Have you been injured in an auto accident? You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701. Let me use my experience with injury compensation cases to obtain the maximum value for your auto accident injury case. I am a Lynchburg Car Crash Attorney.

U.S. Injury Attorney

Today, in the United States the insurance industry has spent millions if not billions in order to manipulate the masses into believing that those who make an auto accident injury claim are making it up. Though this may be true for a small percentage of persons, for the vast majority, an injury claim for compensation is absolutely justified. Insurance companies conduct psyops on the population and it really saves the insurance company billions in subdued insurance claims. Unfortunately, this is often at the detriment of basic right and wrong.

Lynchburg Injury Cases

For example, many clients have said things to me like “I don’t want to be a bother” or “I don’t want to waste your time,” the only time wasted or bother made is not providing you everything you are entitled to. By ensuring insurance compensation, it makes society safer. Insurance companies have a lot to do with the efficiency v. safety balance. In other words, if unsafe conditions become expensive for the insurance company to insure, they will do things like lobby for department of transportation to put up signs, guard rails or even certain designs of vehicles. However, if compensation is not pursued insurance companys will not do much. The reality is, most safety measures are written in blood.

Lynchburg Car Wreck Lawyer

Lynchburg Car Wreck Lawyer

Another example prior to becoming an attorney years ago is when I had a family member that was killed in  a car crash. The mother and father of the young lady did not want to make a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver because they didn’t want to seem greedy to the behest of their deceased child. This is a false perception because let me tell you, insurance companies have no soul. They  are soulless. The insurance company should have given the full policy limits to that mother and father immediately however, they remained silent on the sideline padding the pockets of their shareholders.

If you have been injured in an accident or your loved one has been killed in a car crash, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701 because insurance companies and their representatives are not for you they are for their shareholders. I am a Lynchburg Car Crash Attorney and I am here to help.

Lynchburg Auto Accident Attorney

Lynchburg Car Crash Attorney

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm available for free consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Personal Injury AttorneyCriminal Defense Lawyer and, Security Clearance Attorney. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube ChannelInstagram, FacebookTwitter, LinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditRumbleTruthSocialPatreonVimeoThreadsYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

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Car accidents occur everyday in Virginia. Virginia residents also pay auto insurance premiums everyday. If you have been in an auto accident, you may be entitled to insurance compensation. You should call me for a free consultation at (434) 660-9701. I am a Virginia auto accident attorney. The following is an evaluation of data from an article published by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

2022 Virginia Auto Accident Facts:

From 2021 to 2022 there was an increase of 1.1% of vehicles and drivers in Virgina. However, from 2021 to 2022 there was an increase of 3.8% of persons killed from an auto accident. The relation of increase of percentage of persons killed from an auto accident in light of the increase in vehicles and drivers tends to suggest that Virginia roads are becoming less safe. And, this makes sense when we take into consideration Virginia’s recent legalization regarding marijuana.[2]

Alcohol related crashes also saw an increase over the increase in percentage of drivers, in that there was an increase of 2.4% over 2021 to 2022 from alcohol related crashes. Drinking and driving can have a serious impact on a motor vehicle operators’ ability to diligently control their vehicle. It is best to not have anything to drink prior to driving. Not only was there an increase in alcohol related crashes, there was also an increase in alcohol related fatalities of 10.9%. This suggests that these types of crashes are increasing with frequency and severity.

Pedestrian related crashes represented a 5.5% increase from 2021 to 2022. This is a drastic increase. Pedestrian related fatalities represented a 36.8% increase. Maintain proper signaling and reflective gear when commuting Virginia as a pedestrian. Do not wear dark colors if traveling on a road that does not have sidewalk especially at night.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

[1] 2022 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts, https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/crash_facts_22.pdf

[2] Title 4.1. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control, https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title4.1/chapter11/section4.1-1100/; DeFusco & Desk, It's official: Virginia legalizes marijuana possession starting this summer, https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/regional-news/virginia-news/its-official-virginia-legalizes-marijuana-possession-starting-this-summer/

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Punitive Damages

In Virginia, punitive damages are damages above special damages or in layperson’s terms over and above the damages that are clearly identifiable on your medical bills. Punitive damages are above and beyond the regular damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and, property damages. When we think of punitive damages, these are the damages that are allocated to an injured party when hear the circumstance of the injury and are shocked by the audacity. Penalty damage would be another way to refer to punitive damages. If you have been in an accident where someone was "road rageing" or drunk when they caused the accident you should call a punitive damages attorney.

