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According to recent published reports from the Associated Press, a Georgia family had 4 people killed when their car went off Interstate 81 near Salem, Virginia (VA), and overturned. According to the Virginia State Police, the wreck occurred in the early morning hours.

These 4 highway fatalities happened only a half a day after 3 other people died in a head on collision in Bedford County, Virginia (VA). The wreck in Bedford County took the lives of residents of Salem, Virginia (VA), and Vinton, Virginia (VA).

One Virginia State Police official was quoted as saying that “not wearing seatbelts was a partial cause of the catastrophic results” in one of these vehicle wrecks. Often wearing your seatbelt can be the difference between a serious injury and losing your life in a major wreck. In a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawsuit, it is inadmissible that the injured person was not wearing his seat belt. When my client is wearing his seat belt in an auto accident case, I, as the injury lawyer, can tell the jury that.

Being killed in an automobile accident is more common than you might think. Sometimes accidents will happen even if all the drivers are using their best efforts to pay attention to the road and driving defensively. As a personal injury lawyer from Norfolk, Virginia who handles cases including in Virginia (VA), western Virginia (VA), and West Virginia (WV), I encourage motorist to do everything in their power to protect themselves and their families from these tragedies, including buckling up.

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