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Thanksgiving Safety

  More property damage and lives are lost in house fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. The major culprit is cooking-related mishaps. Reports show roughly 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texting and Driving Results in Death

It is not news to most that texting and driving can be a very dangerous activity.  In fact, most people know how dangerous it can be but do it anyway – creating a very dangerous disconnect.  There have been two extreme examples of this in the news lately that demonstrate this very point. Taylor Sauer […]

Injured? We are Here to Help.

If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, the deck probably feels pretty stacked against your right about now.  Your are in pain, unable to work, your life is turned upside down, the insurance company has taken an oposing stance and it starts to feel like no one is in your […]

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 […]

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

We get this question a lot, as it is very natural for someone involved in an accident to have questions and concerns.  Many accident victims want to attempt to settle their claims themselves, until they ultimately become frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of cooperation from the insurance company. The truth of the matter is […]

New AAA Study Finds Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples w/ Multiple Young Passengers

A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation shows a strong correlation between teen driver fatalities and the number of young passengers traveling in the video.  The study states specifically that there is a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in […]

Spring Means More Bikes & Pedestrians on Roadways

it is almost May, and all across Virginia it is clear that Spring has sprung.  Along with the warm weather come an influx of additional traffic on our roadways in the way of bikers and pedestrians out looking to enjoy the weather.  Over the course of the winter months, drivers for the most part have […]

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 […]

New Virginia Law Cracks Down on DUI

A new law in the state of Virginia has cracked down on drivers who are convicted of DUI.  Beginning 7/1/12 anyone convicted of driving under the influence will be required to have their car equipped with an ignition interlock device.  The required device is a personal Breathalyzer that drivers mudt blow into before the vehicle […]

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 […]

Safe Winter Driving

As we have seen over the last few days, the weather can change drastically from day to day.  Winter is right around the corner, and with the changing of the seasons come very different road conditions.  Winter weather can create a big challenge for drivers.  Before the season changes, take some time to prepare for […]

“Booze It & Lose It” – Case in Point

Every year, the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety program embarks on it’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign, aimed at raising the awareness of the serious consequences of driving while intoxicated.  During this campaign the state police also step up law enforcement targeting impaired drivers in an effort to reduce accidents over the holiday season. […]