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Watch Your Step! Accidents Can Happen in Parking Lots

Slip and fall accidents are very common, and can result in serious injury that may hinder your quality of living. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, these accidents account for more than one million emergency room visits each year. Many of these accidents take place in ill-maintained parking lots. Oftentimes, patrons trip over a […]

Slip and Fall Hazards in a Commercial Kitchen

Slip and fall injuries are one of the most prevalent and preventable injuries in the workplace. If you work in a commercial kitchen, slip and fall injuries may be all too familiar. In the event that hazards are not attended to and preventable measures are not taken, injuries can result in considerable lost work hours […]

Amusement Park Hazards

As the summer months roll in, it’s about that time to head to the amusement parks! Although a great source of entertainment, we must be mindful of the risks. More than 4,400 children under the age of 17 are injured on park rides each year. Although most injuries are not serious,  nearly 70 of these […]

Suggestions To Cope With A Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one can be devastating- it can be even more traumatic when the death was unexpected. You may be overwhelmed with emotions and questions, or with shock and disbelief. These feeling and thoughts are all a normal part of the grieving process.   Everyone copes with loss in their own way. If you […]

Tax Day Statistically a Dangerous Day For Fatal Car Accidents

While we all know that tax time can be a stressful time, a new study shows that it can also be a dangerous time on the roadways.  According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association the odds of getting into a fatal crash increase by 6% on tax filing day.  […]

Fatalities Drop Among 2010 Teen Drivers

The number of teen drivers who have died in traffic accidents has dropped as Virginia lawmakers have tightened restrictions on teen drivers over the last few years.  Traffic fatalities among VA teen drivers fell 50 percent in 2009, and again by 43 percent in 2010.  In 2010, Virginia lost 35 teen drivers to traffic accidents, […]

$1.75 Million Settlement in Interstate Accident

The plaintiff was working on a traveling crew as a telecommunications lineman when he was rear ended in rush hour traffic by a defendant who had fallen asleep at the wheel.  The impact of the accident sent the plaintiff’s vehicle airborne before it flipped over several times into a ditch.  The plaintiff, a former Marine […]

Couple Receives $1,085,647 in Tractor-Trailer Accident Case

A couple that was seriously injured in an intersection collision with a tractor trailer was awarded a settlement of $1,085,647 last month.  The plaintiff was driving in Stafford County, VA with his wife as a passenger when the defendant ran a red light in his tractor-trailer and struck the plaintiff’s car.  The couple both suffered […]

Faces of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed nearly 5,500 people last year and injured 500,000 more.  While these disturbing statistics alone should help people think twice about picking up a cell phone on the road, the stories behind the statistics are much more moving.  Distraction.gov, the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving has an ongoing video series called […]

Traffic Accident Fatalities Fall For Fifth Straight Year

The US Department of Transportation releases it’s 2010 crash statistics this week,  showing the lowest level of traffic fatalities since 1949.  The number of traffic fatalities dropped 3% from 33,808 in 2009 to 32,788 last year despite the fact that Americans drove over 20 billion miles more.  The number works out to 1.09 traffic accident […]

Airbag Safety Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a study on airbag deployment showing the increased risk of fatality in accidents that do not include airbags.  According to the study, out of the 2.5 million vehicles totaled and issued salvage titles by the insurance company, 40% are rebuilt and put back on the road for […]

Report: Auto Insurance Accounts for Large Share of Consumer Complaints

A recent report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows that for the past three years, more than 1/3 of all complaints made by consumers to state insurance regulators have been about auto insurance.  The most frequent resons for complaints according to the report were delays, denials and unsatisfactory settlement sizes.    At […]

Memoirs of a Leadfoot – A Speedster Reflects on Auto Accident Cases

My philosophy on life has always been “get where you’re going but enjoy the ride.”  And if you’re like me, you feel spring in the air and you want to roll the windows down, find a south-bound road, and just drive.  Good music and my Mazda3 have always done wonders for my mood.  I think […]