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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Chesapeake, Virginia

A motorcycle and SUV were involved in a serious accident at around 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Chesapeake, Virginia. According to Officer Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department, the accident occurred at Greenbrier Parkway and Kempsville Road. Authorities say the person who was riding the motorcycle was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara […]

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 […]

Buckle Up – It’s the Law!

Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective and simple means to reduce serious injury or death in a car accident. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers do not use them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 5,500 lives could be saved every year by increasing the use of seat belts to […]

The Dangers of Blind Spots

Serious, sometimes fatal auto accidents can be caused by blind spots. These auto accidents occur more frequently than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 840,000 blind spot related accidents happen annually. Every driver is at risk of this kind of accident simply because all vehicles have blind spots. What […]

Are You a Victim of a Hit and Run?

Hit and run accidents happen more often than you may think. There are nearly 575,000 hit and run car accident cases annually in the United States. These auto accidents are both illegal, and come with extensive penalties if the driver is identified. If you are in an auto accident caused by a hit and run […]

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 […]

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists alike to conscientiously and courteously “share the road” with each other. Motorcycle crashes remain one of the most prevalent causes of death and injury on the road. According to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or […]

$8.8 Million Rewarded in Wrongful Death Case

An $8.8 Million settlement was awarded to the family of a woman killed in an automobile accident.  The woman and her husband were struck by a teen driver who was not only speeding, but texting while driving.  After further investigation it was found that the teen was texting his girlfirend when the accident occured, and […]

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 […]

New Study Says Texting Doubles Driver’s Reaction Time

A new study from the researchers at the Texas Transportation institute has determined that a driver’s reaction time is doubled when distracted by reading or sending a text message.  This study, which was conducted in an actual driving environment shows that the impairment from texting and driving may be even worse than originally believed.As anyone […]