina (NC) has released a 116-page driver’s handbook and has been handing out copies for free. Not only is it good to see the state taking such a positive step toward increasing driver safety, but the drivers of North Carolina have been taking advantage of the handbook. In fact, DMV offices are running out of copies to hand out. In response, DMV is in the process of printing more copies by next year. Furthermore, North Carolina is not planning on charging to hand out these handbooks like South Carolina (SC) has done.
It is good to see this effort to promote safe driving in North Carolina. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I have worked on many North Carolina personal injury cases resulting from car accidents. It is always sad when a client’s life has been changed forever due to the negligence of another driver. The steps that are being taken by the state of North Carolina, and the response if its citizens, will go a long way toward reduce the number of these tragic stories.
If you have been hurt in a car wreck and think you might have a claim against the other driver, it is important that you contact a top-notch injury law firm. At Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, all we do is injury law, and our firm has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for clients. We will always do our best to help ease the burden of these traumatic situations and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
About the Editors: The Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm, which has offices in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC), edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as pro bono services.
Rick Shapiro has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims. His success in and out of the court room is a big reason why he was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers publication (Norfolk, VA area), and he has been named a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” by those peer reviewed organizations for many years.