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  • 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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  • 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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  • Client Hit by Ambulance Driver Defeats Immunity & Gets Compensated

    || 30-Aug-2016

    It is with great pleasure that we can announce today that our client has finally received compensation for her automobile accident which occurred in 2013. This was a hotly contested case in which the defense refused to play ball throughout. Our client was stopped at a red light in Fairfax County when an ambulance transporting a drunk person approached her from behind. This ambulance driver ...
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  • When you have been in injured in an auto accident, and are looking to pursue compensation for any damages incurred, you should know the process can be exhaustive and lengthy. You may feel compelled to end negotiations as quickly as possible and take the first offer given. However, this is not ideal. By doing this, you will not be able to pursue further compensation for the accident, as the case ...
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  • Will a New Technology Called a Textalyzer Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents?

    || 15-Apr-2016

    Recently, a new technology called the “textalyzer” was introduced by an Israeli firm, Cellebrite. This new development allows law enforcement officers to determine whether drivers used their cellular wireless devices directly prior to car accidents. To ensure that drivers’ privacy rights are not violated, Cellebrite does not allow others to view the messages, photos, or private ...
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  • 4 Mistakes to Avoid After an Auto Accident

    || 11-Feb-2016

    After a car accident occurs, it can be easy to make simple mistakes. This is because your adrenaline may be spiked and you may be unsure about what you are supposed to do. However, there are a few things you should do in order to protect your future, safety, and health. To help you understand what to do after you are involved in a vehicle collision, our Virginia car accident lawyers have listed 4 ...
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  • 8 Safety Tips for Driving in the Snow

    || 6-Jan-2016

    The coldest winter months are finally here. As a result, you can expect to see more fog, rain, and especially snowfall. While these white winters can be beautiful, they can also be extremely dangerous if drivers are not careful when getting behind the wheel. To avoid a car accident this winter, consider the eight safety tips our Virginia car accident lawyers have listed below: Do not use your ...
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  • Understanding Uber, Lyft Insurance Claims in Virginia

    || 10-Jul-2015

    Uber became legal earlier this year in February, and this begs the question about how to cover the costs should the driver get into an accident. Is the driver covered under his or her own insurance or is Uber on the hook for injuries? Legislators have already implemented regulations to govern Uber, and the company must comply to continue legally operating in the state. These regulations include ...
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  • Avoiding Preventable Accidents During Fourth of July Weekend

    || 30-Jun-2015

    The Fourth of July is nearly here and for many across Virginia, that means time for vacation, celebration, and parties. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. We would also like to remind local residents about avoiding preventable accidents this holiday weekend. As with many other holidays throughout the year, Fourth of July ...
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  • Hit-and-Runs Are a Large Concern Now More Than Ever, Study Shows

    || 29-Apr-2015

    There has been an increasing number of hit-and-run accidents in recent years, according to one study presented by USA Today. Lawmakers are brainstorming on a variety of ways to make the laws tougher on hit-and-run offenders, with steeper penalties and extended incarceration times, to name a few. Here are some examples of changes occurring across the nation: A Florida bill will charge hit-and-run ...
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  • Sun Glare Causes Car Accident: Who Is to Blame?

    || 20-Apr-2015

    Most drivers have experienced those few seconds of blinding sun glare. It may only last for a few short moments, but there it takes is a second to cause an accident. There is no law, unfortunately, that excuses a driver from liability in an accident due to sun glare. It may have been one of the main causes of the accident, but the other portion of personal injury law stipulates that everyone who ...
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  • A new study from researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is suggesting that distracted driving among teen motorists may be a much bigger problem than previously thought. According to the study, police reports indicating the cause of collisions may be seriously underreporting the true facts about how many crashes distracted driving really causes. Here are a few key points about the AAA ...
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  • Self-Driving Cars Could Eliminate 90% of Accidents, Study Says

    || 9-Mar-2015

    A newly published study from a multi-national consulting firm is suggesting that self-driving cars - considered the wave of the future - will significantly improve safety on American roads. The study, which was detailed in The Wall Street Journal found the following: If widely used by American motorists, self-driving cars could eliminate as much as 90% of roadway accidents. Autonomous cars could ...
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