March 31st, 2014
March 31, 2014
When an accident happens, victims are often unsure of where to turn for help. Many choose to hire an attorney to assist them with collecting compensation for damages. This raises the question of how accident victims choose their attorneys, and the answer for many is advertising.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recently got a nod for their advertising style in a recent podcast. In fact, the hosts of the series declared some of the firm’s ads worth of placement in the legal advertising record books.
99% Invisible’s host, Roman Mars, talked about Stanley’s use of flaming cars and explosions in his ads as a practice once prohibited by the American Bar Association. That restriction was lifted by a Supreme Court ruling stating that lawyers have the same rights to free speech as anyone else.
Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of attorneys are proud to take their place in legal advertising history books, and they encourage the public to stay aware of our media appearances by checking our Legal & Firm News.
December 10th, 2012
December 10, 2012
Impaired driving is the leading cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States, yet is completely preventable. George Burch relayed that message to roughly 3,000 sailors at a program that was part of Naval Station Norfolk’s Safety Standown campaign.
According to the Suffolk News Herald, Burch is a retired sailor and police officer that currently works as a prosecutor in Suffolk County. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who sponsored the event, thought Burch’s past experience could make him a voice of reason in the importance of staying off the road if impaired. He also explained how impairment isn’t necessarily just from alcohol either, as illicit drugs and some over-the-counter medications can also affect one’s ability to make good judgments behind the wheel.
Mr. Burch’s speech included anecdotes about the roughly 20 fatalities and more than 300 arrests he has been involved in that were the result of drunk driving and was quick to point out that such arrests potentially save thousands of lives each year.
Burch added that if one sailor remembers and abides to what he said, he has made a significant impact.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley understand the dangers of drinking and driving. That is why the firm’s team of Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers encourage citizens to establish a designated driver before attending an event where any alcohol is consumed.
November 29th, 2012
November 26, 2012
Drugged driving is a growing problem across the United States—including Virginia. Each year, roughly one-fifth of all motorists killed in accidents have drugs in their systems at the time of the crash.
One such Virginia car accident killed a 46-year-old father and husband, while leaving his 14-year-old daughter seriously injured. According to WAVY 10 News, the accident happened on October 27 at around 5:00 p.m. along Route 17 in Gloucester, Virginia. The accident happened when the truck collided with a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old man.
He was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and was charged with manslaughter, but was released on bond the following day despite tests showing he had marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in his system at the time of the accident. Further investigation showed a history of the man committing drug-related crimes, including four separate charges in the last four years.
Loopholes in Virginia law sometimes allow drunk and drugged drivers back onto the road. In this case, because the charges were dismissed at a later time, the crash was considered a first time offense.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley believe drugged drivers should be held responsible when they cause accidents that injure other people. That is why the firm is here to answer any questions you may have if you have been hurt in a crash with a drugged driver.