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July 2013 Archives

Harrowing roller coaster death under investigation

Virginia amusement park operators are following the news of the death of a Texas mother who fell to her death from a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park closely. Wrongful death claims are often filed after such a tragedy once its causes are discovered.

Teens cause insurance premium rates to skyrocket

Parents in Virginia might be interested to hear that adding their teenagers to their auto insurance policies could cause them to experience an increase in their insurance premium rates by 84 percent. According to recent reports, teens are the riskiest and, therefore, the most expensive drivers to insure. Parents will, on average, experience a hike of approximately $2,000 a year when they add their teens onto their policies.

Verdict: Airbag defective, Hyundai liability $14 million

A civil trial jury for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Pulaski County) has found Hyundai Motor America liable for $14 million, the projected cost of lifetime care for a plaintiff who suffered a brain injury when the side airbag of his Hyundai vehicle failed to open to protect him in a crash. The plaintiff's complaint alleged that the defective design of the airbag was the proximate cause of his injury, which but for the defect would not have happened to him.

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