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Legal protections for traumatic brain injury victims

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that car accident victims face. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they have been harmed by a negligent or careless driver.

What are the types of damages I can recover after a car accident?

Personal injury damages are important to help get injured victims back on their feet and hold negligent drivers responsible for the harm they caused. An unexpected car accident can cause injuries ranging from soft tissue injuries and broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries.

Driver negligence may lead to dangerous pedestrian accidents

Spring has arrived in Northern Virginia and more Fairfax residents may be choosing to spend time outdoors as the weather begins to warm. Residents may opt to play with their children outdoors or walk to work as temperatures rise and signs of winter begin to melt away. As they increase their time outside of their homes they may become aware of the dangers that can threaten their safety when they are near roads.

Why do negligence claims focus on "the reasonable person?"

Each day Virginia residents are expected to do their best as they work in their jobs, take care of their families and interact with their communities. They strive to provide themselves and their loved ones with the care and consideration that they require to be successful. However, as humans, many people will make mistakes and cause accidents from time to time that fall outside of their efforts to always be at their best.

Rear-End Collision at Vienna Intersection

Two cars collided in Vienna on Monday, March 26th, as they were traveling during the day's lunch hour close to Maple Avenue West and Lawyers Road Northwest. An official report from the Vienna Police Department indicates that the rear-end collision happened during a period when the intersection of Lawyers Road and Maple Avenue was congested and drivers were forced to keep a continuous eye on the road ahead of them in order to adequately respond to the road changes happening around them. 

Woman and Dog Struck and Killed on I-95 in Stafford County

Officers with the Virginia State Police are currently investigating an incident that took place this past Saturday night along I-95 in Stafford County that resulted in the death of a person on foot and her dog. Corinne Geller, the spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, issued a statement on behalf of the police force that provides the public with the most up-to-date information on the incident. The report does conclude with the notice that the entire incident is still under investigation; however, many of the most pertinent facts in the case are currently available. 

Two-Car Crash in Vienna Rush Hour Traffic

Very little information has been released regarding an incident that took place at Nutley Street Southwest and Kingsley Road Southwest in Vienna on Monday, March 19th, shortly before 8:30 in the morning. A report from Vienna Police Department that appeared on their official Twitter page shortly after the crash took place indicated that the incident involved two drivers, both of whom were traveling in the southern lanes of Nutley Street Southwest. It seems also that both of the cars in question were traveling down the same southern lane. 

Fairfax County Officer Injured in Nighttime Crash

A report was recently issued regarding a traffic incident between two cars in Alexandria's Old Town in Fairfax County that happened on Tuesday, April 4th, sometime between 9:00 and 9:30 at night. While the incident is still under investigation, we do know that only two cars were involved in the crash that occurred at the intersection of Princess Street and Henry Street, and that one of these cars was a police cruiser. 

Motorcyclist Dies after Crashing in Alexandria

Police with the Alexandria Police Department in Fairfax County are currently seeking any information that will help them in their investigation into the death of a 34-year-old Haymarket resident who died after crashing their motorcycle on King Street on the morning of Friday, March 30th. According to the initial report, the incident took place at close to 2:30 in the morning, on King Street's 4300 block, and only involved the one individual and their motorcycle.

Fairfax County Single Car Crash Leads to Death

An accident involving only one vehicle resulted in the death of one individual this past Saturday in Reston. The Fairfax County Police Department have issued a statement on the incident that outlines the most verifiable elements of the incident so far. Because the crash is still under investigation, it is too early to say whether or not there will be additional facts that are released at a later date.

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