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The Alarming Rise of Bicycle Accidents in Virginia

Sadly, with more cyclists on the road, bicycle accidents in Virginia have risen by 25 percent over the last decade. April 19, 2023 READ MORE

The Danger of Daylight Savings

It's that time of year again: time to "fall back" and turn our clocks back an hour. For most people, it's no big deal - a minor inconvenience to get November 10, 2021 READ MORE

DUI Misinformation: Survey Reveals Gaps in Knowledge

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal - everybody knows that, right? Wrong. A new survey reveals several shocking misunderstandings of existing laws and regulations. 11 percent July 19, 2021 READ MORE

Does Marijuana Impact Driving Skills?

As of July 2021, marijuana possession and home cultivation are legal in Virginia. State law surrounding the use of cannabis while behind the wheel of a car, however, has not July 15, 2021 READ MORE

Handling Post-Lockdown Road Rage

Driving is a fundamental part of many people's daily routines. While COVID-19 disrupted this routine for many, commuters are once again hitting the road each morning and evening. A return June 03, 2021 READ MORE

Does Weed Decriminalization Mean More High Drivers in Virginia?

Virginia Reduces Penalty for Pot Possession Recent changes in Virginia law have lessened the penalty of possession of Marijuana. Before the recent changes, possession of Marijuana in the state of Virginia July 16, 2020 READ MORE

Must-Have Tips for Bike Safety Amidst COVID-19

Amidst the spread of COVID-19, many of us are returning to childhood hobbies. From watercolor painting to baking up the perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies, we're all spending a May 05, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

New Law, Drunken Cycling Banned in Virginia

Picture this: It's late at night, and you're heading home from a party, concert or bar. You've had a few drinks, but you've got your bicycle. Riding home on your bike December 05, 2019 READ MORE

4 Things All Cyclists Want Drivers to Know

Most drivers have become impatient with road cyclists at one point or another. They move more slowly that the rest of traffic, they’re difficult to maneuver around and sharing the December 05, 2019 READ MORE

Make Road Cycling Safer With These Bike Upgrades

If you love cycling, chances are good that you’re already well-versed in the best gear, clothing and helmets on the market. But if you’re cycling with safety in mind, the December 05, 2019 READ MORE

Boy Hospitalized After VA Beach Bike Crash

A boy has been hospitalized after a collision in Virginia Beach. Police say that the July 17, 2018 crash occurred around 1:00 PM near the intersection of South Plaza Trail July 18, 2018 READ MORE

Cyclist Struck by Ambulance in Portsmouth

A cyclist has died after being struck by an ambulance in Portsmouth. The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 PM on the evening of June 19, 2018. Police say they received June 21, 2018 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed in Chesapeake Crash

A cyclist has died following a collision in Chesapeake. The September 13th accident occurred on South Military Highway around 8:30 PM. The bicycle was struck from behind by a 2003 September 14, 2016 READ MORE



Birth Injury Blog

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Navy Family Settles $11.5M Birth Injury Claim

A sailor and his wife have settled a birth injury lawsuit with the federal government after a traumatic labor and delivery experience in a military hospital. The man was stationed October 10, 2019 READ MORE



Boating Accidents

Warmer Weather and Water Accidents: Staying Safe on the Waves

Whether it's boating, swimming, jet skiing, or kayaking, water sports provide an exciting and enjoyable way to beat the heat. However, it's crucial to be aware of the potential risks. May 24, 2023 READ MORE

Moor Often than Knot Alcohol is to Blame

Warm temperatures bring everyone out to the water. Whether you're a boater, a swimmer, or you just enjoy watching the waves from your lounge chair, summer means time by the June 18, 2020 READ MORE

Stay Safe on the Water with COVID-19 Boating Tips

There are few experiences more freeing than coasting along the water in a boat. Given the uncertain times we're living in, it's more important than ever to blow off steam June 01, 2020 READ MORE

Alcohol Tops List of Factors in Fatal Boating Accidents

Alcohol played a contributing role in nearly 20 percent of fatal boating accidents in 2018. That's the conclusion the US Coast Guard has come to after tallying up national boating March 16, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Swimmer’s Foot Amputated After Lake Norman Boating Accident

A swimmer in North Carolina's Lake Norman survived a scary boating accident - but lost a foot in the process. Reports show that the man was swimming near the Trump August 09, 2019 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Jet Ski Explosion

Authorities responded to the scene of a Virginia Beach jet ski accident in which two women were injured. The accident occurred in waters off of Spigel Drive, which is near the July 28, 2014 READ MORE



Brain Injury Blog

Report: Risk of Suicide Doubled in TBI Victims

Researchers in Denmark have found that those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are at nearly double the risk of suicide as those without TBIs. The study, published in the March 11, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Research Seeks to Shed Light on Students with TBI

Two new studies could help reveal the full impact of traumatic brain injuries in children and teens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced two new cooperative agreements with researchers October 11, 2019 READ MORE

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

Parents spend countless hours and dollars trying to protect their children from harm. All too often, though, kids find themselves involved in serious accidents. What might start out as a June 05, 2019 READ MORE

Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. The brain can be damaged either from an accident that causes an object to pierce the skull or from October 18, 2018 READ MORE

Mental Health Technician Charged in Teen’s Death

A Norfolk teen has died at a Loudoun County behavioral health facility. The teen was found unresponsive and not breathing back in November, 2017. While the identity of the victim January 18, 2018 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Month March

It’s March – Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s the time of year when many of us are hitting the highway for a spring break road trip or to visit grandparents March 16, 2016 READ MORE

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) defines a traumatic brain injury as "a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the May 27, 2014 READ MORE

How common are brain injuries in the United States?

Brain injuries are more common than most people realize. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that such injuries contribute to 30 percent of all injury deaths. Each day, May 27, 2014 READ MORE



Car Accident Blog

Ensuring Teen Driver Safety During the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”

The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer signify the time of year when the number of car accidents involving teenage drivers spikes dramatically. June 21, 2023 READ MORE

Hiring A Lawyer After A Virginia I-64 Car Accident

Interstate 64, commonly referred to as I-64, is a major east-west interstate highway notorious for car accidents. Free consultations 757-233-0009. June 01, 2023 READ MORE

Hiring A Lawyer for A Virginia I-264 Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident on I-264, contact our Virginia car accident lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your situation 757-233-0009. June 01, 2023 READ MORE

Virginia Head-On Collision Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been involved in a head-on collision caused by another party's negligence or recklessness, it is important to consider hiring a Virginia car accident lawyer to protect your legal rights. June 01, 2023 READ MORE

Virginia T-Bone Car Accidents Lawyer: Your Legal Options

T-bone accidents can lead to life-altering injuries and expensive medical bills. Contact our Virginia T-bone Car Accident Lawyers. Free consultation. June 01, 2023 READ MORE

Protecting Your Rights After Being Hit By A Drunk Driver

Being involved in a car accident is a distressing experience, and it becomes even more devastating when the accident is caused by a drunk driver. May 31, 2023 READ MORE

7 Reasons You Should Hire a Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

Having a Virginia car accident lawyer is essential to ensure that your rights are protected, your case is properly evaluated, and you receive fair compensation for your damages. May 30, 2023 READ MORE

Virginia Rear-End Accidents and Injuries: When to Hire a Lawyer

If you've been involved in a Virginia rear-end accident, it's essential to understand the potential injuries that can arise and when it may be necessary to hire a lawyer. May 30, 2023 READ MORE

Are Car Accident Lawyers Worth It?

