Petersburg, VA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
Virginia car accident attorney Charles H. Cuthbert Jr. expressed his concern today about recently released statistics showing that the states traffic deaths are on the rise.
According to preliminary reports from the Virginia State Police (VSP), 731 people were killed in Virginia car accidents last year, through December 22, 2011, marking an increase of 18 traffic fatalities from that same time a year ago. The VSP has not yet released crash statistics from the 2011 Christmas and New Years holiday period.
In recent years, our state has experienced a marked decrease in traffic deaths, so it disturbs me to see that progress fade, said Cuthbert, referring to VSP records showing that, after hitting a 10-year peak of 1,026 deaths in 2007, the states total number of traffic deaths had trended downward until this past year.
To me, these recent numbers indicate that traffic safety advocates can never become complacent, Cuthbert said. We need to continue to raise awareness about risky driving practices that lead to accidents, injuries and deaths on our roads.
Cuthbert is a National Board-certified civil litigator whose Virginia personal injury law firm represents car accident victims and their families throughout the state from its offices in Petersburg and Richmond.
His record of results includes a $ 2.045 million verdict (plus interest) that was the largest ever obtained in Petersburg Circuit Court. (Pulliam v. Coastal Emergency Services, 257 Va. 1, 509 S.E.2d 307 (1999)).
In Cuthberts view, Virginia motorists need to be reminded about dangerous driving practices such as: