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Car Accidents Archives

Car accidents and the loss of companionship

There are many risks and dangers in life. Though, many individuals in Virginia and elsewhere do not think about them on a daily basis. Take automobiles, for example. There are many risks associated with operating a vehicle and even being a passenger, but it is unlikely that these risks are thought about every time a person travels in a vehicle. Due to the current statistical rate of car crashes, it is not a surprising event. However, being involved in a car accident is a shocking event for those involved, as the injuries and damages can be severe.

Three students injured in 2 bus crashes

Motor vehicle collisions can happen at any time and can involve a wide range of vehicles. Whether it's during the early morning rush hour to work, on the way to school or while you are on your way to the store, a crash could happen for a wide array of reasons. Thus, it is important to understand what caused the crash and who might be responsible, as it is possible to hold them accountable for any harm suffered.

Understanding what constitutes a reckless driver

There are many causes of car accidents. Today, many think of a distracted driver when they think of negligence behind the wheel of a vehicle. However, there are many forms of negligence behind the wheel. Reckless driving is a serious situation on the roadways; a reckless driver could be the cause of a serious and even fatal automobile collision.

Helping secure compensation following a car accident

When Virginia residents go somewhere, they likely use a motor vehicle to get around. This is fairly common, as automobiles are valuable and resourceful. And, while they benefit society, they also present many risks. Motor vehicles can travel at a high rate of speed, and if a motorist is not being careful and attentive, this could result in a serious and even fatal car accident.

Distracted driving car accidents remain a growing concern

Whether we are driving down the street or across the country, it is likely that our cellphones are nearby. In fact, many drivers have their cellphones right next to them, as they use them to text and call while they are driving. This form of distracted driving is dangerous. It is so dangerous, in fact, that this type of distracted driving causes many deaths each year.

Driver trapped and seriously injured in Virginia head-on crash

When motorists in Virginia get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are tasked with operating the vehicle safely. Unfortunately, there are various obstacles that can get in the way of a driver operating a motor vehicle safely. Distractions, recklessness and intoxication could cause a driver to unsafely operate a vehicle, even causing the automobile to drift from their lane. Whether it is because a driving is texting, speeding or under the influence of alcohol, traveling into the wrong way of traffic could result in a serious or even fatal head-on collision.

Drowsy driving is a concern for ridesharing auto drivers

We tend to live busy lives. Sometimes we are too busy to eat, other times too busy to sleep. In some cases, we are so busy that we rely on other people to drive us to our destinations. Whatever the situation, when we get too busy to do one thing, it might impact the ability to do another. Take, for example, sleep deprivation. When we are behind on sleep, this can impact our ability to function. Our bodies may be weak and our minds fogged. This is not a safe condition to be in while driving; however, some motorists in Virginia and nationwide decide to take such a risk.

Driver charged in multi-vehicle crash in Virginia

Vehicles of various sizes and weights share the roadways in Virginia and elsewhere. Each of these vehicles, whether they are personal vehicles or work vehicles, are attempting to get to their final destinations. When traffic becomes heavy, this can add minutes to a driver's commute. When drivers are not paying attention, do not signal a turn or lane change or are driving too fast or too close to other vehicles, this poses many risks on the roadways. This could result in an automobile collision, possibly involving multiple vehicles.

The dangers of texting and driving

We've all heard it. Using technology while driving is a dangerous activity. So dangerous that it is considered to be just as dangerous as drunk driving. When a person picks up their cell phone while driving, both of their hands are no longer being used to drive, their eyes are no longer on the road and their mind is not focusing on the task of driving. These three distractions are what make texting and driving so dangerous.

Virginia driver loses control and hits sledding children

Winter weather means a variety of things to those living in Virginia and elsewhere. Some enjoy the snow and partake in a wide range of winter activities, and others choose to travel to warmer climates to avoid the cold weather. Regardless of a person's liking of the snow and cold weather, the reality is that winter weather can significantly impact road travel. Roads can be snow covered, slick with ice and it can be difficult to see. Inclement weather, such as snow and ice, is often the cause of serious car accidents, especially if a motorist is traveling too fast for conditions.

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