Entries by Gary Straw

Virginia Rear-End Collision Laws

According to the Insurance Information Institute, rear-end collisions account for nearly 29% of all car accidents causing serious injuries. Additionally, rear-end collisions account for 7.1% of total fatal crashes in the United States. Rear-end collisions can cause devastating injuries, and they can also be complicated cases. Determining who is at fault in a rear-end collision […]

A Guide to Virginia DUI Laws in 2022

Virginia residents accused of a DUI face jail time, fines, court costs, probation, the loss of their driver’s license, and more. The personal ramifications from a DUI conviction can include lost employment and educational opportunities. There is also the social stigma of a criminal record. In this Virginia DUI guide, we will discuss what constitutes […]

A Guide to What to Do After a Car Accident in Virginia

Every day, Virginia residents become injured in car accidents. It only takes a few seconds for a car accident victim’s life to change forever. Car accidents can be shocking and traumatic, making it difficult for the victim to know what steps to take after the accident. Taking some time to consider what to do after […]

A Guide to Virginia’s Hit-and-Run Laws

If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run car accident in Virginia, you may be wondering how you will be able to obtain compensation. The stress of knowing that you may not be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable because they left the accident scene is difficult enough. Additionally, your car insurance premiums […]

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Virginia?

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience. Between serious injuries, property damage, and dealing with insurance companies, car accidents cause significant stress to victims and their family members. The process of recovering compensation through an insurance claim further complicates matters. If you have been injured in a Virginia car […]

Is Virginia a No-Fault Insurance State?

If you are involved in a car accident in Virginia, it is important to understand how Virginia’s insurance laws work. Virginia is one of several “at fault” insurance dates. In Virginia, a party injured in a car accident does not need to seek compensation from their insurance policy. Instead, the injured party will seek compensation […]

What Should I Do If I Was Hit By a Semi-Truck?

Every year, over 130,000 people become injured in accidents involving semi-truck accidents. Additionally, nearly 74% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents involved a large truck. The considerable size and weight of semi-trucks make them dangerous, especially when passenger vehicle occupants are involved. Passenger vehicle occupants account for 68% of all truck fatalities. If you are […]

How is Child Support Calculated in Virginia?

When we discuss the divorce process with new clients who are parents, they are often concerned with child custody and child support issues. In Virginia, both parents must provide support to their children. When the parents become divorced or separated, a Virginia court can order one parent to pay child support payments.  The main goal […]