Car & Truck Accident:

  • Why Do You Need to Hire an Attorney for Your Car Crash Case?
    You may be confused whether or not you are in need of hiring a lawyer for your auto accident case. If you are not sure if you should have an attorney on your side while dealing with insurance claims adjusters, this article may clear things up for you.
  • Speed Limit Increase Passed in Virginia’s General Assembly
    Virginia General Assembly passed the bill which would increase the speed limit on stretches of rural interstates and less populated areas of the state from 65mph to 70mph. Some say that the speed limit increase would allow drivers to operate their vehicles with greater efficiency and allow highway traffic to move at a more uniform speed, while others argue that an increase is less efficient and would lead to more serious car accidents and injuries.
  • Virginia Red Light Running Automobile Accidents
    Red light running is a serious offense and one of the top dangerous driving habits to other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. This article reviews some of the dangers of red light running, interesting statistics about red light running in Virginia, and cautions for safe and responsible drivers.
  • Avoid Aggressive Driving Situations
    Aggressive driving is a dangerous habit, and many individuals have been injured or killed because of getting involved in an aggressive driving situation. Tailgating, honking, gestures, excessive lane changes, and speeding are hazardous behaviors and should be avoided at all costs. Avoid other drivers who are driving aggressively and if you were the victim of a road rage incident, contact the lawyers at Whitehead & Chiocca for a complimentary review of your case.
  • Ten Potentially Deadly Driving Mistakes. Avoid being Negligent
    Avoid bad driving habits that could injure you or someone else. Contact Whitehead & Chiocca to discuss your case if someone’s negligence has injured you.
  • Virginia Supreme Court’s “One Free Swerve”: A Loss for Responsible Drivers
    The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that police officers in Virginia must first observe erratic behavior of a driver before executing a traffic stop based on an anonymous tip. Statistics involving driving under the influence are terrifying, so why can’t citizens help police out and try to get drunk drivers off the road? This article outlines those most at risk for driving under the influence as well as presenting some statistics on the dangers of driving under the influence. If you have been injured in an accident involving an impaired driver, contact Whitehead & Chiocca today at (804) 254-5600 for a no hassle, no obligation review of your case.
  • Distracted Driving: A Serious Epidemic
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that distracted drivers caused 5,800 deaths and 515,000 injuries last year. Distracted driving has become a serious epidemic in this country and it just gets worse as technology gets better. Even if you are a responsible driver, you are at the mercy of those around you who may not be so cautious.
  • Five Major Causes of Car Crashes in Virginia
    Hundreds of people are killed in car crashes every year in Virginia and tens of thousands more are injured. What is the cause of all these traffic accidents? Here we present a brief overview of five major contributors to Virginia car crashes: aggressive driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding and drowsy driving. All of these negligent driving behaviors are preventable, meaning that many innocent men, women and children are killed and injured every year for no reason.

Children and the Law:

  • Virginia Child Car Seat Regulations for 2010
    Child car seat regulations are enforced for the benefit of your loved ones, but purchasing a child seat can be overwhelming with all the choices out there. This article reviews Virginia’s child safety seat recommendations, giving you a foundation for choosing the most appropriate model for your child.
  • Protecting Your Child and Your Piece of Mind during Medical Procedures
    A visit to the hospital can be scary for both child and parent. Before your child is admitted to the hospital, prepare yourself by learning what you can do to build a strong relationship with your child’s caregiver. You should be well informed of all procedures, and feel confident in their care so your child will feel safe and secure too. If your child has been the unfortunate victim of a medical mistake, contact the attorneys at Whitehead & Chiocca today.
  • Children’s Bicycle Related Accidents
    One of the leading causes of childhood injury and death results from bicycle accidents. Many of these serious injuries and deaths could have been prevented by use of a safety helmet or proper riding habits on the roads. This article reviews some recent bicycle accident statistics and tips on how you can keep your child safe while on their bike.
  • Top Toy Hazards
    There are an alarming amount of toy recalls each year, demonstrating that there is a serious lack of regulation for toy safety. According to the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), last year over 4,640,000 unsafe items were recalled. This article describes some typical hazards to be cautious of for your child’s safety. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps an up to date database of recently recalled toys.
  • Leading Causes of Unintentional Accidents in Children and Adolescents
    Adolescents and children are subject to many types of unintentional accidents which may lead to catastrophic injury or death. Some of these accidents are caused by negligence, abuse, or poor safety practices. This article reviews some of the leading causes of injury in children and adolescents nationwide.
  • Things to Check into Before Sending your Child to a Day Care or Pre-school
    Here is a list of what to search for in a good day care center or a pre-school in order to make sure your child does not get injured, is stimulated and enjoys being there.
  • Child Safety on Halloween
    The scariest things on Halloween should be the costumes, tricks, and decorations, not your child’s safety. A study by the CDC shows that young pedestrian deaths are four times higher on Halloween compared to any other night. In this article you will find information on how to make sure your children remain safe this holiday evening.
  • Virginia Child Accident, Abuse and Injury Statistics
    Do you know the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children under the age of fourteen? Falls. How about the second leading cause of death? Drowning, often in a home pool. Children in Virginia can be hurt and killed in a variety of ways, often because an adult was negligent or abusive. No child deserves to suffer at the hands of an uncaring adult, and if you know a child with injuries or a child who has died because of somebody’s negligence then you can take action.

Please contact the experienced Richmond-based child law attorneys at Whitehead & Chiocca toll-free at (866) 955-5600.