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  • How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

    || 7-Dec-2017

    If you have been involved in a car accident, you are undoubtedly suffering from a number of injuries, which result in costly medical bills. You have also likely lost the ability to work or earn wages, depending on the severity of your injury. What’s worse, is the emotional trauma of a car accident--it can be difficult to place a monetary figure on the devastation you are now enduring. All of ...
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  • Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips

    || 6-Oct-2017

    Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience and many riders crave the rush and freedom this iconic ride provides. However, motorcycles are inherently less safe than cars, given the minimal protection they provide. Of course, this does not mean you should give up your bike, though it does mean you should exercise extra caution and be prepared for any obstacles or problems that might ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    || 9-Sep-2017

    Riding a bicycle can be potentially dangerous, given the inherent lack of protection riders have compared to those in motor vehicles. However, bicyclists who educate themselves on the rules of the road, maintain awareness of their surroundings, and obey traffic laws can minimize their chances of being involved in an accident and the severe injuries often sustained in such incidents. Here are some ...
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  • Car Accidents & Release Forms: What Should You Sign?

    || 19-Jul-2017

    There’s a whirlwind of activity that follows a car accident as all parties involved prepare to protect themselves. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by another driver’s negligent driving, it is likely that you will be contacted by their insurance company. The company may send you forms to sign, including a medical authorization release, a release of all liability and ...
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  • Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

    || 8-May-2017

    No car accident is easy. From fender benders and rear-end collisions to intersection accidents and highway wrecks, all car accidents have the potential to result in injuries and various challenges for victims. Whenever an auto wreck that could and should have been prevented causes victims to incur damages they would have not otherwise faced, they have the right to file a claim for compensation. ...
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  • When Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

    || 1-May-2017

    Most personal injury and car accident cases are resolved out of the courtroom. This means that when victims suffer injuries due to the negligence of others and file a personal injury claim, they work with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to reach an agreement on how much compensation should be provided. This compensation will cover the damages a victim suffered as the result of a ...
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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. While there is, unfortunately, nothing that you can do to change the decisions of a negligent driver, what you can do is ensure that you yourself are a responsible and ...
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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 with the law in order to reduce the risk of auto accidents. While most people understand this duty and what it means – i.e. obeying traffic laws, not driving under the influence, etc. – many people still commit negligent acts that result in preventable wrecks and injuries. One of the ...
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  • Why You Should Avoid Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    || 6-Feb-2017

    An alarming number of people will experience a car accident at least once in their life. Although we all hope that it will never happen to us, the truth is that it happens all the time, and it is important to be prepared so that you know exactly what to do in the chaos of a frightening and confusing situation. Knowing what to do “just in case” can help protect your ability to file a ...
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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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  • Car Accidents Caused by Sun Glare: Who Is to Blame?

    || 20-Apr-2015

    Sun Glare Accident Statistics Most drivers have experienced those few seconds of blinding sun glare. It may only last for a few short moments, but all it takes is a second to cause an accident. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sun glare is the culprit behind only a few hundred accidents in the U.S. every year. However, other organizations such as ...
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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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