Injury Lawyers Virginia Beach
More auto, truck and motorcycle accidents happen in vacation towns
The Virginia Beach car accident lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. handle many accidents between residents and out-of-state drivers. They warn that car, truck and motorcycle accidents in a desirable vacation destination like Virginia Beach are often more complex. It is important to select an injury attorney prepared to aggressively pursue insurance companies to get the best possible compensation for seriously injured victims who suffer due to the negligence or recklessness of others — no matter where they are.
Lack of road familiarity causes automobile accidents
Out-of-town vacationers are often unfamiliar with the roadways in Virginia Beach. And with the beautiful beaches, there are many vacationers. Their lack of knowledge of our roads combined with their curiosity — looking for beach parking, gift shops, restaurants, and other area attractions — ensure a constant state of distraction while driving.
Distracted driving is the single most dangerous factor contributing to car crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16 people are killed and 1, 300 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver every day. Distracted driving is defined as driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from the road.
The kinds of distractions facing driving vacationers — reading maps, watching beach activities, driving under the influence, reading road signs and billboards, eating, and making frequent stops or road changes — involve all three types of distraction:
- Visual — those that take your eyes off the road
- Manual — those that require you to take your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive — those that take your mind off what you are doing
Less experienced drivers are more prone to car accidents
Virginia Beach is a vacation hot spot for the younger crowd during Spring break and at other times during the year. During those times, there are a disproportionate number of teens and young adults on the roads contributing to the number of Virginia Beach car, truck and motorcycle accidents. According to the National Institute for Highway Safety, the crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is four times more than that for more experienced drivers. And those are national rates that do not take into consideration the many distractions a teen driver faces while partying in Virginia Beach.
Older vacationers may contribute to high accident statistics
Virginia Beach is a vacation destination for many senior citizens looking for beach breezes and sunshine. Older drivers are more prone to accidents due to unfamiliarity with Virginia Beach roads and also because reaction times are often compromised by the natural processes of aging. A 2008 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that traffic fatalities involving older people account for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities and 18 percent of all pedestrian fatalities.
A Virginia Beach auto accident lawyer can help
A Virginia Beach auto accident lawyer can assist when you are injured in an auto, truck or motorcycle accident if you are a resident or a visitor. This is true whether you have been hit by a Virginia Beach vacationer or by any other negligent driver. But be sure to select an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure that your best interests are being served and that you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Contact the experienced auto, truck and motorcycle law firm in Virginia and North Carolina
The Virginia accident attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. offer an extraordinary level of experience in personal injury — a combined total of more than 175 years — and a staff that includes full-time investigators. We have an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available for both professional competence and ethical integrity.