Car accidents are just that. Unless someone means to hurt someone else with a vehicle, it is rare that the results of a crash result in an arrest. Even in cases in which a driver is at fault, criminal charges are rare unless a driver's negligence is ruled to be a criminal act.
We often take our lives in our hands when we hit the streets in Virginia. In some counties and cities, several people die every day due to car accidents and other collisions on the road. Although many of them are accidents that can hardly be avoided, several are due to reckless behavior by drivers.
Virginia residents and drivers across the nation should be aware of the danger of drowsy driving. It is so prevalent that regulatory agencies are dedicating entire weeks of the year to preventing it. Drowsy driving can lead to car accidents that cause injuries and fatalities.
A Virginia couple are recovering after suffering serious injuries in a car accident reportedly caused by a drunk driver. The pair were driving home from an event on the night of Feb. 7 when they stopped at a red light behind another vehicle. However, they soon saw another vehicle rapidly approaching in the rear-view mirror, pursued by police lights. Before they knew it, that vehicle had crashed into the back of their car at 60 mph, causing severe damage.
Distracted driving is a growing concern on the road in Virginia and across the United States. Because of the dangers of distracted driving, law enforcement and legislators are seeking strategies to reduce its frequency. Still, a study from The Zebra says that in a survey, 38% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 confessed to texting and driving. Preventing this and other distractions can improve safety.
Virginia residents may not want to rely solely on crash test results when choosing a vehicle to buy. The issue is that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may not be performing the most comprehensive crash tests that it can. At least, this is the contention of a report published in October 2019. The author was herself a leader in the formation of the federal agency's New Car Assessment Program in the 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
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.