May is National Bike Month, a safety awareness celebration founded by the League of American Bicyclists. It began in May 1956 as a way to promote the benefits of cycling. Charlotte is a bike-friendly city, with miles of greenways and bike trails for leisure riding and plenty of bicycle commuters. If you’re curious about getting […]
Any collision that results in injury or even in damage to your property is, of course, an event that you want to avoid. Most people lump all of these incidents into the category of “accidents,” but, to us and the clients we represent, there are some important differences between “accidents” and “crashes.” The term “accident” […]
Ann Groninger, a founding partner of the North Carolina-based firm Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a […]
At 1:23 on Friday, May 3, 2019, a client who was injured by an impatient truck driver while riding his bicycle finally got the justice he deserved in a Durham County courtroom. The Incident In October 2016, Ryan McKenzie took part in Cycle North Carolina, an annual ride across the state that draws over 1000 […]
Distracted drivers caused 54,302 crashes, injuries, and wrongful deaths in North Carolina in 2016. If you travel on the streets or highways, you are at risk for being injured or killed by someone who is more interested in their phone than their driving. On the morning of May 10, 2016, Russell Rutledge was driving […]
Watch Ann’s video about how serious cycling accidents can be.
Most of our bicycle cases involve bicycle-automobile interactions but we do represent cyclists in other situations. Watch our recent video of Ann explaining the types of bicycle cases we handle.
The National Transportation Systems Center reports that nearly half of bicyclists and more than one-quarter of pedestrians that are killed by large trucks hit the side of the truck first. A large portion of these fatalities could be prevented if the truck were equipped with side guards. Truck side guards are vehicle-based safety devices that cover the exposed space between the […]
The wheels of justice: Charlotte attorney works to protect those who cycle The roads can be a dangerous place for bicyclists. Charlotte attorney Ann Groninger of Johnson & Groninger knows that better than most. An avid cycler herself, most of Groninger’s practice is devoted to advocating on behalf of cyclists who have been injured in […]
If you were riding your bike on a city street and you were hit by a bus, was it an accident? This article from Bike Law talks about the difference between a “crash” and an “accident” and how the two terms can be used to imply or deny who is at fault.