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Richmond Personal Injury Blog

Proving that a truck driver was at fault in Virginia

Truck drivers generally have a very high standard of training, and they have to comply with many regulations here in Virginia and the rest of the United States. Therefore, when a truck accident occurs, it is often seen as likely that there was some external incident that was to blame. However, truck drivers can be at fault for causing accidents even if they are very highly trained.

If you are convinced that a truck accident that you were involved in was the fault of the truck driver, it is important that you have evidence to back up your claim. This will give you a much better possibility of being successful in the case.

Settling an accident caused by a drunk driver

Accidents that have been caused by a drunk driver are very common and make up a high percentage of accidents. The fact is that accidents caused by a person who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs are highly preventable, and this is why there are very severe consequences for drunk or drugged drivers.

If you have been affected by a drunk driving accident in the state of Virginia, it is very likely that you have considered taking action against the person responsible. Many people suffer from mental issues after being involved in a car accident. The emotional trauma, as well as the pain and suffering, caused by injuries means that a car accident can be life-changing. Therefore, it is understandable that so many seek to settle through legal proceedings in Virginia.

Virginian teenager killed by speeding car

A teenager in Norfolk, Virginia, died while riding a scooter across the street near his home. Witnesses say that the boy was attempting to cross the street around eight in the evening. A driver who was reportedly moving well in excess of the posted speed limit on the street hit the teen, and the teen was later pronounced dead on the scene.

There were no indications that alcohol was involved in the accident. No one has stated whether or not distracted driving was a factor. Area residents, however, expressed their anger at the city and the local police for not enforcing the posted speed limit. They say that speeders are common on their street, so a serious accident was probably only a matter of time.

There's no need to spin your wheels following a motorcycle crash

Nothing compares to the feeling of the wind on your face as you ride your motorcycle on the open road. However, sometimes you find yourself surrounded by other motor vehicles while on your bike.

If the drivers of these other automobiles are not careful, they can easily collide with you and cause you grave injuries. Fortunately, if a careless Virginia motorist has hurt you in a motorcycle crash, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your injuries.

Taking action after being injured in a Virginia movie theater

Going to a movie theater can be a great family activity on the weekend or as a weeknight treat. However, the occurrence of injuries in movie theaters is in fact a reality for many. In 2008, 1,570 people in the United States had to take time off work in order to recover from injuries that resulted from a trip to the movie theater.

If you have been injured in a Virginia movie theater, it is important that you take the time to consider whether the accident that occurred could have been reasonably prevented by the movie theater in question. If there was a hazard that could have or should have been fixed, for example, and your injury occurred as a result of this hazard, you may be able to make a legal claim against the premises manager and/or owner for the damages that you suffered.

How to be safe when driving with a trailer

There is always a greater risk when towing a trailer on the back of a vehicle. It increases the length of the entire vehicle which can make it more difficult for cars to pass, and it can also mean that turning becomes more hazardous.

If you drive with a trailer or you are preparing to do so, it is important that you understand what safety precautions should be put into place to increase the safety for yourself and for other people on the road. The following are some tips that will help you to tow trailers more safely.

Don't take slip-and-fall accident injuries lying down in Virginia

You walk into a store to purchase a few important items. However, today's trip is far from ordinary. Instead of racing through the store, you find yourself lying on the floor in pain following a slip-and-fall accident.

If the business property owner did not properly maintain the area where you injured yourself, you have the right to seek to hold him or her accountable for your slip-and-fall injuries. Here is a look at common indoor conditions in Virginia that result in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident injuries.

Being hit by a car as a pedestrian in Virginia

Each year, unfortunately many people are killed as pedestrians, whether they are simply crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk. Many people are also injured considerably due to being hit by cars, and often they are made permanently disabled or are unable to work for a significant amount of time.

If you have been hit by a car in the state of Virginia, it is important that you consider taking action no matter how big or small your injuries are. It is vital that an investigation is conducted and an assessment is made as to whether the driver was at fault.

How to prove that a Breathalyzer was faulty

When you are involved in an accident, law enforcement officers at the scene are very likely to conduct Breathalyzer tests on drivers immediately after the accident. This generally is not an accusation of intoxication; however, it is important that all drivers do adhere to the request, because a Breathalyzer test refusal is often interpreted as an admission of guilt.

Breathalyzer tests are so widely used because of their practicality and their size. Courts have deemed them to be "reasonably accurate" and therefore, a valid way to measure a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC). However, one of the main criticisms of Breathalyzer tests is that they can occasionally give false positive results after a car accident, and this can potentially lead to a person being unfairly charged with causing an accident.

Establishing liability for a bounce house injury

During the summer months, it's great to take your kids to fun activities with their friends. Bounce houses are a exciting way for your children to socialize and engage in exercise. Bounce houses are often used to celebrate birthdays or block parties.

However, the potential dangers of bounce houses are being highlighted with some shocking stories of injuries from across the country. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you children are safe at all times when playing in a bounce house.