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January 2019 Archives

Helping with the aftermath of a truck accident

Most Virginia residents are used to sharing the road with large trucks. These massive vehicles play a major role in commerce, as they are tasked with transporting goods and deliveries to their final destinations. While these large vehicles are not going anywhere, they do continue to pose great risks on the roadways. Federal trucking regulations have been passed with the purpose of addressing these concerns, yet, truck accidents still occur.

What are some facts about texting and driving?

Busy schedules make for busy lives. For some, they look for ways to multi-task. This may mean taking on additional tasks while going from one place to the other. Unfortunately, this often causes some motorists to believe it is safe to take calls, answer e-mails and send texts while driving. Although this addresses some of the day's tasks, it ends up creating hazards for not only the driver, but also other travelers on Virginia roadways.

Understanding traumatic brain injuries

It is apparent that accidents can simply happen anywhere in Virginia, including Roanoke City. However, accidents are also the aftermath of negligence, distractions and recklessness. When an individual is careless, thus causing an accident, those harmed in the accident could suffer traumatic injuries. While suffering any type of injury is serious, one of the most severe an accident victim could suffer is a head injury.

Three injured in Roanoke head-on crash

Motorists in Virginia and elsewhere rely on motor vehicles to get around. While they are convenient and widely used, motor vehicles present many risks. When driven unsafely, vehicles could become deadly on the roadways. Thus, when a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is often suspected that a driver was being negligent, was distracted or even under the influence of alcohol.

Seeking legal recourses following a truck crash

During the winter months, residents in Virginia and elsewhere tend to see a spike in large truck traffic. Semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are used to transport goods, many of which as purchased as gifts. Because of this, these large trucks fill the roads in an attempt to get these products to their final destinations. However, truck drivers can be under a lot of pressure, causing them to work long hours and travel long distances.

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