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Car accidents claim 3 lives in Virginia

Three people have sadly lost their lives in a motor vehicle collision in Virginia. The accident took place along Route 360 and involved three cars. Such car accidents can easily take place if one driver fails to exercise a reasonable amount of caution behind the wheel, which is grounds for civil litigation.

The recent accident occurred at about 3 a.m. Police said a car was going east along the highway but then suddenly breached the road's center lane. It then struck another car head-on. The impact of this collision then caused a third car to run into the back of the second car.

Is marijuana legal in Virginia?

With marijuana laws changing all over the nation, it can be confusing to understand what is legal in each state. You may be wondering where Virginia stands on medical and recreational use of cannabis. As of now, Virginia law prohibits any use of the drug

But what exactly do the laws say? And what is the outlook for the laws changing? Read below to find out the details of marijuana legality in Virginia. 

Talking to teens about underage drinking

Even the brightest teens do not always make the best decisions, and this is particularly true when it comes to alcohol. Teens are still maturing, and they are also at a point in their lives when they are particularly susceptible to peer pressure.

Therefore, it is especially important that you, as a parent, take the time to chat with them about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.

Car accidents often leave many questions unanswered

When motor vehicles collide on busy Virginia roadways, the exact causes of such incidents are not always immediately apparent. Such seems to be the case following one particular collision that involved several vehicles and resulted in serious injuries. As often occurs when car accidents lead to more questions than answers, a full investigation has been launched to determine who or what may have caused the cars to crash.

The crash occurred on a recent Wednesday just before noon. One of the vehicles involved in the collision was a taxi cab. Another car was apparently being driven by a man who was dressed as Santa Claus. There were also reports that a third car may have been involved in the crash.

Do I need a trust in Virginia?

Many people understand the importance of having a comprehensive estate plan. Taking the time to implement proper legal documents can help protect your loved ones and help ensure your wishes are fulfilled after you pass on.

Two of the primary legal documents within an estate plan are wills and trusts. Some people may believe that if they have a will, there is no need to have a trust. While having a will is critical for almost everyone, trusts can provide additional benefits for your loved ones.

The distracted driving laws that apply in Virginia

Distracted driving has always been a problem in our world, but it's only until recently that i became a true scourge out on the road. Distracted driving now usually implies that a driver was using his or her cellphone or some other electronic device while operating a vehicle. Decades ago, distracted driving meant the driver was fiddling with the radio, or talking with people in the backseat, or looking at things on the side of the road instead of the road in front of them.

In essence, these all lead to the same result: a driver that isn't paying attention to his or her most important duty. And thus, when distracted drivers are out on the road, the chance of an accident occurring as a result of their oblivious state of mind increases.

What can you do after your car collides with another?

When you get into a car accident, a few things will immediately happen to you. The first is that a wave of shock will wash over you. The second is that you will be dazed and confused, wondering what your next steps are. And the third and final thing is you will realize that you don't exactly know what comes next.

We want to help answer that last point. After a car accident, what, exactly, are you supposed to do? And what behaviors should you avoid?

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