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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

How to Prove a Product Is Liable for Your Injury

Dangerous and defective products cause thousands of personal injuries each year. Products such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, children’s toys, appliances and auto parts can cause serious injuries if they contain defects. As an injured consumer, you have the right to hold the manufacturer of the defective product liable for your damages. You or your product… 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

Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

by Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team A Traumatic Brain Injury (commonly referred to as “TBI”) is a serious injury that should not be taken lightly.  Many people believe that a person must strike their head on something to suffer this injury, but that is actually not true.  While many TBIs are… read more

How Weather Can Negatively Effect Driving

The weather plays a significant role in the safety of a roadway. Bad weather such as rain, fog, wind, sleet or snow could make conditions too dangerous for driving. Weather can create visual impairments and interfere with the performance of a vehicle. Over one million car accidents each year are weather-related, according to the US… read more