Car accident lawyers are worth every penny. Protecting your rights, navigating complex legal processes, and maximizing compensation. May 24, 2023 READ MORE

Common Causes of Car Accidents: Promoting Road Safety and Prevention

Understanding the common causes of car accidents on our roads is crucial in raising awareness and implementing preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of these often devastating incidents. May 22, 2023 READ MORE

Protecting Your Rights After a Norfolk, Virginia Car Accident

Their expertise and guidance can make a significant difference in protecting your rights, ensuring fair compensation, and alleviating the burdens associated with the legal process. May 22, 2023 READ MORE

Rev Your Engines for Safety: May 2023 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about sharing the road and riding safely. May 02, 2023 READ MORE

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each year, thousands of people die in crashes caused by distracted drivers. April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making now the perfect time to avoid distractions and keep your focus April 17, 2023 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accidents: A Serious Cause For Concern in Virginia

Motorcycle riders face risks every time they get on the road. In 2021, 2,048 motorcycle crashes occurred in Virginia, a 12.1% increase over 2020. April 04, 2023 READ MORE

Stay Focused, Save Lives: National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is a serious problem that affects all drivers, and it is responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries on our roads each year. April 03, 2023 READ MORE

Why Car Crash Deaths are So Common in the U.S.

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveals that our country has a higher rate of car accident deaths than most other high-income nations. The CDC’s Morbidity July 12, 2022 READ MORE

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

More than 1.4 million Virginians will travel for the holidays this year. According to data from the DMV, speed-related accidents in Hampton Roads are on the rise. There have been November 24, 2021 READ MORE

New Tech Could Prevent Drunk Driving

Congress has issued a mandate to automakers: find a technological solution to keep drunk drivers off the road. It's one of the many new mandates included in President Joe Biden's November 17, 2021 READ MORE

The Danger of Daylight Savings

It's that time of year again: time to "fall back" and turn our clocks back an hour. For most people, it's no big deal - a minor inconvenience to get November 10, 2021 READ MORE

VA Beach Crosswalks Added After Pedestrian Deaths

The city of Virginia Beach is adding two new crosswalks to a busy stretch of road where deadly pedestrian accidents occurred earlier this year. The public works department is working October 08, 2021 READ MORE

Traffic Deaths On the Rise Nationally

The National Safety Council reports that traffic deaths are up 16 percent in the first six months of 2021. As more people begin hitting the road to travel or return September 15, 2021 READ MORE

Road Safety Tips for College Students

There's nothing like the start of the fall semester to excite college students about the future. With new classes, new roommates, and new opportunities to look forward to, there's nothing August 31, 2021 READ MORE

New Law Makes Roads Safer for VA Pedestrians

A new Virginia law took effect in July, making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street safely. As of July 1, motorists must come to a complete stop to August 24, 2021 READ MORE

Safe Driving Tips for Teens

For teens, few things are exciting as getting behind the wheel for the first time. Driving has long represented independence, freedom, and infinite possibilities. Many teens feel invincible, eager to August 11, 2021 READ MORE

Deadly VA Beach Crashes Claim 2 Lives

Authorities in Virginia Beach are investigating two deadly car accidents that occurred just hours apart. The first incident happened in the 400 block of Princess Anne Road, just after 7 August 03, 2021 READ MORE

One Dead in Brunswick Co. Truck Accident

A tractor trailer driver is dead after a crash in Brunswick County. The two-vehicle collision occurred around 1:43 on the morning of July 21, 2021. Authorities responded to reports of July 22, 2021 READ MORE

DUI Misinformation: Survey Reveals Gaps in Knowledge

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal - everybody knows that, right? Wrong. A new survey reveals several shocking misunderstandings of existing laws and regulations. 11 percent July 19, 2021 READ MORE

Does Marijuana Impact Driving Skills?

As of July 2021, marijuana possession and home cultivation are legal in Virginia. State law surrounding the use of cannabis while behind the wheel of a car, however, has not July 15, 2021 READ MORE

Handling Post-Lockdown Road Rage

Driving is a fundamental part of many people's daily routines. While COVID-19 disrupted this routine for many, commuters are once again hitting the road each morning and evening. A return June 03, 2021 READ MORE

Are You Obeying Virginia’s New Hands-Free Law?

Three months into new legislation designed to prevent distracted driving, authorities say they see just as many motorists on their phone as ever before. A new hands-free law requires drivers April 21, 2021 READ MORE

Fatal Hawaii Guardrail Accident on H-3 Highway

Tragically, one person is dead after a collision with a guardrail alongside Hawaii's Kamehameha Highway. The single-vehicle accident occurred the morning of August 12 on Oahu. Investigators say the vehicle August 20, 2020 READ MORE

Severe Injuries in Norfolk Truck Accident Near Outlets

Two people are recovering from serious injuries after a truck accident in Norfolk this week. The victims say they were sitting at a red light on Northampton Blvd. near the August 20, 2020 READ MORE

What to do After a Virginia Truck Accident

Tractor-trailer accidents can be fatal with extremely severe injuries sustained by those involved. It is important to know what to do after an accident with a tractor-trailer as the next July 30, 2020 READ MORE

Teen Drivers and the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of Summer

The leading cause of death for teens in the age group of 15-18 in the United States is car accidents. This is why it is so important to have a July 24, 2020 READ MORE

Does Weed Decriminalization Mean More High Drivers in Virginia?

Virginia Reduces Penalty for Pot Possession Recent changes in Virginia law have lessened the penalty of possession of Marijuana. Before the recent changes, possession of Marijuana in the state of Virginia July 16, 2020 READ MORE

Is It Worth Hiring a Virginia Car Accident Lawyer?

Life can change in the blink of an eye. One minute, you can be cruising down the road without a care in the world. The next, you might find yourself in July 07, 2020 READ MORE

Unbelted, Speed-Related Crashes On the Rise

Recent data from the Virginia Department of Transportation reveals a troubling trend: unbelted and speed-related accidents are on the rise. The spread of COVID-19 has generally meant fewer cars on June 23, 2020 READ MORE

4 Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Each May, the National Safety Council recognizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Designed to help keep bikers safe on the road all year long, the campaign is perhaps more important than May 05, 2020 READ MORE

X-Lite Guardrail Manufacturer Under Investigation

The X-Lite guardrail has made headlines for years. Its role in countless deadly accidents has led many to suspect the guardrail was negligently designed and implemented on roads and highways February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Should I hire a lawyer for a Virginia car accident that wasn’t my fault?

While the decision ultimately rests with you, understanding the potential benefits of legal representation can help you make an informed choice.  February 21, 2020 READ MORE

What’s In Your Car Insurance Policy?

Car insurance policies are a necessity, but most of us don't give them much thought. Only when a serious accident has occurred do people work to understand their coverage. By that February 02, 2020 READ MORE

How Much Do Car Accident Lawyers Charge?

