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An Introduction to Williamsburg, Virginia from Local Car Accident Injury Lawyers

As Williamsburg, Virginia personal injury attorneys, we know that the area’s historic attractions and amusement parks like Busch Gardens and Water Country USA bring in thousands of visitors each year.  Because of the amount of traffic as well as some driver’s unfamiliarity of the roads there have been many serious car accidents from Jamestown Road and York Street to Richmond Road.  As well as dealing with insurance companies in this Williamsburg personal injury attorneysmatter, our team of Williamsburg personal injury lawyers can also attempt to pursue “punitive damages.” This can be done if it turns out the at-fault driver was drunk, speeding, distracted by texting or talking on their cell phone, or they violated the law in another way.

Colonial Parkway

The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile (37 km) scenic parkway linking the three points of Virginia’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It is part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park.

The roadway, a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road (one of only 27 in the U.S.), is free of tractor-trailers and is a popular way to move by car between the three points, especially for tourists. Near the James River and York River ends of the parkway, there are several pull-offs. It is toll-free, and has moderate speed limits (around 45 to 55 mph).  Many people also enjoy biking the miles of scenic trails along the Colonial Parkway.  The combinations of cars and bike riders can prove dangerous though.  Drivers distracted by the natural beauty of the parkway may fail to see bicyclists. Unfortunately, our team of Williamsburg, Virginia injury lawyers have handled numerous cases involving bike-car collisions. In most cases, the bicyclist endures more damage than the driver of the motor vehicle. In fact, when a car-bicycle accident occurs, the bicyclist may have life-altering injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, multiple broken bones, paralysis, or a lost limb. 

New Retail Area in Williamsburg Means Increased Foot Traffic by Pedestrians, Increasing the Likelihood of Serious Accidents.

A retail area near the border of Williamsburg and York County, Virginia is called Riverwalk Landing.  The area features a variety of fine retail shops offering jewelry, quilts, home décor, and daily wine tastings. A mile-long pedestrian walkway links Yorktown’s major attractions and provides exquisite views of the York River. Benches lining the walk offer visitors the chance to sit and admire the natural beauty of the York River.  With all this pedestrian traffic along with cars, trolleys and Segway tours in the area there have been serious accidents.  As Williamsburg personal injury lawyers, we know how to handle major pedestrian injury and wrongful death cases. For example, we represented a pedestrian who suffered multiple leg fractures after getting hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk. We were able to obtain a $545,000 settlement on behalf of the injured pedestrian.

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