As this blog has discussed many times in the past, the food that Virginians consume is not always safe. There are times when manufactures fail to uphold safety standards and food becomes contaminated. This can lead to sickness and death for the people who eat the food. When company -- or in some cases, the government -- learns of a defective product, a product recall is issued. This recall will generally encourage people not to eat the damaged goods and, possibly, to return the goods for a refund.
Product recalls are not uncommon in Virginia. Particularly with food products, companies frequently distribute food that is not safe for human consumption. This food can cause serious injuries including hospitalizations and death. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, thousands of people are killed each year because of food borne illness. Additionally, one in six people in the U.S. will suffer from a food borne illness each year.
Virginia residents are often concerned with the quality of the food that they are putting into their bodies. People want the best for themselves and for their families. Even if people when are not eating fresh or organic food, they still expect that the food is free from harmful chemicals and bacteria.
The brain is the command center of the body. It controls a Virginian's ability to reason, speak and move. It is also responsible for controlling the body's temperature, reflexes, certain hormone levels and the ability to breathe. These functions are essential to human life. Without fully functioning brain, people are not able to fully function.
Drivers in Virginia who are in a car collision with injuries or fatalities will have enough to worry about without thinking about the condition of the other driver and whether he or she was intoxicated, worries such as medical treatment, repairing or replacing damaged property, getting back to work and many more.
In Virginia and across the entire nation, trucks are always on the road making deliveries and going back and forth across the country. Large and intimidating, these vehicles are so prominent because of their sheer size and the fact that the only thing preventing a truck accident with significant damage to life and limb is the driver and the way the truck was put together.
Trucking is an important part of business in Roanoke City and across the country. Along with the positives of trucks-- delivering goods and providing jobs -- there are negatives as well. Because these trucks are so large and share the same roadways as cars, any collision can easily lead to catastrophic injuries for the people who are inside the smaller vehicles.
Many Virginia parents keep track of the latest product recalls of children's toys. For many parents, the possibility that a young child will be injured by an unsafe toy is a near-constant worry. Stories of children being injured by or dying as a result of unsafe toys get a lot of attention in the news media, reinforcing that worry.
In Virginia, and across the country, the number of motor vehicle accidents due to a negligent driver or a distracted driver are increasing rapidly. Much of the blame for this has to do with the number of ways in which a driver can have the person's focus removed from the road. Driving is still an activity that requires strict attention and things like texting and driving contribute to the dangers on the road, and are a growing cause referenced when there is a car accident.
In Virginia, trucks are a common sight on the roads. Other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are placing their trust in these truckers and truck companies that the vehicles will be properly maintained and that the drivers will put safety first. That, however, doesn't always happen and truck accidents can occur. Given the size of these vehicles, the results often leave others with severe injuries or result in fatalities. It's important for those who have been affected by a truck accident know what to do after it has happened.