Virginia Law

In Virginia, punitive damages are typically available in three sets of circumstances:

“The court has examined the cases in which the Supreme Court has found sufficient evidence of willful and wanton conduct in the operation of a motor vehicle to support submission of the issue of punitive damages to the jury. All of the cases in which the Supreme Court found a sufficient factual basis for a finding of willful and wanton conduct involving operation of a motor vehicle, involved one of three scenarios: (1) excessive use of alcohol plus very dangerous driving maneuvers; (2) acts supporting a finding that the injuries were intentionally caused or (3) the defendant creating an extremely hazardous condition contrary to specialized training.” Lovelace v. Moser, 98 Va. Cir. 315, 316 (Cir. Ct. 2018)

Punitive Damages for Drunk Driving Car Accident

Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driving Accident

Usually, punitive damages are generated when a tortfeasor has done something that is illegal in the commission of their tort. For example, in a car accident, this is often when a drunk driver causes an accident severely injuring a client. I have represented clients for drunk driving accidents. One of my clients, was sitting at a stop light when a drunk driver slammed into her going over 35 miles per hour. The impact caused my client severe injuries. My client was forced to go to medical treatment for several months just to be able to go to work again. Needless to say, the damages were substantial. Punitive damages were applicable because the party at-fault for the injuries was committing the crime of driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident. The at-fault party later pleaded guilty to § 18.2-266. Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.

Punitive Damages for "Road Rage" Car Accident

Punitive Damages Attorney

Punitive Damages Attorney

The standard for punitive damages varies. Another one of my clients was injured in a road rage accident. The at-fault party that rearended my client was swerving at my client, flicking my client the middle finger, and generally harassing my client. Fortunately, my client got this on video otherwise we would have had a difficult time proving the road rage part of the case. Road rage is a crime and amounts to aggressive driving. The at-fault driver was guilty of Virginia Criminal offense § 46.2-868.1. Aggressive driving; penalties. The Virginia code specifically references “(ii) that person is a hazard to another person or commits an offense in clause (i) with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure or obstruct another person.”

Policy Limits for Punitive Damages

Road rage accident Lawyer

Road rage accident Lawyer

I had an additional client that initially did not report his auto accident road rage case as a road rage case to the authorities. Initially, he came to my office wanting to pursue a medical negligence case. I always provide clients or potential clients with a free consultation. While listening to my client, I realized that I could quickly help him obtain the full Uninsured Motorist Policy limits for him from his own insurance policy limits.

His circumstances where unfortunate, a road rage perpetrator was cursing at him on the road and followed him almost to his house. When he was at a stop light the road rage perpetrator rearended my client slightly. My client was forced to stop and provide the perpetrator with his information, because that is the law if you are in an auto accident. Upon exiting his vehicle and attempting to do so, my client was severely beaten up, even suffering a brain bleed. Because it was initially reported as an assault and battery and, not an auto accident injury the insurance company did a brief fact finding investigation including an examination under oath. After my clients deposition detailing the event, we were able to secure the full insurance policy limits for my client. § 18.2-57. Assault and battery; penalty

Conscious disregard for the rights of others

Virginia case law is specific on when punitive damages are available in a car accident involving an at-fault party that is far beyond the standard of mere negligence.

“In determining whether punitive damages may be considered by a jury in an automobile collision case, the trial court's inquiry is limited to ascertaining if reasonable persons could differ in their conclusion whether the defendant's negligent conduct, considered in its entirety, was so willful or wanton as to show a conscious disregard for the rights of others.” Lovelace v. Moser, 98 Va. Cir. 315, 316 (Cir. Ct. 2018).

The Standard

This standard has been repeated throughout Virginia case law. "acting consciously in disregard of another person's rights or acting with reckless indifference  to the consequences, with the defendant aware, from his knowledge of existing circumstances and conditions, that his conduct probably would cause injury to another." Griffin v. Shively, 227 Va. 317, 321, 315 S.E.2d 210, 212-13 (1984).

