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Tragedy in Roanoke – Two Teens Killed in Roanoke County

20-year-old Jefferson Cody Elliott, from Roanoke County, and 18-year-old Danial Wayne Buckner, from Franklin County, were killed at the scene of an auto accident. The crash occurred on Monday, November 11, 2013, before dawn in the 5900 block of Merriman Road in Roanoke County. According to reports, the driver lost control of the sedan, went […]

Are You A Parent of A New Driver? Here’s What You Should Know.

Independence and increased freedom is exciting for any new driver. However, this new found freedom can also come with serious risks. Auto crashes are the top killer of teen fatality in the country. Improper driving habits, inexperience and poor decision-making skills are the main culprits of these serious auto accidents. Fortunately, these accidents are typically […]

Top 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle crashes remain one of the most prevalent causes of injury and death on the road. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a collision than those in a motor vehicle. Following basic safety guidelines can greatly reduce your risk of collision. A combination of […]

We Can Help You Following An Intersection Accident

Red light running, especially at intersections, can lead to serious car accidents. Research has found roughly 1,000 people are killed annually due to these crashes. Urban intersections are a particular hot spot for red light running. These accidents are frequent, and typically result in serious injuries. A study in Fairfax, Virginia found drivers were running […]

Your Cell Phone Can Help YOU After an Accident

  As we all know, cell phone use while driving is hazardous – even illegal in most states. However, are you aware that your mobile phone can help you document important evidence at the scene of an accident? Most mobile devices are equipped with built-in cameras, video features, and writing applications. There are many ways […]

Backseat Riders: Buckle Up!

  Wearing a seatbelt is the most important thing you can do when driving or riding in a vehicle – no matter where you are seated in a car. Failure to buckle in is a factor in more auto accident fatalities than any other safety-related action. “The most important thing you can do in any […]

Important Information for Drunk Driving Victims

  No one is more negligent than an intoxicated driver. Although the risks of drunk driving are well known, and the penalties if arrested are extensive, driving under the influence is still a major issue. Drunk driving accounts for roughly forty percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. That’s more than 15,000 victims annually. Driving under […]

If You’ve Been Injured While Driving a Company Vehicle, We Can Help.

Have you been injured in a car accident while driving a work vehicle? Depending on your case, you may be able to file for both a personal injury and a workers’ compensation claim. There are many of us who drive employer-owned vehicles for work purposes. The greatest risk you can face as a driver is […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists

The beginning of another academic year is just around the corner! Expect to soon see many yellow school buses and children with backpacks crossing the streets. During this school year, not only parents but every driver must be reminded to practice caution and good judgment when using the roadways. School buses are the main source […]

What are the 5 Most Common Motorcycle Accidents?

According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, most motorcycle accidents allow the driver less than two seconds to avoid an accident. Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable drivers on the road. In Virginia, the 5 most common causes of motorcycle crashes are:      •                     Failure to correctly turn on country roads. Country roads require skill […]

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 […]

The Most Dangerous Part of Your Day

You may think of your morning commute as a lot of things; tedious, stressful, annoying amongst other words that I won’t say – but you probably don’t consider that it is most likely the most dangerous time of your day.  Every morning in Hampton Roads, the highways are jammed with thousands of drivers of which […]

Feds Seek National Texting-While-Driving Ban

As auto accident lawyers in the state of Virginia, we see first hand the damage and injuries that come along with texting while driving.  Distracted driving seems to be causing more and more auto accidents as the proliferation of smart phones grows, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is looking to do something about it.  He […]

Why Do I Need an Attorney After an Auto Accident?

While every accident is certainly different, there are a few truths that apply across the board, and should be considered by anyone injured in an auto accident.  First, it is free to talk to a personal injury attorney. Sitting down and discussing your case costs you nothing, and can help you gain an understanding of […]

2010 Virginia Crash Facts Show Major Improvements

The Virginia State DMV just released their final crash statistics for 2010, and the overall numbers show some very encouraging numbers for Virginia Drivers.  While there is always room for improvement the fact that 2010 saw a decrease in accidents, injuries, and fatalities is a huge step in the right direction. Additionally, alcohol related accidents […]