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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Is My Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

    | 19-Apr-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called the Takata airbag recall one of the “largest and most complex safety recall[s] in U.S. history.” The company began making airbags in 1988 and held 20% of the market in 2014. During 2013, vehicles made by 19 different automakers were recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s and passenger’s ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver

    | 4-Apr-2017

    About 28 people a day are killed in the United States in vehicle crashes involving a drunk driver, and every 90 seconds a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. Each day, about 300,000 people drive under the influence. If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a car crash with an intoxicated driver, follow these steps. Don’t Leave If you’re involved in an accident, ...
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  • Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

    | 31-Mar-2017

    Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are known for their overwhelming potential for devastating consequences. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, truck accidents frequently result in injuries. In many cases, these injuries are catastrophic and can upend the lives of victims and families. In the most tragic situations, these injuries often prove fatal. At The Barrera ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury

    | 20-Mar-2017

    Being injured on the job can be a difficult experience, especially when you are not sure where to turn for compensation. When it comes to workplace injuries, most employees in the state of Virginia are covered by workers’ compensation, which is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical and wage supplementation benefits for injured workers. As a no-fault system, workers’ ...
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  • The Dangers of Driving While Fatigued

    | 13-Feb-2017

    Every person who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has the legal duty to drive in accordance to the law in order to reduce risks of preventable auto accidents. While most people understand this duty and what it means – obeying traffic laws, not driving under the influence, etc. – many people still commit negligent acts that result in preventable wrecks and injuries. Even if you ...
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  • Why You Should Avoid Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    | 6-Feb-2017

    Car accidents are not a typical experience for many people. Because most people have never had to deal with a crash, and because they can be frightening and confusing, many people make mistakes that can impact their ability to file claims and recover compensation in the event that they are injured in a wreck. While there are many mistakes you can make following a crash, one of the biggest is ...
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  • Why You Should Refrain from Wearing Flip-Flops While Driving

    | 29-Jan-2017

    Chances are, when you are getting dressed for work, to run errands or to go out, you aren’t considering how safe your shoes are or aren’t for driving. But, did you know that your footwear selection can actually be the difference between a serious collision or safety. It’s true. In fact, statistics prove that nearly 1.4 million car crashes occurred when drivers’ sandals were ...
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  • The Importance of Maintaining a Safe Distance from the Steering Wheel

    | 29-Jan-2017

    When it comes to where you sit when you get in the car, you probably do not give it much thought or even consider how that choice of location can affect your safety. However, where you choose to position your driver’s seat can actually be the difference between severe injuries and safety in the event that you are involved in a car accident. In fact, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ...
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