ways prescription drugs can cause car accidents

How Prescription Drugs Contribute to a Car Accident

When people think of “Impaired” drivers, they usually imagine a motorist who is intoxicated or high on drugs. But prescription drugs can also impair a motorist, increasing the risk of a crash. Even though prescription drugs are legal, they are still powerful chemicals that work on the body in different ways. Some motorists should avoid …

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Whiplash

Maybe no injury is as misunderstood as whiplash. Many people think whiplash is nothing more than “neck pain,” which should go away after taking a couple aspirin and getting a good night’s sleep. Others don’t even think this is a real injury but something lawyers manufacture. Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers know otherwise. Whiplash …

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5 Spinal Column Injuries after Car Accidents

The spinal column consists of the spinal cord, which transmits neural signals up and down the body, and dozens of vertebrae that protect it. This column is very sturdy; however, it is not immune from trauma. Many horrific car accidents leave victims with spinal injuries that take months to heal. Our experienced Virginia car accident …

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5 Steps to Take after a Hit & Run Collision

5 Steps to Take after a Hit & Run Collision

Virginia law clearly requires that motorists stop after getting into an accident, even when they strike an unoccupied vehicle. Va. Code § 46.2-894 states that drivers should “immediately stop” and offer “reasonable assistance” to any victim injured in the wreck. However, far too many people flee the scene of an accident, often leaving behind victims …

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Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend is Surprisingly Deadly Out on Our Roads

Traffic safety should be a priority year-round, but it is especially important during the holidays. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the deadliest stretches on our nation’s roads and highways. Many people can be badly hurt—even killed—in a collision during the Thanksgiving weekend, so please exercise extreme caution. …

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Avoid Work Zone Accidents

7 Steps to Avoid Work Zone Accidents

Construction seems to be never-ending on Virginia’s roads. Unfortunately, construction zones are very dangerous and increase the chances of someone getting involved in a fatal accident. According to industry statistics, 2018 saw 672 fatal crashes in work zones, resulting in 755 deaths. In Virginia alone, the state saw 9 fatal accidents, resulting in 9 fatalities. …

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