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August 2015 Archives

Pedestrian accident victims enjoy legal protections

Pedestrians have a reasonable expectation of safety on the roadways. However, sometimes pedestrians are injured or otherwise harmed in crosswalks and on sidewalks and as they walk, run or play. Victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer extensive physical damages which may result in medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, including emotional distress. Pedestrian accidents, unfortunately, can occur in a number of different ways.

Understanding ATV-related deaths and injuries

During a 20 year period from 1982 to 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, also known as the CPSC, received reports of 12,391 ATV-related fatalities. While ATV-related fatality reporting is ongoing from 2009 to 2012, the CPSC received reports of 353 ATV-related fatalities in 2012, 554 ATV-related fatalities in 2011, 657 ATV-related fatalities in 2010 and 718 ATV-related fatalities in 2009. In 2008, for which reporting is considered complete, there were an estimated 845 ATV-related fatalities.

2014 saw record number of automobile design defect recalls

There have been a large number of automotive recalls of late. The number of automotive recalls in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2015 totaled 34.5 million vehicles. Except for the same time period in 2014, during which 49 million vehicles were recalled, the first seven months of 2015 had the highest number of recalls in fifty years. Recalls have been related to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, rupturing airbags and fire hazards.

Truck accident kills two Virginia motorcyclists, injures four

A serious tractor-trailer accident in a community a couple of hours south of the Roanoke City area recently claimed the life of one motorcycle rider and injured five others. The motorcyclists were traveling from northern Virginia and southern Maryland to a motorcycle rally in Atlanta. The truck accident occurred on a local freeway and involved a tractor trailer and six motorcycles. A 37-year old motorcyclist from Woodbridge, Virginia was killed instantly. A 51-year-old motorcyclist from South Chesterfield died of his injuries two days later. Four other motorcyclists, ranging in age from 44 to 57, were also injured in the semi-truck accident. One of the four was listed in stable condition following the accident. The remaining victims were treated for their injuries.

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