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 […]
Category: Personal Injury
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Effective Are My Car’s Safety Features?
Most vehicles are equipped with basic safety features like airbags, antilock brakes, and three-point seatbelts which are shown to reduce accidents and injuries. Recent developments in vehicle safety have also led to more advanced driver-assist technologies designed to prevent crashes before they occur, but are they really making our cars, trucks, and SUVs safer? The […]
What Types of Mechanical Failures Cause Serious Car Accidents?
Part of owning a car involves making sure that it is properly maintained. While there are some maintenance issues that you can easily address yourself, including making sure that the tires are properly inflated and that broken or malfunctioning headlights or windshield wipers are replaced, other issues will likely need to be addressed by an […]
What Happens if an Emergency Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?
When emergency responders like police officers, firemen, and paramedics are responding to a 911 call, they need to arrive at the scene as quickly as possible. With their sirens blaring and their lights flashing, other vehicles get out of their way so that they can speed by and help those in need. Whether the emergency […]
Who Is Responsible for a Blind-Spot Car Accident?
Every vehicle has blind spots. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 840,000 blind-spot car accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in over 300 fatalities. Fortunately, many modern vehicles are equipped with a blind-spot monitoring (BSM) system, which issues a warning if a vehicle is approaching in an adjoining […]
Why Is Slow Left Lane Driving so Dangerous?
When driving on a multi-lane highway, the left lane is considered the “fast lane.” It is also considered the passing lane for motorists who get stuck behind another driver who may not be keeping up with the flow of traffic. While speeding is one of the top causes of car accidents driving too slowly is […]