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Teen Deaths From Car Crashes Increase in Virginia | Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer

According to an article published over at the WSLS10 website, there has been a surge in the number of teenage deaths in Virginia due to car crashes. During the first three weeks of 2012, there were 11 teens who were killed, whereas only 3 died during the same period in 2011.

Reports from the incidents say that the majority of the crashes were caused by speeding, distractions, and going off the road. Because cell phone use is so high among teens, it would be interesting to find out if any of the teen drivers involved in these crashes were talking on the phone or texting while driving.

Safety organizations in Virginia have taken notice and are now on a mission to spread the word about safe driving among teens.

If you’re looking for helpful safety driving tips, read our article about keeping your teen safe on Virginia roadways. Another tip we would add is for parents to write up a teen driving contract that outlines safe driving practices and other car-related issues. This contract should be signed by the teen and the consequences of not abiding by the contract should be stated clearly. This lets your teen know how serious you are about their safety.

At O’Bryan Law we specialize in auto accidents in Virginia. Before talking with any insurance adjuster, it’s recommended to consult with an attorney to find out what rights you have as a victim of a car crash.


National Teen Driver Safety Week | Virginia Teen Driving Restrictions | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

October 23, 2009 1 comment

Teen Driver Tips from Virginia DMV.

Tomorrow is the end of National Teen Driver Safety Week in America. If you have a teenager, one of the scariest moments in your life is when your teen starts to drive. Car accidents kill many teenagers.

In Virginia there are some laws to help keep teen drivers a little bit safer.

Teen drivers are under curfew and are not supposed to be on the road between midnight and 4am.

Also teenagers are not allowed to use their cell phone when driving unless the driver has an emergency.

There is also a limit to how many passengers under 18 a teen driver can have in the car. Statistics show that teens are much more likely to crash when the number of passengers in the car go up.

I wrote a great book that every parent should have in their library in case an accident happens. It is called Accident Injury Book: Hidden Inside Secrets Big Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Your Injury Claim and is FREE for Virginia residents. Usually I only offer this book to injured people in America, but for the next week I will offer this special book for any parent with a teen driver in the house.

You can get the book at or call 1-800-372-4099.