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Alexandria Distracted Driving Lawyer

Representing the Seriously Injured by Distracted Drivers in Virginia

The number of people seriously injured or killed in automobile crashes caused by drivers using cell phones is increasing. In one such case we recently resolved, our elderly client suffered serious and permanent brain injuries when he was struck in the crosswalk by a driver on a cell phone. Another case involves an elderly woman in the crosswalk struck by a driver that was prosecuted for reckless driving, as there was evidence she was on her cell phone at the time.

The statistics reflect this alarming trend. In 2017, drivers using cell phones caused 1,587 car crashes in Virginia alone. Seven of these crashes were fatal, 587 caused injuries, and 993 collisions destroyed or caused significant property damage.

Curcio Law is an active participant and supporter of the “End Distracted Driving” (EndDD) initiative, which aims to save lives by educating, advocating, and acting to prevent distracted driving accidents. According to EndDD, distracted driving is typically caused by one or more of three main types of driving distractions:

  • Manual distractions cause drivers to move their hands off of the wheel
  • Visual distractions cause drivers to move their eyes away from the road
  • Cognitive distractions cause drivers to lose focus and think about something other than driving

Cell phone use and texting, in particular, encompasses all three types of distractions, making it especially dangerous to do. Speaking on a cell phone increases the likelihood of having a crash by 4 times and texting while driving increases a driver’s risk of crashing by an incredible 23 times.

Representing those seriously injured, or the loved ones of those killed by a distracted driver, requires knowledge of the laws regarding cell phone use, familiarity with the physical and mental distractions caused by cell phone use, as well as effective use of the tools of discovery and subpoenas to obtain the records needed to prove cell phone use in court.

As experienced and devoted personal injury attorneys, Curcio Law is determined to hold distracted drivers accountable for the pain and suffering they cause. If a distracted driving accident has impacted you or a loved one, or you would be interested in having Tom Curcio speak to a group about the dangers of distracted driving, contact us.

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Thomas J. Curcio
Founder

Tom Curcio, the driving force behind Curcio Law, is a dedicated trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in Northern Virginia. He has dedicated his career to representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. He works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients are legally entitled to…

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Rakin Hamad
Associate

Rakin Hamad is a recent graduate of the George Mason Law School and joined Curcio Law as an associate in August 2018. Rakin works closely with Tom Curcio and staff in preparing cases from the initial client meeting through trial and has been a perfect fit for the firm. During law school, Rakin interned at…

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Julia Martinez
Paralegal

Julia Martinez, a Florida native, joined Curcio Law as a paralegal in 2013. She began her legal career in 1998 working at a personal injury firm that primarily handled automobile accidents, slip and falls, and products liability cases. Then, in 2008 she expanded her knowledge by working at two other law firms. She obtained her…

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Kathy McAfee
Office Manager

As the firm’s office manager, Kathy McAfee is dedicated to making sure the office runs smoothly and that the team has what it needs by way of resources, technology, and supplies to best serve our clients. Kathy graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College in 1986 and afterward, returned to Alexandria. She began…

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Maureen Burke, RN, MSN
Nurse Consultant

Maureen Burke was born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area and relocated to the Alexandria area in 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Maureen graduated with a BS in Nursing from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and an MS in Nursing from George Mason University. Maureen has worked at…

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