Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys

Drowsy Driving a Larger Public Safety Issue than Feds Estimate

A new study suggests that drowsiness pays a role in a much larger percentage of car accidents than the federal government previously estimated. In fact, the study shows that drowsy driving accidents take place at almost eight times the rate of current federal estimates. With so many sleepy people on the road, drivers must remain […]

Driving After a Concussion Is Dangerous

Traumatic brain injuries like concussions can severely impede a person’s ability to get through the day. However, concussions also can threaten the safety of others—especially when concussed individuals get behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, not all doctors advise patients that their concussions can impair their driving, which can lead to needless accidents on […]

Can You Hold an Employer Liable for a Car Accident Caused by an Employee?

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Yes, in many cases. Under the well-settled legal principle respondeat superior, employers can bear legal responsibility when their employees negligently hurt someone else. However, you will need to carefully analyze the circumstances to make sure the employee acted within the scope and course of employment when the accident occurred. That’s when you need an experienced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drivers and Bicyclists can be Dangerous Mix

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We hear the slogan “Share the Road.” But many car and truck drivers don’t heed that call. Recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that each year bicyclists represent: Two percent of all traffic fatalities Two percent of all accident injuries More than 1,100 deaths More than 52,000 injuries Americans increasingly use […]

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 […]