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Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers Support More Safety Education for Teen Drivers

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers Support More Safety Education for Teen Drivers










Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 5, 2011

A recently issued national report on the wide impact of teenage driving crashes reinforces a belief long held by the Virginia personal injury lawyers of Marks & Harrison: The best way to reduce teen car accidents is to raise teens’ awareness about the consequences of risky driving behavior.

According to the report, compiled by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance, more than 40,000 people were injured in 2008 in automobile crashes involving teenage drivers, with nearly 30 percent of the fatalities occurring to the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the car wrecks.

The report identifies four key behaviors that contribute to teen driving accidents and fatalities: Failure to use seat belts, speeding, alcohol use and distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or texting while behind the wheel.

In a news release announcing the release of the report, “Miles to Go,” one of the report’s co-authors points to startling statistics showing that more than 40 percent of teens fatally injured in car accidents in 2008 had a positive blood alcohol content, while 16 percent were reported to have been distracted.

“Reducing speeding and alcohol use, increasing seat belt use, and eliminating distractions for teen drivers are the four calls-to-action we see in this report that would have a great impact on reducing injuries and fatalities for all road users,” said the co-author, Dennis Durbin.

Those subjects have frequently been touched upon the attorneys of Marks & Harrison, a Richmond-headquartered personal injury law firm that represents car accident victims throughout Virginia, including those injured in drunk driving and distracted driving crashes.

For 12 years, as part of its community outreach efforts, the law firm has sponsored a teen drinking and driving safety program called, “Make it Home.”

The program was designed in conjunction with nurses in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at the Medical College of Virginia, and it has been presented to more than 10,000 high school students throughout central Virginia in an effort to educate teen drivers about the tragedies that can occur if they choose to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

In the program, Marks & Harrison personal injury attorneys show a 20-minute video to students and participate in a question-and-answer session. Two of the firm’s Virginia personal injury lawyers, Ryan Wind and James Mick Kessell, presented the program in November at Richmond’s Open High.

About Marks & Harrison

Established in 1911, Marks & Harrison represents clients in a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, alcohol/drug-related accidents and pedestrian injuries. The firm features offices located in the Virginia cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Louisa, Charlottesville, Tappahannock, Hopewell, Staunton and Fredericksburg. To learn more about the firm and its car accident attorneys, call (800) 283-2202 or use the firm’s online form.

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After a Deadly Accident, Both Vehicle Drivers Claim to be in the Right



New York, NY (PRWEB) November 5, 2009

An East Village crash has caught the attention of New York personal injury lawyers all around the city including expert New York auto accident attorney, David Perecman.

According to the New York Post, very early Saturday morning, the passenger of a minivan was killed in a vehicle accident in the East Village, New York. Personal injury lawyers would not find this particularly unusual, except that both drivers are insistently claiming to have had the green light.

The passenger, Jacqueline Franklin, 55, was a resident of Queens. The minivan she was riding in collided with a cargo van.

Emergency personnel ripped the roof off the minivan to rescue Franklin, but she was dead.

No charges have been filed against either driver. However, New York personal injury lawyers predict a complicated court case could be looming. Families of victims often seek compensation for their loss. It is unknown if any video footage exists of the vehicle accident.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict* for a construction accident, a .35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*later settled while on appeal for .940 million

** later settled for .5 million

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The Drivers Handbook to Car Accident Cases in Florida: 10 Potholes That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim

The Drivers Handbook to Car Accident Cases in Florida: 10 Potholes That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim

On an average day in Florida, about 500 people are injured in auto accidents. And most of them aren’t lawyers or experts in auto insurance. In a split second, they find themselves in an unfamiliar – even frightening – new reality, filled with hospital stays, costly auto repairs, missed work, complicated discussions with insurance companies, and even lawsuits.

Pulling your life back together after an auto accident can be a stressful experience for just about anyone. As I explain in this book, a good, experienced personal injury lawyer can help guide you through that process. But learning some basic information in advance – before you need to hire a lawyer – will help you to keep calm, maintain perspective, and make good decisions from the very beginning.

–Coy H. Browning

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DWI Lawyer in Texas – Drivers License Suspensions in a DWI

Law Offices of Tyler Flood www.tylerflood.com You’ve been pulled over by the police on your way home from a dinner party and you are asked to take a field sobriety test. What do you do? You’ve been arrested for DWI and your license has been suspended. How do you get your license back? You have to appear in front of the judge. Do you understand the intricacies of a drunk driving charge in Texas?Regardless of your situation, you should place your trust in experienced and successful Texas drunk driving attorneys. The firm of Tyler Flood & Associates, PLLC is a team of Houston DWI attorneys who are experienced in handling drunk driving charges. The firm has assisted numerous individuals, and is very experienced and well-schooled in the art of determining the best course of action for your Texas DWI issues. Law Offices of Tyler Flood www.tylerflood.com 405 Main, #820 Houston, Texas 77002 Phone: 713-224-4DWI Fax: 713-224-5533 Email: tyler@tylerflood.com

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