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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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How Does the Use of a Helmet Impact an Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident?

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

It is mandatory in Virginia for motorcycle riders to wear protective helmets. Helmets can be crucial in preventing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and possibly, spinal cord injury (SCI). However, they cannot effectively prevent other types of injuries that involve other areas of a motorcycle rider’s body when a crash occurs. In case you experienced… Read More »

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How Injury Settlements May be Impacted by COVID-19

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented and unpredictable situation for new and ongoing legal cases, but personal injury victims in Virginia can still pursue their claims for damages or negotiate settlements with insurers or at-fault parties through their lawyers. In fact, looking at the adverse economic conditions resulting from the coronavirus related disruptions,… Read More »

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How Virginians Are Helping Each Other During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the people of Virginia are reaching out to help those who are more vulnerable at present and are in need of assistance. A number of government organizations and nonprofits are supporting Virginia families impacted by coronavirus pandemic. Virginians can contribute to these efforts by offering to volunteer… Read More »

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Spinal Injuries: What You Need to Know

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and/or nerves situated at the end of the spinal canals. Such an injury can lead to permanent changes in sensation and strength, and a variety of other bodily functions below the site of the injury. Every aspect of the victim’s life can be abruptly disrupted… Read More »

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Playground Safety – Negligence on The Playground

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

It is inevitable for children to suffer injuries, ranging from bruises to scraped elbows. Children are naturally curious and will sustain some minor injuries as they grow and explore their environment. However, injuries do not always occur due to innocent child play. Injuries on a playground may indeed be a consequence of negligence, and… Read More »

railroad crossing accidents

The Dangers of Accidents at Railroad Crossings

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

The US has nearly 14,000 miles of railroad track and more than 250,000 railroad crossings, and countless catastrophic accidents occur on these each year. Roadway accidents that involve a train almost always result in devastating injuries, if not fatalities. The aftermath of these accidents can send the victims and families reeling in shock, along… Read More »

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