Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys

Were You Passed on the Right and Hurt in a Car Accident?

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Most drivers have heard that it’s safer to pass on the left when road conditions permit. In fact, some people are under the impression that passing on the right is illegal—which it often is. This leads people to wonder whether the right-side driver can face liability for an accident that occurred while attempting to pass […]


Prescription Drugs Can Cause Car Accidents

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We all know the dangers and legal consequences of drunk driving. But did you know that prescription drugs may cause more accidents than alcohol and marijuana combined? A study by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine found that 50 percent of drivers took at least one prescription drug in the past week. With […]


The Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) costs are staggering. Depending on the severity and location of the injury on the body, the extent of paralysis, and patient age, first-year medical costs alone range from $350,000 to more than $1 million, with lifetime healthcare costs ranging from $1.5 million to nearly $5 million. Note that those estimates are […]


Unseen Danger: Drowsy Drivers Put Everyone at Risk

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Spring is here and summer is around the corner—with extra hours of daylight. The open road beckons, and with it, the lure of more driving. Unfortunately, few of us get enough sleep, and many get behind the wheel after a late night out. Most drivers push themselves despite fatigue, medication, illness, and stress. Combine a […]


Concussion? Drivers Often Get Behind the Wheel Too Soon

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Concussions are all too common, often resulting from bumps, jolts, blows to the head, or vigorous shaking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that concussions result in about three-million hospital emergency room visits annually. Concussions have serious short- and long-term effects—and they can interfere with driving abilities. Not surprisingly, drivers often underestimate […]


Defects on Richmond Roadways Can Cause Serious Car Accidents

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As drivers, we know to pay attention to the roadway for ever-changing hazards and conditions. Road dangers exist everywhere—and if they persist for too long, a government agency (or authority) and others may face liability for injuries and accidents. What Are Typical Road Defects? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration identifies many common […]


I Was Hurt in a Car Accident. Can I Sue the Driver’s Employer?

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It happens frequently: An employee is driving to, from, or during work, in a personal or company car. Then an accident occurs. Is the employer liable? These accidents are so pervasive that many agencies and companies publish safety handbooks and guidelines about the subject—for example, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s […]


Unseen Danger: Tired Truckers Are Lethal Weapons

Truck Accident Attorney Richmond Virginia

Spring is here with an extra hour of daylight. The open road beckons—and with it, the lure of more driving. Unfortunately, few of us get enough sleep, and many get behind the wheel after a late night out. Most drivers push themselves despite fatigue, medication, illness, and stress. Combine a tired truck driver with an […]


Federal Regulations to Limit Truck Speeds Stall

Truck Accident Attorney Richmond Virginia

In 2016, two agencies of the federal government proposed regulations that would put speed governors, which prevent vehicles from exceeding specified speed limits, on heavy trucks. However, since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed those rules under the Obama administration, Donald Trump was elected president. The Trump […]


With Warm Weather on the Way, Time to Teach Your Children About Pool Safety Now

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Winter’s bite is still chomping down hard on many parts of the country, but spring and summer weather are soon approaching. It’s a perfect time to talk to your children about safety around swimming pools. Whether the pool is in your backyard, at the home of one of your children’s friends, or at the community […]