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.
Police chiefs in the city of Richmond, and Chesterfield and Henrico counties said Monday that their radio traffic will be encrypted on July 2. After that, only public safety personnel will be able to monitor radio transmissions. In an email to news outlets, the chiefs said the move is aimed at “ensuring that the dissemination … Continue reading Police in Richmond planning to encrypt radio channels
Tractor-trailer accidents cause significant damage and often cost trucking companies a lot of money. For this reason, they employ insurance companies who will begin investigating immediately in order to minimize their costs and pay you as little as possible. This means, that in the event of a tractor-trailer accident, you should contact an attorney for … Continue reading In a Tractor Trailer Accident? Call Collier
A boating accident is usually a frightening experience, and it can be difficult to know what to do or how to respond when one occurs. Knowing the steps to take after a boating accident could help you save someone’s life, as well as helping you protect your legal rights. In the immediate wake of a … Continue reading What to do After a Boating Accident
No one ever plans to get in an accident, but you can make the possible situation less stressful by being prepared and knowing what to do. Always keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Carry a cell phone, pen, paper and a disposable camera to take pictures at the scene (if you don’t have a … Continue reading What to Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident
Virginia allows those injured by dog bites to seek compensation from negligent owners, but the state’s dog bite laws can be rather complicated, especially if the dog has no previous history of violent behavior. For this reason, it is very important to secure an experienced Richmond dog bite lawyer immediately. The attorneys at Collier & … Continue reading Dog Bites and Personal Injury
After medical- and automotive-related incidents, gun-related fatalities round out the top three causes of death in the US according to the Center for Disease Control. Gun use has become so prevalent in fact that in a 2012 article from Bloomberg, it was reported that “by 2015, firearm fatalities will probably exceed traffic fatalities for the … Continue reading Firearm Fatalities
Winter weather is synonymous with luxurious meals, sledding, family bonding, and fireside relaxation. And yet as we enter the new year, nearly 27,900 Americans will be seriously injured in auto accidents, and more than 250 will die according to AAA. Matters are made only worse in Virginia, where our stretch of I-95 has been dubbed one of the deadliest in … Continue reading How to Enjoy a Safe New Year on Winter Roads.