www.augerlaw.com October 2013
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About Our Firm
Auger & Auger handles all types of personal injury cases, including:

• Automobile Accidents
• Wrongful Death
• Workers' Comp
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Bicycle Accidents
• Personal Injury
• Pedestrian Accidents
• Boating Accidents
• Golf Cart Accidents
• Dog Bites
• Day Care Injuries

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Midtown Office:
717 S. Torrence Street Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28204

University Office:
10130 Mallard Creek Road Suite 300
Charlotte, NC

Ballantyne Office:
15720 John J. Delaney Dr. Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28277

Raleigh Office:
4801 Glenwood Avenue Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612

Greensboro Office:
7B Corporate Center Court
Greensboro, NC 27408

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Join Auger & Auger in
Walk Like MADD
Auger & Auger is proud to be a sponsor of Charlotte's 2013 Walk Like MADD event on Saturday, October 26 at Freedom Park. We invite you to join us in the fight against drunk driving. Registration begins at 8:30am, the opening ceremony is at 9:30am, and the walk begins at 10am. The staff of Auger & Auger can be found at the Victim's Assistance Tent. For more information, click http://support.madd.org/site/TR?fr_id=3141&pg=entry.
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Herb Auger
Charlotte Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) was formed in 1980 by Candace Lightner after her 13 year old daughter was struck and killed by a drunk driver. Since its inception, MADD was largely responsible for the adoption of the federal National Minimum Drinking Age Act that withheld federal highway money from states who did not raise the drinking age to 21, and was greatly involved in getting the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration reduced from .10 to .08.
Why Walk?
The funds raised by MADD are used in programs to assist the families of drunk driving victims to deal with the loss of their loved one, including assistance during the legal process. MADD is visible and involved with local and state legislators, encouraging the adoption of stricter drunk driving laws. MADD is also responsible for bringing educational programs to prevent underage drinking to students from elementary school up through college.
Sobering Statistics
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), of the 32,367 people who were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2011, 66% had blood alcohol concentrations of .08% or higher, and 16% were passengers of the drunk driver.
A survey conducted by NHTSA found that most drivers claim to take action to avoid driving impaired, but a roadside survey found 16% of tested designated drivers to have at least some alcohol in their blood, and 2% of designated drivers were found to be above the legal limit. This is not surprising considering that NHTSA also reports that 12% of designated drivers make the decision to be the designated driver until after they have already had a drink.
Punitive Damages
When someone is injured in an accident due to the negligence of a drunk driver, criminal penalties are often not enough. An experienced DUI accident attorney can help you recover money damages for medical bills, lost wages, future medical bills, and your pain and suffering. Additionally, when the at-fault driver is also found to have been driving under the influence, additional damages, called punitive damages, may be awarded. In some cases, the person who served the drunk driver can also be held accountable.
Protect Yourself
While you cannot predict whether you are hit by a drunk driver, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself:
• Before your groups starts drinking, select a designated driver.
• If a designated driver is not available, call a cab or make arrangements to spend the night where you are.
• Monitor your designated driver. Don't get in a car with someone who has been drinking, and don't let your friends drive after drinking.
• Wear your seatbelt. They really do save lives.
Support Charlotte's Walk Like Madd on
October 26, 2013 at Freedom Park
For more information, go to http://support.madd.org/site/TR?fr_id=3141&pg=entry.
The information contained in this newsletter is of a general nature. Due to constant changes in the law, exceptions to general rules of law, and variations of state laws, seek professional legal assistance before acting on any matter. © 2013 ANSI

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