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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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Divorce Lawyer & Child Support Attorney – Who’s gonna pay?

Top New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ) Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyer/Attorney Adam Handler gives free advice to callers at The Law Link Show on Linkup Radio 93.5 FM. In this episode, Divorce Lawyer and Child Support Attorney Adam Handler talks about the way court determines…
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Victims’ Relatives Testify To Support Tougher Drunken Driving Penalties

Victims’ Relatives Testify To Support Tougher Drunken Driving Penalties
Ignition Locking Devices, Minimum Prison Sentences Discussed In Legislative Committee Session Lee Everetts, a carpenter, husband and father, was sitting in his pickup truck at a Bridgeport intersection waiting for a red light to turn when his life changed in an instant.
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PREVIEW – Sex, drugs and Barry Bonds: coming to trial soon
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Baseball homer run king Barry Bonds faces off against former teammates and an ex-girlfriend expected to testify about his sexual performance in a trial next week over whether he lied about taking steroids.
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Stabbing suspect set for trial
The North Platte Telegraph After getting into a verbal altercation with his defense lawyer, 22-year-old Joshua Baker was scheduled to stand trial on charges of second-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony on Monday in Lincoln County District Court.
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AILA Urges Support of Comprehensive Reform, but Not at the Expense of Fundamental Principles

AILA Urges Support of Comprehensive Reform, but Not at the Expense of Fundamental Principles











Washington DC (Vocus) May 17, 2007

A group of Democratic and Republican Senators announced today that their backroom negotiations over immigration reform have produced a “grand bargain.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) has emphatically supported the need to fix our broken immigration system by balancing the needs of families, employers, our economy, and our national security to make legality the norm in our country. Unfortunately, it appears that desperate times may have resulted in a cobbling of compromises, which is no grand bargain to the thousands of employers and families who will lose a voice in a hazily outlined process. AILA cannot support such a bargain.

AILA looks forward to being able to review the proposal in detail to be able to try to ascertain its true short and long term impact. In general, AILA would be opposed to a system that: (1) eliminates four out of five family-based green card categories; (2) replaces our current employment-based immigration system with a radical, untested “merit-based” point system that basically eliminates consideration of employers’ needs while at the same time eliminating labor market protections for U.S. workers; (3) fails to recalibrate current green card levels to meet the demands of our economy at both ends of the skill spectrum; and (4) bars most temporary workers from any path to permanent residence.

Any final bargain containing these four unacceptable elements would reorient our immigration system from one grounded in familial and employment relationships to one disconnected from direct ties to the U.S. and the U.S. economy. No longer would U.S. citizens be permitted to sponsor their adult children for permanent residence and no longer would employers be permitted to sponsor immigrants for actual jobs that need to be filled. Combined with the creation of a large, churning pool of “guest workers” who cannot lay down roots in the U.S., this point system raises the specter of a new tide of immigrants lacking the infrastructure and opportunity to effectively assimilate into this country.

“This is nothing short of high-risk, large-scale social experimentation. By untethering the system from its moorings to employer and family relationships, we threaten to dissolve the social fabric that binds immigrant communities,” announced Carlina Tapia-Ruano, President of AILA. “Moreover, by restricting the ability of new ‘guest workers’ to bring their families with them or transition to permanent status, we are creating a dynamic that will generate the next group of illegal residents.”

In highlighting these concerns, it would be irresponsible to lightly dismiss the historic gains notched on the positive side of this bargain: (1) an opportunity for 12 million, hard-working undocumented people in this country to earn permanent residence; (2) significant reductions in the hopelessly backlogged family categories (albeit with some arbitrary limitations built in); (3) the DREAM Act; and (4) AgJOBS. These are enormously important policy objectives, ones that AILA has pursued aggressively for many years. AILA agrees that any reasoned and rational compromise would include such provisions. But the cost of fixing the serious problems created by our broken system should not be the creation of a totally new immigration process cutting families and business out of the process and the imposition of unworkable provisions that will potentially lead to even bigger social and economic problems in the future.

AILA cannot support any final bill that contains these dangerous, untested, and economically destabilizing features. We hope that as debate proceeds on a compromise, Congress will heed the will of the American people and reform our system in a way that embraces the immigration principles upon which this country has flourished for more than two centuries. AILA will work diligently to engage Senators and Representatives on both sides of the aisle to vigorously address the concerns set forth above and to pass real and workable comprehensive immigration reform this year.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

For more information call George Tzamaras at 202-216-2410 or Brooke Hewson at 202-216-2435

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Can court establish child support during soldier’s deployment.?

Question by Sandra H: Can court establish child support during soldier’s deployment.?
What happens if court date of child support case is during soldier’s deployment?
Does the soldier has a right (or his legal representative) to postpone the court case ,change a date for when he comes back?
The first child support case was “canceled” by court because the ex-wife didn;t appeared in court, her lawyer( legal services) couldn’t find her either.

Best answer:

Answer by Jane_S
I would assume so. Just like if roles were reversed, if you couldn’t make it, wouldn’t you want/deserve a court date where you can show up? Does he even know he has a court date? Has he been served? My child’s father couldn’t make it because he was in another state, so the judge postponed it.

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Q&A: This is why they support the Immigration bill!?


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Question by Dan93: This is why they support the Immigration bill!?
You are about to see immigration lawyers screw over American IT workers and help corporations hire illegals, to replace the American workers and prevent them from being hired in the future.

Remember those politicians who supported the immigration bill. Remeber the likes of Ted Kennedy, Dennis Kucinich, McCain, Obama, Hilliary Clinton when they make another “save America jobs” speech, and lie to your face.

Do not let these traitorous rats distract you with th Iraq war, do not let them back into office.

Now if I can find videos of politicians explaining why they want the illegals vote to stay in power.
Remember most immigrants and illegals are here in the U.S to undercut and replace American workers, they want your job! How would they feel if Americans went to India or elsewhere and offered to work for less?

And to think that fellow Americans support this out of greed or self loathing hate AKA Socialism.
Yes typically the immigrant is under qualified. But that is not what matters. What matters is they cost less.

Best answer:

Answer by Spring loaded horsie
Exactly.

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Divorce Lawyer/Attorney – When to Stop Child Support?

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