2005 statistics show that in Virginia, red light running resulted in over 7,000 car crashes, at least 25 deaths, and more than 3,000 injuries. Nationwide, almost 900 people die and over 150,000 are injured ever year in automobile accidents which involve red light running.
At Whitehead & Chiocca, we believe that the most vulnerable members of our society, children, deserve the greatest care and security that we can provide. Often unable to speak for themselves or guard themselves from harm, children depend on caring personal injury attorneys like us to ensure that they have a safe place in this world.
There can be many pitfalls in a personal injury case. Insurance companies will try many methods to deny your claim altogether or make the recovery as small as possible.
People often have questions and concerns about their car after they have been involved in an accident. If the accident is your fault, then you can only rely on your own insurance company to pay for the damage. They only pay, however, if you have comprehensive, or “full,” coverage. If you have only liability coverage on your car and the accident is your fault, then the only way to get your car repaired is to pay for it out of your own pocket.
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you need to weigh your options carefully. This report was designed to help you address some of the issues you will face as you hire a personal injury attorney.
Virginia law treats often children differently than it treats adults for many reasons. Children are not considered mature enough to understand and look out for their own interests, therefore the law supplies many safeguards and protections for children that adults do not receive. This is very evident in personal injury cases. The differences between an adult’s personal injury case and a child’s case are very important and can make a difference in any recovery that your child makes.
In an effort to improve transportation in Virginia, Richmond based Gov. Bob McDonnell has pushed the initiative to raise interstate speed limits from 65 mph to 70 mph on certain roads.
Even if the other party admits fault following a car accident, your struggles are not over. You still have to deal with your insurance company, their insurance company, and possible long-term complications from injuries that you may not have noticed when the car crash occurred.
Traffic accidents are a serious issue in Virginia, claiming 821 lives every year and injuring 69,130 people. Many times car crashes are the result of one or more driver errors or negligent behaviors, which means that many vehicular deaths and injuries can – and should – be avoided.
Each year 36 people die in Virginia and approximately 700 more are injured in auto accidents due to intoxicated drivers.