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  • 5 SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR FAMILIES

    Jun 27
    ​School is out and summer is officially here! That means it’s time for beach outings, swimming pools, bike rides, playground visits, vacations, outdoor adventures, and more! The summer months are typically more laid back, which isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to safety. Injuries among children increase dramatically in the months of May...
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  • 10 STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT

    Jun 13
    Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles (CMVs) are imposing forces on the road. Because of their size and weight as well as the material they may be hauling, they can be intimidating to other drivers on the road. While being in an accident is a traumatic experience, an accident can be even more catastrophic and life-changing if...
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  • USING HEALTH INSURANCE FOR CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES

    Jun 1
    After suffering injuries in a car accident, many people find themselves puzzled concerning who will pay their medical bills and whether they should use their health insurance. This confusion is understandable. The last thing you want to worry about after an auto accident, especially one caused by someone else’s negligence, is whether your health insurance covers your injuries. In...
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  • TOP 10 BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

    May 11
    Many people, adults and children, use bicycles for transportation and exercise. Oftentimes, those riding a bike are sharing the road with other vehicles, and it is important to keep in mind (and remind your children!) ways to stay safe out on the road. May is National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time...
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  • SHARING THE ROAD SAFELY WITH MOTORCYCLES IN VIRGINIA

    May 10
    The warmer weather is here and that means that more motorcyclists will be on the road. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are overrepresented in crashes and fatalities every year.  Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law is joining the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) efforts to raise motorcycle safety awareness. With the increase in motorcycles on the road...
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  • RAISE YOUR AWARENESS ABOUT DISTRACTED DRIVING

    Apr 12
    Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the road today. Every day, thousands of people are injured in distracted driving accidents. It only takes a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road for an unfortunate accident to happen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,142 people were...
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  • WHAT IS THE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM PROCESS?

    Mar 29
    Have you been injured due to someone else’s mistakes, carelessness, or negligence? You might know that you can file a personal injury claim against them, but you might not know too much beyond that. What is the personal injury claim process? What happens after I’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence? How do I recover compensation for my medical bills, lost...
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  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT HELP PREVENT TRAUMATIC

    Mar 18
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. The brain is the most vital of our organs and is responsible for controlling our thought, vision, breathing, motor skills, memory, and every process that regulates our bodies. Causes of TBI include falls, being...
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  • HOW MUCH IS PAIN & SUFFERING WORTH IN VIRGINIA?

    Feb 16
    Personal injury claims are a legal vehicle to seek compensation after being injured due to someone else’s negligence. Most people understand that they can pursue damages for their medical costs, lost wages, and in some cases, other miscellaneous losses that can be supported by bills and receipts. But did you know that you can demand compensation for...
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  • WHAT KIND OF EVIDENCE WILL I NEED TO FILE MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN VIRGINIA?

    Feb 14
    If you have been seriously injured by another person’s carelessness, you deserve to be fully compensated. Unfortunately, the insurance companies will do everything they can to protect their bottom line by offering less than you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, suffering, and inconvenience. Like all legal cases, sufficient evidence is needed for...
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  • SIX TIPS TO STAY SAFE DRIVING IN WINTERY CONDITIONS

    Jan 18
    The winter months can present challenges for drivers in the form of snow, sleet, and ice. Unfortunately, these hazardous conditions cause an increase in car accidents, many involving injuries and some even fatal. According to the US Department of Transportation, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 people are injured every year in car wrecks...
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  • ARE POLICE REPORTS NEEDED TO FILE A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM?

    Jan 5
    Do you need a police report to file a car accident claim? No, it is not 100% necessary to have a police report when filing your car accident claim. Although, it is greatly beneficial that you do have one. A police report is useful for a car accident claim because: It provides a reputable source that...
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  • WHAT IS CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE AND CAN IT HURT MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

    Dec 22
    Virginia is one of only a handful of states in the country that uses contributory negligence rules when considering personal injury claims. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Virginia, contributory negligence can be a serious problem for you and your case.   Under contributory negligence laws, you can lose your entire right to collect financial recovery from...
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  • ROAD TRIP SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    Nov 22
    The time between Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is a busy time of year – both in our personal lives and on the roads. It is also known as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road due to heavy traffic, distracted and drunk drivers, stress, and inclement weather. AAA predicts that...
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  • BITTEN BY A DOG? THE OWNER MAY BE AT FAULT.

    Nov 2
    Man’s best friend can sometimes become a liability for owners. All dogs, no matter what type or size, can injure a person – whether a stranger, friend, and even a family member. Unfortunately, dog bites are a common occurrence. According to the Virginia Department of Public Health, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS

    Oct 27
    Halloween is one of the top days for pedestrian accidents and injuries, so it is fitting that the spookiest night of the year closes out Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Safety Council shows that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween. That’s one scary statistic! Even though this sobering...
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