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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.

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.

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