By Justin Curcio | Published November 14, 2023 | |
The dawn of self-driving vehicles promised a future of safe, driverless transport. However, a recent incident involving Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors (GM), has cast a shadow over this technology’s reliability and safety protocols, resulting in a significant recall and raising crucial legal considerations for personal injury law. The Incident In early October of Read MoreRead More
When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children during their daily commute to school, understanding and following the road rules and etiquette around school buses in Virginia is important. Believe us, we get it – the struggle of leaving for work 20 minutes earlier only to find yourself stuck behind a school bus Read MoreRead More
In a previous article we explored the troubling U.S. pedestrian fatality rate and unraveled the causes behind it, drawing insights from the Freakonomics Radio podcast titled “Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?” Now we focus on potential solutions that can pave the way to safer streets, protect pedestrians, and ultimately reverse this Read MoreRead More
Recently, a 17-year-old driver of a black BMW M3 was charged with reckless driving after losing control and crashing into a patrol officer’s vehicle and another vehicle pulled over for a routine traffic stop on Fairfax County Parkway. Chief Kevin Davis said that the 17-year-old driver was going “well over 120 mph”. Video released by Read MoreRead More
It’s that time of year again. Students will be heading back to school, so extra caution is required when traveling our neighborhood roadways. It’s an exciting time of year; however, it will probably take a little while before drivers’ and students’ familiar bus safety habits are back in focus. We thought a brief safety refresher Read MoreRead More
One of the goals of our eNewsletter (you can subscribe on our homepage) is to inform you, our readers, about new laws that interest our practice and, therefore, may impact our clients, friends, and family. Here is a summary of some of the laws passed in the 2022 legislative session and signed into law by Read MoreRead More
Thanksgiving is an excellent time of year to catch up with friends and family, kick back and relax over the extended weekend, overindulging in food and football. However, it is important to remember that Thanksgiving is one of the most heavily traveled times of the year. There are more cars on the road than usual, Read MoreRead More
While kids are returning to school and the summer comes to a close, the temperatures in Alexandria continue to be very hot. Excessive heat can be a very real danger that can lead to a tragic loss. As we wrote in 2019, and again in 2013, hot car deaths are avoidable tragedies that occur every year. So 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
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"$2,000,000.00 Pedestrian Hit By Bus / Broken Foot, Surgery Complications & Partial Choroidal Detachment"
"$2,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement"
"$1,900,000.00 Pedestrian Hit By Truck / Fractured Pelvis & Multiple Surgeries"
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