Answer: Many car accident victims are short on cash and assume they can’t afford to hire a lawyer. While it’s true that legal fees can be expensive, most car accident January 09, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Rear-End Truck Accidents

There is no reason for a large truck to ever tailgate or follow other vehicles too closely. However, this happens day in and day out on highways in Virginia. The U.S. January 07, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Highways Full of Drivers Under the Influence of Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana is a growing trend among several states in the Union. Notably, Colorado and California have led the vanguard of “weed-friendly” legislation. Even in those states, however, December 30, 2019 READ MORE

Devastating 69-Car Pileup in York County

A massive 69-car pileup on I-64 near Williamsburg has led to two people in critical condition, 11 people with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and 51 people injured in less serious December 30, 2019 READ MORE

How Do I Handle the Car Insurance Companies?

We strongly advise that you do not speak to any insurance adjusters until you speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Insurance adjusters are trained to get you to say December 20, 2019 READ MORE

Tips for Older Driver Safety Awareness

Growing old comes with a lot of perks. Along with more free time after retirement, seniors possess a degree of wisdom not shared with younger generations. While there is a December 05, 2019 READ MORE

How Do Car Accident Lawyers Work?

Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer Car accidents are stressful. While you probably expect the insurance company to have your best interests at heart, this couldn’t be further from the truth. December 04, 2019 READ MORE

5 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in the Car

Most parents would go to the ends of the Earth if it meant sparing their child a moment of pain, fear or sadness. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways September 18, 2019 READ MORE

HRBT Crash Highlights Dangers of Following Too Closely

An eight-vehicle crash was the result of one driver following too closely, police say. The driver of a Price electric truck was charged for his involvement in a multi-vehicle collision May 22, 2019 READ MORE

Guardrails Installed in VA Beach After Fatal Crashes

Five sections of guardrail have been installed along I-264 after two fatal crashes occurred along the stretch of highway. The Virginia Department of Transportation decided to implement the safety devices February 25, 2019 READ MORE

Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. The brain can be damaged either from an accident that causes an object to pierce the skull or from October 18, 2018 READ MORE

Boy Hospitalized After VA Beach Bike Crash

A boy has been hospitalized after a collision in Virginia Beach. Police say that the July 17, 2018 crash occurred around 1:00 PM near the intersection of South Plaza Trail July 18, 2018 READ MORE

Ice Cream Truck Driver Charged with Hit and Run

A sunny weekend in Sandbridge turned dangerous when the driver of an ice cream truck opted to drink and drive. Police say the woman in question was arrested Sunday, July July 16, 2018 READ MORE

Cyclist Struck by Ambulance in Portsmouth

A cyclist has died after being struck by an ambulance in Portsmouth. The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 PM on the evening of June 19, 2018. Police say they received June 21, 2018 READ MORE

Woman Killed by Drunk Driver in Virginia Beach

A Florida man is facing charges after his involvement in a Virginia Beach car accident, police say. The June 3rd, 2018 accident occurred around 10 PM on Great Neck Road. June 05, 2018 READ MORE

Two Killed, One Injured in Southampton Co. Wreck

Two are dead after a single-vehicle accident in Southampton County this week. The February 28, 2018 collision was reported to authorities around 2:40 AM. When police arrived on Ivor Road, February 28, 2018 READ MORE

Norfolk Ocean View Pedestrian Hit by Car

A man is recovering from injuries sustained in a Norfolk car accident. News reports show that the February 17, 2018 collision occurred around 7 PM on Ocean View Avenue in February 20, 2018 READ MORE

VA Beach Students Hospitalized After Bus Crash

Seven people are recovering from injuries sustained in a school bus accident in Virginia Beach. Police say the February 12, 2018 collision occurred around 2 PM at the intersection of February 12, 2018 READ MORE

Texting Drivers to Pay Higher Insurance Rates

New technology could inform your insurance company if you're texting behind the wheel. Arity, an offshoot of Allstate Insurance, say they are working on developing a tool to monitor in-car January 29, 2018 READ MORE

Henrico Wrong Way Crash Injures 6

Six people are recovering after a crash in Henrico County this weekend. The January 21, 2018 accident occurred around 5:00 PM, sources report. Police say the driver of a Honda January 25, 2018 READ MORE

Confusion Surrounds New Express Lanes

Drivers are reportedly avoiding new lanes on I-64 designed to relieve heavy traffic. Confusion over EZ-Passes, EZ-Flex Passes and tolls have only added to the already long commute. To drive January 25, 2018 READ MORE

Man Dies After Sussex Co. Truck Accident

A man pinned between a truck and a utility trailer has died. The January 14, 2018 crash occurred on Route 460 in Sussex County. The victim was driving a Dodge January 17, 2018 READ MORE

Truck Safety Guards Could Prevent Crashes

A new form of technology could prevent many of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. A new bipartisan measure is making its way through the legislature. The efforts are to January 16, 2018 READ MORE

Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries in Middleburg Crash

A woman has died after being involved in a head-on collision in Fauquier County, Virginia. The January 5, 2018 crash occurred on Route 50/John Mosby Highway in the afternoon. Police January 10, 2018 READ MORE

Sledding Children Struck by Vehicle

Two children are recovering after a scary incident with an SUV this weekend. The January 6, 2018 accident occurred around 5:40 PM in Glen Allen. Police say the children were January 08, 2018 READ MORE

Local Police Investigate New Year’s Hit-and-Run

A hit and run accident in Virginia Beach is under investigation after a victim has succumbed to their injuries. Authorities say the January 1, 2018 crash happened only an hour or January 08, 2018 READ MORE

Hit-and-Run Driver Charged in Suffolk

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run following a deadly crash in Suffolk. Police say they have arrested the woman two months after the fatal accident occurred on November 28, 2017 READ MORE

Car Flips in Norfolk Accident, Driver Injured

One person involved in a Norfolk crash was hospitalized earlier today. Sources say that the accident occurred at the intersection of East Little Creek Road and Becket Street around 11:30 September 15, 2017 READ MORE

One Killed, Two Others Injured in I-95 Crash

One person has died and another two people are injured after a car accident in Sussex County. The single-vehicle crash occurred around 6 AM the morning of September 14, 2017. September 14, 2017 READ MORE

Man Arrested After Fatal Chesapeake Crash

Police have arrested a man suspected of causing a fatal car accident in Chesapeake. The Saturday, September 9, 2017 crash at the intersection of Military Highway and Engle Avenue occurred September 13, 2017 READ MORE

Five Injured in Head-On Collision in Virginia Beach

Five people are recovering after a head-on collision in Virginia Beach. Authorities say the September 10, 2017 accident on Greenwich Road occurred just after 3 AM. A vehicle carrying four September 11, 2017 READ MORE

2 Injured in Shore Drive Crash

A car accident in Virginia Beach has left two people seriously injured. The Monday, September 4, 2017 crash occurred on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. Authorities say the driver of September 06, 2017 READ MORE

Millions to Hit the Road for Labor Day Weekend

The last weekend of summer could be among the deadliest of the year. Experts have predicted more than 450 traffic-related fatalities across the country for the long Labor Day weekend. Why? September 01, 2017 READ MORE

Two Killed in James City Co. Crash

Police say alcohol was a likely factor in a weekend crash in James City County. The August 26, 2017 accident on Old Stage Road occurred just after 1:30 AM. When August 29, 2017 READ MORE

