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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.

Drunk driver charged after fatal Virginia crash

Virginia residents know that when someone has had a night of drinking, that person should not be operating a vehicle under any condition. Alcohol can impair judgment and vision. It is also dangerous to other drivers on the roads because a drunk driver poses a greater threat of causing a car crash. It can cause irreparable damage to other drivers and passengers. Sometimes, it can even end in a fatality.

Car crash kills young woman in Virginia

The car accidents that Virginia residents experience can be very different. While some are small annoyances that simply cause people to be late for work, others are so serious that they cause significant injuries and even deaths. Many car accidents are caused by negligent drivers who are unaware of how dangerous their driving behaviors can be and in some cases tragic events occur with devastating results.

Shocking bike accident causes VDOT to alter bridge policy

More and more people across the state of Virginia have elected to make a bicycle their primary mode of transportation. While this is certainly understandable given the environmental and financial benefits, this decision is not without certain risks as motorists often consciously ignore or simply fail to see the bicyclists with whom they must share the road.

Virginia looking to reduce traffic deaths by 15 percent in 2014

Earlier this week, law enforcement officials, safety advocates and Governor Terry McAuliffe gathered at the State Capitol in Richmond to announce the launch of an ambitious new nationwide campaign designed to reduce the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents here in Virginia and across the nation

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