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September 2017 Archives

The consequences of traffic violations as a commercial driver

If you have an ordinary driver's license and choose to drive a car on the road, it is considered a privilege more than a right, and that's why the privilege can be taken from you relatively easily. However, when you have a commercial driver's license, the sense of responsibility you should hold, as well as the penalties you could face, are even higher. In general, the bigger the car you are driving, the higher responsibility you have to stay safe, because more is at stake.

Proving liability when hit by a drunk driver

Accidents can happen when you least expect it. You can do everything in your power to be a safe driver, invest in a car that will protect you and make sure to keep up with road safety regulations. However, you are never in control of other drivers on the road, and it is sometimes unavoidable to be involved in a situation when there is a driver acting dangerously by driving under the influence of alcohol.

Highway safety for truck drivers

As a truck driver, you will have already been subject to rigorous training and a high degree of assessment before you are able to get on the road. But it's always important to try and learn as much as you can about highway safety and methods to ensure that you keep the risks at bay. Truck driving continues to be a very high risk job with an enormous amount of responsibility. In 2012, the US department of Transportation reported that 3,921 people were killed by large trucks.

Using a hands-free device could still lead to distracted driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem both in Virginia and across the country, and for this reason, many people are turning to the benefits of using hands-free devices while driving. While it is good that these devices allow for individuals to keep their hands on the wheel, it can still lead to distracted driving.

Dog attack injuries: What's the one-bite rule?

In the state of Virginia, dog owners will only be liable for the injuries caused by their animals if they had reason to believe that their dog was at risk of attacking someone. Under common law, this has grown into the "one-bite" rule, which basically states that dog owners in Virginia are essentially on notice after the first time their dog bites someone. If the dog attacks a second time, then the dog owner will surely be liable.