3 Hospitalized Following Suffolk Crash

Three people were hospitalized in Suffolk when a car ran off-road and collided with a parked truck. Police say they received a call around 3:30 AM the morning of August August 29, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Virginia Beach Car Accident

One person has died in a Virginia Beach car accident. The August 27, 2017 crash occurred on Little Neck Road near Virginia Beach Boulevard just after 8:00 PM. Police say August 28, 2017 READ MORE

Chain Reaction Crash on I-95 Kills Teen

An accident on I-95 in Hanover County has left one person dead and another seriously injured. Police say the incident occurred around 11:00 the evening of August 22, 2017 in August 25, 2017 READ MORE

Head-On Crash in Franklin Co. Kills One, Injures Two

One person has been killed in a crash in Franklin County, Virginia. Two other people are recovering from injuries they sustained in the same collision. Police say they responded to a August 14, 2017 READ MORE

Middlesex Co. Crash Kills Senior Citizen

A man has died after succumbing to injuries he sustained in a Middlesex County car accident. The crash occurred in the small town of Deltaville, where two cars collided at August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Texting Teen Charged in Fatal Suffolk Crash

An 18-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, texting while driving and reckless driving. The charges come after an April crash that left one man dead in Suffolk. Police say the July 28, 2017 READ MORE

One Person Hospitalized Following Suffolk Crash

One person is recovering from injuries sustained in a serious crash in Suffolk yesterday. The July 26, 2017 accident at the intersection of Godwin Boulevard and Hillpoint Boulevard occurred just July 27, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Multi-Car Crash Injures Eight

Six people were hospitalized following an accident in Virginia Beach yesterday. The July 26, 2017 crash at the intersection of Virginia Beach Blvd. and Shelton Road occurred just after 8:00 in July 27, 2017 READ MORE

Crash Map Displays Problem Intersections in Your Neighborhood

A new tool from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers users a bird's eye look at the accidents that happen in their own neighborhoods. The new interactive crash map July 26, 2017 READ MORE

Children Hospitalized After Newport News Crash

Police are searching for the driver of a red hatchback that caused a multi-vehicle accident Saturday. The July 15, 2017 collision in Newport News sent six people to the hospital July 19, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

A pedestrian in downtown Norfolk succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident. Police say they arrived on the scene of the accident just before 10 PM the night of July July 10, 2017 READ MORE

What NOT to Do After a Virginia Car Accident

For most people, car accidents are traumatic events. Even if the accident was injury-free, the trauma of the incident can shake even the calmest of people up. If you find July 07, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Crashes into Newport News Pool

We often write about car accidents in this blog, and sometimes we discuss swimming pool incidents as well. Rarely do the two topics combine. Earlier this week, though, a Newport July 06, 2017 READ MORE

Passenger Killed When Driver Strikes Parked Car in Portsmouth

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in Portsmouth last night. The June 26, 2017 car wreck was reported to police just after 9:00 PM that June 27, 2017 READ MORE

Car Flips Over Guardrail in Suffolk Crash

Police say a multi-vehicle collision in Suffolk was caused by a last-minute lane change. The June 12, 2017 accident on route U.S. 58 occurred just after 11:30 in the morning. June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Safely

It's the 5th of May, which means Mexican restaurants nationwide will be overflowing with crowds hungry for nachos, burritos and of course, margaritas. And like other holidays celebrated with boozy May 05, 2017 READ MORE

Elderly Man Dies After Crashing Into House

An elderly man has died following a crash last week in Suffolk. Reports show the 84-year-old man was driving a Ford F-150 truck on Holland Road when he attempted to make April 24, 2017 READ MORE

Texting While Driving: More Dangerous Than Drinking and Driving?

We've all heard warnings about how dangerous distracted driving is, but most people will admit to picking up our phones to fiddle with a GPS app or read a quick text April 13, 2017 READ MORE

Driver Killed While Standing on I-64

A man has died following a crash on I-64 near Richmond. The March 23, 2017 collision occurred just after 9:00 in the morning, sources report. The incident happened when the driver March 27, 2017 READ MORE

Left Hand Turn Crash in Norfolk Hospitalizes 2

Two people are recovering following a wreck in Norfolk this week. The March 23, 2017 accident on Little Creek Road occurred just after 5:00 PM. Reports show an eastbound car March 24, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk Crash Leads to Attack

Car accidents can be emotional times. For many folks, the experience is new and overwhelming. It can be scary to collide with another vehicle, even if no one is injured March 23, 2017 READ MORE

One Dead in York Co. Hit and Run

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver they say was involved in a fatal accident this week. The March 14, 2017 accident in York County sent a woman to the March 14, 2017 READ MORE

Bland Co. Pedestrians Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

A driver has been charged with three felony counts of hit-and-run following a deadly crash. The incident occurred around 8:40 the morning of February 20, 2017. Three women were on February 27, 2017 READ MORE



CO Poisoning Blog

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide’s Deceptive Danger

Symptoms Can Be Misleading Many of the symptoms of carbon monoxide can also be misleading. Dizziness, headaches and fatigue may seem like common symptoms of the cold or flu. They can December 16, 2019 READ MORE

As Temperatures Drop, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risks Rise

With winter finally here, many are turning up the heat to stay warm. Though most of us rely on central heat, some choose alternate heat sources to combat the cold December 06, 2019 READ MORE

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Have you turned on your heat for the year? When was the last time you had your home heating system inspected? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless – and poisonous – gas that December 06, 2019 READ MORE

This Winter, Stay Alert to CO Poisoning

It’s called the silent killer for a reason. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless invisible gas that is deceptively dangerous. So deceptive, in fact, that most people don’t know they’ve been December 06, 2019 READ MORE

Water Heater Recalled, Risk of CO Poisoning

Crown Boiler Company issued a recall earlier this month due to a faulty switch which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning December 11, 2013 READ MORE



Dangerous Products Blog

Boppy Newborn Loungers Recalled Again After More Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company are asking people to stop using the recalled Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. June 07, 2023 READ MORE

100 Infant Deaths Linked to Recalled Fisher-Price Sleeper

The CPSC has reported approximately 100 infant deaths stemming from the use of these products. Although, Fisher-Price says that the cause of death for some of the reports have yet January 12, 2023 READ MORE

New Law Bans Deadly Infant Sleep Products

Baby sleep products linked to more than 200 infant deaths have been banned under federal law. Last month, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021, which June 17, 2022 READ MORE

Boppy Lounger Recalled After Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a popular infant lounger that's been on shelves since 2004. The Boppy Lounger has sold over 3.3 million units since that time. Despite September 27, 2021 READ MORE

CPSC Cracks Down on Inclined Sleepers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is stepping up its rules for products designed for infant sleep. The federal safety agency has passed a new rule that requires all such products to June 18, 2021 READ MORE

New Safety Standards for Baby Sleeper Products

Sleep products for babies up to five months old will be regulated in the same way cribs are, beginning in 2022. That's the news from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, June 11, 2021 READ MORE

CPSC Bans Inclined Sleepers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted three to one to pass a new rule requiring products designed for sleeping babies to meet within one year the federal safety standards June 11, 2021 READ MORE

Fisher-Price Testifies After Infant Sleeper Deaths

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing this week on the dozens of infant deaths associated with the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play inclined sleepers. The committee hopes June 11, 2021 READ MORE

