Following too closely (often called “tailgating”) is a traffic infraction in Virginia, punishable by both fines and DMV demerit points.
If you’re involved in a traffic accident, the value of your car will decrease due to the damage it sustained in the crash. To fix this, you should file a diminished value claim.
Generally, you should file a claim with the other driver’s insurance, who will investigate the issue. They will then return with an appropriate settlement.
If you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you’ll often have to go through your own insurance to pay for your damages.
The Virginia Code outlines several specific duties you should follow if you accidentally damage an unattended vehicle in Virginia.
Driving a personal vehicle for a commercial reason may leave you liable in the event of an accident. This is especially important for small business owners.
The amount of coverage you should pay for depends on several factors, such as the number of people you’d like to cover and your ability to pay for coverage.
Virginia is a contributory negligence state, which means that you may have a hard time recovering damages even after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
If you own a car in Virginia, you should know the state’s laws on driving without insurance. Specifically, you should know about the Uninsured Vehicle Fee.