As of today, there have been 700 total traffic fatalities in 2015 to date. That is 29 more deaths than all of 2014. It is interesting to look at where a majority of these accidents are occurring. Using the Virginia DMVInteractive Crash maps, it shows that some of the worst areas are near Alexandria and Woodbridge. In fact, the stretch of I-395 near Duke Street between Alexandria and Annandale has been the worst area for traffic collisions in 2015. Also, making the top three for most accidents is the stretch of I-95 that runs through the Woodbridge area.
Highways typically have the most accidents because of the number of cars that travel on them and the high speed. With distracted driving happening at such a high rate, accidents are simply unavoidable on highways and interstates. This holiday season please do not be a statistic and make sure to always practice safe driving. This includes driving the speed limit, wearing your seat belt, not using your cell phone while driving, not tailgating, and using your blinker when making a lane change. A smart driver is a safe driver. Drive smart this holiday season and avoid being a cause to an auto accident.
Sometimes being a safe driver does not always keep you from being involved in an accident. There will always be drivers on the road who do not follow traffic laws and are simply reckless on the road. If you are a victim of one of these types of accidents and are seriously injured, you must seek representation from an attorney in order to recover the compensation you are entitled. Getting treatment for your injuries is always most important when you are involved in an accident because it is a record that is used to prove seriousness of injuries to the insurance adjusters during negotiations or to the Court during trial. Once you have sought treatment, you must hire an experienced accident injury law firm, who can handle everything else for you until your case is completed.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident that is caused by the fault or negligence of another person and would like to consult an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney for free, contact us at (703) 734-8790 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations inAlexandriaor throughout Virginia or visit us online athttp://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Car-Accidents