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Safety At Work (For the White-collar Worker)

Although it may not be immediately apparent, working from a desk can be very stressful to your body. White-collared jobs can encourage serious injuries including cervical spondylosis, lumbar vertebra disease, or repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel. Repetitive strain injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers a year, and lead to tens of […]

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 […]

Back To School Safe Driving Tips

As the bell rings in a new school year, the Personal Injury Attorneys of Rutter Mills are asking drivers to use extra caution on the roadways. After a summer free of school buses and walking students, drivers can develop habits that might not be safe around school year vehicular traffic, bus stop activity, walkers, and […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has joined with local law enforcement officers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Governors Highway Safety Assorciation and the National Center for DWI Courts to mark the start of its annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  This campaign comes on the heals of […]

$500,000 Settlement for Couple Hit By Texting Driver

A married couple who were severely injured when they were struck by a teen driver who was texting have recently been rewarded $500,000 in damages. The $500,000 rewarded was the policy limit for the teen driver.The couple involved in the accident where driving a motorcycle on the highway when the defendant who was allegedly driving […]

Study Finds July 4th to Be Most Deadly Driving Day

While the July 4th Holiday is known for many things; fireworks, barbecue, and our nation’s independence, there is an unfortunate darker side to this celebrated holiday.  Statistically, July 4th has proven to be the deadliest day of the year on our nation’s roadways.  A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found […]

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 […]

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 […]

May is Norfolk Bike Month

May is national bike month, and I am very proud to say that our hometown Norfolk, VA is an active participant in the festivities.   The “Bike Norfolk” Council is doing everything they can to raise awareness about biking in Norfolk, as well as promoting a variety of safety measures to ensure the safety of […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Comes to a Close

This April marked the first official Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a new awareness program rolled out nationally with the full support of safety advocates, law enforcement agencies and the United States Department of Transportation.  Over the course of the month, state, local, and national government agencies joined to deliver the message “One Text or Call […]

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 […]