If you have been injured in a car accident as the result of another person’s illegal punitive conduct, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701.

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Miranda Rights are the rights that every United States Citizen has when they interact with authorities. These are constutional rights through the 5th Amendment. They are called Miranda Rights because they were established by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona. Wherein, the Court examined four different cases where the rights of U.S. citizens were violated. In that case, the rights were judicially established as an interpretation of case law, the common law.

Vega v. Tekoh (2022)

Today, the most recent Miranda Rights case to be interpreted was Vega v. Tekoh. Wherein, a U.S. Citizens Miranda rights were violated. Subsequently, the plaintiff in the matter attempted to sue civilly for the conduct of the authorities, including the prosecutor. The question presented was, Whether a plaintiff may sue a police officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based on the improper admission of an “un-Mirandized” statement in a criminal prosecution. In other words, the police prosecutor used a statement made by the defendant in a trial when the defendant should have been read his Miranda Rights first. This case is acutally a prime example of how the system establishes liability to police officers while prosecutorial conduct goes blatantly ignored.

Disagreeable analysis

The Court held that to extend a right to sue civilly would extend a cumbersome burden on the court system. The correct remedy would be for the trial court to make the correct determination and not allow the statements in the trial. In hindsight, this may seem like what should happen but, I think it places too much deference in low level trial courts that may not fully understand Miranda.

The Future

Three justices dissented in this case. I have a tendency to agree with Kagan, Breyer (retired now) and Sotomayor. Fortunately, the dissent, historically has a way of later becoming the law. The dissent points out that as in the facts of Vega v. Tekoh, a trial court may not suppress the constitutionally violating statements. Then what happens if statements that were the source of coercion, or unconstitutional police or prosecutor action results in a wrongful conviction and a U.S. Citizen ends up spending time in prison. For, what is constituionally a protected right. Most will not comprehend this or will be dissociativly indifferent practicing cognitive dissonance and so forth. What remedy do the wrongfully convicted have for the extreme harm they have suffered? §1983 should cover this.

Miranda Rights Attorney

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblr,  BloggerRedditYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

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Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

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What is Discvoery? Discovery is essentially the evidence. Discovery is the process of gathering the evidence and information that can later be used at trial. Often, at the end of discovery, the case will settle. This is because at the end of discovery we know what the evidence will likely show and what a verdict will most likely look like.

Criminal Proceeding:

In criminal cases, depending on your state, the discovery process may be different. For example, in some states criminal defendants are permitted to depose the arresting officers and witnesses. In other states they are not permitted to depose the witnesses or it is typically not allowed.

Civil Proceeding:

Civil discovery is usually large amounts of information gathering. For example, in a car accident case the insurance companies defense attorney’s usually request all sorts of information in order to get an amount they are willing to offer in settlement. This can be positive or negative for the case, it just all depends on the facts.

Discovery Motions:

In criminal cases in Virginia, there are discovery motions. Some are to compel the government to provide to the defense what the government intends on using at trial. Some localities use a form of “open” discovery. However, a lawyer will likely want to get a discovery order anyway soo that the government cannot spring anything on them at the last minute. For example, the any evidence that may be used in a criminal case, a criminal defendant will likely want to use a private investigator or expert witness to review the evidence and inquire into the credibility of the evidence.

In civil cases, discovery motions are usually motions to compel discovery, motion to protect certain kinds of discovery and motions for extensions of time to respond to discovery. These are the most common kinds of discovery motions.

I have experience with both civil and criminal discovery motions. You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrBlogger, RedditYelpAvvo and Justia.

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Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

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What is a Deposition? A deposition is typically when a lawyer asks a witness a series of questions prior to or out of court, wherein a court reporter is present and recording the entire statement. This is for the purpose of later being used at trial or in a court hearing. If you have an upcoming Deposition, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701 Depending on your state, a deposition can either be in a Criminal or Civil proceeding.

