Category Archives: Vehicle Accidents

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a frequent cause of auto crashes.  Cell phone and texting usage while driving causes crashes. Knowledge that a person you are loaning your auto to uses a cell phone while driving may be negligent entrustment. There is … Continue reading

Auto Accidents with Trucks-Discovery

Discovery To Driver Truck accident discovery is critical. Trucks are complex. The relation between the company and the driver is complex. What follows is a series of proposed Interrogatories to the driver and then secondly to the company. Exams 1. … Continue reading

Auto Accidents with Trucks-Insurance

Insurance coverage is important in truck accident cases.  Developing all sources of insurance is critical in any truck accident case. Auto Accidents with Trucks-Insurance-MCS-90 Get copies of all of the policies of insurance. They apply to the tractor, the trailer, … Continue reading

Auto Accidents with Trucks-Investigating

Auto Accidents with Trucks-Investigating In investigating truck crashes, aside from focusing on the causes, consider the following: Motor Carrier Issues Confirm the trucking company is a motor carrier engaged in interstate commerce. Study the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCS) Regulations. … Continue reading

Auto Accidents with Trucks-Causes

Truck accident lawsuits are hard fought and complex. Our roadways are loaded with large trucks. They are called 18-wheelers. These are mammoth vehicles. They occupy their entire lane. They are driven by experienced drivers. However these drivers make mistakes. Auto … Continue reading

Accident versus Crash

In Virginia jury instructions, a motor vehicle crash is referred to as being an accident. The word “accident” does tend to downplay the seriousness of what happened. That is, saying that something was just an accident means that no one … Continue reading

Car Accidents with Taxicabs

Taxicabs are generally thought of as being common carriers. Va. Code § 46.2-2061 states that nothing in the article regulating taxicabs is to be construed to make them a common carrier. That doesn’t mean they’re not a common carrier. However … Continue reading

Personal Injury Biomechanical Experts

In personal injury cases it’s quite common that attorneys use an expert witness.  They may be used either by the plaintiff or the party being sued.  An expert witness is a witness who either by reason of education, training or … Continue reading

Resident Relative in Car Accident Cases

In many types of car accident cases there arises an issue of who is a resident relative. The resident relative may be entitled to coverage held by other relatives that are members of that same household. State Farm v. Smith, … Continue reading

Car Accident BAC Levels

In any car accident case, BAC levels need to be of concern to an attorney.  BAC stands for Blood (Breath)Alcohol Content.  It is measured by the police through a breathalyzer test given at the station under controlled circumstances.  It can … Continue reading

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