Car Accident

What Happens If a Pedestrian Causes an Accident in Virginia?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the pedestrian always has the right of way,” many times in your life. While it is true pedestrians often have the right of way, it is not always the case. It also does not give a pedestrian carte blanche to act recklessly or negligently when sharing the roadway with motor vehicles. Sometimes, the pedestrian...

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What Is the Average Settlement for Knee Injuries from a Car Accident in Virginia?

Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries following a car accident. Given the position of car occupants, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. However, knowing what to expect in the wake of an accident isn’t necessarily intuitive. This is especially the case once insurance companies get involved. If you suffered a knee injury in...

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Most Common Fatal Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Every life is important. In 2021, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported 968 fatalities on Virginia roadways. In addition, 161 people were injured daily in the Commonwealth due to traffic collisions.  Fatal injuries from car accidents are absolutely devastating for survivors of the accident victim. Knowing that traffic accidents are sudden and generally preventable only adds to the...

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What Are Compensatory Damages When It Comes to Drunk Driving Accidents in Virginia?

Any type of vehicle accident is likely to be a scary experience that can result in both physical and mental harm. Drunk driving accidents are often even more frustrating because there is an assumption that the accident could have been avoided if the intoxicated driver had made responsible decisions about operating the vehicle and consuming alcohol.  As the victim...

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Hit by a Drunk Driver in Virginia? You Can Claim Punitive Damages

No one ever expects to be in a vehicle accident, and sometimes accidents just happen. In the case of a drunk driving accident, someone made a decision to get behind the wheel when they were under the influence of alcohol. Not only does this constitute negligent behavior, but there are also circumstances where this behavior is outrageous and worthy...

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Can I Sue for Emotional Distress After a Car Accident?

A serious car accident can change your life in the blink of an eye.  It’s no secret that car accidents frequently result in significant physical injuries for those involved. And in turn, these injuries can lead to thousands upon thousands of dollars in expenses for injury victims as they navigate the road toward recovery. However, beyond physical injuries, many...

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4 Most Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Accidents in Virginia

Drunk driving puts thousands of drivers at risk every day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately one person dies every 52 minutes in the United States in a drunk driving accident. Approximately ⅓ of all traffic fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. These fatality rates demonstrate why drinking and driving is dangerous. These numbers...

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Average Settlement for a Drunk Driving Accident in Virginia

Car accidents often cause thousands of dollars in property damage, not to mention the financial and emotional cost to injured victims. Unfortunately, car accidents occur all too frequently because of drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Virginia recorded approximately 236 alcohol-related driving fatalities in 2019 alone. Additionally, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that...

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Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Virginia – River Run Law

Immediately following a car accident, you may be overwhelmed, scared, and injured. However, if you are able, there are essential steps to take after a car accident to protect your rights. These steps may be especially vital in situations where you suffered injuries due to no fault of your own.  Virginia Law and Car Accidents  Virginia law outlines essential...

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What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Virginia?

There are several types of injuries associated with car accidents, but some are more common than others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 2.7 million people sustain an injury in car accidents every year. While a majority of crashes do not have a reported injury, the ones that do often involve serious injuries with...

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