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Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia – The Greater Richmond Region where the coastal plain and the Piedmont meet

The Greater Richmond Region is located in the central part of Virginia. It straddles the fall line, where the coastal plain and the Piedmont come together on the James River at Richmond and the Appomattox River at Petersburg. The English established each as colonial ports in the 17th century.

Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2015, the population was estimated to be 220,289, the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64, and encircled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288. Major suburbs include Midlothian to the southwest, Glen Allen to the north and west, Short Pump to the west and Mechanicsville to the northeast. Richmond's economy is primarily driven by law, finance, and government, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as notable legal and banking firms.

Petersburg is located on the Appomattox River and 23 miles south of Richmond. The city's unique industrial past and its location as a transportation hub combines to create wealth for Virginia and the region. The network of area highways include Interstate Highways 85, 95, and 295, and U.S. highways 1, 301, and 460. 

Travel options in and around the Richmond-Petersburg region include:

The Greater Richmond area is served by the Richmond International Airport located in nearby Sandston. Richmond International is now served by nine airlines with over 200 daily flights providing non-stop service to major destination markets and connecting flights to destinations worldwide. Richmond is a major hub for bus company Greyhound Lines. Discount carrier Megabus also provides curbside service from outside of Main Street Station. Local transit and paratransit bus service in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield counties is provided by the Greater Richmond Transit Company.

Petersburg is on the CSX and Norfolk Southern rail lines, which host Amtrak services. A regional bus between Petersburg and downtown Richmond is active. Close by is Chesterfield County Airport, and the Dinwiddie County Airport lies a few miles west of the city. Interstate highway I-95 forks with I-85.

Links to recent accidents in the Richmond and Petersburg region:

Richmond and Petersburg car accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg pedestrian accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg motorcycle accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg aircraft accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg bicycle accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg bus accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg train accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg commercial truck accidents.

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the region, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Richmond or Petersburg accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital;

Memorial Regional Medical Center;

St. Francis Medical Center;

Southside Regional Medical Center.

Legal information for accident victims in Richmond and Petersburg

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Richmond or Petersburg, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Richmond or Petersburg injury or fatality accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Virginia personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision caused by negligence, a Virginia wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.

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What is Rental Reimbursement Coverage, and why do you need it?

When you're in a car accident that seriously damages your vehicle, your vehicle may be towed to a body shop and out of commission for significant time, and you are stuck wondering how you are going to get around during its repair.

What does rental reimbursement cover?

Rental reimbursement coverage will help you pay for a rental car—but only if you need the rental car because of a covered loss. For example, if your car is damaged in an accident that's covered by your insurance policy, your rental reimbursement coverage will typically help pay for the rental car.

What is PIP coverage/medical payment coverage?

An automobile accident can damage far more than your car. Medical bills, lost income, and other expenses add up quickly and cause significant financial hardship. Personal injury protection, also known as PIP insurance, helps reimburse you for such costs, and can help protect your friends and family after a covered accident.

What is Comprehensive Insurance Coverage?

Comprehensive coverage is a catch-all for incidents that aren’t considered “accidents” like hail, flooding, or vandalism damage. Comprehensive coverage may help protect your car against damages that are not related to a collision, including:

What Is collision insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

If your car is damaged or destroyed in an accident, collision insurance coverage will typically pay to fix or replace it. Types of covered accidents include hitting another car or hitting a stationary object, like a bridge or a tree. Collision insurance can also help if someone or something else hits your car while it's parked.

What is Under-Insured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage, and why do you need it?

Uninsured Motorist insurance (UM) is coverage that protects you if you're involved in a collision with a driver who does not have liability insurance, or does not have enough liability insurance to pay for your damages.

Underinsured Motorist insurance (UIM) pays for injuries, such as medical expenses, that result from an accident caused by a driver who has too little insurance to cover all of the injuries.

Covered UM and UIM expenses for you and your passengers include:

What is bodily injury liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

What is liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

Traditional insurance policies are wrong for low-mileage drivers

There’s a lot to take into consideration when choosing car insurance. It’s important to ensure you are getting the right insurance coverage for your car and your lifestyle, at a good price. But if you are a low-mileage or urban driver, traditional insurance policies are not for you.

Urban drivers are smart drivers – and deserve to own a vehicle under their own terms

There has been a huge rise in the number of urban drivers – those who typically use mass transit, carpool, telecommute, or otherwise get around town in ways other than a personal vehicle. But these drivers still need their cars on occasion, and until now, were forced to buy the same auto insurance policies that higher-mileage drivers purchase.

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