From Charlottesville, Virginia

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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Accident Fatalities Increasing

NHTSA reports indicate that death rates for motorcyclists, bike riders and pedestrians are increasing while death rates for other highway users are staying low. My experience as a Virginia personal injury lawyer confirms the conclusion, but in Virginia, traffic fatalities involving cars are still high. And the NHTSA agrees that Virginia is one of the few states where car accident fatalities are increasing. Many of the cases where I am asked to represent the personal injury victim or the family of a decedent involve situations where the driver of the car that caused the accident was drunk or driving while distracted. Driving while distracted because of cell phone use is a growing problem. Hopefully, new laws prohibiting texting while driving will lower the accident rates and fatality rates, but I doubt it. Every time that I get on the road, I see someone driving in an erratic fashion and usually, his or her ear is glued to a cell phone. I think this problem is a significant factor in the increase in pedestrian deaths. As a Virginia lawyer and attorney focused on handling the serious personal injury case, I think there needs to be a change in the mindset of everyone that it is okay to talk on the cell phone while driving and that you can react just as quickly to a hazard. 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, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News

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