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September 2014 Archives

Duties of Virginia drivers after an accident involving injury

Motorists in Virginia may be aware that if they are involved in a car accident involving injury or property damage, state law requires them to stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without blocking traffic. If the accident causes an injury to another person, they are obligated by law to assist that person in any way possible; this includes transporting that person to a hospital for medical treatment if necessary or if the person requests it.

Wrongful death suits in Virginia

When someone in Virginia is believed to have died as a result of another party's actionable behavior, such as a wrongful act or negligence, certain family members of the decedent may wish to pursue civil action. A personal representative of a decedent may seek to hold a party financially accountable for a victim's passing by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

The FCC cautions drivers against texting behind the wheel

The Federal Communications Commission hopes that educating motorists in Virginia and nationwide about the dangers of texting and driving may reduce the frequency of accidents. According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 percent of fatal or injury-related crashes in 2010 were caused by distraction. These incidents led to 3,092 deaths and approximately 416,000 injured people.

Pedestrian struck by motorcycle in Virginia accident

A motorcycle, car and pedestrian were involved in a crash at a gas station on Senedo Road in Shenandoah County on Sept. 5. Police arrived at the scene around 4:30 p.m., and a man there said that he had been hit by the motorcycle. The motorcycle's rider then reportedly backed up and hit a Hyundai sedan that was being filled with gasoline. Authorities said the fuel pump of the Hyundai was damaged and that the motorcycle was rendered inoperable.

3 injured in Virginia accident when vehicle slams into restaurant

A Virginia man who was accused of driving his car into a Lynchburg fast food restaurant was taken into custody and was charged by the authorities on Aug. 26. According to the report, the man claimed that he was trying to hit the brakes but accidentally hit the accelerator when he slammed through a glass widow at a Hardee's located on Langhorne Road.