Springtime weather is often the first excuse all year to get outside, get walking, and be active! This includes dogs and dogwalkers and owners. And while you may want to jog up and pet a friendly-looking dog right away, you should know that this may lead to a bite or serious injury. Because we can’t … Continue reading Common Canine Etiquette – Dog Bite Prevention
In the chaos of a car accident, you can be incapacitated, incoherent, or otherwise kept from contacting your emergency contacts. It is obviously important to notify loved ones of your condition and location in the event of a car accident or other emergency, but when incapacitated, it is impossible to do so. In order to … Continue reading In Case of Emergency
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of accident, and you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering, “How much is my case worth?” The answer is based on “damages.” What did the accident cost you—monetarily, physically and mentally? In some cases, damages are also … Continue reading What could my case be worth?
In the US during 2013 there were 505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms use with “undetermined intent” as noted in a report by the CDC. And while there will never be a year without negligent gun death, there are several things gun owners can … Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Home Gun Safety
Nothing puts “fall” into “slip and fall” like the holiday season. Hard ice, turkey frying grease, wet leaves, and strings of holiday lights all pose hazards during the final months of the year. And while these occurrences are common, that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. If you feel that a property owner or business … Continue reading Negligence Near the New Year
From 2011 to 2015, an average of about 800 Americans died a year in car wrecks because of snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice, according to an analysis of transportation data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means during the winter months it is more important than ever to adjust your driving routines and patterns to accommodate weather changes. … Continue reading 4 Tips For Winter Motorcycle Driving
The death of a loved one is something that will never be easy to contend or deal with. And when a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, including murder, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for “wrongful death.” The elements of a wrongful death suit … Continue reading What is a Wrongful Death
While there is no hard and fast stopping distance to maintain between vehicles, Virginia law does include a section defining a fine you may encounter on the roadways called ‘following too closely’ the details are listed as “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer more closely than is … Continue reading Five Factors of Stopping Distance
According to the CDC, each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. People under the age of 20 are the largest group associated with distracted driving behaviors. In order to help prevent teenagers from endangering themselves and … Continue reading Distracted Driving Statistics and Prevention
Whiplash is a fairly common injury that occurs when a car is rear-ended and the passengers’ heads quickly jerk forward and back. Collisions that happen at a slower rate of 20 to 30 mph can still cause significant pain! The energy of a car moving at 20 mph transfers to your body and jerks it … Continue reading Whiplash and What to do.