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Is It A Good Idea to Handle Your Own Personal Injury Claim in Virginia?

Mar

13

2020

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Personal Injury

Many people who suffer injuries in car accidents, commercial truck accidents, slip and fall accidents or other accidents expect to file an insurance claim and be fairly compensated for their losses. But in serious personal injury accidents caused by others’…

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What’s The New Headlight Law Proposal in Virginia About?

Feb

17

2020

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

car headlights during daylight

A proposed bill before the Virginia General Assembly would require all drivers in Virginia to have their headlights on at all times. Lloyd Kinzer, a Reston, Virginia resident, suggested the idea to Delegate Kenneth “Ken” Plum who introduced the legislation…

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Are Virginia School Buses Unsafe? The Threat of An Accident

Jan

23

2020

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Personal Injury

school bus stop sign

The death of a 48-year-old man in a collision with a Fauquier County school bus on January 7 is the worst of multiple school bus accidents in Virginia in recent months. The driver of a GMC cargo van lost control…

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Governor Proposes an End to Mandatory Auto Inspections

Jan

2

2020

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent proposal to eliminate required car inspections in Virginia is generating a lot of opposition. Opponents say scrapping the program would increase the presence of unsafe vehicles on Virginia roads and pose a danger to motorists and…

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Tips for Driving Safely This Winter Holiday Season

Nov

28

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Driving Safely This Winter Holiday Season

The winter holidays are among the most dangerous times to be on the road. Besides the increased risk of car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers around the holidays, inclement winter weather can make the roads of central Virginia themselves treacherous….

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Car Collisions: What is Considered Distracted Driving?

Nov

7

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Distracted driving involves any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road or mind off the task of driving. Drivers who are distracted behind the wheel cannot react to a changing traffic situation. Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. Even…

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How Workplace Injuries Can Cause Death

Nov

4

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Wrongful Death

picture of worker man inspecting truck

In a typical year, more than 5,000 people die in workplace accidents or injuries suffered in job site accidents, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 192 fatal occupational injuries in the Richmond, Virginia, area from 2008…

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NSTSCE Report: Trucking Companies Safety Standards Can Be Improved

Sep

17

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Truck Accidents

picture of worker man inspecting truck

A new trucking industry study indicates that any motor carrier that makes the effort to improve the safety of their operations can do so. The study of nine trucking companies, including some once classified as “high risk” by the Federal Motor Carrier…

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Virginia Tech University To Study E-Scooter Users Behavior

Sep

9

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Personal Injury

scooters parked in the sidewalk

Students at Virginia Tech have had 300 e-scooters available to them on campus since September 1 as part of a study to help educate riders and communities about scooter use and safety. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is conducting an 18-month…

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Study Finds Women More Likely to Be Injured in Front End Crashes

Aug

6

2019

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

woman driving a car

A study from the University of Virginia says women wearing seatbelts are much more likely than men to be seriously injured or killed in front-end car accidents. The reason, researchers believe, is because car safety research does not include women….

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