Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are involved in accidents on Virginia's roads, resulting in both injuries and fatalities. April 19, 2023 READ MOREVA Beach Crosswalks Added After Pedestrian Deaths
The city of Virginia Beach is adding two new crosswalks to a busy stretch of road where deadly pedestrian accidents occurred earlier this year. The public works department is working to install the first crosswalk at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Burton Station. Another will be installed at the corner of Northampton and Baker, […] October 08, 2021 READ MORENew Law Makes Roads Safer for VA Pedestrians
A new Virginia law took effect in July, making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street safely. As of July 1, motorists must come to a complete stop to allow pedestrians in crosswalks to pass. Previous versions of the law required motorists to yield, not stop. Advocates say the change will add much-needed clarity […] August 24, 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 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 MORENorfolk Ocean View Pedestrian Hit by Car
A man is recovering from injuries sustained in a Norfolk car accident. News reports show that the February 17, 2018 collision occurred around 7 PM on Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk. Police arrived on scene to find the man had suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The victim was taken to the hospital for […] February 20, 2018 READ MORE