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Car accident injuries are serious but victims have protections

Unfortunately, there are number of different types of injuries that everyday people may suffer because of the negligence of another person. Car accidents and other types of accidents happen every day, and in an instant, and leave victims unexpectedly harmed and injured.

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident

When there is a car accident in Roanoke City, those who were affected might suffer serious injury or even fatalities. It's important to know what to do in the aftermath of an auto accident to make certain all the bases are covered for every eventuality. While the majority of drivers on the road adhere to the law and are cautious, keeping other drivers and safety in mind, there are times when a driver might be involved in a crash for a multitude of reasons. A car accident can happen because of unforeseeable circumstances like the weather, or it can be due to a driver using a cellphone while driving, behaving carelessly or negligently.

Statistics for crashes with a distracted driver are troubling

In Virginia, and across the country, the number of motor vehicle accidents due to a negligent driver or a distracted driver are increasing rapidly. Much of the blame for this has to do with the number of ways in which a driver can have the person's focus removed from the road. Driving is still an activity that requires strict attention and things like texting and driving contribute to the dangers on the road, and are a growing cause referenced when there is a car accident.

Alleged drunk driver causes three car crash injuring six

Drivers in Virginia need to be on alert for other vehicles on the road. No matter how cautious and safe a particular driver is, there's always a risk that there will be a car collision. Some of these car accidents happen because of the weather, due to a fault in the vehicle, because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or as a result of a drunk driver. There can be serious consequences for an accident and it's important that those who were affected know what to do after it happens.

Dealing with the expenses associated with a car accident

Drivers in Virginia involved in motor vehicle accidents can see their lives change permanently in an instant. Mounting expenses resulting from the accident may soon become burdensome and overwhelming, and may make drivers unsure of what they can do to make their lives whole again.

Hit and run accidents are increasing across the nation

For people in Virginia and across the country, there are always risks when heading out on the road or simply leaving one's home. One of the last things that anyone expects to happen is to be in a car accident. To make matters worse when there is a crash is if there is a hit and run. Unfortunately, the number of hit and run accidents that are occurring is rising and many of these are ending in fatalities.

Texting and driving is illegal in Virginia, but hard to stop

While in Virginia it's well-known that texting and driving is a dangerous activity that can lead to a car accident and injuries, people still choose to do it under the impression that a sending or reading just one text will not cause them to crash. Often, there's a misplaced belief in certain drivers that as long as they're driving below a certain speed, wearing their safety belts and taking quick glances at the road, there's no harm in sending a quick message to a friend. There, however, is potential harm in this practice and it is now illegal under state law.

Three killed in crash involving alleged drunk driver in Virginia

While most drivers in Roanoke City adhere to the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely, there is always the danger of a reckless driver, a negligent driver or a drunk driver causing an auto accident. Car accidents can have deadly consequences as well as lead to long-term legal problems for the person who is deemed to have been intoxicated in a drunk driving accident. Holiday weekends are times that are especially rife with the potential for such crashes.

Man killed in two car collision in Virginia

Driving a car is a necessary part of life for most Virginia residents. Because it is such a common, day-to-day activity, many forget the dangers and risks associated with driving a motor vehicle. The reality, however, is that driving is likely one of the more dangerous activities that people engage in every day. It is unfortunately very common to hear of car accidents in which someone is severely injured or killed. While sometimes these accidents are due to unavoidable road or weather conditions, oftentimes they result from the reckless or negligent actions of others.

Driver involved in head-on collision may face additional charges

After a serious car accident, one of the first things that may occur is an accident investigation. This is true regardless of whether the motor vehicle accident is relatively minor or a more serious collision. Investigating the scene of the accident can help authorities determine exactly why the accident happened and who was at fault for the accident. In some cases, the accident investigation may result in criminal charges for the at-fault driver.

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