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August 2014 Archives

Man killed in two car collision in Virginia

Driving a car is a necessary part of life for most Virginia residents. Because it is such a common, day-to-day activity, many forget the dangers and risks associated with driving a motor vehicle. The reality, however, is that driving is likely one of the more dangerous activities that people engage in every day. It is unfortunately very common to hear of car accidents in which someone is severely injured or killed. While sometimes these accidents are due to unavoidable road or weather conditions, oftentimes they result from the reckless or negligent actions of others.

What are the requirements of a valid medical malpractice claim?

Nearly every professional will make a mistake at some point in his or her career. Unfortunately, when the professional is a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, one mistake can be deadly. When a medical professional's mistake results in the death of the patient, the medical provider may be liable for medical malpractice, which could also be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Virginia teen suffers head trauma during stunt

With sports becoming more and more serious -- even at a young age -- more attention is being focused on brain injuries. Playing on a sports team is not the only way that people end up with head trauma, however. Sports like snowboarding, biking and skateboarding are a common cause of head injuries, as well as falls and car accidents. Regardless of the way the injury was received, it is important to get it treated as quickly as possible in order to have the greatest chance of avoiding long-lasting damage.

What kinds of defects can lead to products liability claims?

There are many laws and regulations designed to ensure that products are safe and prevent consumer injury. Unfortunately, product defects do occur, manufacturers and product designers sometimes make mistakes, consumers use products in ways other than intended and consumer injury occurs. When a dangerous product results in injury, the designer or manufacturer of the product can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused.

Driver involved in head-on collision may face additional charges

After a serious car accident, one of the first things that may occur is an accident investigation. This is true regardless of whether the motor vehicle accident is relatively minor or a more serious collision. Investigating the scene of the accident can help authorities determine exactly why the accident happened and who was at fault for the accident. In some cases, the accident investigation may result in criminal charges for the at-fault driver.

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