Sometimes local police forces need to put a little extra muscle into traffic control to make sure drivers are reminded to keep their speeds down and watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians. For example, as the fall season began, the Charlottesville Police Department was looking at sections of Locust Avenue, Grove Road, Palatine Avenue and Montrose Road after getting calls of various concerns from local residents.
Police often look at roads where they have heard of people driving through at excessive speeds, as well as those where people have concerns about children, animals or just general bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The increased patrols do two things — catch individual speeders and give motorists a warning that police are looking actively at those areas.
In a way, injury lawyers also play a role in this type of process. Injury lawyers also handle cases in two ways. First, they work to secure adequate compensation for the individual victims of traffic accidents and other kinds of accidents on a case by case basis. Secondly, their work, and the work of the court systems, indirectly influences people in authority to put safety precautions in place to prevent future accidents.
Like traffic patrols on high-speed roads, injury settlements have an effect on a community’s incentives for compliance with safety protocols. That’s part of what punitive compensation is meant to address. In general, when people see that companies and offices have been held responsible for negligence and inattention to public safety, people in leadership start to see the need to address liability and accommodate certain safety standards or attain compliance with government regulations.
What an Attorney Can Do For You
In Central Virginia, injury lawyers look at many different aspects of public health. They look at the Charlottesville, VA transportation structure (for example, U.S. Rt. 29 and bypass ideas) and the other rural roads in places like Albemarle, Nelson and Augusta counties. They look at commercial areas downtown and whether business premises are kept safe.
They also look at local government and law enforcement officers, as well as what local workers have to contend with in their places of employment. They know that all of these things make a difference in the community and that, just like in traffic patrols, someone has to be there to enforce standards and make sure things are done right, with attention to public health and safety.
When called upon to represent their clients in court, qualified injury attorneys will first listen closely to their clients and build a case based on thorough fact-finding and legal research. They should let clients know where they stand, what their legal options are and what’s reasonable in a court of law. Injury victims rely on these legal professionals to make sure they are getting what they deserve under the law.
Call One of Our Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
Hurt in an accident in the Central VA area? Charlottesville residents or others in the Central Virginia area can contact MartinWren P.C. We help injury victims and their families get the best chance at compensation for the costs of care and recovery after an accident injury. Let us help you seek justice in Central VA courts. Please call Jonathan Wren, one of MartinWren’s Virginia injury lawyers, at (434) 817-3100.