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January 2015 Archives

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident

When there is a car accident in Roanoke City, those who were affected might suffer serious injury or even fatalities. It's important to know what to do in the aftermath of an auto accident to make certain all the bases are covered for every eventuality. While the majority of drivers on the road adhere to the law and are cautious, keeping other drivers and safety in mind, there are times when a driver might be involved in a crash for a multitude of reasons. A car accident can happen because of unforeseeable circumstances like the weather, or it can be due to a driver using a cellphone while driving, behaving carelessly or negligently.

Statistics for crashes with a distracted driver are troubling

In Virginia, and across the country, the number of motor vehicle accidents due to a negligent driver or a distracted driver are increasing rapidly. Much of the blame for this has to do with the number of ways in which a driver can have the person's focus removed from the road. Driving is still an activity that requires strict attention and things like texting and driving contribute to the dangers on the road, and are a growing cause referenced when there is a car accident.

Symptoms and seeking compensation for brain injuries

When a person in Roanoke City suffers a head injury, there are major problems that can arise in its aftermath. Even those who don't believe they were seriously hurt might have suffered injuries that don't manifest themselves immediately. It's important to recognize the symptoms - even the innocuous ones - as they come up, and to seek medical treatment.

Negligent truck maintenance, cellphone factor in fatal crash

In Virginia, trucks are a common sight on the roads. Other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are placing their trust in these truckers and truck companies that the vehicles will be properly maintained and that the drivers will put safety first. That, however, doesn't always happen and truck accidents can occur. Given the size of these vehicles, the results often leave others with severe injuries or result in fatalities. It's important for those who have been affected by a truck accident know what to do after it has happened.

Alleged drunk driver causes three car crash injuring six

Drivers in Virginia need to be on alert for other vehicles on the road. No matter how cautious and safe a particular driver is, there's always a risk that there will be a car collision. Some of these car accidents happen because of the weather, due to a fault in the vehicle, because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or as a result of a drunk driver. There can be serious consequences for an accident and it's important that those who were affected know what to do after it happens.

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