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July 2016 Archives

Distracted driving remains a serious problem

Distracted driving continues to be a problem on our roadways, including in Virginia. The use of mobile devices, and texting and driving, has led to an increase in distracted driving which has been associated with serious dangers. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, distracted driving caused 18 percent of fatal car accidents which resulted in 3,328 deaths and 421,000 injuries. Research out of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging increases the risk of a car accident by 23 times over when a driver is not distracted.

Holiday weekend brings fatal accidents to Virginia communities

This blog recently discussed the options and help that may be available to surviving family members when their loved one has been killed in a fatal accident. Unfortunately, Virginia State Police recently reported that over the Fourth of July holiday weekend a total of eight victims were killed in traffic accidents. Among the fatalities were five drivers, a teenage passenger, a motorcyclist and a pedestrian who died in seven fatal accidents throughout Virginia over the holiday weekend. Roanoke was among the cities that suffered a fatal accident.

Understanding the harm caused by dangerous or defective drugs

Different drugs and medicines must be properly tested before entry into the market. Testing must be conducted according to the Food and Drug Administration's standards and the criteria they set forth. In circumstances when a drug is defective and injures patients and consumers, drug companies may be liable for the damages and harm suffered by the victims.

Help for families following a fatal accident is available

The unexpected loss of a loved one is abrupt and devastating for any family. The legal process recognizes the emotional and financial harms families are left with following a fatal accident which is why it provides resources to help compensate family members of victims in the ways it is possible for it to do so. Surviving family members may be able to recover a variety of different types of damages for the harm they have suffered.

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