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
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
During the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, pedestrian foot traffic and the number of bicyclists on the roads have increased. As the lockdown restrictions slowly loosen, many commuters will opt for alternative means of transportation to avoid the close quarters of public transportation. Bicycle shops are already seeing this trend firsthand. The industry is seeing an increase Read MoreRead More
Between Snowzilla last weekend and The Great Freeze this past week, winter is finally upon us and making up for the lost time. It was fun at first, jumping into snowdrifts that covered our heads, getting a few days off (or if you’re a teacher, a full week), but with all this snow and ice, Read MoreRead More
Driving through Old Town every day, I worry about cyclists and pedestrians crossing King Street when I have the green light. It’s important to learn the lay of the land, and the rules related to cyclists. Equipment First off, in Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Manassas, in fact, in every county and city in Northern Virginia, Read MoreRead More
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