Increased Traffic Enforcement During Operation Safe Driver Week

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Throughout the week of October 18-24, 2015, there will be an increased law enforcement presence on streets across North America with one simple mission in mind: increasing traffic enforcement and driver awareness. While many folks may groan at the thought of additional police administering traffic justice, that feeling is misplaced – in 2012, more than 4,100 deaths and 126,000 injuries occurred through bus and truck crashes alone.[1] Operation Safe Driver Week aims to curb these losses by reducing the risks that day-to-day drivers take, and it is executed though enforcement and education for both commercial and private drivers. [2]

Enforcement

Over the past…

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Fire Prevention Week - Safety Tips and Information

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The longest-running public health and safety observance on record in America, Fire Prevention Safety Week, returns this week [October 4-10] with “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” as its theme. [1] In honor of the event, here are some tips and information for improving safety and preparing for the risk of fire.

Use and Maintain a Smoke Alarm Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying from a fire by half. Although only 1 in 5 home fires occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., 50 percent of fire fatalities occur during this stretch. Smoke alarms help to wake up potential victims in time to escape from a fire. From 2007-2011,… Read more

Chris Guedri Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyer in Virginia

P. Christopher Guedri, a personal injury attorney from the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, was recently recognized for excellence by Virginia Super Lawyers. The rankings were published by Richmond Magazine on April 9, 2015.

Only the top 5% of attorneys in Virginia are included on the list. The rankings are the result of peer nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research performed by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys listed have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement from more than 70 practice areas.

Chris Guedri is a take-charge lawyer whose forceful personality compliments his formidable litigation and negotiating skills. For over 30 years, Guedri has focused his practice…

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Top 10 Tips for Winter Bike Safety

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Bike Accident Attorney

With a little planning, biking is still possible during the cold winter months. Even harsh winters full of snow and ice can be safely navigated, as evidenced by the large population of year-round bike commuters is cities such as Minneapolis and Madison. These ten tips can help you extend your biking into the coldest part of the year:[1]

1. Know the road and its conditions

Some cities plow bike paths as well as roads in the wake of a storm, but in Richmond and the surrounding area most bikers are left to fend for themselves. If you are a regular winter biker learn which streets will be cleared and when, and exercise extra caution when icy bike paths force you…

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Early Investigation Is Key After a Tractor Trailer Accident

P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

It is important to begin an investigation as quickly as possible following a tractor trailer accident. Typically accidents involving tractor trailers cause significant damage due to how large and heavy these trucks can be. Because of this, insurance companies will often dispatch an investigator immediately to the scene of the accident in order to secure evidence and complete a thorough investigation. It then becomes critical for an investigation to be completed on behalf of the injured party as early as possible.

In this short video, Chris Guedri stresses the importance of early investigation after a tractor trailer accident and explains several ways it…

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Rights and Responsibilities - Biking Laws in Richmond, VA

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Bicycle Accident Attorney

Virginia’s roadways are home to vehicles of widely varying sizes and weights, but none is smaller, lighter, or more vulnerable than the bicycle. Cycling down a busy road full of vehicles that can easily cause you serious injury is a nerve-wracking affair for any cyclist, but the danger can be minimized if both drivers and riders understand their rights and responsibilities on the road. In 2012 more than 700 cyclists were killed in collisions with other vehicles in America, and almost 50,000 were injured.[1] Furthermore, estimates predict that as few as 10% of bicycle-related crashes are reported to the police.[2] Better understanding of cycling laws can help us reduce…

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5 Tips for Staying Safe on Icy Roads

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Ice creates some of the worst and most dangerous driving conditions out there. You should always exercise extreme caution if dealing with icy conditions, and ask yourself if you really want to be on the roads when they are in such a dangerous state. Conditions severe enough to blanket the roads in ice should eliminate almost all reasons for traveling. However, if you absolutely must drive in ice, here are some tips to help get you to your destination safely.[1]

Avoid overconfidence

Many people get themselves into trouble in icy conditions by overestimating their driving abilities. Perhaps they live in a cold area and think they are used to driving on ice.…

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Safety Precautions You Should Take During the Holidays

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The holidays are a fun and joyous time for family and celebration, but the cold weather brings with it a number of safety hazards you need to be aware of. More than half of all house fires occur in December, January, or February. As you work to stay warm during the chilly winter months, always be aware of safety! The biggest causes of house fires are electrical heating appliances and open flames, each of which comes with its own safety concerns.

Electrical heating equipment is responsible for one in seven house fires and one in six house fire deaths. Your ducts need to be cleaned or at least inspected every year to prevent dangerous buildups and blockages. Space…

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Answers to Common Questions on Brain Injury

Recovering from an injury is hard, but when someone suffers a brain injury it can make the recovery process even more trying. Brain injuries can wield long-term symptoms resulting in long treatment and recovery times.

P. Christopher Guedri has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of brain injury litigation. He believes in educating the public on the seriousness of brain injury and works to provide education and resources on the topic.

In the below articles, Chris Guedri and the personal injury attorneys of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have shared some of their knowledge on brain injuries and answer some common questions that you may have:

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Chris Guedri Answers Your Questions about Truck Accidents

With over thirty years of experience as a Richmond truck accident lawyer, P. Christopher Guedri has successfully helped his clients deal with the devastating consequences of their accidents. He has an in depth understanding of the complexity and high stakes involved with trucking accidents. Additionally, he is a seasoned veteran of the courtroom, where he has won multimillion-dollar verdicts for trucking accident victims.

If you have been injured in a truck or tractor trailer accident, Chris Guedri has the experience and legal knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. The following is a series of videos and articles by Chris Guedri that may help answer some of your questions about truck accidents:

VIDEO: An Experienced…

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