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2 people dead following Roanoke County car accident

Most Virginia drivers can relate to the experience of traveling on a highway and suddenly coming upon traffic that has slowed significantly or even stopped. To avoid a collision, drivers approaching this type of situation must follow the traffic laws and paying close attention to the road ahead so they can safely brake in time. Failure to do so may cause a car accident, and unfortunately, this was the case recently on a Roanoke County highway.

Unclear distracted driving laws may lead to accidents

Many Virginia residents know that distracted driving is dangerous, but the specific provisions of the state's laws are not completely clear. While many states have enacted laws that ban drivers from even holding a cellphone or personal electronic device while behind the wheel, such legislation has not yet passed in Virginia. Confusion about what counts as distracted driving may make it more difficult to enforce existing laws.

Can someone use social-media evidence in an injury case?

After an injury in Virginia, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your social media exposure. However, attorneys for the other side of your case could discover anything you post leading up to or during your proceedings. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, we believe is that controlling what you put online is almost always a good idea when you are involved in any type of lawsuit.

Modeling good driving behavior for teens

Like many Virginia residents, you may have a teen who is soon to become a driver in your household. While you want your daughter or son to have the independence that a driver’s license offers, you are also understandably concerned about the risks that she or he may face on the roadways. Here are some ways that you can model good driving behavior for your child that may help prevent your child from getting into an auto accident.

Examining how your emotional distress is calculated

If you have been hurt in a car accident in Virginia that has left you suffering emotional trauma and distress, you may be wondering how compensation is effectively determined for the mental suffering you are enduring. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, we are experienced in helping people work toward acquiring compensation for their injuries in a car accident. 

What are the penalties for texting and driving?

Texting while driving is a problem in many areas of the country, and most states are updating their traffic codes to try to curb the problem. In Virginia, there are specific rules that govern the use of personal electronic devices while driving. Depending on what you use your device for and where you are driving, you may face different fines.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder after a car crash

For many car accident victims, the consequences of the wreck are immediately visible. For example, someone may sustain a broken bone or some other type of injury and seek medical attention immediately. On the other hand, some car crash consequences are not easily detected and may come out in the days or even months following the accident. Some car accident victims may develop mental and emotional challenges following the collision, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can be incredibly detrimental.

Woman dead following Norfolk auto-ped accident

Many in Roanoke County may believe that collisions between cars and pedestrians are relatively easy to avoid given that, in most cases, both sides often allow the others a wide berth on the road. Yet there may inevitably be times when pedestrians and motorists come into contact, making it necessary that both sides understand how to share the road. Crosswalks are the most obvious areas where pedestrians are likely to enter on to the roadway. Most likely think that they understand how to treat the situation where a pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk, yet such assumptions have not stopped auto-pedestrian accidents from occurring in these areas. 

What to do if you are in a multi-car crash

Collisions between two vehicles on Virginia roadways are common. When it comes to determining fault, when a car hits another from behind, the driver in the rear vehicle is typically held liable. If there is an accident at an intersection, the person who did not stop at the red light or stop sign is responsible. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, we often represent clients catastrophically injured in a multi-car crash due to negligence or carelessness of another driver.

The dangers that come with vaping while driving

Some people believe that vaping is healthier than smoking cigarettes, and this trend has become especially popular among younger people. Whether someone vapes because they think it will make them more popular or they are looking for a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, it is essential for drivers to be aware of how this behavior could increase the chances of a car crash. For example, a driver may become distracted or even drowsy if they vape while behind the wheel, which could lead to an accident.

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