Roanoke Trucking Accidents: Deadly Risk of an Underride

A bipartisan effort in Congress could soon end that unsettling view beneath passing tractor-trailers on the Interstate and have a significant impact on passenger, bicyclist and pedestrian safety in urban areas of Virginia. The Stop Underrides Act of 2017 would update standards for rear underride guards and require side underride guards for trailers and front...

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How Roanoke Drivers Can Protect Themselves From Black Ice

During Virginia winters, snow and ice present hazards to drivers, passengers, bikers and pedestrians alike. Some of these natural hazards are unavoidable. In other cases, drivers may be found at fault for causing weather-related collisions. When a driver’s negligence is the cause of a victim’s injuries, the victim has the right to be compensated for...

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Roanoke Drivers at Higher Risk of Accidents in Rural Areas

Decades of traffic accident research have provided Virginia drivers with insight into the risk factors for experiencing car accidents. Research also reveals risk factors for fatal injuries. This allows drivers to mitigate the damage of car accident injuries through simple safety measures. Now, new research has identified another risk factor for the severity of car...

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Car Crashes a Leading Cause of Death to Virginia Children

Children face many dangers daily. While parents cannot protect them from all hazards, risks can be mitigated with appropriate safety measures. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for both young children and teen drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for one out of every four...

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Reducing Bicycle Accident Fatalities in Virginia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over one thousand bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2015. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, these fatalities represent a 12.2 percent increase over the previous year. The National Safety Council also reports that bicycle injuries and death cost Americans over $4 billion every year....

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Roanoke Motorcycle Accident Risk Rises in Summer

Virginia roads are a prime destination for scenic summer rides on motorcycles. Although more motorcyclists are on the streets during the warmer months, those in larger motor vehicles still aren't used to seeing them and therefore don't watch out. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Roanoke know that according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)...

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