Bike Injuries & Crosswalk Injuries Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

In Which Direction Should Bicyclists and Pedestrians Ride or Walk on Virginia Highways?

Being a Virginia personal injury attorney and having handled numerous bicycle and pedestrian injury cases, I find it amazing how many Virginia pedestrians walking along residential roads near my home, are not aware that they are violating the law when they walk with traffic. I’ve actually dismounted my bike and kindly explained to some of…

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Virginia Beach, VA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Virginia Beach Blvd

On Tuesday, June 27th, the eastbound lanes of Virginia Beach Boulevard were shut down between Rosemont Road and Lynn Shores Drive as officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident.   Who can I turn to for help after my pedestrian accident? According to local sources, the accident…

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Newport News, VA – Henry Appleby Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-64

On Thursday, June 22nd, Virginia State Police responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near milepost 251 in Newport News. According to sources, the incident occurred at about 10:15 p.m.  Do Virginia drivers owe all pedestrians a duty of care? An initial investigation revealed that a…

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The Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians in Virginia

Pedestrian accidents in the United States have been described as a “silent epidemic” as the number of victims continues to increase year after year, reaching record levels. Almost 7,000 people are killed each year in pedestrian collisions, with another 100,000 people brought to emergency rooms suffering serious non-fatal injuries. Here in Virginia, pedestrian accident deaths…

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