Peloton Announces Voluntary Tread+ Treadmill Recall

Peloton is recalling their $4,300 Tread+ treadmill after weeks of resisting. The fitness company came under fire following dozens of accidents where kids and adults were pulled under the rotating May 08, 2021 READ MORE

Consumer Reports Removes Tread+ Recommendation

Consumer Reports has removed the Peloton Tread+ treadmill from their list of recommended products following warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The government agency says at least one person April 26, 2021 READ MORE

Peloton: No Voluntary Recall After Child’s Death

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an urgent warning to Peloton Tread+ treadmill owners that the machine is dangerous. After multiple incidents that resulted in injuries and the death April 23, 2021 READ MORE

Video Illustrates Dangers of Peloton Tread+

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an official warning to Americans: discontinue use of the Peloton Tread+ treadmill immediately. Though stopping short of launching a recall for the April 23, 2021 READ MORE

Graco Recalls Pack ‘N Play Sleeper

Graco is recalling 51,000 infant inclined sleepers due to infant deaths linked to other similar products. The Consumer Product Safety Administration says infant inclined sleepers can lead to suffocation in December 18, 2020 READ MORE

Chevy Bolt Recalled Over Fire Risks

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles after learning of a potential fire hazard linked to the car's battery. All 2017-2019 models are being recalled until dealers November 18, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Rock N Play Death Toll Reaches 92

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PXnUPWhwY[/embed] 19 additional infant fatalities have now been linked back to the Fischer-Price Rock N Play sleeper device. This means the death toll associated with the product now tops 92. The April 07, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Inclined Sleeper Recalls Continue

The number of recalled inclined sleeper devices continues to grow as the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces yet another warning about a dangerous baby product. The  Kolcraft Cuddle 'N Care February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Sleeper Recalls Continue with Graco Lounger

Parents have a lot of hopes and wishes for their little ones. Above all else, though, families just want their infants to grow up safely and healthily. Unfortunately, a number February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Popular Delta Incline Infant Sleeper Recalled

Delta Enterprise Corp. has recalled a popular infant sleeper product after discovering potentially fatal design flaws. The Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Positions for Newborns is among several incline sleeper February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper Linked to Suffocation

Another inclined sleeper product for infants has been recalled over safety concerns. While the Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper hasn't been officially linked to any fatalities, the design is similar enough February 04, 2020 READ MORE

SwaddleMe By Your Bed Rocker Recalled

Yet another infant sleeper device has been recalled by its manufacturer over concerns it could lead to suffocation. Summer Infant, the manufacturer of the SwaddleMe By Your Bed rocker, recently February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Recalled Sleeper Device Still Used in Daycares

The Rock 'n Play sleeper device was recalled following reports that the product was linked to more than two dozen infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall October 11, 2019 READ MORE

Boppy Head and Neck Baby Products Recalled

More Recalled Baby Products Send Shockwaves Through Industry The Boppy Company has recalled infant head and neck support accessories after reports of safety issues. Concerned parents and consumer watchdogs say the July 31, 2019 READ MORE

Fisher-Price Rock N Play Developed with No Research, Testing

Consumers expect government agencies and manufacturers to work together to deliver safe products for their families. All too often, though, the safety of a device or product is left for July 01, 2019 READ MORE

More Dangerous Inclined Sleepers Recalled by Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price announced last week that they would recall even more inclined sleeper products because of safety concerns. Their Rock 'N Play sleeper has made headlines around the world after a July 01, 2019 READ MORE

Kids II Rocking Sleeper Lawsuits: What Parents Need to Know

No tragedy can match the pain of losing an infant child, but it can be especially difficult to cope when the death was entirely preventable. In April 2019, more than June 24, 2019 READ MORE

Fisher Price Recall: Over 10 million toys and high chairs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have announced that Fisher Price has issued a voluntary recall for over 10 million of its toys and high chairs due choking hazards and serious injuries reported to the CPSC October 01, 2010 READ MORE



Rock N Play Blog

100 Infant Deaths Linked to Recalled Fisher-Price Sleeper

The CPSC has reported approximately 100 infant deaths stemming from the use of these products. Although, Fisher-Price says that the cause of death for some of the reports have yet January 12, 2023 READ MORE

New Law Bans Deadly Infant Sleep Products

Baby sleep products linked to more than 200 infant deaths have been banned under federal law. Last month, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021, which June 17, 2022 READ MORE

Boppy Lounger Recalled After Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a popular infant lounger that's been on shelves since 2004. The Boppy Lounger has sold over 3.3 million units since that time. Despite September 27, 2021 READ MORE

CPSC Cracks Down on Inclined Sleepers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is stepping up its rules for products designed for infant sleep. The federal safety agency has passed a new rule that requires all such products to June 18, 2021 READ MORE

New Safety Standards for Baby Sleeper Products

Sleep products for babies up to five months old will be regulated in the same way cribs are, beginning in 2022. That's the news from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, June 11, 2021 READ MORE

CPSC Bans Inclined Sleepers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted three to one to pass a new rule requiring products designed for sleeping babies to meet within one year the federal safety standards June 11, 2021 READ MORE

Fisher-Price Testifies After Infant Sleeper Deaths

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing this week on the dozens of infant deaths associated with the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play inclined sleepers. The committee hopes June 11, 2021 READ MORE

Graco Recalls Pack ‘N Play Sleeper

Graco is recalling 51,000 infant inclined sleepers due to infant deaths linked to other similar products. The Consumer Product Safety Administration says infant inclined sleepers can lead to suffocation in December 18, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Rock N Play Death Toll Reaches 92

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PXnUPWhwY[/embed] 19 additional infant fatalities have now been linked back to the Fischer-Price Rock N Play sleeper device. This means the death toll associated with the product now tops 92. The April 07, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Inclined Sleeper Recalls Continue

The number of recalled inclined sleeper devices continues to grow as the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces yet another warning about a dangerous baby product. The  Kolcraft Cuddle 'N Care February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Sleeper Recalls Continue with Graco Lounger

Parents have a lot of hopes and wishes for their little ones. Above all else, though, families just want their infants to grow up safely and healthily. Unfortunately, a number February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Popular Delta Incline Infant Sleeper Recalled

Delta Enterprise Corp. has recalled a popular infant sleeper product after discovering potentially fatal design flaws. The Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Positions for Newborns is among several incline sleeper February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper Linked to Suffocation

Another inclined sleeper product for infants has been recalled over safety concerns. While the Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper hasn't been officially linked to any fatalities, the design is similar enough February 04, 2020 READ MORE

SwaddleMe By Your Bed Rocker Recalled

Yet another infant sleeper device has been recalled by its manufacturer over concerns it could lead to suffocation. Summer Infant, the manufacturer of the SwaddleMe By Your Bed rocker, recently February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Recalled Sleeper Device Still Used in Daycares

The Rock 'n Play sleeper device was recalled following reports that the product was linked to more than two dozen infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall October 11, 2019 READ MORE

Boppy Head and Neck Baby Products Recalled

More Recalled Baby Products Send Shockwaves Through Industry The Boppy Company has recalled infant head and neck support accessories after reports of safety issues. Concerned parents and consumer watchdogs say the July 31, 2019 READ MORE