Civil:

In Civil Law, a party is usually permitted to take depositions of other parties and witnesses. The transcripts or sometimes even video recorded depositions are later be played to a jury. This Often, depositions in Civil proceedings are used for the purposes of settlement. Civil proceedings are usually primarily about money damages. Sometimes they can be about more then money damages like, injunctions.

Criminal:

Virginia does not typically have criminal proceeding depositions. Florida does though. In Florida, your criminal defense attorney is permitted to depose the police officer prior to trial. In Virginia this is not allowed. Virginia does however, have preliminary hearing wherein the arresting officer is usually called to testify, in which case this can be recorded or transcribed by a court reporter.

Lynchburg Deposition Attorney:

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm available for free consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Personal Injury AttorneyCriminal Defense Lawyer and, Security Clearance Attorney. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube ChannelInstagram, FacebookTwitter, LinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditRumbleTruthSocialPatreonVimeoThreadsYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

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Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

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700 12th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

100 Tradewynd Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502

9424 Baymeadows Rd Unit 250, Jacksonville, FL 32256

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006

What is Bail? Chapter 9 of the Code of Virginia deals with Bail and Recognizances. The 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides no excessive bail. Accordingly, "Bail" means the pretrial release of a person from custody upon those terms and conditions specified by order of an appropriate judicial officer. Also, "Bond" means the posting by a person or his surety of a written promise to pay a specific sum, secured or unsecured, ordered by an appropriate judicial officer as a condition of bail to assure performance of the terms and conditions contained in the recognizance. Consequently, if you been arrested, you should call me I am Criminal Justice system Attorney.

Bail/Bond Hearings:

There are many factors that go into representing someone for a bail or bond hearing. Often, the court will consider:

  1. The Place of Birth.
  2. The ties to the community, including the length of time he or she has lived at the current and former addresses, current contact information, family relationships, immigration status (if applicable), employment record and history, date of birth, and social security number.
  3. The physical and mental health, educational and armed services records.
  4. The immediate medical needs, including chemical dependency treatment.
  5. The past criminal record, if any, including adult criminal convictions and juvenile adjudications and prior record of court appearances or failure to appear in court, counsel should also determine whether the accused has any pending charges, whether they are on probation or parole and past or present performance under supervision.
  6. Current immigration status and immigration history.
  7. The ability of the client to meet any financial conditions of release.
  8. The names of individuals or other sources that counsel can contact to verify the client’s provided information (counsel should consult with the client before contacting these individuals).
  9. Other such information necessary to determine potential exposure under the sentencing guidelines.
  10. Any necessary information waivers or releases that will assist the client’s defense.

Court Hearing:

The factors above must be properly argued to the court in order for the court to consider whether it will allow pretrial release from custody. These factors are not independent, often the court will consider all of them. In sum, they are interdependent, each relating to the other to form an assurance to the court that an accused will return when called and address the accusations against them. Subsequently, where a detained citizen may not have a favorable factor for one argument they may have a good argument regarding another factor.

Presumption in favor of Pretrial Release:

The presumption in Virginia is in favor of pretrial release. The Virginia Legislature repealed Va Code 19.2-120 (B) -Rebuttable Presumption Against Bail. Therefore, there is a presumption in favor of pretrial release. This is because if you find yourself in custody your employment and other life obligations will likely be destroyed. The Government must be required to prove their case before taking from citizens. This is a basic due process right that is afforded every United States Citizen.

There are horror stories of U.S. Citizens being detained by the government for years prior to trial and later being exonerated of the reason for the arrest in the first place. The truth is that any amount of detention is likely to destroy a citizen’s life. This is something that must not be allowed without real proper cause. In reality, an authority figure can easily engage in their own narssasitic maculation without actual cause to arrest a citizen. This is a crime against humanity and does happen more often than those in power would like to admit.

Criminal Justice System Attorney

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube InstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblr, BloggerReddit,  YelpAvvo and Justia.

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A mediation is essentially a meeting. Mediations are usually a meeting where all parties to a case meet and in front of a neutral party present their case. The neutral party or “mediator” reviews the information and then discusses their opinion of the case. If you are a party to a civil suit, you should call me. I am  a Lynchburg Virginia Attorney.

