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.
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.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence, you can make a personal injury claim to hold the driver liable for your damages. But what if the other driver fled the scene of the accident?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.