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March 2017 Archives

A look at the dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous phenomenon on roads and highways throughout the country. It is a risky activity that not only put a motorist's life in danger but also risks the lives of other travelers on the roadway. It causes a driver to take their mind off the primary task of driving and is the cause of numerous accidents in Virginia and other states across the nation each year.

What is a defective product?

Defective products are a serious concern for victims harmed by them. Injuries caused by a defective product may give rise to liability to a number of parties. Parties that may be liable for harm caused by defective products can include the manufacturer of the parts of the product, the assembler of the product, the wholesaler and the retailer.

Damages may be available to help brain injury victims

Traumatic brain injuries are tremendously disruptive to the lives of the victims. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can face deficits in every area of their lives, including physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional. Victims may suffer speech and other sensory impairments, challenges associated with movement, difficulty processing information, difficulties related to memory and mood and personality disruptions. Emotional outbursts may not be uncommon, and loves ones may feel that the personality of the victim has changed.

Roanoke truck accident kills one and injures another

Victims impacted by a truck accident have legal protections to consider when harmed. A truck accident in Roanoke recently claimed the life of a 16-year-old victim. The crash, which is under investigation, took place between a tractor trailer and a minivan. The victim who was killed was a passenger in the minivan. The driver of the minivan and the front-seat passenger both suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. No charges had been filed immediately following the truck accident.

What are the symptoms and impacts of brain injuries?

Each day in the United States, victims die from traumatic injuries, including brain injuries. Brain injuries are exceptionally serious injuries. Brain injuries occur from a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain activity. Brain injuries can occur from a variety of different types of accidents including car accidents, defective product-related injuries and falls, as well as in other situations. It is important to be able to spot the symptoms of a brain injury, but some individuals may wonder what those symptoms are.

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