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Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Auto Accident Injury?

While every case is different, there are a few constants in every auto injury case.  The first such constant is that as soon as the accident occurs, the insurance company is immediately on the defensive – becoming your opponent very quickly.  The insurance company is a very well educated, and well funded operation with an […]

Man Seen Using Two Cell Phones While Driving Banned From Driving for One Year

As auto accident injury lawyers, we see our fair share of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers. Both talking on a cell phone while driving and texting while driving can distract a driver, and result in serious accidents and injuries.  Last month in England, a case was reported where a driver was seen doing both […]

Your Auto Insurance Coverage

In these tough and uncertain economic times, the last thing most families want to do is to obligate themselves to pay larger monthly auto insurance premiums. What you may not realize is that the savings of ten or fifteen dollars a month in insurance premiums may cost you dearly if you are in a car […]

Teens Face Heightened Crash Risk During Summer

A recent study from AAA found that traffic deaths involving teenagers were at their highest from May through August.  The association released an analysis that found that seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  “We know that in the summer, kids are […]

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day

While Memorial Day is a great kick off to the summer season, it can also be a very dangerous time on the roads.  Holiday weekends traditionally bring heavy traffic on the roadways – including a higher than usual amount of drunk, distracted and reckless drivers.  Please buckle up and be alert on the roadways this […]

Seatbelt Safety Statistics

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days ahead, the Virginia State Police are out in full force looking for drivers who aren’t buckling up.  While estimates say that 80% of Virginia drivers are currently buckling up, the Virginia State Police’s annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign is designed to increase this percentage.  While receiving […]

Distracted Driving in Action

Why texting drivers can’t be stopped: wavy.com Last week, Norfolk VA news station Wavy TV 10 rode along with State Troopers to observe the effects of distracted driving in action. The results are quite frightening, as just about everywhere the cameras looked they the prevalence of distracted driving.     This is just one example of […]

How Safe Is Your Rental Car?

According to the New York Times, California lawmakers are working to enact a bill that would force rental car companies to pull recalled vehicles off the road.  Wait, rental car companies are not doing this already?  No, apparently it literally takes an act of Congress to force some of our country’s largest rental car companies […]

Accidents Caused By Speeding Aren’t Really Accidents At All

An accident by definition is something that happens when something occurs unexpectedly or unintentionally. Because we as drivers have to make conscious decisions on the road, auto accidents do not always fall under this definition. We choose whether or not to drive the speed limit or to obey traffic rules and regulations. Choosing not to […]

Report: Auto Insurance Accounts for Large Share of Consumer Complaints

A recent report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows that for the past three years, more than 1/3 of all complaints made by consumers to state insurance regulators have been about auto insurance.  The most frequent resons for complaints according to the report were delays, denials and unsatisfactory settlement sizes.    At […]

Memoirs of a Leadfoot – A Speedster Reflects on Auto Accident Cases

My philosophy on life has always been “get where you’re going but enjoy the ride.”  And if you’re like me, you feel spring in the air and you want to roll the windows down, find a south-bound road, and just drive.  Good music and my Mazda3 have always done wonders for my mood.  I think […]

College Student Receives $490,000 Auto Accident Settlement

  A college student was awarded a $490,000 personal injury settlement for serious injuries sustained in a May 2008 auto accident.  The student was a passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. The driver was exceeding the speed limit and lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll […]