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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 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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  • NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

    Oct 11
    It is no surprise that teen drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group, which of course causes parents and caregivers everywhere a lot of anxiety. Even if you feel that your child is a safe driver, knowing that they are driving among other drivers that may not be following the rules...
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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ENOUGH AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE IN VIRGINIA

    Jul 19
    According to the Insurance Information Institute (iii.org), approximately 1 in 10 drivers in Virginia are uninsured, and it may be even higher. This means that you could easily be involved in a car accident with another driver that does not have auto insurance. You may also be involved in an accident with someone that does not have enough auto...
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  • RAINY DAY DRIVING: SAFETY TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    Mar 22
    As we start to look ahead to longer, warmer days, it’s important to remember that springtime weather can be unpredictable. When you’re driving, this means road conditions can change quickly—from sunny and calm one minute to rainy and dangerous the next. At Huffman & Huffman Brothers in Law, PLLC, we remind you to always practice...
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  • YOUR RIGHTS AS A LEGAL TENANT

    Jan 10
    As the legal tenant of a property, you are entitled to certain rights. Your property owner must fulfill their legal obligations to keep you safe while you are on their property, whether it be an apartment complex or a business. If the property owner fails to uphold their responsibilities and you are injured as a...
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  • HOW CAR SEAT HISTORY STILL AFFECTS YOU

    May 31
    Summer has arrived, and a familiar itch is arising—but it’s not from mosquitoes. It’s the travel bug, and families across the country are preparing for vacations and road trips. If you’re traveling with infants or children, an important part of these preparations is car seats. Before you buckle up, review this history of car seat...
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  • VOICE-TO-TEXT WHILE DRIVING IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE TRADITIONAL

    Mar 5
    Texting while driving has always been a dangerous activity and when cell phone companies installed a personal assistant on your device that allows you to text someone hands-free, most everyone automatically thought this was safer. But is this really a safer option than traditional texting? Contrary to popular belief, using voice-to-text is just as dangerous...
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