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January 2016 Archives

Last year was a record year for automotive recalls

U.S. auto recalls hit a record high in 2015 with 51.26 million units recalled. Automakers announced 900 recalls during 2015 which was a record number of recalls. The previous record of 803 recalls and 50.99 million vehicles impacted by recalls was set in 2014. Massive airbag recalls and stricter government regulation contributed to the increased number of automotive recalls. High fines levied against automakers who were slow to report safety concerns prompted many automakers to be more proactive when reporting safety concerns and when announcing recalls.

Understanding the causes and costs of brain injuries in Virginia

Understanding brain injuries is important for brain injury victims in Virginia and throughout the country. Traumatic brain injuries are a concern in Virginia and nationally. The Virginia Department of Health reports that, annually, 28,000 Virginia residents suffer brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to greater than 1,400 deaths and result in approximately 4,000 visits to the hospital in Virginia each year.

Help for victims of semi-truck accidents

Semi-truck accidents can be terrifying for victims. Semi-trucks are common along Virginia roadways and present a significant size disparity when compared to passenger vehicles which can lead to catastrophic injuries and consequences to victims.

Hit-and-run accident in Virginia claims life of pedestrian

Car accidents can take away everything a family holds dear. A pedestrian was recently struck and killed in a fatal hit-and-run car accident in a neighboring community northeast of the Roanoke City area. The 21-year old victim was killed after his vehicle left the roadway and he called family members for help. After calling family members, the victim returned to the roadway and as he was walking along it, he was hit and killed.

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