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Are You Suffering From Whiplash?

Most of us have heard of the term ‘whiplash’ – but many do not realize it has the potential to turn into a serious injury. Whiplash is caused when the head or neck is thrust back, forward, or side to side by a sudden impact. The intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, and cervical muscles may be […]

10 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits

Muti-tasking during a daily commute has become a way of life for many of us – our cars have become a second home away from home. However, distracted driving can have deadly consequences. According to the Centers of Disease Control, distracted driving kills more than 15 people and injures more than 1,200 each day. So […]

The Risks of Drowsy Driving

While we are all overtired at times, and the thought of not driving because of it may seem extreme, we must recognize that the dangers of drowsy driving are very real. The statistics for auto accidents caused by drowsy driving are staggering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that sleep deprived drivers are […]

Watch For Pedestrians When Making Left Hand Turns

A new study, conducted by the University of Oregon, finds that pedestrians crossing the street at permitted left turns have a high risk of being hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to this study, when drivers have a permitted left-hand turn, they are less likely to observe pedestrians crossing the street – and more likely […]

Texting While Driving #1 Cause of Teen Driver Deaths

For years parents and pundits alike have been preaching the dangers of drunk driving to their children.  While these warnings are certainly justified, there is a new quite danger that has taken drunk driving’s place as the leading cause of death for teen drivers. A new study from researchers at Cophen Children’s Medical Center in […]

Safe Driving In The Springtime

As the saying goes; April showers bring May flowers! Please be careful and alert when driving in the springtime. Here are a few tips to help you travel safely to summer.   Inclement Weather  As you may know, the springtime can bring occasional showers. If it begins to mist or rain, make sure to slow […]

Pedestrian Accidents – Be Aware While Enjoying The Fresh Air

There are numerous environmental and health benefits of walking rather than driving. Walking can reduce the risk of many preventable illnesses such as heart disease and cancer, lower blood pressure, and improve overall mood. Despite these benefits, all must be mindful of hazards while hitting the road on foot. Pedestrians are one the most vulnerable […]

GHSA Report Indicates Teen Driver Deaths on The Rise

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) out of Washington, D.C. published a report indicating that the number of teen driver deaths jumped sharply during the first half of 2012.  The premise of this particular government agency study is to focus solely on the teen driver (not the passenger or bystanders, which they feel is a […]

Should I Accept a Car Accident Settlement?

As Car Accident Lawyers, we get asked this question almost every day, and the answer always varies.  One thing is for certain, you should never accept any settlement offered to you by the insurance company without first consulting with a qualified auto accident lawyer first. Chances are, the insurance company is lowballing you with their […]

Be Safe on the Roads this Halloween

While most of us may think of Halloween primarily as a children’s holiday full of costumes and trick or treating, it is worth noting that there can be another nastier side of the holiday.  In fact, Halloween is considered one of the big “Drinking Days” , and is traditionally one of the busiest times of […]

How to Get Fair Treatment from Your Insurance Company

As Car Accident Attorneys, for the last 50 years we hear this one all the time. “I think the insurance company is taking advantage of me.”  As a matter of a fact, we hear it every single day.  When drivers pay their premiums to auto insurance companies, they expect their insurance provider to be there […]

New Survey Finds Teens Who Drive Dangerously Learn From Parents

Distracted driving is a growing problem on our roadways, with over 3000 deaths and 400,000 injuries in the United States in 2010.  The problem is especially dangerous amongst teen drivers, where distracted driving has been attributed to 11% of all fatal crashes involving teen drivers.  Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for […]

AT&T Launches Campaign to Stop Texting While Driving

AT&T, one of the nation’s largest cellular providers has launched it’s “It Can Wait” Campaign aimed at getting young drivers to pledge to not text and drive.  A recent AT&T conducted survey found that 75% of teens say it is common for their friends to text while driving.  75% is a remarkably huge number and […]

State Awards $9,250,000 in DUI Settlement

An 18 year old female who was hit head on by a drunk driver last year recently was awarded $9,250,000 in a recent jury verdict.   The girl who was critically injured and is now suffering ongoing problems with her feet and legs is now the recipient of the largest ever DUI accident settlement in […]

Studies Show Dangers of Drinking & Driving and College Football

Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session, and you know what that means – FOOTBALL!  College football season upon us, much to the delight of the thousands of Virginia college team fans in our area. Unfortunately, celebrating a new season can also bring danger in the form of drinking and driving.  […]