Archive: Car Accidents

Study Reveals the Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers

Jul

22

2016

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Like many parents, you may worry about the safety of your teen driver whenever he or she hits the road. As a new study reveals, parents in some states may have more reason to be concerned about the risk of…

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Study: When Speed Limits Go Up, So Do Death Rates

Jun

22

2016

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

A recently released study confirms what we have believed for a long time at the Kendall Law Firm based on our experience of helping car accident victims in Winchester, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Woodstock, Staunton and throughout Virginia: Higher speed limits raise the…

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The Emotional Causes of Distracted Driving

Mar

22

2016

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Distracted driver in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

When you get into a car, you tend to take your emotions with you. You may be upset or stressed about something that happened at work. You may be angry about a driver who cut you off or is driving…

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What You Should Know About Distracted Driving Laws in Virginia

Feb

29

2016

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Charlottesville driver distracted by their cell phone.

Statistics show that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes throughout the Commonwealth – especially cell phone use while driving. Drive Smart Virginia notes that 80 percent of traffic crashes in Virginia – that is…

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Don’t Be a Statistic When It Comes to Distracted Driving

Causes of distracted driving.

Thousands of people die every year in car accidents in Virginia and across the country that are caused by distracted driving. While most people assume that other acts of negligence are the main killers on American roadways – like driving…

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Click It or Ticket Virginia: Thanksgiving 2015 Travel Safety Tips

Nov

24

2015

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

Virginia driver putting on their seat belt.

Traveling anywhere for the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is always a challenge. Higher volume on local roadways and highways poses a threat for an increased number of accidents and accident injuries across Virginia areas. Virginia accident deaths occurring…

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Punitive Damages for Persons Injured by Intoxicated Drivers in Virginia

drinking and driving.

According to the latest statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, more than 6 percent of the car accidents that occur every year in our state are alcohol-related. People involved in a crash caused by a drunk driver may…

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Virginia’s Car Crash Statistics: Positive Trends But Speed, Alcohol Still Claiming Too Many Victims

Jun

25

2015

  |  posted by Kendall Law Firm   |   Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accident aftermath

We see some good news in Virginia’s latest crash statistics. The numbers from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles lag by a year, so they cover 2013. However, they reveal significant reductions in the number of fatalities from motor vehicle…

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