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Flu season and car crashes

From poor weather to the use of alcohol, motor vehicle wrecks have all sorts of causes. However, some of these collisions may be the result of a driver's illness. For example, someone who drives while they have the flu may be more likely to get in an accident for different reasons. Tragically, these crashes can make life incredibly challenging for everyone involved, whether they result in the loss of life or cause victims to sustain injuries.

Driving distractions

Distracted driving has become a costly problem in Virginia and throughout the United States. While texting and driving frequently receives all the attention as the cause of distracted driving, there are many potential distractions on the road.

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.

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.

Reckless speeding and motor vehicle crashes

Although traffic accidents happen for many reasons, it is very upsetting that many are caused by reckless speeding. Sometimes, negligent drivers speed on purpose, while others are careless and fail to observe how fast they are traveling or road signs indicating the speed limit. In Virginia, accidents caused by speeding may result in severe injuries or even the loss of innocent life. At Cranwell & Moore, our law firm is all too familiar with the problems victims of these collisions often have to go through.

Car crash injuries may include invisible soft tissue damage

Vehicle accidents are not always serious crashes at high speeds. You can be seriously injured by a vehicular collision at less than five miles an hour and not even realize it. Once your nerves settle down, you may walk away from such an accident and feel perfectly fine. Several days later, however, you experience neck pain and dizziness, so you finally go to see a doctor.

Protect yourself following involvement in a car accident

In the moments immediately following a car accident in Virginia, you may be faced with a barrage of emotions and feelings. Being able to think with clarity and take the precautions to secure your safety and the safety of your passengers is imperative to prevent further injury. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., we have helped many people deal with the consequences of being involved in a car accident.

Senior drivers have a higher risk of injury in an auto accident

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. 

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