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
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.
When the average 3,600-pound automobile suddenly meets an 18-wheeler weighing as much as 80,000 pounds and traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour, enormous damage and injury are inevitable. Walking away from the accident can sometimes feel like a victory in itself, but it is important to keep several things in mind after … Continue reading You’ve Been Injured in an Auto Accident, Now What?
In the chaos following an car accident or other collision there is a lot to keep track of. We have created an easy step-by-step guide to follow in the immediate wake of a collision: Stay at the scene of the accident, never leave until it’s appropriate to do so. If you leave, particularly where someone … Continue reading In a car accident? Follow these steps:
Mopeds are a popular commuter vehicle here in Richmond. Their low-profile size makes them easy to park, electric motors make them efficient and cheap to use, and they allow motorists to bypass several fees in the registration process. But what else does the DMV of Virginia have to say about mopeds? Registration and License: Mopeds are defined … Continue reading Mopeds v. Motorcycles
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
Summer in central Virginia is the perfect time to hit the road on two wheels. We have great destinations and loops in our area, you can head up to Tappahannock, east to Williamsburg, or out to Nelson county for scenic viewpoints. Sadly, there were over 2000 motorcycle crashes in Virginia in 2014 (the most recent … Continue reading May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Tractor trailer accidents cause significant damage and often cost trucking companies a lot of money. For this reason, they employ big 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 … Continue reading Tips for Tractor Trailer Accidents
Few things are more nerve-wracking on the roads around Richmond than passing or driving near an 18-wheeler. The noise, the inherent sense of danger, and the size of the other vehicle make it a harrowing experience. And in the instances where a 3,000 pound vehicle collides with an 80,000 pound semi truck, the results can … Continue reading Blind to Danger
Fall and winter weather are synonymous with luxurious meals, sledding, family bonding, and fireside relaxation. And yet as we enter the holiday season, 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 … Continue reading Winter Weather & Road Safety