Car Accidents

Toyota is busy yet again making headlines with another product recall affecting 2.34 million cars in the U.S.  Toyota announced today that it is recalling several models for four different defects. The first defect involves a Spiral Cable Issue.   Toyota has said that cable could be damaged when the steering wheel is turned, and that [...]

It is vitally important to act immediately, in Virginia the Statute of Limitations  will expire 2 years after the date of the accident in most cases.  You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a case and the value of your claim. The Thomson Law Firm offers [...]

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently released findings from a study conducted with a 100 car naturalistic study.  Many of the participants were drivers that drove in the Northern Virginia, DC Metro area and the I-81 corridor to Virginia Tech. The cars were equipped with monitoring devices such as cameras, Vorad radar units, accelerometers, lane [...]

In 2011, 149 people in Virginia were partially or completed ejected from their vehicles during a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious injuries and death.  All of these deaths and serious injuries could have been prevented with proper use of a safety belt. Just having a safety belt latched does not mean that it will [...]

What Is Distracted Driving?

by Paul Thomson on July 31, 2012

in Car Accidents

We’ve heard a lot on the news lately about the dangers of texting while driving.  While its true that texting while driving a motor vehicle is a dangerous activity, it is not the only kind of distracted driving that is occuring on our roads these days. There are three types of distracted driving behaviors: -Visual Distraction:  Taking your eyes [...]

More and more insurance companies are using computer databases, where the insurance companies input values of settled cases and cases tried to verdict to determine a value. As you might imagine, these values are usually low. In my opinion, this is just another way that insurance companies try to save money and attempt to de-value [...]

Yes. We have successfully handled numerous cases where the officer did not issue a ticket. We have also successfully handled cases where the defendant was able to beat his/her ticket in traffic court, or where the insurance company initially denied the claim. Call an attorney with the experience and knowledge to get the verdict you [...]

Actually, you may not need a lawyer depending on your case. This depends on the strength of your case, the extent of injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available etc. I have refused to take many cases because I thought that my services would not add value to the potential client’s claim. You may not [...]

Yes. If you are injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you would be entitled to past lost wages, future lost wages, and potentially any lost earning capacity that you may have. Lost earning capacity could result from a doctor offering an opinion that you have work restrictions which limit the [...]

A fair settlement can depend on lots of things such as the extent of your injuries, the need for future medical treatment, the amount of your lost wages, and any future lost wages or work limitations that a doctor may set for you. It also can depend on the liability facts of your case, the [...]