The holiday season is often a time for Virginia families to join together. When a family is missing a loved one due to tragic circumstances, such as this blog reported on in a previous post, what is normally supposed to feel like a festive season may not.
Many Virginia residents may know that truck drivers often work long hours. To make their deliveries and to get home to their families, truck drivers may try to drive for long periods of time at a stretch. Unfortunately, driving without proper rest can be extremely dangerous and may contribute to truck accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recognizes the importance of preventing truck driver fatigue, and the associated accidents, and imposes limits on truck drivers regarding how long they may drive without breaks.
Virginia motorcyclists may be aware of the risk of accidents, and therefore injuries, as they ride their bikes. Motorcyclists have less physical protection from other vehicles on the road, and their mode of transportation is much smaller than a large truck, or even a small car. This can lead to increased dangers for motorcyclists navigating Virginia's roads. Accidents will happen between vehicles and motorcyclists, and when they do, one of the best things a motorcyclist can do is to be prepared for the legal landscape that may follow.
Basic knowledge about brain injuries, including how they might occur and the different types, may be of interest to Virginia residents. There are two primary types of brain injuries -- traumatic brain injuries and non-traumatic brain injuries.
A tragic accident that killed a beloved Virginia teacher is being investigated by Virginia State Police. Earlier this month, a driver crossed the median on U.S. 220 and caused a head-on collision with another driver, killing her. The driver who crossed the median was driving a 2012 Dodge Journey southbound on U.S. 220 and hit the northbound driver of a 2015 Nissan Versa near Virginia 919.