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Uber Resumes Testing Self-Driving Vehicles After Collision in Arizona

By: Allan M. Siegel Uber is one of several corporations that are testing out self-driving vehicles, which will eventually be sold to consumers. Leading in technological progress is Google, but Uber is ...
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Beware of Lawyers Who Solicit You After an Auto Collision

By: Matthew Tievsky District of Columbia law -- specifically, D.C. Code Section 22-3225.14 -- says that if you have been in an automobile collision within the past three weeks, a lawyer who is a ...
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Local DC Man Killed in Car Crash with Stolen Car

By: Allan M. Siegel On the night of Friday, December 23, 2016, police identified a Lexus on the road that had been reported stolen, but lost it while in pursuit. Later that evening, the police found ...
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New NHTSA Administrator Vows to Take Aggressive Action About Slow Recalls

By: Joseph Smith In December 2014, Mark Rosekind was appointed as the new administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at a time when the NHTSA was overseeing recalls for ...
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Just Thinking About Work During Your Commute Does Not Mean You Are Working

By: Allan M. Siegel Back in November, we posted about the Virginia Supreme Court agreeing to hear arguments on whether a law firm could be held liable for the automobile accident caused by one of its ...
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Fiat Chrysler Hit with $150 Million Verdict After 4-Year-Old Boy Killed as a Result of Fuel Tank Defect

By: Allan M. Siegel In the 1970's Ford was rightly derided and attacked for failing to prevent and remedy a defect in the Ford Pinto that allowed the fuel tank to be punctured and explode when the ...
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Government Regulators Seek New Laws to Ensure Rental Car Companies Fix Recalled Cars

By: Allan M. Siegel As of today, there is no law that requires rental car companies to address manufacturer recalls immediately. That means a rental car company can receive notice of a recall on a ...
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Virginia Tech Researchers to Study Tired Truck Drivers

By: Allan M. Siegel The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it will be working with researchers from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to conduct a ...
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The Importance of Seeking Prompt Medical Attention After an Auto Accident

By: Matthew Tievsky It's difficult to overstate how important it is to go to a hospital or doctor, immediately after you are in a car accident, if there is any possibility that you have been hurt. ...
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Free Parking at Dulles, with Legal Questions Included

By: Allan M. Siegel A new car sharing service known as FlightCar is setting up business at Dulles International Airport. They give you free parking and wash your car, and you just let them rent out ...
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Can a Law Firm be Liable for a Lawyer's Auto Accident While He's Driving to Work?

By: Allan M. Siegel The Virginia Supreme Court has announced it will hear arguments on whether a lawyer is on the job, and covered by his firm's insurance policy, when he's driving to work and ...
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Defective Airbags Pose Serious Threat to Millions of Drivers

By: Allan M. Siegel 2014 been a record breaking year for automakers. Unfortunately for them, and even more so for drivers, the record that has been set is not one that anyone had hoped to set – ...
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Trucking Accidents & Deaths on the Rise

By: Joseph A. Smith A recent story by CNBC has brought increased light to the fact that trucking accidents and deaths are increasing, yet nothing is being done about it. The article points out that in ...
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Attorney Joseph A. Smith Secures Successful Car Accident Verdict

Virginia is not known as an overly friendly jurisdiction for Plaintiffs, particularly when dealing with soft-tissue injuries. However, one positive for Virginia plaintiffs is access to the General ...
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How Insurance Limits May Affect Truck Accident Personal Injury Claims

By: Joseph A. Smith When actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in an auto accident involving a tractor-trailer it made national news. But these types of accidents are more common than people ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer's Help to Take Care of My Auto Accident Claim?

By: Matthew Tievsky Imagine that you have been hurt in an automobile collision by another driver, who was negligent. If you are like many people, your first instinct may be to not hire a lawyer. Some ...
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What Safety Equipment Does Every Motorcyle Rider Need?

By: Ashley Page Safety gear is critical for every motorcycle rider on the road. Recently, helmets have become standard equipment for most riders, though some still protest by wearing small cap-style ...
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Local Thieves Steal Air Bags To Sell On The Black Market

On the morning of April 8 th residents of the Virginia town of Fairlington woke up to find the air bags in their vehicles were stolen overnight. In many cases, the car windows were smashed, the hoods ...
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What is Medical Payments Coverage?

Check your car insurance policy—Do you have medical payments coverage ? Medical payments coverage is coverage a driver in Virginia can purchase which can be used to pay her medical bills in the ...
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Federal Officials Shut Down 52 Bus Companies, One in Virginia

By: Joseph Cammarata Officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Transportation – recently concluded an eight-month ...
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Understanding Neck and Back Injuries that Commonly Follow Auto Accidents

By: Matthew Tievsky Injury can follow an auto accident, even at low speeds, and even when there is little or no visible damage to your car. (Your car is made of metal and is designed to withstand a ...
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Uninsured Driver Statistics Prove Importance of Uninsured Motorist Policies

Uninsured motorists are a serious concern on public roadways. When uninsured drivers are involved in traffic accidents that cause property damage or personal injury, victims are often forced to bear ...
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Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Cases

Two types of damages are recoverable in a personal injury action in Virginia: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured person for their ...
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Can Virginia Bars be Held Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents?

Authored by Joseph Cammarata In recent years, numerous organizations throughout the United States have focused on reducing the thousands of preventable injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving ...
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Public Transportation Accidents in Northern Virginia

Authored by Joseph Cammarata The Washington metropolitan area is a sprawling, densely populated region centered on Washington, DC. The area has an estimated population of nearly 6,000,000, making it ...
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