Fisher-Price Rock N Play Developed with No Research, Testing

Consumers expect government agencies and manufacturers to work together to deliver safe products for their families. All too often, though, the safety of a device or product is left for July 01, 2019 READ MORE

More Dangerous Inclined Sleepers Recalled by Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price announced last week that they would recall even more inclined sleeper products because of safety concerns. Their Rock 'N Play sleeper has made headlines around the world after a July 01, 2019 READ MORE

Kids II Rocking Sleeper Lawsuits: What Parents Need to Know

No tragedy can match the pain of losing an infant child, but it can be especially difficult to cope when the death was entirely preventable. In April 2019, more than June 24, 2019 READ MORE

Fisher Price Recall: Over 10 million toys and high chairs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have announced that Fisher Price has issued a voluntary recall for over 10 million of its toys and high chairs due choking hazards and serious injuries reported to the CPSC October 01, 2010 READ MORE



Defective Products Blog

Boppy Newborn Loungers Recalled Again After More Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company are asking people to stop using the recalled Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. June 07, 2023 READ MORE

Boppy Lounger Recalled After Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a popular infant lounger that's been on shelves since 2004. The Boppy Lounger has sold over 3.3 million units since that time. Despite September 27, 2021 READ MORE

Fatal Hawaii Guardrail Accident on H-3 Highway

Tragically, one person is dead after a collision with a guardrail alongside Hawaii's Kamehameha Highway. The single-vehicle accident occurred the morning of August 12 on Oahu. Investigators say the vehicle August 20, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Inclined Sleepers Pulled From Amazon

One of the nation's largest retailers has removed all infant inclined sleeper products from their marketplace. Amazon announced a ban on the products after discovering research linking them to suffocation March 04, 2020 READ MORE

X-Lite Guardrail Manufacturer Under Investigation

The X-Lite guardrail has made headlines for years. Its role in countless deadly accidents has led many to suspect the guardrail was negligently designed and implemented on roads and highways February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Inclined Sleeper Recalls Continue

The number of recalled inclined sleeper devices continues to grow as the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces yet another warning about a dangerous baby product. The  Kolcraft Cuddle 'N Care February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Infant Sleeper Recalls Continue with Graco Lounger

Parents have a lot of hopes and wishes for their little ones. Above all else, though, families just want their infants to grow up safely and healthily. Unfortunately, a number February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Popular Delta Incline Infant Sleeper Recalled

Delta Enterprise Corp. has recalled a popular infant sleeper product after discovering potentially fatal design flaws. The Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Positions for Newborns is among several incline sleeper February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper Linked to Suffocation

Another inclined sleeper product for infants has been recalled over safety concerns. While the Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper hasn't been officially linked to any fatalities, the design is similar enough February 04, 2020 READ MORE

SwaddleMe By Your Bed Rocker Recalled

Yet another infant sleeper device has been recalled by its manufacturer over concerns it could lead to suffocation. Summer Infant, the manufacturer of the SwaddleMe By Your Bed rocker, recently February 04, 2020 READ MORE

Potentially Defective Air-Bags Linked to Four Deaths in Car Accidents

Car accidents are terrible events. At the very best they are scary and can be fatal at their worst. Luckily, cars are built with safety mechanisms intended to mitigate some October 22, 2014 READ MORE

GM Recall for Defective Parking Break Fire Risk

General Motors is in the process of recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles as the result of a defective parking brake that has the potential to cause a fire. According to September 23, 2014 READ MORE

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits

If you have suffered pain or injury as a result of a Stryker hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation through a class-action lawsuit now in effect. While Stryker July 30, 2014 READ MORE

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits

May 28, 2014 READ MORE

Graco Car Seats Recalled Due to Risk of Fatal Injuries

Graco issued the recall after it was learned that the harness buckles on their car seats become progressively more difficult to unbuckle and can even become stuck February 13, 2014 READ MORE

Ford Escape Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Ford has issued a large recall of its 2013 Escape due to concerns of a fire hazard December 11, 2013 READ MORE

Drywall Manufacturer Demands Overruling of Court Decision

The manufacturer of a dangerous, hazardous brand of Chinese drywall has requested that a U. S. court overturn a ruling against the company, claiming the United States has no regulatory jurisdiction over the foreign business October 10, 2013 READ MORE

LG and CPSC Recall Humidifiers After Another Home Fire

LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are re-announcing the recall of the Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers after the product caused another significant home fire.  Luckily no one was hurt, however the fire caused $192,000 in property damages. September 15, 2011 September 19, 2011 READ MORE

CPSC Reissues Maclaren Stroller Recall due to Finger Amputations & Lacerations

The CPSC and Maclaren USA, Inc of South Norwalk, Conn. reissued a recall of Maclaren strollers sold prior to 2009. The recall was issued previously in November of 2009, however recent reports of additional fingertip amputations and lacerations has prompted the re-announcement May 16, 2011 READ MORE

President of DePuy Orthepedics Division of Johnson & Johnson Resigns

David Floyd, the President of the Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopedics division, has announced his resignation and will leave the company by the end of March.  DePuy has recently recalled its DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System due to high failure rates. March 10, 2011 May 10, 2011 READ MORE

Permanent Shoulder Damage from Pain Pumps

Pain pump victims never imagined that the device that was supposed to relieve discomfort would end up causing permanent pain and damage to their shoulders. Best Lawyer in America rated national attorney provides updated research on lawsuits for defective pain pumps. Contact our lawyers today for more information on a shoulder pain pump injury. May 05, 2011 READ MORE

Roman Shades recalled due to risk of child strangulation

Hanover Direct Inc. , and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall on Roman Shades, Roll-up Blinds, and Roller Blinds due to reports of children being strangled to death by pull cords November 15, 2010 READ MORE

Britax Child Safety Inc Recalls 23,000 Infant Car Seats

Britax Child Safety Inc. , has issued a recall on 23,000 of their Chaperone Infant Car Seats.   The harness chest clip can break causing lacerations to the child, and may also pose as a chooking hazard November 08, 2010 READ MORE

Graco Baby Stroller Recall; 4 infant deaths

The CPSC and Graco Children's Products Inc. , has issued a recall for 2 million Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.   Four infant deaths have been reported, along with other infant injuries October 22, 2010 READ MORE



Dog Bite Blog

Protecting Postal Employees: Preventing Dog Bites

Every year, postal service workers encounter a widespread safety issue during their mail delivery duties: dog bites. In the year 2022, over 5,300 postal employees in the United States were June 06, 2023 READ MORE

Can I Get Compensation for A Dog Bite in Virginia?

