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Virginia teen driver deaths up, according to DMV

Protecting individuals on the roadways, as well as when they have been harmed in a car accident, is an important concern for everyone. The Department of Motor Vehicles reported that teenage driver deaths are already higher in Virginia in 2015 than last year in 2014. An increased focus has been placed on teen safety when driving and having discussions with teens related to driver safety. Authorities will randomly monitor high school parking lots and provide prizes to drivers and passengers wearing seatbelts and engaging in other safe driving behaviors.

Car accident victims have important protections to be aware of

When injured in a car accident, victims who suffer injuries such as broken bones and fractures may not immediately realize the full extent of their injuries or the harm they have suffered. Medical treatment for car accident injuries can be extensive and costly. Additionally, losses such as the loss of enjoyment or life and time away from work during the recovery process can be physically, emotionally and financially costly and can take their toll on victims and their quality of life.

Car accident numbers in Virginia

Statistics show that, over the past few decades, the number of fatalities in traffic accidents has fallen substantially. Still, car accidents continue to claim far too many lives. In Virginia, during 2012, 741 victims were killed in car accidents and 65,114 victims were injured. There were 121,763 car accidents reported in Virginia during 2012. During 2013, 700 victims were killed in car accidents in Virginia. A total of 63,384 victims were injured in car accidents in 2013 and an overall total of 120,282 car accidents were reported in Virginia during 2013.

Pedestrian accident victims enjoy legal protections

Pedestrians have a reasonable expectation of safety on the roadways. However, sometimes pedestrians are injured or otherwise harmed in crosswalks and on sidewalks and as they walk, run or play. Victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer extensive physical damages which may result in medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, including emotional distress. Pedestrian accidents, unfortunately, can occur in a number of different ways.

Texting while driving is both a danger and a concern for victims

Most of us are aware that texting while driving is dangerous. However, many people may not be aware just how dangerous texting and driving is. Texting while driving and cell phone usage while driving contributes to distracted driving, which can lead to accidents that result in injury and loss of life.

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.

How can a drunk driver affect an accident case in Virginia?

Drivers in Virginia who are in a car collision with injuries or fatalities will have enough to worry about without thinking about the condition of the other driver and whether he or she was intoxicated, worries such as medical treatment, repairing or replacing damaged property, getting back to work and many more.

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.

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