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August 2017 Archives

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Labor Day celebrations and traffic crashes

Many people are aware of certain factors that can make an auto accident more likely, such as icy roads and snowfall. However, some may not realize that certain holidays, such as the upcoming Labor Day weekend, may increase the likelihood of a wreck. Aside from traffic congestion, some people choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol at a party with friends or family members. At Cranwell & Moore, we know how devastating it can be for families who are struggling with the aftermath of a crash during Labor Day or at any other time of year.

Drug use by CDL drivers and drug testing by DOT

Drug use among truck drivers across the globe has often been associated with several common factors, all of which are present in the United States. In a study published by Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the factors most closely tied to drug use by truck drivers include longer trips, isolation, sleep deprivation, desire for higher income, inexperience, driving at night, alcohol use, trucking for smaller companies, earnings based on production and where actual income is below expected income. The substances most commonly studied in connection with truck drivers include alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines. The study reported that amphetamine use worldwide was mostly commonly associated with poor working conditions.

Pain and suffering damages from car accidents

In representing drivers and passengers who have experienced car accidents in Virginia, we know that merely recovering the cost of vehicle damages and medical bills is not always enough to make a person whole again. At Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C., we understand the needs of car accident victims. Accident victims may also seek pain and suffering damages to help them overcome the non-monetary damages of their injuries.

What are some financial consequences of car crashes?

Many people realize the different types of physical and emotional consequences that are associated with motor vehicle wrecks, such as broken bones, the loss of life, brain injuries, and depression. However, it is important to keep in mind that these collisions can shatter the lives of victims in other ways. For example, someone may experience financial devastation following a motor vehicle collision for a variety of reasons.

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