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How to Spot a Negligent Driver

After a car accident in Virginia, one of your main goals for recovery will be to prove that the other driver was negligent in causing the wreck. Negligence is the center of most personal injury claims and car accident lawsuits. This legal theory states that if someone neglects to fulfill the standards of care, and… read more

Can an Accident Reconstructionist Help My Case?

Dealing with a car accident claim in Richmond can be difficult as an injured victim. The insurance company receiving your claim will not want to give you maximum compensation for your damages. Instead, it will try to convince you to say yes to a lowball settlement offer. It will be up to you or your… read more

4 Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes thousands of traffic deaths in the US each year. It is one of the most common causes of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents. Driving safely requires every ounce of a driver’s attention. If anything takes a driver’s eyes, hands or mind away from the driving task, that driver may cause a… read more

What Are the Types of Traffic Tickets?

Virginia has virtually hundreds of traffic laws you must obey as a driver. It is your responsibility to know what you can and cannot do behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Driving prudently and reasonably is your duty of care to others on the road. If you breach this duty of care by violating… read more

What Is a DUI/DWI in Virginia?

The average driver will make many mistakes while behind the wheel in his or her lifetime. No driver is perfect. Recklessly endangering the lives of others through a crime such as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), however, can lead to serious consequences and penalties. It could also cause a catastrophic… read more

What Are the Most Common Traffic Violations?

Every year, Virginia police officers issue thousands of tickets for traffic offenses. Traffic offenses can range from failing to wear a seat belt to committing a hit-and-run. Traffic and moving violations are not the same as criminal charges in Virginia. However, they can still result in serious and life-changing penalties, such as driver’s license suspension… read more

What Information Should You Exchange in a Car Accident?

In every state, a driver involved in a car accident has a legal obligation to stop and stay at the scene until he or she has fulfilled a few driver responsibilities. These responsibilities generally include exchanging information with the other driver involved, recording information about the car accident and documenting the crash for insurance companies…. read more

What Causes Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of fatal car accidents in Virginia. Reckless drivers have a wanton disregard for the safety of others. They may intentionally break rules and violate traffic laws without any regard as to whether they endanger the lives of others. Recklessness goes beyond simple negligence. It is a… read more

What Restrictions Come With a Suspended License?

A suspended driver’s license is a punishment the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can impose on a driver who commits a crime or traffic violation. Driver’s license suspension is the temporary removal of the person’s driving privileges. Having a suspended license significantly restricts your rights and abilities as a driver. If caught driving with… read more

In Case of a Crash: What to Have in Your Car

Written by Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team As the City of Richmond and surrounding areas begin entering Phase I of COVID-19 restrictions, more people can be seen out on the roads.  However, inevitably more people on the roads means more chances of getting into a car accident.  While the most important thing to… read more