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Distrust of red-light cameras leads to decline

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that more than 800 people died in 2016 after someone ran a red light and crashed. Of these fatalities, more than half were individuals other than the guilty driver. Virginia residents are aware that running a red light is unacceptable, and they may be wondering what can help keep drivers from doing it and killing people.

Help for car accident victims

Car accident victims should have a basic understanding of the different types of damages that may be available to them through a personal injury claim. If a car accident victim was injured by a negligent driver, a claim for damages against the driver may help with the victim's physical, financial and emotional damages.

What damages are recoverable after a car accident

Car accident victims should have a basic understanding of the different types of damages that may be available to them through a personal injury claim if they have been injured in a car accident. If a negligent driver has injured the victim in a car accident, then a claim for damages against that negligent driver may be able to help with the victim's physical, financial and emotional damages.

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths rose even as other fatalities fell

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released its massive study of fatal traffic accidents in the year 2018, it revealed good news and bad news. The agency found a 2.4% decline in fatalities, the second year in a row of declines. This was very good news indeed. However, the 2018 statistics also showed alarming increases to the fatality rates for pedestrians and cyclists.

Liability questions are complicated after multi-car crashes

A chain-reaction, multiple-vehicle accident creates a scene of chaos. When vehicles traveling at highway speeds collide into each other, drivers often don't have time to react safely. They may not even know what him them. In the aftermath of these accidents, even people who were not injured can have a hard time saying with any certainty what happened.

Look out for low-ball settlement offers

After you have been injured in a car accident, you are faced with mounting medical bills, loss of income while you recover and other purely economic costs, in addition to pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages. If the other driver is at fault, their insurance company should offer you a settlement to pay for your bills. Think twice before you accept it. Talk it over with a personal injury attorney.

A refresher to drive carefully alongside school buses in Virginia

Summer is winding down for many children in Virginia, and this means that drivers will soon be sharing the road with school buses transporting kids to and from school. In fact, almost one million pupils ride school buses daily in Virginia.

What is post-concussion syndrome?

A concussion is a serious and often traumatic brain injury that can significantly impact a victim's health. Individuals who suffer blows to the head in car accidents and other personal injury events should always seek medical attention to ensure that they have not sustained life-threatening harm. However, even a mild or moderate concussion may seriously affect the long-term health of a Virginia accident victim.

Hit-and-run accident leaves bicyclist injured

Car accidents may be every day events in Virginia and other states across the nation. However, they are not all fender bender and minor incidents. Some car accidents are severe and do not just involved automobiles. Pedestrians and cyclists can be struck, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries. And in some unfortunate accidents, motorists do not stick around the crash site. A hit-and-run accident can cause much harm and pain to those injured, causing many to be left with unanswered questions.

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