Articles Tagged with VA car accident

The Facts:

*Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children ages 5 to 14.

*Children riding in the back seat of a vehicle reduce their risk of a fatal injury by 30% in cars that do not have passenger front seat airbags.

Documenting the time you miss from work will increase the value of your case significantly. Missed time from work is compensable in itself (you get paid for the time you were off), but also is evidence of a more serious injury. If you were hurt but went to work, it appears (rightly or wrongly) that you were not as seriously injured as someone else may have been.

Check out our wage verification form for an idea as to the type of information that an adjuster (or ultimately, a jury if necessary) will need to see evidence of your wages:
The name and address of your employer
A brief description of your position
How much you make, and how you get paid (hourly, salary, commission, etc.)
The dates you missed from work
The date you went back to work

You will have to prove you have paid your taxes. Be prepared to show a pay stub showing your withholdings or a tax return if a case has to go to Court.

Yes, getting your car inspected every year is time consuming. And yes, getting your car inspected can be expensive, especially if it turns out that your car needs several things repaired in order for it to pass.

But how would you feel if you caused an accident or, even worse, caused someone to get seriously hurt because you didn’t bother to get your car inspected? What if your brakes fail? What if your horn doesn’t work? What if your tires aren’t good enough? What if your blinkers don’t work?

A better way to look at it would be to reverse that situation. What if you got hit by a driver who didn’t bother to have his car inspected? Or didn’t bother to fix what was wrong?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/09/17/aa.avoiding.a.crash/

By following that link, you will be able to read an article that describes the latest in safety advances in automobiles. While we applaud any advancement in safety technology, we still can’t help but notice that the number of crashes in Virginia, Maryland and DC have remained more or less static. As DC car accident lawyers, we think that in addition to new safety features, there should also be a focus on safer driver behavior.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in the DC area, contact Lewis and Tompkins for a free legal consultation today.