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Do you need information about your accident, arrest or traffic ticket?  If so the attorneys at Tavss Fletcher believe that our article library will help you understand Virginia law, your rights and the best way to proceed with your case.  Please feel free to browse through the following sections.  As always, if you have any questions at all do not hesitate to contact your experienced Virginia Beach attorney today for a consultation.

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  • Accident Preparedness: Do you have ICE in your cell phone? Nobody plans to be involved in a serious auto accident, but they happen every day to thousands of men, women and children. What can you do to improve your odds of surviving a car or truck crash? AAA recommends putting ICE in your cell phone. ICE (In Case of Emergency) is a way for emergency responders to find out who you are and any relevant medical information that could save your life.
  • Why are holiday weekends so dangerous on Virginia and North Carolina roads? Are you planning to hit the road over a long holiday weekend? Consider yourself warned: holidays can be a dangerous time on Virginia and North Carolina roads, for a variety of reasons. Accidents can be caused by drivers who are intoxicated, tired, angry, or distracted. Keep your eye open for dangerous drivers, and make sure you don’t engage in any unsafe behavior.
  • Crash your new car? Get ready for an expensive repair bill! Nothing beats driving a new car on Virginia or North Carolina roads. However, if you get into an accident with that new car, you might be singing the blues when you see the repair bill. The high cost of repairing modern vehicles means that some insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying for your claim.
  • Car crashes, cell phones and 911: will emergency responders be able to find you? What could be worse than being involved in a serious car crash but having no idea where you are located? What if you called on your cell phone for help, and the emergency responders don’t know where you are, either? Unfortunately, this scenario could happen to you because of the outdated or inaccurate technology used in emergency call centers. Until better technology is available and all centers are upgraded, accident victims will have to hope they can pinpoint their own location after a crash.
  • The Price Paid for Automobile Accidents and Injuries Just imagine what it would look like if the costs for all the motor vehicle accidents across the United States were tallied up every year. This kind of information is available from the National Safety Council in an effort to communicate the cost paid by society for traffic crashes. The economic cost for each death and type of injury is included, as well as the comprehensive cost, calculated in an attempt to place a value on human suffering.
  • Distracted Driving: A Growing Danger on Virginia Roads Distracted driving. It is a term that is becoming more popular in the press these days as law enforcement officials and legislators try to spread the word about the dangers of driving while performing other tasks. Probably the most pervasive distracted driving behavior is talking on a cell phone while driving. Cell phone distracted drivers cause thousands of accidents every year and seriously injure or kill many Virginians.
  • Road Rage: When Extreme Emotion Leads to Serious Crashes Road rage—aggressive driving behavior—is a deadly serious issue for Virginia drivers. Don't have your life put at risk by an angry, negligent driver.
  • Medical conditions that can lead to serious car accidents Driving while impaired by a serious medical condition can have disastrous results. The recent death of a motorist who experienced an unexpected medical event is an example of how health issues can impair a person’s ability to drive safely. Certain health conditions put people at risk of causing a serious car accident, putting themselves and others on the road in danger.
  • Do red light cameras really prevent car crashes in Virginia? Red light running is a problem in many cities, and Virginia Beach is no exception. Experts claim that they can reduce the number of serious and deadly front-to-side impact crashes in intersections, saving lives and cutting down on emergency healthcare costs. However, other studies and skeptics suggest that the cameras are not the panacea advocates claim them to be.
  • Vehicle Event Data Recorders: Big Brother is Watching Event Data Recorders (EDRs) are becoming standard equipment on vehicles sold in the United States, but few people know what they are. These devices are part of the airbag control module and record information in the case of an auto crash. In order to standardize EDR devices, the federal government has stepped in and is requiring vehicle manufacturers to follow guidelines for all EDRs installed in model year 2013 vehicles. As a result, EDR data should safely sustain a crash event, be easier to retrieve, and contain standard information of use to accident investigators and vehicle safety researchers.
  • The challenge posed by aggressive drivers on Virginia roads We all know what aggressive driving looks like. Drivers who swerve in and out of lanes, follow too closely, make rude hand-gestures when they don’t get their way, speed, and ignore traffic control devices are all guilty of aggressive driving. The challenge in Virginia is that despite laws against aggressive driving, it is difficult to charge someone with what is essentially a subjective offense. Read more about the challenge that aggressive drivers pose to law enforcement officers and what you can do if you find yourself on the road with one of these drivers.
  • What to do after an Auto Accident in Virginia Since one in eight Americans will be involved in an auto accident this year, it is important that all Virginians know what to do after a crash. In this article we offer 10 steps to take if you find yourself in a traffic collision. If you’ve been in a serious auto accident and need to talk to a Virginia attorney, please contact Tavss Fletcher at 757-625-1214.
  • Closed Head Injuries – Symptoms, Treatment & Compensation A closed head injury can be serious and may require extensive medical treatment. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, treatment and compensation for closed head injuries. Contact the serious injury lawyers at Tavss Fletcher at 757-625-1214 if have a closed head injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
  • What is Traumatic Brain Injury? There are many causes of traumatic brain injury, including car accidents, falls and assaults. This article discusses the symptoms and treatment for traumatic brain injury, as well as compensation. Contact Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214 if you or a family member has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury.
  • Spinal Cord Injury – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Spinal cord injuries are life altering events. Tavss Fletcher discusses the common causes, symptoms and treatment of spinal cord injuries. If the injury was the fault of another person, Tavss Fletcher can help you recover compensation. Call (757) 625-1214 today.
  • 5 Hot Tips for Auto Accident Injury Victims Many auto accident injury victims inadvertently ruin their accident case by saying or doing things that end up coming back to haunt them. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car or truck accident, please review these tips to make sure you don’t unintentionally damage your case.