In the state of Virginia, victims of dog bites have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, anguish, and losses. June 01, 2023 READ MORE

Learn to Avoid Dog Bites

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are 88 million pet dogs in the United States, with 45% of households owning at least one. Although the majority of April 12, 2023 READ MORE

Pit Bull Attacks Virginia Beach Teen

A Virginia Beach teen is recovering after a terrifying pit bull attack in his neighborhood. The 14-year-old was walking to pick his siblings up from a nearby bus stop when March 21, 2023 READ MORE

Bite History Disclosure: A Cautionary Tale

A landmark dog bite lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles following the brutal attack of a senior citizen. The woman and her husband were savagely attacked by a pit August 31, 2021 READ MORE

Mail Carriers Face Dog Bite Risks in Virginia

2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Lockdowns, quarantines, and remote work became the norm overnight. For many Americans, the onset of COVID-19 meant ordering more and more products delivered July 19, 2021 READ MORE

2019 Dog Bite Statistics Reveal Shocking Trend

New data reveals a scary trend in fatal dog bites and attacks. A nonprofit dedicated to reducing the number of dog attacks recently released information gathered on all deadly 2019 July 23, 2020 READ MORE

USPS Issues Warning for Dog Owners, Begins New Mailbox Sticker Program

When you think of the most dangerous jobs in the world, postal worker probably doesn't even cross your mind. While certainly less perilous than fighting fiery blazes as a fireman June 17, 2020 READ MORE

New USPS Program Aims to Prevent Dog Bites

A new program from the United States Postal Service aims to warn their mail carriers of the presence of dogs at each residence they visit. The paw print stickers come June 10, 2020 READ MORE

USPS Asks Public for Help Preventing Dog Bites

We're all seen the relationship between dogs and postal workers play out on screen. Usually played for laughs, these depictions usually involve a large, unrestrained dog chasing a postman as June 05, 2020 READ MORE

Tips for Dealing with a Neighbor’s Aggressive Dog

In a perfect world, our neighbor’s dogs would be friendly, docile – and properly restrained. Unfortunately, though people have a variety of views and opinions on whether dogs should – May 26, 2020 READ MORE

Trained to Kill: When Fighting Dogs Attack

In 2007, an extensive investigation into the dogfighting hobby of NFL player Michael Vick brought the venture into the mainstream consciousness. While Vick has repaid his debt to society and May 14, 2020 READ MORE

Henry Co. Great Dane Attack Injures Woman

A woman suffered injuries and her dog was mauled to death in a Henry County, Virginia dog attack. The incident occurred when the woman took her pet for a walk May 12, 2020 READ MORE

Spotlight on Dog Bite Prevention Week

It seems there is a new holiday every week. From National Pizza Day to National Siblings Day, there are all kinds of new celebrations to honor. One such campaign has April 12, 2020 READ MORE

Protect Delivery Drivers Against Dog Attacks During COVID-19

The world is an uncertain place right now. As we settle in for the long haul, many of us are turning to delivery services and mail orders to fulfill our April 09, 2020 READ MORE

Dog Bites May Increase Under Stay at Home Order

We've all had to make adjustments to our lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are coping by ordering their groceries, household supplies, and fast food via March 31, 2020 READ MORE

Senate to Vote on Rabid Pet Quarantine Bill

A new bill enforcing quarantines for rabid pets has passed in Virginia's House of Representatives. Now, it's up to the Senate to sign off on the new law, which would March 19, 2020 READ MORE

Toddler Dies After Pit Bull Attack in Portsmouth

A family is in mourning today after their 2-year-old son was violently attacked by their pet pit bull. News reports say the toddler was bitten by the pet dog on March 13, 2020 READ MORE

When Shelter Rescue Dogs Attack

There are few things as admirable as adopting a pet from a shelter. Giving a home to a stay cat or dog is indeed one of the kindest ways to January 26, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Facial Scars: The Lingering Impact of Dog Attacks on Children

While we typically think of a dog attack as a one-off incident that’s over within a few moments, the injuries sustained by victims are rarely healed overnight. Some victims require January 02, 2020 READ MORE

Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day Honored With Rally

An activist group known as the Responsible Citizens for Public Safety held a rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol last week in honor of Pit Bull Victim October 30, 2019 READ MORE

Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Hampton Woman

A Hampton woman has died from injuries sustained by her family's pet pit bull. The incident occurred earlier this week in the 100 block of Powhatan Parkway. Reports show that October 10, 2019 READ MORE

Airline Bans Pit Bulls After Passenger Attacks

Delta Airlines has announced it will no longer allow pit bull emotional support animals to ride alongside passengers on their planes. The decision comes after the U.S. Department of Transportation September 24, 2019 READ MORE

2 People Injured in Elizabeth City Dog Attack

An animal control officer has been hospitalized after responding to reports of a dog attack in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. News outlets say the officer was called out to search for September 18, 2019 READ MORE

Golden Retriever Bite Leaves Woman Permanently Injured

An oyster roast turned dangerous when a rescue dog attacked a guest of the event. Myrtle Beach Online reports that the woman was bitten as she bent down to pet September 10, 2019 READ MORE

Boy Injured in Roanoke Dog Attack

A five-year-old boy from Roanoke has emerged from his medically-induced coma. After multiple surgeries, the child faces a long road to recovery. The boy was hospitalized after being attacked by July 25, 2019 READ MORE

Mom Rescued From Dog Attack

A new mother has a stranger to thank after a scary incident in her own front yard. News reports show that the woman was standing in her yard with her June 17, 2019 READ MORE

Emotional Support Pit Bull Mauls Child at Airport

An emotional support dog is at the center of a million dollar lawsuit following an attack on a child in a Portland airport. The December 18, 2017 incident occurred when March 07, 2019 READ MORE



Lead Poisoning Blog

Lead Paint Linked to Developmental Delays

Lead paint has long been linked with developmental delays. A suspected carcinogen that's toxic to the brain, nervous system and other organs, the use of lead in paint has long April 28, 2020 READ MORE

Have you tested your kids for lead?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that about 6,700 Virginia children under age six will be affected by elevated levels of lead in their blood. Have you tested your child to be sure he or she isn’t one of them? June 28, 2010 READ MORE



Maritime Blog

Crew Member Aboard Dive Boat that Caught Fire, Files Lawsuit

A dive boat named Conception, caught fire off the coast of Southern California killing 34 people over Labor Day Weekend. Today, one of five crew members who survived the ordeal September 25, 2019 READ MORE

Fishing Boat Attack Kills One, Injures Two

A brutal attack on the high seas is typically the fare of summer blockbusters, but for one local group of fishermen, it was a nightmare come to life. Police say a January 08, 2019 READ MORE

Longshoreman Killed in Mooring Line Accident

One person is dead and three others are recuperating from injuries after a mooring line accident in Washington. The incident occurred when a 34-year-old longshoreman was helping shift the mooring July 02, 2018 READ MORE



Med Mal Blog

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Navy Family Settles $11.5M Birth Injury Claim

A sailor and his wife have settled a birth injury lawsuit with the federal government after a traumatic labor and delivery experience in a military hospital. The man was stationed October 10, 2019 READ MORE



Nursing Home Blog

Protecting Our Loved Ones Against Elder Abuse

June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. It is important to highlight the abuse that elderly people oftentimes endure because of people taking advantage of their vulnerabilities at their age. According June 26, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Assisted Living Resident Dies After Being Left for Hours in Hot Van

The family of an 83-year-old assisted living resident has filed a lawsuit against the facility responsible for leaving the woman in a hot van for more than six hours this September 10, 2019 READ MORE

Virus Kills 2, Sickens 55 in Springfield Retirement Home

Two people have died and another 20 have been hospitalized after a virus broke out in a Springfield, VA retirement community. Reports say as many as 55 people total have July 16, 2019 READ MORE



Pedestrian Accident Blog

Pedestrian Safety in Virginia a Concern

Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are involved in accidents on Virginia's roads, resulting in both injuries and fatalities.  April 19, 2023 READ MORE

VA Beach Crosswalks Added After Pedestrian Deaths

The city of Virginia Beach is adding two new crosswalks to a busy stretch of road where deadly pedestrian accidents occurred earlier this year. The public works department is working October 08, 2021 READ MORE

New Law Makes Roads Safer for VA Pedestrians

A new Virginia law took effect in July, making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street safely. As of July 1, motorists must come to a complete stop to August 24, 2021 READ MORE

DUI Misinformation: Survey Reveals Gaps in Knowledge

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal - everybody knows that, right? Wrong. A new survey reveals several shocking misunderstandings of existing laws and regulations. 11 percent July 19, 2021 READ MORE

Does Marijuana Impact Driving Skills?

