According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in the first nine months of 2012 there were 25,580 motor vehicle deaths. In 2011, there were 764 fatalities in Virginia alone.  These statistics are alarming, and we want to make sure that you are taking all necessary precautions on the road to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe.  

A majority of the fatal crashes in Virginia occured because passengers were not wearing seat belts, or they were not properly restrained.  Another important thing for drivers to remember is their speed.  Last year, 13,066 drivers were traveling at speeds exceeding 55 MPH at the time of their car accident.  Of those 13,066 drivers, almost 32% were driving faster than 65 MPH (Department of Motor Vehicles).  

By wearing a seat belt and by obeying posted speeding limits, you significantly minimize your chances of being involved in a car accident.  If you are hurt in an accident and you aren't able to settle your own case, don't hesitate to contact us and we will point you in the right direction!  

Ben Glass
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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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