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July 2015 Archives

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How motor vehicle insurance helps in the event of accidents

Motorists in Virginia know the importance of having insurance for their vehicles. In fact, to purchase license plates for the vehicles, a person needs to have the vehicle covered per the state's minimum insurance requirements or pay fees meant for uninsured motor vehicles. This is applicable not only for new vehicles, but for antique motor vehicles as well. Before buying insurance, it is usually a good idea to verify whether or not the insurance provider is authorized to do business in Virginia.

Getting compensation for DUI victims

Driving under the influence of alcohol is always a bad idea. Virginia law is strict when it comes to drunk driving. Driving under the influence is not only dangerous for the driver, but it is also a potential threat to other people on the road. Many people understand that alcohol and other drugs impair the person's ability to drive, which often leads to a slow reaction time and bad judgment. The permissible blood alcohol level in Virginia is 0.08 percent, and anything above that amount may be punishable under the law. The rules are also very strict for drivers under the age of 21 who have been stopped for a DUI.

Two workers fall 40 feet during Danville steam plant demolition

It is undeniable that working in the construction industry is one of the most inherently dangerous jobs in the United States. A recent incident in Danville, Virginia, where two people were seriously injured, once again highlights the risks associated with construction jobs.

Driving while intoxicated or drugged can draw heavy penalties

Every Virginia driver should understand that driving while intoxicated or under the influence of any drug is strictly forbidden. The law allows severe punishments because the consequences of driving while drunk or high can be devastating, leaving people injured and dead.

Elderly woman killed in Virginia car accident

Car accidents can often lead to serious injuries, including internal and external bleeding due to fractures. Additionally, car accident victims can also suffer from spinal cord and neck injuries as well as brain injuries and head injuries. In many cases, authorities have determined that a particular car accident may have been easily prevented if the driver at fault had obeyed the traffic rules.