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November 2015 Archives

Virginia semi-truck accident injures fireman and sheriff's deputy

In a Virginia community a couple of hours east of the Roanoke City area a tractor trailer accident resulted in injuries to victims and charges for the driver. The driver of the tractor trailer has been charged with reckless driving following the semi-truck accident which occurred when the semi truck he was driving struck a fire truck which caused the fire truck to hit a sheriff's vehicle, splitting the fire truck in half.

Better understanding product liability options for victims

Victims who have been injured by a dangerous or defective consumer product may have a number of different options available to them to recover damages for the harm they have suffered. To help protect consumers and keep them safe, different legal options are available to help victims who have been injured or otherwise harmed as the result of a dangerous or defective product.

Victims of texting and driving have legal options to be aware of

In Virginia, texting while driving is against the law. Drivers, however, continue to engage in texting while driving which can cause serious accidents, injuries and even fatalities. The law recognizes the harm distracted drivers can cause and the harm victims and their families may suffer following a distracted driving accident.

How do traumatic brain injuries occur?

More and more is being learned and understood about brain injuries as they are being discussed in the media and elsewhere more frequently. Individuals familiar with the discussion surrounding traumatic brain injuries may wonder how they are occur. Greater than half of all reported brain injuries are attributed to car accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur when a force penetrates or fractures the skull of the victim. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur, however, following a closed head injury when the skull is neither penetrated nor fractured.

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