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Have You Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?

  It is no secret many of us are attached to our cell phones. This can become a serious issue when behind the wheel of a car. Distracted driving frequently contributes to motor vehicle crashes here is Virginia. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that inattention is a significant element in as many […]

Virginia’s New Texting & Driving Law In Place

With the new law that went into effect yesterday, you can now get pulled over and fined for texting while driving in the state of Virginia.  Until now, texting or emailing while driving was considered a secondary offense, meaning that it was illegal, but the police needed another reason to pull you over before ticketing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cell Phone Ban is Reducing Distracted Driving Deaths

In 2008, the State of California became one of the first to issue a ban on hand held cell phones in automobiles with hopes of reducing auto accidents that come as a result of distracted driving.  Now, four years later, the California State Office of Traffic Safety announced that the total number of traffic deaths […]

Tax Day Statistically a Dangerous Day For Fatal Car Accidents

While we all know that tax time can be a stressful time, a new study shows that it can also be a dangerous time on the roadways.  According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association the odds of getting into a fatal crash increase by 6% on tax filing day.  […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As many of us know, distracted driving is becoming more and more of a problem on our roadways.  The National Safety Council has an urgent request for all drivers: Make April the month you ditch the cell phone behind the wheel.   Thousands of fatal crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones, and the […]

Fatal Accident Caused By Driver Updating Facebook Status

As Auto Accident lawyers, we see our fair share of accidents caused by distracted drivers.  The majority of these distracted situation come as a result of cell phone usage and texting, but a recent accident in the news takes this to another level.  A recent auto accident that resulted in a woman hitting and ultimately […]

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 […]

Talk To Your Teen About Texting and Driving

To parents of teenagers it should come as no surprise that today’s youth are doing a great deal of texting. As these teens get older and get their drivers license, this can become a huge and extremely dangerous problem if it is not addressed.The FCC provides a few guidelines for dealing with teen drivers that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faces of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed nearly 5,500 people last year and injured 500,000 more.  While these disturbing statistics alone should help people think twice about picking up a cell phone on the road, the stories behind the statistics are much more moving.  Distraction.gov, the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving has an ongoing video series called […]

Distracted Driving – A Growing Epidemic

One of the most dangerous problems on America’s roads today is the act of distracted driving.  In 2009 5,474 people were killed and 450,000 were injured because of a distracted driver on the road.  That’s 16% of all fatal crashes and 20% of all injury crashes for the year.  One in five of those deaths […]