Non-binding

Usually, mediation is non-binding. Unlike arbitration, where the parties are bound by the decision of the neutral party or arbitrator. In mediation, the parties can take it our leave it. The opinion of the mediator can either be followed or the parties can continue to litigate the matter.

Experienced Civil Attorney

In a lot of states, mediation is mandatory prior to putting a case to a jury. And, in states where mediation is not mandatory a judge will usually Order mediation before a trial. This is because judges do not like to waste jurors time. It is an effort to settle cases prior to calling a jury from the community to and having them sit and listen to a case. Judges like settlements, it frees up their case loads and gets them extra vacations.

Jurys have to take time off work or their lives to come to a jury trial. This can be cumbersome on the community and cost the system a lot of money. Sitting on a jury is however, a United States Constitutional duty. If you have been called to a jury, you should take your duty seriously and respectfully.

Mediation in practicality

Mediation is a good way for both parties to lay everything out on the table and negotiate the case. Often, good civil case offers come from Mediation. I have settled several cases at mediation. I am an experienced Lynchburg Virginia Attorney. You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701.

The negotiations that take place a mediation are usually a good way for both parties to a case to see everything that is going on in the case and understand the perceptions of a neutral party. The truth is though, a lot of cases do not settle at Mediation.

Lynchburg Mediation Attorney

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What is an Indictment? An indictment is a formal list of charges against an accused. Indictments are required as part of the United States Constitution's 5th Amendment. Indictment is also mentioned in the constitution under Article 1, Section 3 in the U.S. Constitution. An indictment is not any evidence of guilt. If you have been charged with a crime, you should call me, I am a Criminal Defense Lawyer (434) 660-9701.

Somone said to me recently that, "they charged [the accused] and put them on trial soo they must have done somthing wrong." This is what comes from those who don't know what they are talking about and, are exercising a lay-z analysis. For like my beloved, now deceased Nana use to say, "when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me."

Indictments:

The reason that we must solidify that indictments are not any evidence of guilt originiate in the fact that Indictments are a "rubber stamp" administrative porcedure. Just like what former Chief Judge sol wachtler said, "if a district attorney wanted to, a grand jury would indict a ham sandwhich." Certainly, this is abundantly true. Indictments are stamped in back rooms, by career government employees. Not, by a Jury of the people. Our United States Juries similar to the unperverted election process are soo important.

Because there is a media driven asinine analysis hord out there that exists today. There are narcissist in power at all levels; Federal, State and Local government. They have taken advange of the good graces of the people, all while proclaiming to be the heros but, are in fact the very face of evil. Only a Citizen Juries unperverted verdict should be given any creedence whatsoever. Especially with todays anarchy that is our Federal, State and yes, local Justice departmentschri.

Then and Now

In the past, there were numorous civil rights leaders that were the subject of persecution. God has a way of reminding humanity to do the right thing. Subsequently, on more then one occasion, the falsely or unjustly persecuted ended up in high level leadership decades later. To those in power that seek to pervert our system of justice, you should be fully aware of that.

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Causes of Rear-End Accident

Understanding the Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents is important to preventing these types of accidents. If you have been injured in a rear-end auto accident, you should call me for a free consultation. I am a Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney (434) 660-9701 A substantial number of auto accidents are rear-end crashes. Following to closely can be a cause of a rear-end crash.

What causes most rear end accidents:

Distracted driving:

Distracted driving accidents are a real problem in the United States. Basically, the Centers for Disease Control identifies three types of distracted driving. Moreover, the three types of distracted driving are visual, manual and cognitive. Visual is taking your eyes off the road. Manual is taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive is taking your mind off driving.

The CDC further identified that 3,100 people were killed because of distracted driving in 2019. Often, we do not get these statistics until a few years after the fact, because the information takes time to be collected. What was an unfortunate fact is that 1 in 5 of the people who died from a distracted driver in 2019 were walking, riding bikes or not in a vehicle.[1]

Driving while using the cellphone:

Driving while using a cellphone is illegal in Virginia. § 46.2-818.2. “Use of handheld personal communications devices in certain motor vehicles; exceptions; penalty. It is unlawful for any person, while driving a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth, to hold a handheld personal communications device.”[2]

In Virginia, Driving while using a cellphone is a primary offence. , the difference between primary and secondary offences is what you can get a ticket for and what an officer can pull you over for. A primary offence is something an officer can pull you over for. For example, if an officer sees you using a cellphone, they can pull you over. If an officer sees you do not have a seat belt they cannot pull you over but can give you a ticket for not wearing a seat belt if you have been pulled over for another reason.

