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Common Catastrophic Injuries Sustained in Auto Accidents

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

There are millions of auto accidents in the US each year, and hundreds of thousands of individuals end up with injuries as a result. Most of those who are in car accidents sustain mild to moderate injuries, but for some, the injuries are severe and even catastrophic. A catastrophic injury is one that is… Read More »

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Are you Required to Provide a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Insurance companies use a lot of tactics to try to diminish the value of an accident injury claim against one of their insureds, and one of them is to ask the injured person for a recorded statement about the accident. This might seem like a perfectly reasonable request – your chance to give your… Read More »

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What Percentage of Car Accidents Are Caused by Human Error?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

There are a number of different reasons why auto accidents occur, but the vast majority of them come down to an error on the part of one or more drivers or less frequently the negligence of a party that is not directly involved. According to a Stanford Law School report, at least 90% of… Read More »

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6 Important Tips for Safe Travel During the Holidays

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Holiday travel is going to be a little different this year. Traditionally, millions of Americans hit the road to visit with friends and relatives for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Although there may be a reduced number of holiday travelers this year, a significant number will still decide to take a road trip. If… Read More »

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How to Prevent Sun Glare Accidents

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

One of the most disruptive situations as a driver is getting hit with bright and blinding sunlight. This happens most often during the fall and winter months when the sunrise and sunset times tend to correspond closely with morning and evening rush hours. There are few circumstances more annoying than making a turn or… Read More »

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How is Property Divided During a Virginia Divorce?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Under Virginia divorce laws, courts must follow the principle of equitable distribution in the division of marital property. Throughout the divorce process, couples have various opportunities to agree between themselves on a fair division. However, if the divorcing spouses cannot resolve property division issues on their own, then the court will make a decision… Read More »

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Why are Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries on the Rise in VA?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Pedestrian deaths have been increasing in recent years both nationally and in Virginia. According to the Governors Highway Association, there were 6590 pedestrian deaths in the US in 2019, which was a 5% increase over the previous year, and the highest number of deaths recorded since 1988. In Virginia, there have been more than… Read More »

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How Night Driving Contributes to Drowsiness

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Around two out of three deadly car crashes involving young adults take place between 6 pm and 6 am. The chances of drowsy driving at night are higher, particularly for young drivers because of a combination of various factors, including reduced visibility due to darkness, slower response time because of tiredness, and relative inexperience… Read More »

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Distracted Driving and Teen Crashes

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

It can be challenging to react during a potential accident when driving while distracted, particularly for teenage drivers. Dangerous distractions include peer passengers, texting or talking on a mobile phone, eating, apply makeup, or changing radio stations, among others. When the brain is contemplating anything besides driving, it can make it hard to react… Read More »

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What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Brain injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), refers to a condition in which there is a change in brain function or brain pathology, due to damage caused by an external force. The various types of traumatic brain injuries that can occur are as follows: Penetration: A hard object, such as a knife or bullet,… Read More »

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