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Virginia car accidents may result in death, injuries

A woman in Virginia recently lost her life in a tragic car accident. Meanwhile, four other individuals suffered injuries in the accident. Sometimes, these types of car accidents happen as a result of a driver's carelessness, in which case the driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.

Fatal car accidents may result from speeding

A teenager recently passed away in a tragic motor vehicle crash in Virginia. In addition, four other teenagers suffered injuries in the collision. These types of car accidents can easily take place as a result of a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.

Car accidents involving stopped traffic may lead to death

Four individuals have sadly lost their lives in a motor vehicle collision in Virginia. The accident, which involved a car and a semi-truck, occurred on a Wednesday morning. Sometimes, these types of car accidents happen due to careless driving, which is grounds for litigation.

Speed limit laws in Virginia

It goes without saying that driving at excessive speeds can increase the chances of one being involved in a car accident in Manassas. The question is exactly how are excessive speeds determined. If you have been involved in a car accident where the issue of falt is at question, the driver suspected of causing it may point to the fact that they were not driving above the speed limit, and thus cannot be at fault. Many have come to us here at Lockin & Coleman, PLLC in a similar situation wondering how to combat such a claim. The answer lies in correctly interpreting the term "speed limit." 

What are the most common causes of car accidents?

Car accidents can happen for many different reasons. In the vast majority of the cases, a driver's behavior behind the wheel is a leading contributor to accidents. That's why it's important for drivers to follow the rules and respect the rights of other drivers, as explained by The Balance.

How can I choose the best car seat?

Car seats protect your kids when driving in vehicles, which is why they're a mandatory accessory. Choosing the right car seat can be a bit more difficult than one might think, especially if it's your first time buying one. That's why Parents Magazine offers the following tips to new parents who might have questions about how to best protect their kids in the first place. 

Road rage incident targets mom and newborn baby

A string of recent road rage incidents in Virginia seem to be connected and may be committed by the same person. These incidents have become increasingly more violent throughout the country and the latest situation involved a young mother and her nine-week-old infant.

Take extra precautions when driving at night

Even after the sun sets in Virginia, thousands of cars, trucks and motorcycles fill the roads. Whether people are coming home from work or heading out for a night on the town, they are still using the roadways to get where they need to go. According to the National Safety Council, people are three times more likely to get into a fatal car accident when driving at night than they are during daylight hours. So, what causes this increased accident rate and what can people do to avoid becoming involved in a catastrophic collision?

How does someone recover from a traumatic brain injury?

Some traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have lasting effects on accident victims. Along with physical issues that result from brain trauma, a person may also experience emotional and cognitive impairments. This makes for a difficult recovery, especially when injuries are severe. The Mayo Clinic explains the effects of TBI and the different treatment options that are currently available.

How to recognize the signs of an aggressive driver

As a Virginia motorist, it is important that you drive cautiously and remain on the lookout for aggressive drivers. At any given time of the day, you may come into contact with motorists who have road rage, as they are rushing to get to an appointment or have just had a bad day. In fact, aggressive driving is involved in at least 56 percent of fatal accidents in the United States, according to AAA. Furthermore, at least 80 percent of American motorists admit to driving in an aggressive manner. It is critical that you are able to recognize these aggressive driving behaviors so that you may avoid becoming involved in a catastrophic accident.

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