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Fatal Virginia car accident leads to criminal charges


A car accident can happen in an instant. The aftermath and repercussions of an accident, on the other hand, may stretch out for months or even years. One family is learning this reality, as there have been recent developments related to a deadly November car accident that this blog reported on in a previous post.

What are the risks for drivers on Virginia's rural roads?


Virginia drivers may instinctively feel safer on rural roads. With lower speed limits and fewer cars on these roads than busy interstates, drivers may think they are less at risk for car accidents. Interestingly, rural roads are not necessarily safer, and may actually pose an increased danger of fatal car accidents.

How should a Virginian handle property damage after an accident?


For some victims of a Virginia car accident, property damage, and not serious injuries, may be the biggest of their worries. Any car accident victim who emerges without major medical expenses is lucky, but property damage can still be extremely costly and annoying. It can help to know how best to approach property damage - as well as potential dealings with an insurance company - after a car wreck.

Virginia attorneys advocate for car accident victims


The holiday season is often a time for Virginia families to join together. When a family is missing a loved one due to tragic circumstances, such as this blog reported on in a previous post, what is normally supposed to feel like a festive season may not.

Tragic Virginia accident being investigated after death


A tragic accident that killed a beloved Virginia teacher is being investigated by Virginia State Police. Earlier this month, a driver crossed the median on U.S. 220 and caused a head-on collision with another driver, killing her. The driver who crossed the median was driving a 2012 Dodge Journey southbound on U.S. 220 and hit the northbound driver of a 2015 Nissan Versa near Virginia 919.

Cognitive distractions may lead to Virginia car accidents


Virginia residents know that driving takes a great deal of concentration. A driver must pay attention to his or her own vehicle and navigate the road ahead, while at the same time observing other vehicles on the road, as well as weather and road conditions. A distracted driver is one who is not properly paying attention to the conditions surrounding him or her. Distracted drivers can be dangerous drivers, and lead to more than 3,000 deaths in car crashes each year.

Drunk driver causes tragic death of two Virginians in accident


Labor Day weekend is often a busy time in which families and friends gather to celebrate the end of summer. Unfortunately, for two Virginia families, this season will not be as joyful after two loved ones died in a recent car accident.

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.

Driver-less cars coming in the near future

It is unfathomable to think about a driver relaxing in the driver’s seat of a car, travelling down I-95 while reading a book. To many, that vision is the ultimate notion of distracted driving. However, in the next decade, this could be a regular occurrence. According to a recent study written by IHS Automotive, autonomous cars could be seen on American roads as soon as 2020.

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