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Eric Washburn

Who Pays for Damages when At-Fault Driver in Borrowed Vehicle?

When most people think of car accident injury claims, they usually think that the at-fault driver is the one who the claim is filed against and it is their auto insurance carrier that will ultimately be responsible for paying the […]

Randy Appleton

West Virginia Judge Hands Down Harshest Possible Sentence in Fatal DUI Case

Judge John Hatcher in Fayetteville, West Virginia gave the harshest sentence possible under state law on Dec. 28 to a young woman who was driving under the influence of drugs when she killed a married couple on June 18, 2015 […]

Rick Shapiro

Fatal Car Accident Rate in West Virginia Higher Than National Average

At least 240 people were killed in car accidents in West Virginia in 2015, according to state statistics. The fatality rate in West Virginia is higher than the national average.  Experts speculate the mountainous terrain, speeding, and alcohol consumption on […]

Rick Shapiro

Herndon, Virginia Crime Spree Results in 5 Injuries

A woman and five children suffered serious injuries when a stolen pickup truck slammed into a minivan on December 27 in a police chase in Herndon, Virginia. Police reported that all parties who were injured are still in the hospital. […]

Randy Appleton

Study: Older Texting Drivers More Dangerous than Teen Drivers Who Text

There have been many studies and articles written about the dangers of teenagers texting and driving. One study, however, found that older drivers who text and drive may be more dangerous behind the wheel than teens who text and drive […]

Eric Washburn

Elderly More at Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

Multiple studies have shown that older people are at a much greater risk than younger bystanders for fatal injuries stemming from pedestrian accidents. Older pedestrians are at a considerably greater risk than their younger counterparts when they go for a […]

Eric Washburn

‘Tis the Season for a Designated Driver

While many are feverishly preparing for guests, holiday menus and gifts for the upcoming celebrations, law enforcement and emergency responders in Virginia and around the country are preparing for the potential of an increased number of vehicle accidents. Not only […]

Rick Shapiro

When Minor Car Crash Injuries Result in Long-Term Disabilities

When many of us think of car accidents, we often visualize horrific car crash scenes where the vehicles involved are crushed or smashed beyond recognition. This is probably due to the images we see on television news or online publications. […]

Eric Washburn

Broken and Fractured Bone Injuries in a Virginia Accident

One of the most common types of injuries that a victim can suffer in a car accident or other type of accident is a fractured bone. Although many people tend to think of fractured bones as a “routine” type of […]

Randy Appleton

Two Killed in Head-On Crash in Crimora, Virginia

Two people were fatally injured in a crash that shut down Route 340 in Crimora, Virginia on November 26.  The Virginia State Police reported that a Toyota 4Runner was going south on the highway when it crossed the center line […]