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Filing a Traffic Accident Claim After the Eclipse

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

When traffic increases on roads around Richmond, the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision increases. Typically, we associate a rise in car crash risks due to heavier traffic with holidays and motor vehicle travel, especially during the holiday season and in the summer months when families plan road trips and nearby weekend getaways. Yet… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Crashes and Cell Phone Data: What to Know

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Distracted driving is a serious problem on Richmond-area roads and highways, and the problem has worsened as smartphone use has become widespread. Virginia has had a handheld cell phone ban in place since 2021, but the law does not always stop motorists from reading or composing texts, or otherwise using their smartphones, while they… Read More »

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Pedestrian Deaths Rise as Car and Truck Size Increases

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Richmond is a region where walking is common, and pedestrians expect to be safe in neighborhoods and historic walking areas throughout the city. Whether you are shopping in Carytown or taking a walk for exercise in your own community, you should be able to walk without fear of being injured in a collision involving… Read More »

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New Study Addresses Link Between ADHD and Car Crashes Among Older Drivers

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

For quite some time, researchers have pointed to potential driving hazards that are particular to older adult drivers. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), it is critical to recognize that, “as we age . . . mental reaction, situational awareness, vision, and motor controls may not be as sharp as they once were.”… Read More »

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Understanding Pedestrian Injuries Involving Distracted Walking

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Pedestrians who are injured while walking on a sidewalk or crossing a street in Richmond frequently sustain such injuries as a result of collisions with cars, trucks, motorists, or e-bike riders. In many instances, these types of collisions result from the motorist’s negligence — meaning that the person behind the wheel of the automobile… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Case After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Serious pedestrian accidents and injuries are much too common in the Richmond area, and pedestrians frequently sustain fatal injuries when they are involved in collisions with automobiles. Fatalities are especially common when motorists are traveling at high speeds. Yet even when vehicles are traveling at relatively slower speeds, a collision with a pedestrian can… Read More »

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High Car Crash Rates Among Generation Z Drivers

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Did you know that the likelihood of a driver being involved in a motor vehicle collision may be higher (or lower) depending on the age of the motorist? For quite some time, studies have shown that teen drivers engage in particularly dangerous behaviors while driving, and that their inexperience can exacerbate accident risks associated… Read More »

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Reasons for Deadly Tractor-Trailer Collisions

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Large trucks routinely drive through and around Richmond, picking up and delivering goods on routes along I-95 and I-64, not to mention local stops in the Richmond area. While tractor-trailers are responsible for ensuring that consumers have access to many of the products they rely upon, these vehicles are also disproportionately responsible for deadly… Read More »

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Common Causes of Distracted Driving Crashes in Richmond

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

In recent years with the increased use of smartphones, distracted driving crashes have become more common than ever, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). While many drivers in Virginia know that the use of handheld devices behind the wheel is unlawful, they make the decision to take a quick look at an email… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits?

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

In the aftermath of a serious car crash or any other type of accident in the Richmond area, it can be difficult to understand the type of lawsuit you will need to file in order to seek financial compensation. Depending upon the details of the accident and the severity of your injuries, you may… Read More »

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