After medical- and automotive-related incidents, gun-related fatalities round out the top three causes of death in the US according to the Center for Disease Control. Gun use has become so prevalent in fact that in a 2012 article from Bloomberg, it was reported that “by 2015, firearm fatalities will probably exceed traffic fatalities for the … Continue reading Firearm Fatalities
Winter weather is synonymous with luxurious meals, sledding, family bonding, and fireside relaxation. And yet as we enter the new year, nearly 27,900 Americans will be seriously injured in auto accidents, and more than 250 will die according to AAA. Matters are made only worse in Virginia, where our stretch of I-95 has been dubbed one of the deadliest in … Continue reading How to Enjoy a Safe New Year on Winter Roads.
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Black Friday is dangerous. And, as expected, quite a few people were injured while trying to take advantage of some shopping deals this year. It can be valuable to take a look at this year’s injuries, how they might have been avoided, and what lawsuits may follow. Here’s a rundown of 2017’s Black Friday injuries: … Continue reading Black Friday & Personal Injury
This month marks the beginning of a new NFL football season. You can expect water-cooler talk about team rivalries, constant gossip about player injuries, and more drunk drivers on the road each Thursday and Sunday. Don’t think football season affects the road? Well, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 43% of all traffic … Continue reading Tailgating The Right Way
In 2014 there were forty four fatalities due to dog bites. Just like people, dogs have personal boundaries and can act aggressively or unpredictably when approached in a disrespectful manner. It’s important to protect yourself and your children from possible bites; and there are simple steps you can take that will help minimize the possibility of a … Continue reading Everything you need to know about dog bites
As our loved ones age they can become extremely dependent on others due to a foggy memory, increased frailty, loss of motor skills, or other effects of old age. This can mean relocating the elderly to a “home,” or hiring a live-in caregiver to assist with daily tasks. In some of these situations the elderly … Continue reading Elder Abuse
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of accident, and you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering, “How much is my case worth?” The answer is based on “damages.” What did the accident cost you—monetarily, physically and mentally? In some cases, damages are also … Continue reading How Much Is My Case Worth?
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month It’s that time of year again! Spring in Virginia is the perfect time to hit the road on two wheels. You can get sun on your skin, wind in your face, and freedom on the open road. There are scenic coastal views, and beautiful mountain vistas to take in … Continue reading Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Did you know that any injury that occurs on or with a boat, ship, ferry, wave runner, or jet ski is considered a boating accident? This includes slip and fall accidents, collisions with swimmers, and falls overboard. And as the weather warms up busy waterways often become crowded and dangerous when the traffic of commercial … Continue reading What Do I do After a Boating Accident?