As of July 2021, marijuana possession and home cultivation are legal in Virginia. State law surrounding the use of cannabis while behind the wheel of a car, however, has not July 15, 2021 READ MORE

Handling Post-Lockdown Road Rage

Driving is a fundamental part of many people's daily routines. While COVID-19 disrupted this routine for many, commuters are once again hitting the road each morning and evening. A return June 03, 2021 READ MORE

Does Weed Decriminalization Mean More High Drivers in Virginia?

Virginia Reduces Penalty for Pot Possession Recent changes in Virginia law have lessened the penalty of possession of Marijuana. Before the recent changes, possession of Marijuana in the state of Virginia July 16, 2020 READ MORE

How Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?

Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the January 08, 2020 READ MORE

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However,  you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with January 03, 2020 READ MORE

Norfolk Ocean View Pedestrian Hit by Car

A man is recovering from injuries sustained in a Norfolk car accident. News reports show that the February 17, 2018 collision occurred around 7 PM on Ocean View Avenue in February 20, 2018 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Virginia Beach Car Accident

One person has died in a Virginia Beach car accident. The August 27, 2017 crash occurred on Little Neck Road near Virginia Beach Boulevard just after 8:00 PM. Police say August 28, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

A pedestrian in downtown Norfolk succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident. Police say they arrived on the scene of the accident just before 10 PM the night of July July 10, 2017 READ MORE

Student Struck by Car in Henrico Co.

A middle school student in Henrico County was hospitalized this week after being hit by a car. The boy was crossing in a crosswalk in front of Moody Middle School December 06, 2016 READ MORE



Wrongful Death Blog

Seeking Justice in Virginia Motorcycle Wrongful Death Cases

Motorcycle wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. May 24, 2023 READ MORE

Why Car Crash Deaths are So Common in the U.S.

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveals that our country has a higher rate of car accident deaths than most other high-income nations. The CDC’s Morbidity July 12, 2022 READ MORE

Deadly VA Beach Crashes Claim 2 Lives

Authorities in Virginia Beach are investigating two deadly car accidents that occurred just hours apart. The first incident happened in the 400 block of Princess Anne Road, just after 7 August 03, 2021 READ MORE

Does Marijuana Impact Driving Skills?

As of July 2021, marijuana possession and home cultivation are legal in Virginia. State law surrounding the use of cannabis while behind the wheel of a car, however, has not July 15, 2021 READ MORE

X-Lite Guardrail Manufacturer Under Investigation

The X-Lite guardrail has made headlines for years. Its role in countless deadly accidents has led many to suspect the guardrail was negligently designed and implemented on roads and highways February 25, 2020 READ MORE

Cyclist Struck by Ambulance in Portsmouth

A cyclist has died after being struck by an ambulance in Portsmouth. The incident occurred shortly after 10:30 PM on the evening of June 19, 2018. Police say they received June 21, 2018 READ MORE

Woman Killed by Drunk Driver in Virginia Beach

A Florida man is facing charges after his involvement in a Virginia Beach car accident, police say. The June 3rd, 2018 accident occurred around 10 PM on Great Neck Road. June 05, 2018 READ MORE

Two Killed, One Injured in Southampton Co. Wreck

Two are dead after a single-vehicle accident in Southampton County this week. The February 28, 2018 collision was reported to authorities around 2:40 AM. When police arrived on Ivor Road, February 28, 2018 READ MORE

Mental Health Technician Charged in Teen’s Death

A Norfolk teen has died at a Loudoun County behavioral health facility. The teen was found unresponsive and not breathing back in November, 2017. While the identity of the victim January 18, 2018 READ MORE

Man Dies After Sussex Co. Truck Accident

A man pinned between a truck and a utility trailer has died. The January 14, 2018 crash occurred on Route 460 in Sussex County. The victim was driving a Dodge January 17, 2018 READ MORE

Truck Safety Guards Could Prevent Crashes

A new form of technology could prevent many of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. A new bipartisan measure is making its way through the legislature. The efforts are to January 16, 2018 READ MORE

Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries in Middleburg Crash

A woman has died after being involved in a head-on collision in Fauquier County, Virginia. The January 5, 2018 crash occurred on Route 50/John Mosby Highway in the afternoon. Police January 10, 2018 READ MORE

Local Police Investigate New Year’s Hit-and-Run

A hit and run accident in Virginia Beach is under investigation after a victim has succumbed to their injuries. Authorities say the January 1, 2018 crash happened only an hour or January 08, 2018 READ MORE

Hit-and-Run Driver Charged in Suffolk

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run following a deadly crash in Suffolk. Police say they have arrested the woman two months after the fatal accident occurred on November 28, 2017 READ MORE

Man Arrested After Fatal Chesapeake Crash

Police have arrested a man suspected of causing a fatal car accident in Chesapeake. The Saturday, September 9, 2017 crash at the intersection of Military Highway and Engle Avenue occurred September 13, 2017 READ MORE

Two Killed in James City Co. Crash

Police say alcohol was a likely factor in a weekend crash in James City County. The August 26, 2017 accident on Old Stage Road occurred just after 1:30 AM. When August 29, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Virginia Beach Car Accident

One person has died in a Virginia Beach car accident. The August 27, 2017 crash occurred on Little Neck Road near Virginia Beach Boulevard just after 8:00 PM. Police say August 28, 2017 READ MORE

Chain Reaction Crash on I-95 Kills Teen

An accident on I-95 in Hanover County has left one person dead and another seriously injured. Police say the incident occurred around 11:00 the evening of August 22, 2017 in August 25, 2017 READ MORE

Texting Teen Charged in Fatal Suffolk Crash

An 18-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, texting while driving and reckless driving. The charges come after an April crash that left one man dead in Suffolk. Police say the July 28, 2017 READ MORE

Passenger Killed When Driver Strikes Parked Car in Portsmouth

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in Portsmouth last night. The June 26, 2017 car wreck was reported to police just after 9:00 PM that June 27, 2017 READ MORE

Accomack Car Accident Kills Teen, Injures Three

An inexperienced teen driver traveling too fast around a bend may be the cause of a tragic accident in Accomack last week. The Virginian-Pilot reports that four teens were traveling December 23, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Collision in Newport News

An early morning crash in Newport News has ended in tragedy. The head-on collision occurred on August 28th, 2016, when two cars collided head-on on Jefferson Avenue around 4:30 A.M. August 29, 2016 READ MORE

Two Die in Fatal Rockbridge County Car Accident

Failing to yield to the right of way can be an easy mistake to make. It's often difficult to see pedestrians in the road, or to decide who should go April 30, 2015 READ MORE