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Visual clutter could make accidents more likely

Visual clutter is a term used to refer to the multitude of items your brain has to process at once when observing your environment. It can be very distracting when driving, and some studies have shown that it could lead to car accidents.

Can personal injury lawsuits help reduce car accidents?

Auto accidents wreak havoc on communities throughout the United States and Manassas, Virginia, is no different. Most people who live here know of someone who died or was catastrophically injured in an auto accident and many of these individuals were hurt or killed as a result of negligence, recklessness, inattentiveness or unlawfulness.

Here's what you should do after a car accident

Being in a car accident can be nerve-wracking. Even if you escape without an injury, you'll likely be rattled and you won't be thinking clearly. For this reason, you need to have a post-accident action plan to carry out -- and you should write it down and keep it in your glove box.

Seatbelts could save your life

In 49 states, including Virginia, drivers can get a severe fine if they're not wearing a seatbelt. Lawmakers throughout the nation have found that if they require motorists and their passengers to wear safety belts, then the use of safety belts goes up and, vehicle-related injuries and fatalities go down.

Were you hurt in a car crash? Don't delay in filing a claim

Manassas residents hurt in a serious car crash need to keep in mind that statutes of limitation will apply to their potential personal injury suits stemming from the event. A statute of limitation is a law that establishes a specific window of time within which you have to file your claim or forever be barred from doing so. At the Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, we take statutes of limitation seriously and it's one of the first things we evaluate when a new client approaches us with a potential lawsuit.

Elderly man dies in tragic Prince George's County car accident

A 79-year-old man was lucky to survive a car collision. However, soon after exiting his vehicle to survey the damage, a passing car fatally struck him while he was on foot. The fatal incident happened in Prince George's County.

How do I know if I need new brakes?

The warning signs that you need new brakes should never be ignored. Indeed, your cars ability to stop is one of the most vital features that you require to avoid getting into a crash. However, if you're not a mechanic, you may not know how to identify the tell-tale signs it's time for a brake job.

Did foggy conditions contribute to your wreck with another car?

Even though winter is still having its way with parts of the northeast, spring is just around the corner. The spring months are prime times for dense fog to accumulate on highways, making driving even riskier than usual.

Is subrogation a factor in your insurance claim?

Sometimes those who have been injured in auto accidents may have to deal with subrogation rights with an insurance company. While generally this action is taken between insurance companies, occasionally the injured party may become involved.

Get prepared for winter driving weather

Although Manassas does not typically have harsh winters, the city can definitely be impacted by a winter storm or two. Drivers should learn to anticipate and adapt to the wintry conditions that can seriously affect the driving conditions around the area.

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