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What Are the Nine Most Dangerous Driving Habits?

What Are the Nine Most Dangerous Driving Habits?

When driving on the open road, safety should be everyone’s number one concern. Unfortunately, safe driving requires sacrifice, while unsafe maneuvers can bring immediate gratification. When people get away with an unsafe maneuver a few times, it can easily become an unsafe habit. Just what unsafe habits are most likely to cause severe accidents? Recently,… Read More »

Why Hampton Roads Interchange Is Virginia’s “Crash Alley”

Why Hampton Roads Interchange Is Virginia’s “Crash Alley”

The I-264/I-64 interchange is the busiest interchange in Hampton Roads, with nearly 400,000 vehicles passing through every day. And although it is the second-busiest interchange in Virginia, it racked up the most recorded accidents in the commonwealth for 2017. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the number of crashes is proportional to the volume… Read More »

Podcast Features Don Marcari’s Reflections on the David Cox JAG Trial

Podcast Features Don Marcari’s Reflections on the David Cox GITMO Trial

On an episode of Cold Traces, a popular true crime podcast that investigates unresolved cases, attorney Don Marcari was asked to provide his recollections of the 1986 trial in which he represented David Cox, a young U.S. Marine stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facing court-martial and whose violent death eight years later leaves many questions unanswered…. Read More »

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Celebrates Employees of the Month for 2017

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Celebrates Employees of the Month for 2017

As a law firm dedicated to serving injured clients and disabled veterans, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban emphasizes client service. We know our clients come to us in times of crisis: they’ve been seriously injured in an accident, or they’ve been denied benefits for a service-related disability. They need to see welcoming faces, hear understanding… Read More »

Bryan G. Nichols Named a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney for North Carolina

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is proud to announce that personal injury attorney Bryan G. Nichols of the firm’s Raleigh office has been named to the National Trial Lawyers’ prestigious Top 40 Under 40 group in North Carolina for 2017. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of America’s premier trial attorneys, and… Read More »

Traffic & Safety Tips While Driving on Black Friday

Traffic & Safety Tips While Driving on Black Friday

If you are planning to jump-start your holiday shopping on Black Friday, it’s important to recognize the special circumstances of the day, adjust your expectations, and plan accordingly. In recent years, whole host of Black Friday videos have captured worst-case scenarios of shoppers enmeshed in group hysteria, stampedes and brawls. But even when push does… Read More »

New Virginia Traffic Laws Give Drivers a Break

New Virginia Traffic Laws Give Drivers a Break

In a change of pace for the Old Dominion State, two new Virginia traffic laws that took effect July 1 are actually less punitive than the existing statutes. The first law, HB 2201, changes the penalty for failing to drive on the right side of a highway. The peculiar title of the bill — “Failure… Read More »

New Virginia Law Changes Police Protocol for Handling Dog Bites

New Virginia Law Changes Police Protocol for Handling Dog Bites

A new law relaxing how Virginia police and Animal Control officers manage dog bite cases went into effect on July 1, 2017. In Virginia, dog owners are not held liable for dog bite injuries unless they were aware of a dog’s propensity to bite because the dog had vicious propensities. In fact, the new law… Read More »

Top Five Safety Tips for National Motorcycle Ride Day, Oct. 14

As National Motorcycle Ride Day approaches, observed on the second Saturday in October, it’s time to celebrate the freedom of the open road. It’s now 150 years since Ernest Michaux, among others, had the idea of motorizing the bicycle. Ernest, the son of the French blacksmith Pierre Michaux, inventor of an early form of the… Read More »

Mother’s Video May Be Last Word in Child Safety Seats

A mother who lost her three-year-old son in a car accident 12 years ago has posted a poignant and urgent video on Facebook that stresses the importance of child safety seats. Christina Miller believes her son Kyle could have survived the crash if he had been riding in a proper five-point safety harness instead of… Read More »