As a result of building owners' negligence, people slip and fall all the time. While most people end up feeling fine after an incident, the National Floor Safety Institute estimates that approximately 8,000,000 emergency room visits occur annually as a result of slip and falls.
Drivers need to learn to share the road with pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. According to a report from NPR, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased by 11 percent between 2016 and 2017.
In Virginia, all someone has to do to drive uninsured is pay the $500 uninsured motorist fee. It usually lets motorists drive for one year uninsured, and they acknowledge they will be personally liable in the case of a car crash. Of course, some drivers skip this step altogether and drive uninsured without paying $500. On the other hand, there are underinsured drivers, those who carry the minimally required amounts of insurance. They are known as underinsured motorists because in many situations, these minimum amounts do not cover actual costs.
Following a personal injury of any kind, whether it is a car accident or slip and fall, you need to see a doctor immediately. An official doctor's report will help a lot as you begin working with your insurance agency to receive a payout.
As people get older, the less capable they become of safely driving on busy roadways. Decreased vision and reduced cognitive functions increase the likelihood of a senior citizen becoming involved in an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 260,000 older adults had to visit the emergency room in 2015 as a result of an injury sustained while driving.
Every day you drive on the streets in Fairfax, you encounter various hazards. One of those dangers involves large commercial vehicles. Because of their size, trucks are much more likely to cause serious injury to victims in crashes. You may think that truck accidents are not very common, but actually, the chances of you being involved in one are increasing as the number of commercial vehicles on the roads rises to meet consumer demands.
If law enforcement authorities have charged you with a crime, you are inevitably now part of the complex legal system of your state. Especially if this is your first arrest, there will likely be many procedures that you have never faced before, as well as responsibilities and requirements that you may not be aware of.
Virginia defendants have the valuable benefit of a state codified Double Jeopardy Clause. They also enjoy the Constitutional right found in the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution.
Most people in Virginia have heard the advice involving the Miranda warning. One is not to speak to law enforcement officers when under suspicion or officers are asking questions. Many people may forget this sage advice when under the stress of questioning.
Drinking and driving is a serious problem. Luckily, the total number of alcohol-related crashes has been on the decline in Virginia. However, there were over 20,000 convictions of driving under the influence in 2015 in the state, according to data from the state’s DMV.