Norfolk Car Accident Injury
by | April 27th, 2015
When a car accident occurs due to another person’s negligence, the responsible party or their insurer is typically expected to cover the expenses and damages; however, the Norfolk car accident attorneys with Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers point out that determining liability for a crash isn’t always a cut and dry matter.
Take the case of a local woman who says her car was totaled in a collision that occurred last October at the corner of Granby Street and Little Creek Road in Ward’s Corner. According to an article from WAVY 10 News, the woman says a police officer directing traffic along Granby in a construction zone waived her vehicle through the crossing; however, another officer directing traffic on Little Creek Road instructed a vehicle to pass through the intersection at the same time, causing the two vehicles to collide.
The woman states the car was totaled and she filed an insurance claim. Her insurer wouldn’t cover the full cost of the loan—only the value of the vehicle— leaving the victim to foot the bill for $3,000. She then contacted the District Attorney, claiming the city was responsible for the cost; however, the DA denied the city’s liability, saying the officers were off-duty at the time of the crash and were employed by a company working at the site.
Now, the woman is battling with the paving company who employed the officers in an effort to have the expenses covered.
Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers and our staff understand how difficult dealing with car insurance companies can be and urge you not to fight the battle alone. Give us a call anytime at (757) 459-CASH to speak with a member of our legal team about a crash you have had or any questions you may have regarding your legal rights to compensation.
by | August 26th, 2013
August 26, 2013
Intersections have a higher accident rate than other areas on the road because of the intricate interplays that occur among vehicles. The Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley point out that a recent crash at a Hampton intersection left a motorist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
According to an article from WTKR 3 News, the crash happened at approximately 2:15 p.m. at the corner of Butler Farm Road and Magruder Boulevard. Reports indicate a large commercial truck was heading southbound along the road. As it approached the intersection, the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Butler Farm; however, the driver failed to yield the right-of-way to a northbound 2013 Nissan and the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the crash left the driver of the Nissan seriously injured. Emergency crews transported the victim to a local hospital for further treatment.
The accident highlights the dangers driving through intersections can pose and leaves many motorists curious as to what precautions should be taken to prevent crashes at these crossings.
Stanley’s team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers explains awareness should be the top priority when driving. Motorists should remember to look twice in all directions before entering an intersection. Obeying all traffic signals and signs is also vital. If a motorist is injured in an accident with another vehicle, the victim should speak with an attorney immediately regarding their legal rights.
by | August 12th, 2013
August 12, 2013
A chain reaction crash involving a total of 41 vehicles was responsible for leaving ten people with Virginia Car Accident Injuries. Reports indicate the incident occurred yesterday afternoon along Interstate-81, outside of Lexington, Virginia.
According to an article released by WMBF News, two cars had collided along the interstate and had partially blocked the road. As traffic began to snake its way through the wreckage, a heavy rainstorm began that dropped visibility to less than 20 feet. The combination of the blocked road, the inability of drivers to see clearly, and some motorists’ excessive speed, led to vehicles crashing into one another at the site of the initial collision.
In all, a total of six tractor-trailers were involved in the crash, with some careening off the road and rolling over in an effort to avoid striking other vehicles. Police say these evasive maneuvers very likely saved numerous lives.
The incident does leave many motorists wondering what they can do to prevent this type of accident in the future. Experts say that obeying the speed limit is one of the best ways to avoid a collision. If visibility is low due to weather, motorists should slow down even more.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are aware of just how difficult recovery from an injury sustained in an accident can be. The firm says they are here to help if you have been hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault.
by | August 5th, 2013
August 5, 2013
Driver distraction is quickly becoming one of the leading contributing factors to motor vehicle accidents in the state of Virginia, especially in crashes involving teens. In an effort to reduce the number of these Virginia Car Accidents, an organization, called Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO), held an event on the campus of Lynchburg College aimed at making young drivers more aware of the dangers distracted driving can pose.
According to ABC 13 News, the campaign consisted of a driving simulator where teens got behind the wheel and maneuvered the simulated vehicle through a virtual reality setting. Drivers were then asked to operate the simulator while getting their phones out, taking a call, and even sending and receiving text messages.
Motorists in such a situation can typically take their eyes off the road for as long as five seconds. If a vehicle is traveling at highway speeds though, these short periods of inattention can become the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
The program hopes to promote a grassroots message with participants taking their experiences in the simulator back to their hometowns, where they can then discuss what happened and the risks of distracted driving with their peers.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley applaud the campaign and hope it is successful in reducing the number of distracted driving accidents that occur in Virginia each year.
by | July 1st, 2013
July 1, 2013
A 63-year-old Virginia man died as the result of a Norfolk Car Accident he was involved in with a tractor-trailer earlier this month. Reports indicate the crash occurred just before noon on Friday, June 14, along the eastbound lanes of I-64, near the Norview Avenue exit.
According to an article published by The Virginian-Pilot, the victim was driving a 1988 Isuzu along the highway when he failed to realize the 2003 International tractor-trailer that was in front of him was slowing. The Isuzu’s driver did not have time to stop and struck the rear end of the truck.
The accident supports the findings of a new study, in which researchers found that under ride guards on tractor-trailers may not do enough to protect victims of accidents with the big rigs. The research found that the current standards for the piece of equipment fail to prevent a vehicle from going under the trailer of a truck in the event of an accident where the vehicles collide off-center.
Officials are using the study’s findings to push for more sturdy equipment on commercial tractor-trailers.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are aware of the risks that are posed by an accident involving a tractor-trailer. The firm urges anyone who has been hurt in such a collision to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney immediately.