If you have been involved in a motor vehicle wreck, you could be facing many different difficulties. Depending on the details of the wreck, you may be lucky to be alive. However, you might be wondering how an injury you suffered in the crash will affect your future or you may be worried about the prospects of dealing with a disability for the rest of your life. Our firm knows how devastating this situation can be and we are aware of the different ways that people with permanent disabilities suffer across the state of Virginia.
From poor weather to the use of alcohol, motor vehicle wrecks have all sorts of causes. However, some of these collisions may be the result of a driver's illness. For example, someone who drives while they have the flu may be more likely to get in an accident for different reasons. Tragically, these crashes can make life incredibly challenging for everyone involved, whether they result in the loss of life or cause victims to sustain injuries.
Distracted driving has become a costly problem in Virginia and throughout the United States. While texting and driving frequently receives all the attention as the cause of distracted driving, there are many potential distractions on the road.
Many people are aware of certain factors that can make an auto accident more likely, such as icy roads and snowfall. However, some may not realize that certain holidays, such as the upcoming Labor Day weekend, may increase the likelihood of a wreck. Aside from traffic congestion, some people choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol at a party with friends or family members. At Cranwell & Moore, we know how devastating it can be for families who are struggling with the aftermath of a crash during Labor Day or at any other time of year.
In representing drivers and passengers who have experienced car accidents in Virginia, we know that merely recovering the cost of vehicle damages and medical bills is not always enough to make a person whole again. At Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C., we understand the needs of car accident victims. Accident victims may also seek pain and suffering damages to help them overcome the non-monetary damages of their injuries.
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.