Understanding Pelvic Injuries Caused by Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of serious injury. Pelvic trauma in particular can be life-altering, if not life-threatening, depending on the exact nature of the injury. While most people think of the pelvis as synonymous with hips, it is really “a basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and protects the abdominal organs.” Contained…

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The Truck Safety Coalition Opposes the TRUCKS Act of 2022

A new bill introduced by two senators is causing quite a stir. Currently, anyone who wants to drive a truck must undergo special training to obtain a Commercial Drivers License. Fully loaded commercial vehicles weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, and operating one of these vehicles is a significant responsibility. Even with the proper training, the…

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“Take a Moment” for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Pedestrians and bicyclists are the most overlooked people on the road, and drivers do not take the same precautions to avoid pedestrians as they do other vehicles. The City of Richmond and its surrounding Counties, Henrico and Chesterfield, should follow the lead of Fairfax County, which is urging everyone to “take a moment” with a…

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Virginia Highways Are Becoming More Deadly – Why?

A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals a substantial increase in traffic fatalities here in Virginia, compared to the same period in 2021. The entire nation is experiencing these troubling statistics – an upward trend in motor vehicle accident deaths that began during the pandemic and continues through 2022. Axios…

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Should I File an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

Whether you own a car or a home, there is one constant – insurance companies. The reason why you pay for your insurance policy is for the event of an emergency; at least that’s what the agents will tell you. However, what they don’t tell you is that they want you to continue to pay…

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Camp Lejeune and Its Toxic Water Victims

One of the greatest injustices done to Marine veterans in North Carolina was somewhat rectified recently when President Joe Biden signed the Honoring Our PACT Act. This Act also contains, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, allowing victims sickened by toxic water to file for compensation decades after exposure. Almost 40 years after being exposed to…

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Will Driver Shortage Lead to Increase in Truck Accidents?

The trucking industry, and truck drivers themselves, currently play a critical role in America’s economic infrastructure. Truck drivers traverse our nation’s highways, carrying heavy loads of goods and supplies from factories and warehouses and delivering them from one region of the country to another. Our reliance on truck drivers was underscored during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Study Reveals Driver-Assist Systems May Not Improve Car Safety

A moment of distraction. Misjudging the amount of time or space available to make a turn or stop the car. Following too closely. Speeding. The list of human errors that occur while driving goes on, with each mistake, every misjudgment or miscalculation putting drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else on the road at risk. Proponents…

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Ford Recalls 2.9 Million Cars and SUVs with Defective Transmission

Actor Anton Yelchin’s untimely death in June 2016 due to a rollaway incident with his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee highlighted the deadly consequences of defective products. Six years later, another automobile manufacturer has issued recalls for a similar problem. In late June, Ford Motor Company announced that 2.9 million owners of Ford cars and SUVs…

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