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January 2017 Archives

Set of bills could prevent distracted driving

Emailing and texting while driving are both against the law in Virginia. Even with those laws on the books, 14,700 people were injured in distracted driving crashes and 175 died in 2016. This has led lawmakers to initiate a bicameral, bipartisan effort to curb distracted driving and make the streets a bit safer.

Take appropriate action after a semi truck accident

A semitruck accident is something that can cause stress. This stress might make it difficult for you to think clearly about what you should do after the accident. Making a plan for what you will do after an accident can help you to take the appropriate steps after the accident occurs.

Factor important points into your claim for compensation

We recently discussed attractive nuisances and how this legal concept can impact your ability to seek compensation if your child is injured on another person's property. It is important to realize that this type of premises liability claim is only one of the possible claims that might be made when you or your child is injured on another person's property.

What should I consider if my child is hurt on another's property?

You do everything that you can to keep your children safe. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to be with your child every second of every day. There is a chance that your child will be injured in an accident if he or she gets away from you for even one second. If your child is injured in an accident on another person's property, you should find out about the legal concept of attractive nuisances so that you can find out if it applies to your case.

Know the risk factors associated with teenage drivers

A driver's license remains a right-of-passage that many parents approach with trepidation and teens approach with excitement. Once your teen gets behind the wheel of a car, you experience a completely new set of worries. Parents around the country, including most here in Virginia, realize that risks come with driving, but they might not understand just how risky it can be for a teenager.