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Hugh J. M. Jones, III, P.C. Hugh J. M. Jones, III, P.C.

Can added auto safety features lead to more distracted driving?

If you've purchased a car within the past few years, it probably included more than a few standard features and even more optional ones that make it safer and more enjoyable to drive. Semi-autonomous technology can alert you if you're drifting into another lane, warn you of vehicles in your blind spot and even brake if there's something in your path.

A Lynchburg drunk driver is sentenced; his victim still suffers

While an area resident has finally received a sentence of four years in prison for a drunk driving crash that he caused in July 2017, his punishment has brought very little closure to the three victims that he seriously injured that fateful night.

1 dead, others injured in beltless Virginia car accident

By now, there probably is not a person in the United States that does not understand the benefits of wearing a seat belt. However, people still choose to ignore the benefits and the law, choosing not to use this all-important safety feature. After a recent Campbell County, Virginia, car accident, one person is dead and three others are injured. Not one of the people involved in this crash was wearing a safety restraint.

Be sure to see a doctor if you have been in a car accident

A common scenario after a car accident: You feel fine and appear to have suffered no injuries, so you decide to skip a visit to the doctor or an emergency room. In our experience serving residents of Lynchburg, Virginia, we have found this to be a mistake in most cases. The reason skipping a post-accident checkup is a mistake is three-fold.

Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident

If you have ever had to deal with an insurance company for any reason, you probably agree that it is challenging, to say the least. When it comes to car accidents, it can be even more challenging to communicate effectively with these companies. You can look at it from the side of the insurer to understand why it can feel so difficult.

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