What Happens When Road Hazards Damage My Car or Cause a Crash?

R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: R. Christopher Jones, Personal Injury Attorney

Most drivers have experienced the cringe-worthy moment that occurs just after they’ve traveled over an undetected pothole and heard “THUMP!” 

Sudden hazards like potholes and road debris can cause serious (and expensive) harm to the tires and undercarriage, hindering the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.  Disabled vehicles, flooded roadways, and animals (dead or alive!) can also create situations that can lead to dangerous car accidents.

Here are some helpful things to know about road hazards and the possible damage they may cause to your car:

Create Clear Sightlines to Avoid Hazards and Debris

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Should You Carry Medical Expense Coverage On Your Policy?

Kathleen M. Smith, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Kathleen M. Smith, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Medical Expense coverage (sometimes known as "Medical Payments") is an optional coverage available on Virginia Automobile Policies. This coverage covers all reasonable and necessary medical expenses for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle collision, or even arising out of the use of a motor vehicle. Medical Payments coverage covers anyone named on the policy (the "named insured"), a spouse, and any relative residing in the household. It also covers anyone occupying a vehicle on the policy. It will pay the medical expenses regardless of any other insurance and regardless of who is at fault. Medical Expense coverage covers medical…

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