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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. 

Facts about distracted driving

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.

Risk factors that threaten motorist safety

Driving can be risky business, and even though drivers in Vinton may acknowledge this on some level, they may not truly understand how quickly a trip can turn into a disaster. Of course, the reasons for car accidents vary significantly, so drivers may benefit from learning about the hazards they face when they get behind the wheel.

Making a difference in your teen’s driving skills

If your teen has completed a driver’s education course in Virginia, you may feel more confident about his or her abilities behind the wheel. While it is true that these training programs provide some experience on the road, as well as instruction about traffic laws, this is not enough to prevent many of the common behaviors that could lead to a motor vehicle accident involving your teen. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., we encourage parents to go the extra mile to lower their young drivers’ risks of suffering an injury or fatality on the road.

3 reasons to consider legal action after a serious crash

In the aftermath of a serious car accident, your head can be spinning from all the chaos. Between the damage to your car, your injuries and the number of people who may be on the scene asking you questions, it can be way too much to take in. 

How generational behaviors can contribute to a car crash


When there is a car accident in Virginia, determining how and why it happened are key to an accident investigation. This is particularly true when there is serious injury or death. Research is constantly being conducted to identify car wreck causes. Sometimes the results are based on obvious factors. However, certain aspects, such as generational behaviors, can also come into play.

Car accident kills woman and injures 4 others, including 2 kids


The roads in Virginia can be dangerous, especially during the holiday season. Weather can obviously be a factor in an auto accident, but there are other issues that can cause a car crash. People not paying attention to what they are doing when behind the wheel, speeding, operating the vehicle recklessly, driving under the influence, or simply failing to adhere to traffic laws are also common causes of car accidents. In some instances, these wrecks can lead to severe injuries. In a worst case scenario, a crash can cause a person's death. When there is a car accident, those who are affected need to understand their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing, as such a filing may be justified.

Pedestrian suffers life threatening injuries in hit and run


When an auto accident in Virginia involves a vehicle and a pedestrian, the driver is expected to stay at the scene, see if the pedestrian is injured and provide assistance if necessary. If the driver does not do this, it can lead to criminal charges. For the victim in a hit and run car crash, the identity of the driver is important for insurance purposes and to file a lawsuit, if need be. The person who was hurt and that person's family members need to be cognizant of how the investigation into the hit and run is proceeding so they are prepared to file a claim seeking compensation.

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