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Car Accidents Archives

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.

What injuries are caused by a seatbelt in a car crash?

It is very common for motorist and passengers in Virginia and elsewhere to take steps to guard against a car accident. While motorist can drive safe and occupants can properly use safety restraints, this does not mean they are not immune from car accidents or injuries resulting from a collision. Even a careful and safe driver could suffer serious accident injuries if struck by another vehicle, causing the driver or passengers to suffer pain and damages.

Drunk driver causes multi-car crash in Virginia

Driving is a common activity. People get behind the wheel of a vehicle every day without a second thought. However, there are many concerns and issues involved with driving a motor vehicle. Not only is one expected to drive safely, but one must also pay attention to other drivers, as a negligent driver could be present at any moment. Unfortunately, when a negligent driver decides to text and drive, act recklessly or drive under the influence, it does not matter how good a driver they are or how well they are following the rules of the road. A negligent driver could suddenly collide with another motorist, causing the victim much harm.

One fatality and two seriously injured in Virginia crash

Individuals and families rely on vehicles to get around. Because of this, motor vehicles of all sizes share the road on a daily and nightly basis. While it is possible for vehicles to safely share the roadways, if a motorist fails to uphold their duty to drive safely, this could result in a collision. Whether it is due to distractions, speeding or intoxication, a negligent driver is often to blame for a serious or even fatal automobile collision.

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.

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.

Data suggests distracted driving increases during holidays

With the holiday season already in full swing, there are many expectations. To begin, one is likely to spend time with family. Additionally, presenting giving and receiving will also occur. Finally, many residents in Virginia and elsewhere can expect to travel by motor vehicle to get to these holiday gatherings and celebrations. This time behind the wheel could be something that can create unhappiness this holiday season. Not just because traffic is likely to be bad, but also because many drivers will be tempted to use their phones while driving.

Are car accidents more common around the holidays?

With Halloween under our belt, many residents in Virginia and elsewhere are prepared for the holiday season approaching. No matter what holidays a person celebrates, these next few months are often busy with celebrations and family gatherings. While this is an enjoyable time, it is also a time where the roads are crowded, winter weather impacts the roads and motorists are more likely to be under the influence of alcohol.

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