Safe driving habits are essential to follow every time you get behind the wheel. School zones may be clearly marked, but car accidents can occur anywhere. Make sure you slow down and take extra care when you’re near a school or yellow school bus and remember to check your side mirror often. Our attorneys in Virginia have these tips to avoid school-zone car accidents:
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Accidents involving large trucks and tractor trailers are some of the most common that occur on roadways. One of the leading causes of truck accidents is due to blind spots for truck drivers. Drivers of all types of vehicles experience blind spots, but some vehicles have larger blind spots than others. Tractor trailers, for example, have large blind spots and because of that, numerous accidents occur where a truck changes lanes and does not see that another vehicle is next to it.
This month we are recognizing paralegal, Esther You, who works in our Vienna, Virginia office. Esther has worked for Portner & Shure for nearly 8 years now. She was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when she was 8 years old. She grew up in Glen Burnie and Columbia, Maryland, and now lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and kitten named Max. In her free time, Esther enjoys snowboarding, cooking, and entertaining friends at her home.
We've written before about how you may file a claim against the driver of the vehicle in which you are a passenger. A common problem that arises when this type of claim is filed involves alcohol. Oftentimes, the driver of the vehicle is deemed to be at-fault for the accident and charged with DWI. The insurance company for the driver will always argue the defense of assumption of the risk in order to avoid having to accept liability.
Noemy Foronda has been with Portner & Shure for nearly a year, working out of our Vienna, Virginia office. Noemy began as a receptionist and then worked her way up to a legal assistant. Just recently, she started taking her own cases. Noemy has lived in Arlington, Virginia her whole life, but her parents are originally from Bolivia. As a bilingual employee at Portner & Shure, Noemy is an integral part of our ever-growing Spanish Department. When she is not in the office, Noemy enjoys playing with her shih tzu, Nina, as well as reading.
After a car accident, most people are very shaken up and they are not thinking straight. Sometimes you are seriously injured and are rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. In the most serious accidents, police will respond to the scene and draft an official report about the accident, including information about all parties involved and their insurance policy information. However, police do not respond to the scene of every accident. In these situations, it is imperative that you collect a few pieces of information to help your claim go through the process as smooth as possible.