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.
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.
"Click it or Ticket" has become a familiar refrain in Virginia and across the United States. Here is a rundown of recent reports suggesting that seat belts really do save lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The answer to the question in this headline is, in a word, yes. Texting while you are driving is one of the most dangerous things a person can do because it is so distracting.
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.
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.