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How effective are texting and driving laws in Virginia?


Distracted driving is often very dangerous. There are various causes and stimuli that can distract a driver from focusing on the road. Such stimuli might include driving while intoxicated, driving while speaking on a cell phone and driving while texting. Many people in Virginia are involved in car accidents every year due to such distracted driving.

Fatal auto accidents and wrongful death actions in Virginia


The loss of a loved one is always devastating and painful. The going gets even tougher when it is obvious that the loved one's death was due to the negligence of another party. That often happens when it comes to car accidents. Fortunately, in the event of a fatal car accident, Virginia laws permit a victim's family to pursue a wrongful death claim that can provide them with compensation, which helps recover some of the damages suffered due to the loss of a loved one.

What should a driver do after being involved in a car accident?


Many people in the United States, including those in Virginia, are involved in vehicle accidents and lose their lives or are injured. The state and federal authorities often conduct safety awareness campaigns in order to prevent car accidents from happening. However, car accidents can still occur. What is even more painful is that many drivers flee from the scene after being involved in an accident.

Girl dies; father, siblings hurt in Virginia train-car collision


Virginia residents may be aware that there have been several train-car collisions in the United States recently, and a number of people have been injured or killed in those accidents. Sadly, train-car accidents are often deadlier than motor vehicle accidents because of the size and momentum of a train, even when it is moving at a moderate speed. A recent train-car collision, about 20 miles west of Roanoke, is an example of this.

A Virginia lawyer can help seek legal recourse after a car crash


Many lives are lost daily, and hundreds of people are injured, in accidents involving motor vehicles across the United States, including here in Roanoke, Virginia. Authorities at the federal, state and local levels have been doing their best to educate drivers about precautions they should take while driving in order to prevent motor vehicle accidents.

Car accidents cost millions in Virginia


Car accidents are one of the most predominant causes of injuries and fatalities in Virginia. Young people under the age of 34 are most susceptible to car accident related injuries and fatalities. So, it is no surprise that state authorities strictly prohibit drivers from violating traffic laws that could possibly result in any unsafe road conditions.

Car crashes are a leading cause of fatalities in Virginia


Car accidents in Virginia are frequent events, and causes of car crashes may be attributed to a number of reasons including negligent driving or speeding. There are many instances where a car accident causes a brain injury or permanent disability. Taking these outcomes into account, a car crash may result in heavy medical expenses and financial damages.

Teen drivers at higher risk of being in a fatal car accident


A car accident is among one of the most common causes of fatalities. Every year, even with adequate safety measures employed by Virginia law enforcement authorities, the number of automobile accidents continues to climb. Statistically speaking, the largest demographic sector at risk may be American teenagers, because motor vehicle crashes result in the largest number of fatalities for drivers in those ranks.

Chesterfield County car accident results in one fatality


Any sort of a Virginia mishap on the road can have horrifying consequences, especially when a fatality occurs. They can happen for a number of reasons, including mechanical failures, driver fatigue or negligence on the part of one or more of the drivers. As Roanoke, Virginia, residents may know, it is generally expected that all drivers maintain reasonable caution on the roads, especially when driving in traffic. In some cases, though, even such awareness is not enough to prevent accidents.

Many reasons to maintain caution and avoid a car accident


The motor vehicle has become such an intrinsic part of our world that we tend to think of driving as a routine activity that seldom requires much attention. Yet, as any Virginia resident probably knows, every driver needs to be careful when driving a car on public roads in order to avoid fatal car accidents.

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