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Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Car Accidents And Fatalities Dampen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. Virginia State Police report that there were 636 car accidents in Virginia over the Labor Day Weekend. In addition, nine people died in car accidents in Virginia (one was on a moped). Sadly, five of the people who died were not wearing their seat belts. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the deaths. In an earlier post, I discussed the predictions of the National Safety Council regarding potential fatalities over the Labor Day Weekend. The Council predicted a 6% increase in traffic fatalities over last year. For Virginia, the actual increase in fatalities was 50% as last year there were only 6 fatalities. Virginia State Police did increase enforcement efforts over the weekend. Police wrote 11,204 speeding tickets and arrested 108 people for driving under the influence. Also, there were 2,464 tickets for reckless driving. These types of statistics seem impressive until you consider the millions of drivers who were on Virginia's roads over the weekend. The only good news coming out of the State Police offices is that overall, fewer people have died in car accidents across the Virginia compared to last year. But, it seems drivers are rushing to make up the difference. If you have been injured in a car accident or tractor trailer truck accident, contact me for a free consultation on your rights as a personal injury victim. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Staunton, Waynesboro

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