It’s that time of year again: time to “fall back” and turn our clocks back an hour. For most people, it’s no big deal – a minor inconvenience to get used to in a few days’ time. While Daylight Savings Time might seem innocuous, research shows it’s actually linked with a number of hazards. The […] November 10, 2021 READ MOREDUI Misinformation: Survey Reveals Gaps in Knowledge
Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal – everybody knows that, right? Wrong. A new survey reveals several shocking misunderstandings of existing laws and regulations. 11 percent of surveyed Virginians admit they didn’t know it was illegal to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. 15 percent of those surveyed admitted to […] July 19, 2021 READ MOREDoes Marijuana Impact Driving Skills?
As of July 2021, marijuana possession and home cultivation are legal in Virginia. State law surrounding the use of cannabis while behind the wheel of a car, however, has not changed. Here’s an explainer from the state’s cannabis website: “Existing safety measures will remain in place, including prohibiting use of marijuana while driving a motor […] July 15, 2021 READ MOREHandling Post-Lockdown Road Rage
Driving is a fundamental part of many people’s daily routines. While COVID-19 disrupted this routine for many, commuters are once again hitting the road each morning and evening. A return to normalcy is indeed a relief, but for some motorists, the increased traffic can cause tensions to rise. Given the unpredictable nature of the last […] June 03, 2021 READ MOREDoes Weed Decriminalization Mean More High Drivers in Virginia?
Virginia Reduces Penalty for Pot Possession Recent changes in Virginia law have lessened the penalty of possession of Marijuana. Before the recent changes, possession of Marijuana in the state of Virginia was a criminal offense and you could be fined up to $500 and put in jail for up to 30 days. A second conviction […] July 16, 2020 READ MOREMust-Have Tips for Bike Safety Amidst COVID-19
Amidst the spread of COVID-19, many of us are returning to childhood hobbies. From watercolor painting to baking up the perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies, we’re all spending a little more time on our hobbies these days. One hobby that’s sparking joy, in particular, is cycling. Whether you’ve just returned to your bike recently […] May 05, 2020 READ MOREHow Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?
Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the average timeline often works out: Initial consultation. When a potential client schedules an initial meeting with our team, they share their story and learn of […] January 08, 2020 READ MOREDo I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However, you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with the other insurance company for a small settlement. If you agree to a settlement and sign the release papers, you cannot ask for more money […] January 03, 2020 READ MORENew Law, Drunken Cycling Banned in Virginia
Picture this: It’s late at night, and you’re heading home from a party, concert or bar. You’ve had a few drinks, but you’ve got your bicycle. Riding home on your bike is surely safer than driving home, right? Wrong! Driving any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is incredibly dangerous – and, thanks to […] December 05, 2019 READ MORE4 Things All Cyclists Want Drivers to Know
Most drivers have become impatient with road cyclists at one point or another. They move more slowly that the rest of traffic, they’re difficult to maneuver around and sharing the road with them can be downright frustrating for most drivers. Much fewer of us have experienced the other side of the coin: the frustration of […] December 05, 2019 READ MORE