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Category Archives: Auto Accident

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Reporting Requirements for an Auto Accident in Virginia

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From small fender benders to major car crashes, Virginia sees its fair share of automotive accidents. Whenever such an accident involves harm or damage, any drivers involved have certain reporting requirements under Virginia law. Drivers must adhere strictly to these requirements. Otherwise, they could face criminal fines and even time behind bars. What are… Read More »

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Repeat DUI Offenders and the Virginia Trauma Center Fund

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can result in property damages, serious injury, and even death. When one person decides to drive under the influence, they put other people and property at risk. And if there is an accident, first responders spend valuable time and resources… Read More »

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Explaining Virginia’s DMV Payment Plan Program

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Uninsured motorists faced with license suspension are utilizing a new plan offered by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), according to an article by the Martinsville Daily. The plan allows drivers with suspended licenses to regain driving privileges by paying off their fees and penalties in monthly installments. Until this plan came into… Read More »

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The Importance of Taking Pictures Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

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The damage caused by a motor vehicle accident is not limited solely to costly vehicle repairs. Serious injuries and the ensuing legal fees can complicate an already inconvenient situation. Taking photos immediately after an accident can potentially save you from further problems. The old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but… Read More »

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How Long do I Have to Sue in Virginia?

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When you are injured in a car accident or by some other type of negligence, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. However, many injury victims do not realize just how short the time limit is for getting justice. The law does not allow victims to wait long. The reasoning is… Read More »

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Five Most Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

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Those who are injured in auto accidents often suffer a wide range of injuries, many of which may not be immediately apparent. Some injuries take time to manifest, and others might be so subtle they cannot be recognized for years. This is why it is important to be evaluated right away following a car… Read More »

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Three Reasons for Extreme Caution When Using Ride-Share Services Like Uber and Lyft

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Nationwide, we continue to hear stories about assaults, rapes, and even homicides being committed by rideshare drivers. However, we are also beginning to hear about drivers being assaulted and murdered as well. In Virginia, several key stories have highlighted the problem recently. Recent Virginia Cases On March 19, 2016, a Vienna, Virginia man stole… Read More »

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Legislature Continues Attempts to Reduce Distracted Driving

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According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 8 out of 10 accidents in the Commonwealth can be attributed, at least in part, to distracted driving. In just the first few months of 2015, distracted driving claimed 68 lives on Virginia roadways. Many residents wonder when enough will be enough and existing laws will… Read More »

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Leesburg’s Most Dangerous Intersections from 2004 to 2014

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In and around Leesburg, Virginia, drivers face many challenges, from heavy construction zones to speed traps. But several spots are the most dangerous places to drive. Interestingly, the most dangerous intersections in Leesburg have changed slightly over the years. When people think of heavy traffic and dangerous places during rush hour, spots like East… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Charge in Fatal Crash on U.S. 15

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A woman from Madison County was killed while a passenger in a single car accident in Culpepper County, Virginia. The driver of the vehicle lost control while driving south on U.S. Highway 15, running off the left side of the road into a row of cedar trees. The 21-year-old driver was treated for injuries,… Read More »

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