Drunk driving:

Drunk driving is never ok. It is never ok to drink and drive. Every year people in the United States are killed because of drunk driving. If you have been injured as a result of a drunk driver, you should call me for a free consultation. I am a motor vehicle accident attorney. Consequently, drunk driving accidents carry with them punitive damages. Nevertheless, punitive damages have a multiplier effect and can quickly add up. I have secured substantial settlements for drunk driving accident clients.[3]

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration collects and disseminates information about drunk driving accidents. According to NHTSA 37 people a day die from drunk driving accidents.[4]

reckless driving:

Reckless driving is a crime in Virginia.[5] Subsequently, it was made a crime to deter this conduct. Reckless driving is the source of a lot of auto accidents injuries. In many states, reckless driving, like drunk driving, brings with it punitive damages. Subsequently, I have secured punitive damage settlements for clients that have been injured in reckless driving auto accidents. Usually, insurance companies move a little quicker with the level of negligence amounts to recklessness.

Depending on the state the accident happened in, if you have been the victim of a reckless driving accident you may be entitled to punitive damages. Some states do not recognize all conduct as a punitive damages warranting event. In contrast, the driving laws in the United States very substantially from state to state. For example, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a hit and run accident may not entitle you to punitive damages while in Florida it certainly will.

For example, one of my former clients was driving along a highway when another driver approached from the rear, went into the oncoming lane beside them and was forced to swerve and side swipe my client in order to avoid a head on collision. This was reckless driving. I was able to secure the full insurance policy for my client.

road rage or aggressive driving:

I have secured settlements for clients that have been injured as the result of a road rage and aggressive driving accident. Likewise, one of my clients was rear ended after being berated and followed by a person perpetuating road rage. I must commend it when an insurance company does the right thing and provides a substantial settlement for what was clearly conduct that is unacceptable. My client was being followed, flicked off, cursed at, threatened with a much larger vehicle then my client was in and eventually rear-ended. Luckly, we had proof of all of this conduct and were able to secure a settlement.

Road rage may be on the rise. “The number of aggressive drivers has increased steadily since America went back to work following the pandemic.”[6] There are several road rage aggressive driving cases in Virginia every year and sometimes, they result in death.[7]

Road rage is not acceptable and if you have been injured as a result of a road rage accident you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701. Aggressive driving is also a problem in this country, we are all on the road together so be safe out there and considerate to others.

Conclusion

If you have experienced a rear-end collision, the first thing you should do is call your local authorities. The second thing you should do is call a motor vehicle accident attorney. A motor vehicle accident attorney can focus on getting you maximum compensation for your auto accident. The insurance companies are not on your side. Even though you pay premiums, once you have a claim often they turn on you.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/Distracted_Driving/index.html

[2] https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-818.2/

[3] https://chriswhitelawyer.com/results/

[4] https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving

[5] https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-868/

[6] https://advance-lexis-com.eu1.proxy.openathens.net/document/?pdmfid=1516831&crid=44e713ef-a39b-41c6-809c-e6d891fea635&pddocfullpath=%2Fshared%2Fdocument%2Fnews%2Furn%3AcontentItem%3A67BV-R1S1-DXVP-V410-00000-00&pdcontentcomponentid=152567&pdteaserkey=sr0&pditab=allpods&ecomp=tmnyk&earg=sr0&prid=6d67e9fd-705e-4fa4-be80-e0802748d332

[7] Canipe v. Commonwealth, 25 Va. App. 629 (1997)

Lynchburg Motor Vehicle Accident

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm available for free consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Personal Injury AttorneyCriminal Defense Lawyer and, Security Clearance Attorney. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube ChannelInstagram, FacebookTwitter, LinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditRumbleTruthSocialPatreonVimeoThreadsYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

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