Motorcycle accidents are a serious issue in Virginia. In fact, in 2009, 77 people were killed in this type of accident in the state. At Cranwell & Moore PLC Attorneys at Law, we know how devastating an accident involving a motorcycle can be. While riding a motorcycle, you are very vulnerable due to the size of your vehicle and the open nature of it. That is why wearing a helmet is always advisable. While it may not protect against every injury, it can save your life.
Many truck accidents that occur on the roads in Roanoke County are avoidable. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, many truckers violate federal law and work shifts that are longer than 11 hours. Doing so can result in truckers being too tired to give the roads the attention they deserve. Some of them may resort to using medications, drugs and even alcohol to keep themselves alert. Others may use these substances when they are off work.
Since 1999, the number of licensed older drivers on the road has increased by 50 percent. Over 40 million senior citizens maintain their license to stay independent and mobile. Unfortunately, the risk of being seriously injured in an auto accident increases as a person ages. Fortunately, there are things that seniors can do to stay safe on the road.
Many large trucks travel through and within Virginia, making truck accidents a concern for everyone on the roadways. We know at Cranwell & Moore PLC Attorneys at Law that you try to be safe when you are driving, but sometimes that is not enough. To understand more about truck accidents, it helps to know why they happen. According to UnsafeTrucks.org, common causes of truck accidents include unrealistic company expectations or policies, fatigue, improper loading, driving under the influence, lack of training and equipment failure.
Distracted driving has gotten a lot of attention in Virginia and states all across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day more than 8 people are killed due to distracted driving accidents in the United States. Injuries total 1,161 per day. It is an epidemic.
When you have to stay in the hospital, you expect to get healthy, not come home with an additional infection. The technical term for this situation is a nosocomial infection, which develops after you are under medical care. Could you be at risk when you go to the hospital?