10 Startling Virginia 2017 Traffic Accident Facts

From South Hill to Arlington, Reedville to Abingdon, Richmond to Charlottesville and everywhere in between: How safe are Virginia roadways? We turned to the DMV’s 2017 Virginia Crash Facts publication to learn more. Overall Statistics 1. In Virginia, 843 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2017―a 10.8% increase over 2016. Another 65,000 […]

Share the Road Safely: It’s Motorcycle Season

It’s spring! The trees are budding, the birds are singing and you’re probably trying to remember where you packed away your shorts and t-shirts. But when you get in your car or truck, prepare for another inevitability of spring: More motorcycles will be sharing the roads with us as the weather grows warmer. Driving a […]

Will Legalized Marijuana in Other States Impact Virginia Driver Safety?

Despite the fact that possession or use of marijuana for any reason remains illegal under United States federal law, individual states have passed laws legalizing some aspects of marijuana usage. In this evolving landscape, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws allowing some possession of marijuana―including all the states north of Virginia. […]

How Does Marijuana Affect Your Ability to Drive Safely?

It is illegal to use or possess marijuana for any reason in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but newly appointed Gov. Ralph Northam pledged during his campaign to loosen restrictions. One of the major concerns with more forgiving marijuana laws is the increase in drivers getting behind the wheel while high―known as “driving while drugged.” How […]

Meet Brandon Shackelford: Paralegal for Commonwealth Law Group

The experienced personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation attorneys at Commonwealth Law Group offer personalized, client-focused services. Our staff works tirelessly to monitor each case and provide our clients with this type of service. Because our staff is so integral to our client experience, we want to introduce them to you on our blog. When […]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Safety Is Not An Accident

November 6-10, 2017 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week™. This nationwide campaign is an effort to educate the public―and specifically, young drivers who are at high risk for this condition―about the dangers of driving while sleepy. It couldn’t come at a better time: it’s the week after Daylight Savings Time when we’re often aware of our […]

5 Common Questions About Seatbelts

5 Common Questions About Seatbelts Do you know the leading cause of death for Americans from birth to age 30? It’s motor vehicle accidents. That’s an alarming fact, but there’s something you can do to protect yourself every time you get into a car or truck: wear your seatbelt. Seatbelts are proven to dramatically reduce […]

Can March Madness Cause Personal Injuries?

Can March Madness Cause Personal Injuries? It’s every college basketball fan’s favorite time of year: March Madness began on Tuesday, March 14 and ends with the NCAA National Championship game on Monday, April 3. While the road to Phoenix will undoubtedly be filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of early round upsets, […]