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Timelines to Consider in Personal Injury Claims

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

After a serious injury results from another party’s negligence, timing can be critical. The amount of time from the injury to seeking medical care can be the difference between an injury that is ultimately treatable and one from which a person cannot fully recover. The length of time that passes between the date of… Read More »

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Teen Driver Collisions and Summer Road Safety

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Motor vehicle collisions have risen generally over the last several years, and some types of crashes have occurred with more frequency than others. According to a recent article in MarketWatch, teen driving accidents have increased sharply in number since 2020, and it is particularly important to pay attention to risks of teen driving collisions… Read More »

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Pedestrian Deaths After Dark: What to Consider

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Pedestrian accidents and injuries tend to occur more frequently in urban areas, and research has long shown that motor vehicle collisions in which pedestrians are injured tend to increase when the clocks fall back in the autumn for daylight saving time and more people are walking at darker rush hours. Yet a recent report… Read More »

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Common Myths About Motorcycle Crashes

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Motorcycles are particularly popular vehicles during warmer months in the Richmond area, and many motorcyclists enjoy riding for pleasure and recreation, as well as for transportation. Ter as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) underscores, “motorcycle riders continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes.” To be sure, motorcyclists do not make up… Read More »

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SUVs and Child Pedestrian Accidents

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

In recent years, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have become some of the most popular vehicles on the roads in and around Richmond, and throughout the country. According to an article in The Week, SUVs originally were developed following the popularity of the US Jeep Cherokee in the mid-1970s, and throughout that decade and into… Read More »

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What Are Loss of Limb Injuries in Accidents?

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Severe accidents of various types can result in devastating injuries — some can ultimately heal, while others may cause permanent disabilities. Injuries like spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and amputations can all result in permanent disabilities that not only can be life-altering in terms of a person’s physical abilities but can… Read More »

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How University of Virginia Engineers Could Reduce Traffic Injuries in Richmond

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Motor vehicle collisions can result in severe and deadly injuries for a variety of parties involved in the crash, including the driver, other vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While cities like Richmond have taken steps to implement Vision Zero plans that aim to eradicate roadway deaths, vehicle occupants and pedestrians continue to sustain… Read More »

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What is Contributory Negligence in Virginia?

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

When another party’s negligence or intentional act results in a serious accident that causes harm to another person, the injured party often does — and should — consider options for seeking compensation to cover damages and losses associated with the injury. In motor vehicle crashes such as car accidents and pedestrian collisions, it may… Read More »

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Women at Higher Risk of Severe Injury in Car Accidents, Study Says

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Are certain people more likely to sustain severe injuries or particular types of injuries in car crashes than others? A recent peer-reviewed study in Frontiers in Public Health reports that women involved in motor vehicle crashes “may be more likely to go into shock than men,” and may be more likely to sustain injuries…. Read More »

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What is the Difference Between a Survival Action and a Wrongful Death Claim?

By Latham & Martin, P.C. |

Serious motor vehicle crashes and many other types of accidents in the Richmond area can result in fatal injuries. While nobody anticipates that a deadly incident will occur on any given day, unintentional injuries — often resulting from another party’s negligence — happen with frequency. Indeed, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), unintentional… Read More »

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