Senior Driving: When Is It Time To Stop Driving?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri - Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

The decision for an older person to stop driving is an emotional one. Who determines when it is time? Sometimes the driver makes that decision, but most often it is a family member, either a spouse or a child. For many reasons, the decision to give up the car keys is a step that every family member involved with wants to avoid, but if you have concerns about a family member's driving ability do not ignore them. The last thing you want is for your loved one to be involved in a car accident. Even though a lot of senior citizens continue to drive safely well beyond their 80th birthday, many older drivers face issues such as hearing and vision…

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Senior Driving: Safety On The Road

 Author: P. Christopher Guedri - Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Safety should be the number one concern of any person who gets behind the wheel and operates a motor vehicle.  This is true not just for young people, but for experienced drivers as well.  People of all ages need to be concerned about being safe while driving.  Our bodies change as we grow older and we each need to be aware of how those changes impact our ability to operate a motor vehicle.  Growing older does not mean that you have to give up the independence of driving, but it does mean that in order to continue to drive safely you might need to modify the way you drive or be pro-active about correcting any physical issues that may interfere…

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DRIVING SAFETY: Causes of Road Fatalities and Injuries In Virginia

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Hundreds of people are killed in car crashes every year throughout the state of Virginia. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, car wrecks are the leading cause of death for Virginia residents under the age of thirty. While car accidents are caused by a variety of circumstances, there are three factors that contribute to a large number of Virginia highway accidents and death: driver behavior, vehicle safety, and environmental factors.

Highway accidents are frequently caused by drivers' actions. There are many distractions that cause a driver to take his or her attention off the road: talking on a cell phone or texting,…

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When A Truck Driver Is Injured Due To the Negligence of Other Drivers

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

When most people see a highway accident involving a truck, they usually assume the accident was caused by the truck driver. This is not always the case. A lot of tractor trailer wrecks are actually caused by the carelessness of other drivers on the highway.  These accidents occur because other drivers on the road don't take extra precautions when driving in close proximity to a tractor trailer.

Truck drivers face extra challenges associated with driving big, heavy vehicles. Because of this, it is important for other motorists to give trucks extra room on the highway and avoid driving errors that can lead to a deadly truck accident.…

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The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: P. Christopher Guedri - Talking about truck accidents

A large truck or tractor-trailer accident can be devastating and what to do next can be confusing. The tractor trailer accident attorneys at Allen and Allen have extensive experience handling lawsuits for clients who have been seriously injured in accidents involving large trucks. Visit to learn more.

Chris Guedri is a personal injury attorney in the Richmond office of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. He has handled complicated tractor trailer accident cases, bus accident cases and commercial truck accident cases. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has been recognized by his peers as a superb litigator, Chris has been listed in the book Best Lawyers in America…

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Causes of Trucking Accidents: Truck Driver Fatigue

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Truck Accident Attorney

 Commercial trucks are the biggest and heaviest vehicles on the highway. As a result, they can also be the most dangerous. The size and weight of these vehicles means that most accidents involving tractor trailers result in serious injuries or death. There are many factors that contribute to truck accidents, such as faulty maintenance and repair, shifting or falling cargo, and improperly adjusted brakes, but a major cause is certainly truck driver fatigue.

Truck drivers are usually compensated by the number of miles they drive.  Unfortunately, this gives truckers an incentive to drive as many miles as possible, which means long hours and, inevitably,…

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National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors

Author: P. Christopher Guedri

Distracted drivers cause car accidents.  Every day, on our roads and highways, distracted drivers cause collisions that seriously injure and kill innocent people.[1] Many times these are friends or family members who are in the vehicle with them.

When a driver takes his or her focus away from the primary task of driving, the risk of being involved in a car crash immediately increases. What are people really doing while they are driving? Why do drivers get so distracted? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a recent survey (11/2010 - 12/2010) to look at distracted driving behaviors and attitudes of drivers over the age of 18. Over 6,000…

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: An Enigmatic Enemy

Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

In my years as a Virginia personal injury attorney I've helped clients with a dizzying array of injuries and medical conditions. It always saddens me when I see someone whose suffering could have been mitigated if their condition had been diagnosed in time.

One client, a State Trooper, fell victim to misfortune and a defective product. After slashing his finger to the bone on a hubcap, he developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and watched helplessly as his right hand curled and warped into a misshapen claw-like appendage. This injury ended his career as a state trooper.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, is a chronic, progressive disease characterized…

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Case Study - Product Liability Case: Moyer v. General Motors

Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

A vehicular pursuit can result in all sorts of unpleasant outcomes, and losing a hubcap would generally rank among the least worrisome. But for one unfortunate trooper, it was as devastating as a high speed crash.

State Trooper Jason Moyer was engaged in the pursuit of another vehicle when his squad car lost a hubcap. He dutifully obtained a replacement and set about its installation, but during the process the air valve became wedged underneath the new hubcap. Trooper Moyer reached behind the hubcap in an attempt to free the valve, and sliced his finger to the bone on the razor sharp inner edge of the hubcap.

Under ordinary circumstances this would…

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The High Cost of Delay in Tractor Trailer and Trucking Accident Cases

  Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

Large truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents leave death and devastation in their wake, and in the midst of grief it can be very difficult to know what to do next. You may be wondering if you need an attorney to represent your interests and protect your rights. Tractor trailer accidents come with complications a cut above those associated with a normal accident, and most people find that they do in fact need an attorney to help them understand their legal position. You can rest assured that the trucking company will have experienced legal representation, and if you do not seek counsel from a truck accident lawyer you may find yourself at a distinct disadvantage.


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