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Common Causes of Car Accidents and How You Can Protect Yourself

by | October 26th, 2015

There are countless factors that can lead to car crashes, but some causes are reported more often than others. That’s why the legal staff at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers would like to point out some common causes of car accidents in our area:

  • Driver Distraction- The chances of being involved in an accident are 23 times higher when engaging in behaviors such as texting or talking on the phone while driving. Other behaviors that can cause a driver to become distracted include eating or drinking, adjusting the radio, and talking with passengers in a vehicle.
  • Drinking and Driving- In 2014, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports that 251 people were killed and another 5,003 motorists were seriously injured as the result of a crash caused by a drive under the influence of alcohol.
  • Speeding- Driving faster than the posted speed limit is listed as a contributing factor in roughly one-third of all fatal collisions.

If you were injured in a Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, or Hampton Roads car accident that wasn’t your fault, you have legal rights. Learn more about your potential rights to compensation by exploring our website.

$550,000 Settlement Reached in Virginia Wrongful Death Case

by | November 10th, 2014

Doctors not only have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the well-being of their patients, but in some cases, they may also be responsible for offering the same protection to family members. This was highlighted by a recent Virginia wrongful death case that resulted in the victim being awarded $550,000 in damages.

After separating from the mother of his child, a man was required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if the boy would be safe with the father during unsupervised visits. Against the wishes of the child’s mother, those visits were granted.

When the child died of “unknown” causes while under the care of the father, the mother filed a lawsuit. She claimed the psychiatrist who approved the unsupervised visits was negligent in protecting the safety of her son.

The Washington Post says the latest award comes on top of more than $650,000 the mother has received for the wrongful death of her son.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we recognize the difficulties that can come with the unexpected loss of a loved one. That’s why our team of Norfolk personal injury lawyers hopes the latest settlement will bring a sense of closure to this tragic incident for the mother and family of the victim.

Roanoke auto accident injures two

by | September 16th, 2008

September 16, 2008

A man and a six-year-old boy were injured in a Roanoke auto accident on Friday night as reported by The Roanoke Times.

A 16-year-old boy made a U-turn in his Jeep Grand Cherokee on West Main Street and hit a motorcycle causing the Virginia auto accident.

The driver of the motorcycle, and the boy who was riding in a

Driver hit house in Norfolk auto accident

by | September 11th, 2008

September 11, 2008

The Virginian-Pilot reported a car crashed into the front of a house on Monday night, causing the Norfolk auto accident.

The teen driver who caused the Virginia auto accident crashed his Mitsubishi into the house and fled the scene of the accident.

About four neighbors heard the impact of the Norfolk car accident and were trying to catch the driver who was running away from the scene.

No one was hurt as a result of the Norfolk auto accident. Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene of the accident.

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Teen dies in Virginia auto accident

by | September 9th, 2008

September 9, 2008

A Virginia auto accident claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon, as reported by The Roanoke Times.

Another 16-year-old boy was driving his pickup truck south on Virginia 680 when he crashed it near Virginia 58 and caused the Virginia auto accident.

The Virginia car accident victim was driving south behind the other pickup truck and ran off the right side of the road and hit some concrete and his car overturned. He died at the scene of the car accident.

Police are continuing their investigation in this Virginia auto accident.

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Deal reached in Virginia wrongful death settlement

by | August 28th, 2008

August 28, 2008

A settlement was made in a $15 million Virginia wrongful death lawsuit, reported Richmond Times-Dispatch.

A 28-year-old man died of the Virginia wrongful death while Amherst County police were trying to take him into custody in June 2005.

Police stated they held the Virginia wrongful death victim to the ground while trying to put handcuffs on him.

Reports had been made that the police used a ladder and racks while trying to restrain the Virginia wrongful death victim and suffocated him.

The terms of the $15 million Virginia wrongful death settlement were not disclosed.

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Two dead, one critically injured in Virginia car accident

by | March 18th, 2008

March 13, 2008

A Virginia auto accident took two lives and injured another crash victim about 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Police are investigating the cause of the Virginia car accident that closed the highway for several hours.

The injured auto accident victim was transported to Johnson City Medical Center with critical injuries while two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident.

Officials say at least two vehicles were involved in the Virginia auto accident.

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