By Tom Curcio | Published October 21, 2021 | Posted in Bicycle Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury | Comments Off on Virginia Statute Now Makes Penalty Reflect The Crime
A new statute in VA aims to help protect pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. We want to make sure you are aware. Virginia Code § 46.2-816.1, which took effect on July 1, 2020, allows prosecutors to bring more severe criminal charges when a distracted motor vehicle driver injures a vulnerable road user. A Read MoreRead More
Occasionally during lunch at Curcio Law, we discuss interesting movies and TV shows that we have watched. This past week, Worth, a film on Netflix, garnered a unique conversation. The film details how and why the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was created and mirrors much of what Tom experienced firsthand while offering pro bono Read MoreRead More
Rakin, Justin, and I take great pride in helping our clients rebuild their lives with dignity after suffering an injury or losing a loved one due to no fault of their own. On a very practical level, our ability to do so is controlled by the amount of insurance available to compensate our clients. Having Read MoreRead More
As we enter the second half of the summer, it is essential for boaters and their passengers to refresh some boater safety guidelines. Unfortunately, here in Northern Virginia, boating accidents and drownings occur on the Potomac River every year. These boating-related accidents, injuries, and deaths can be avoided by taking proper measures. First and foremost, Read MoreRead More
For our clients, colleagues, friends, and neighbors who live in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, the past two weeks have brought sad and alarming news. On June 3, 2021, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred involving a cyclist struck while crossing Telegraph Road at Franconia Road. And just 2 hours later, a pedestrian was Read MoreRead More
At Curcio Law, we have noticed the increase in motor vehicle-pedestrian collisions and the increase in the severity of injuries for those pedestrians. So, it’s no surprise to us that the Governors Highway Safety Association reports that pedestrian fatalities increased across the country by 53% between 2009 and 2018. In Virginia specifically, there was an Read MoreRead More
The brain is a prized possession in the modern world. Sure, jocks always get the girls, but pop culture icons like Jimmy Neutron, Artemis Fowl, Tony Stark, and Stewie Griffith dominate our society with examples of how intelligence can trump even the most macho of the jocks. But our brains are fragile, and in the Read MoreRead More
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