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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

What Are the Consequences of Driving Without a Valid License in Virginia?

Any person operating a motor vehicle in the State of Virginia must have a valid license to do so. A driver’s license is a privilege obtained only after passing certain tests. To retain this privilege, a driver must obey traffic laws. Speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and other infractions could lead to the suspension or… read more

What Are the Psychological Effects of Being in a Car Accident?

The physical repercussions of a car accident can be severe. A survivor could have significant injuries that cause great pain, suffering and economic hardship. Physical injuries are not the only consequences crash victims can face, however. Many car accident survivors also deal with psychological ramifications – stress, anxiety and mental health conditions that can last… read more

What Are the Top Driving Distractions?

Distractions while driving can lead to deadly car accidents. Paying attention to anything other than the road and the driving task can lead to a rear-end collision, pedestrian accident or other serious types of accidents. Distracted drivers cause hundreds of thousands of auto accidents in the US each year. In 2018, distracted drivers injured 400,000… read more

What Are My Rights as a Hit-and-Run Victim?

Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most common tragedies on the streets of Virginia. Unfortunately, many at-fault drivers flee the scene to try to avoid liability instead of sticking around to face the consequences of their actions. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run in Virginia, you may wonder who will pay for your… read more

What Are the Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Virginia?

Although it is legal to drive without car insurance Virginia, doing so can have downsides. Every driver must either purchase insurance before registering or operating a motor vehicle or pay a special fee to drive uninsured. If you or the other driver involved in the accident does not have insurance, it can make the auto… read more

I Was Hit By a Car While Crossing the Street…Now What?

No one expects a vehicle to hit him or her when crossing the street. Unfortunately, these accidents happen more often than most people realize. In 2017 alone, Virginia had 1,608 pedestrian crashes, with 114 deaths and 1,571 injuries. If a vehicle strikes you as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you have rights. Whether you suffered minor… read more

My Uber Driver Was in an Accident…Now What?

Uber drivers do not receive any special training prior to being able to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. They do not give interviews to Uber supervisors, prove their safe-driving abilities, pass any driving tests or get commercial driver’s licenses. In addition, Uber only looks into the applicant’s last seven years in… read more

4 Reasons To Hire a Virginia Traffic Attorney

Traffic violations are some of the most common offenses in Virginia and across the rest of the United States. It’s difficult to find someone who hasn’t been pulled over for one type of traffic violation or another. Just because they’re common, however, doesn’t mean traffic violations are not a big deal. In fact, if you… read more

What Should Out-of-State Drivers Know About Speeding in Virginia?

Nature lovers from all over the country travel to Virginia to revel in its natural beauty year-round. Many people arrive by car or rent a vehicle during their stay so they can experience the famous Skyline Drive, a 105-mile route that runs north-south through Shenandoah National Park. The park consists of 200,000 acres of forest,… read more