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Category: Drunk Driving Accidents

  • 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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  • DO I HAVE A CASE IF THE OTHER DRIVER LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT?

    Sep 29
    Hit-and-run accidents happen all the time even though fleeing the scene following a crash is against the law in Virginia. Many times, a driver will leave the scene of an accident because they are driving under the influence, without a license, or do not have auto insurance. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), more than...
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  • 7 NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION SAFETY TIPS FOR 2020

    Dec 15
    So many people are waiting for 2020 to come to an end that New Year’s Eve has become the biggest and most important holiday for them this year. But celebrating New Year’s is going to need to look different this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Without safety being kept in center focus, no...
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  • THANKSGIVING DAY INJURY STATISTICS

    Nov 9
    Families across the country are preparing plans for Thanksgiving Day celebrations, but it’s important to remember that safety should remain a top priority. More than 36,000 people in the U.S. were treated for injuries at the emergency room on Thanksgiving Day in 2016. While gatherings may be smaller than in previous years due to the ongoing coronavirus...
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  • CAN I SUE A DRUNK DRIVER WHO HIT ME?

    Aug 10
    Despite increasingly harsh criminal penalties for those who drive while under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 34% of 2018 traffic fatalities on Virginia roads were alcohol-related. Many who survive these crashes are left with serious...
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  • TELL-TALE SIGNS OF INTOXICATED DRIVERS TO LOOK OUT FOR

    Aug 4
    Many of us know the dangers of drunk driving, however, these risks do not stop everyone from getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. While we can’t stop other motorists from driving negligently or recklessly, we can take steps ourselves to drive defensively and stay vigilant at all times. Some of the warning...
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  • HOW DOES ALCOHOL AFFECT DRIVERS?

    Jul 9
    Many of us know that driving after drinking alcohol is dangerous. But do you know exactly how or why alcohol affects a motorist’s ability to drive safely? In order to control the vehicle when you drive, you require the use of your hands, eyes, and feet, all of which are controlled by your brain. This...
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  • CAN I GET A DUI WHILE BOATING?

    Jul 16
    When most people think of DUI, they think of the charge received when driving a car under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, DUI doesn’t just apply to cars. You can be charged with DUI for operating most types of vehicles with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of...
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  • HOW TO HANDLE A DRUNK DRIVER

    Aug 10
    What should you do when faced with a drunk driver on the road? What about when a friend or family member wants to drive after having a few too many? According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the chances of being involved in an alcohol-related crash are one in six. Read over some...
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  • TIPS AND TRICKS FOR WHEN YOU NEED A LYFT OR UBER

    Oct 25
    Times have changed. Just over a decade ago, people were still skeptical of hailing taxis. Today, ridesharing services are so popular that there are, on average, 40 million people who actively ride Uber on a monthly basis. One of the busiest times of the year for Uber or Lyft drivers are during the holidays when people are...
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