Personal Injury Lawyers Huffman & Huffman
The law firm of Huffman & Huffman specializes in personal injury law, including serious injuries, car accidents, tractor trailer and truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and other types of personal injury. Huffman & Huffman attorneys serve the entire state of Virginia, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach with quality legal care when injury occurs as a result of the negligence of others.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, let our experienced legal team guide you through your time of need, seeking justice and demanding appropriate compensation for your injuries. We have helped our clients win settlements worth millions of dollars and we can help you if you've been injured by the carelessness of someone else .
So before you talk to the insurance companies, talk to the Brothers in Law. Let our family work for your family.
Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation, 757-599-6050.
Summer Vacation Road Travel Tips
With the little ones out of school, summer is the perfect time to pack the family vehicle and hit the road. Wherever you're going it's important to remember that every successful road trip takes thoughtful preparation. With just a little planning, you can take a cross-state or cross-country road trip that's both fun and safe.
Here are a few tips to prepare for your trip:
- Tires: Check your air pressure and make sure pressure is in accordance to your car's recommended level. Visually inspect your tires for uneven wear patterns. Check your spare tire and be sure you have the equipment to change your tire should you get a flat on the road.
- Fluids: Make sure your car's fluids, including water, coolant, and windshield fluid, are topped-off and at their recommended levels so your engine runs smoothly and you can see clearly.
- Entertainment: If traveling with children, make sure you have plenty of books, games and snacks to keep them entertained during the duration of the trip. Check out these fun games for kids to play in the car.
Finally, make sure the driver is road-ready. The most important part of a car isn't under the hood - it's the driver. So if you're behind the wheel for a long trip during the summer, it's absolutely critical that you're rested, hydrated, and alert. Safe travels.
Sharing the Road with Tractor-Trailers
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced truck crash fatalities are on an increase, while overall traffic fatalities have been decreasing, for the second consecutive year. This dangerous trend serves to emphasize the safety issues with large trucks, which impose tremendous risk to both passenger vehicle occupants, as well as to truck drivers. Crash-test analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail even in relatively low-speed crashes.
Rear guards are the main countermeasure for reducing underride deaths and injuries when a passenger vehicle crashes into the back of a tractor-trailer. "Cars' front-end structures are designed to manage a tremendous amount of crash energy in a way that minimizes injuries for their occupants," said IIHS President Adrian Lund.
"Hitting the back of a large truck is a game changer. You might be riding in a vehicle that earns top marks in frontal crash tests, but if the truck's underride guard fails - or isn't there at all - your chances of walking away from even a relatively low-speed crash aren't good," he said in a statement.
For more information, visit: www.trucksafety.org