Besides speeding and drunk driving, inclement weather is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Virginia. Roads can be dangerous even under the most favorable circumstances. The risks increase exponentially when weather conditions deteriorate. Weather conditions play a role in 21 percent of car crashes nationwide. Weather conditions may also play a prominent […]
Category: Car Accidents
How to File an Accident Report in Virginia
State law requires a written report after a car crash resulting in injury, death, or property damage. Most people don’t know what to do after an accident or how to file a report. However, not reporting the collision or filing an accident report can have severe consequences. You should hire a Lawyer immediately after a […]
Are There More Auto Accidents During the Holidays?
The holiday season begins on Thanksgiving weekend. Some people stay close to home while others travel far distances to celebrate with family and friends. It’s an enjoyable couple of months for many, but careless drivers and congested roadways endanger lives. Holiday travel creates dangerous conditions. Navigating your way around more vehicles and inattentive drivers is […]
What Are Common Fall Weather Driving Hazards?
Many people look forward to the fall for the changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and all things pumpkin spice. However, the change in season also ushers in a range of road hazards that can increase the risk of a serious car accident. Fortunately, by being aware of your surroundings, obeying the rules of the road and […]
Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers and Pedestrians
Halloween is approaching, and in neighborhoods across the country that means one thing: children in costume going from house to house in search of treats. But unfortunately, trick-or-treating comes with a risk. The American Medical Association studied 42 years of data and determined the risk of a pedestrian fatality is 42 percent higher on meaning […]
Are There More Car Accidents on Game Day?
Attending football games is a beloved pastime for many Americans. Games ranging from local high school events to professional competitions draw crowds who use the day to watch sports, socialize and enjoy tailgate parties. Emotions can run high on game days, and when combined with alcohol, being on the road can be deadly. There is […]
What to Do When You Have Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident
Shoulder pain after a car accident is common. The act of driving requires you to have your hands on the steering wheel, and the force and impact of the accident can deliver enough force to cause painful shoulder injuries. Any injuries to the neck and back can also result in pain that radiates to the […]
What Are the Dangers of Fatigued Driving?
One of the nation’s leading causes of car accidents, drowsy or fatigued driving affects every driver on the road, regardless of experience and age. According to a study by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are nearly 800 drowsy-driving related fatalities annually, with almost 50,000 more injured. This comes from over 100,000 police-reported accidents […]
How to Identify Aggressive Driving
Many car accidents are preventable. From drunk to distracted drivers, the common denominator in many car crashes is human error. Aggressive driving, otherwise known as road rage or reckless driving, is another form of unsafe driving behavior that puts the drivers and those around them in danger. To keep yourself and your passengers safe, it […]
Can You Sue a Drunk Driver?
Drunk driving remains a serious issue and a threat to drivers and their passengers in Virginia and across the nation. According to 2017 data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, twelve alcohol-related crashes happened daily on average. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) figures suggest that one third of individuals can expect to be […]