What Is “Seat Belt Syndrome?”

Seat belts are essential safety devices that can significantly reduce the risk of serious harm or fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. However, they can also cause serious injuries, particularly when the collision forces are significant. Although a well-designed seat belt that is properly worn will prevent the occupants of a car from being flung violently…

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Car Fire Accidents Can Cause Deadly Injuries

Car accidents take on numerous forms – fender benders, head-on collisions, multi-car pile-ups – but many are not aware of the danger of “thermal incidents.” Hyundai and Kia recently recalled approximately 90,000 vehicles in the U.S. and are advising owners to park them outside away from other vehicles and structures due to an issue with…

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents Often Have Devasting Consequences

Earlier this month, a multi-car crash involving three vehicles occurred near the A.P. Hill state in Richmond’s Northside. Fortunately, no significant injuries were attributed to the accident, but unfortunately, this is not often the case with multi-vehicle accidents. A multi-car accident (sometimes called a pile-up) is a collision involving several vehicles. Multi-vehicle accidents are particularly…

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How Injured Passengers Can Seek Damages for Virginia Car Accidents

A passenger injured in an automobile accident will rarely be considered at fault for a collision, even if they caused a distraction, because they were not driving the vehicle when the crash occurred. However, one or both drivers may be held liable, including the operator of a vehicle carrying the passenger. Drivers owe their passengers…

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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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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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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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