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Bicycle Accidents

Suffolk Boy Struck by Truck

A teen boy is expected to be okay following a scary accident in Suffolk yesterday. The boy was riding his bike along Carolina Road around 1:00 PM on the afternoon August 08, 2017 READ MORE

Waynesboro Bicyclist in Critical Condition Following Collision with Car

A 22-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition following an accident in Waynesboro last week. The July 9, 2017 wreck occurred when the cyclist collided with a vehicle at the intersection of July 12, 2017 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed in Henrico Crash

A cyclist has died from injuries sustained in a collision with a truck, WTVR.com reports. The Henrico crash occurred the morning of Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The bicyclist was attempting to June 23, 2017 READ MORE

International Students Bound to Wheelchairs After Bicycle Wreck

A late night bicycle wreck in Virginia Beach has forever changed the lives of two international women. They're speaking out and telling their story while recovering from their injuries sustained June 23, 2017 READ MORE

Cyclists Injured in VA Beach Collision, Driver Charged

Two bicyclists are recovering from injuries they sustained in an accident last weekend in Virginia Beach. Sources report the two cyclists were riding on 19th Street at the Oceanfront around May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Hilltop Crash Highlights Dangers for Cyclists

How many times have you been confused by the feeder lanes in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach? Most locals will admit to being overwhelmed by that area's traffic and February 22, 2017 READ MORE

How Will Self-Driving Cars Handle Bicyclists?

Driverless cars are the wave of the future - but could bicycles be the one speed bump preventing this technology from advancing? Experts say yes. Researchers at UC Berkeley say bicycles February 10, 2017 READ MORE

New Bill to Stop Drunken Cycling

A bill has been introduced to the Virginia State Senate to prevent cyclists from riding under the influence of alcohol. Introduced by Senator George Barker, the bill make cycling while February 09, 2017 READ MORE

Va. Bill to Prevent Drivers in Bike Lane

The Virginia State Senate narrowly approved several bills this week that will protect pedestrians and cyclists - but make like a little more complicated for drivers. News sources report that the February 09, 2017 READ MORE

Cyclist Struck by Vehicle in VA Beach

 A cyclist is recovering today after a scary collision in Virginia Beach on Wednesday night. The October 12, 2016 accident occurred in the 5500 block of Shore Drive. Not much is known about October 13, 2016 READ MORE

Bicyclist Struck by Car in Virginia Beach

A cyclist has been hospitalized following an accident in Virginia Beach earlier this week. The October 3rd collision occurred just after noon at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and October 05, 2016 READ MORE

Boy on Bike Struck in Newport News

A 7-year-old boy suffered injuries this weekend in Newport News after colliding with an SUV. The child was reportedly riding his bike in the 100 block of Alan Drive in Newport October 03, 2016 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

Bicyclist Killed in Hit -and-Run Crash

A cyclist was struck by a truck and left for dead in Nottoway County, Virginia. Police are looking for the driver of a Ford truck with right front side damage. They August 18, 2016 READ MORE



Brain Injury

International Students Bound to Wheelchairs After Bicycle Wreck

A late night bicycle wreck in Virginia Beach has forever changed the lives of two international women. They're speaking out and telling their story while recovering from their injuries sustained June 23, 2017 READ MORE

How a Brain Injury Can Change Everything

Like most accidents, brain injuries happen when we least expect them. The difference between stubbing your toe and bumping your head, though, could make a lifetime of difference. A slip. March 07, 2017 READ MORE

Keeping Safe This Brain Injury Awareness Month

Every March, Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed in the hopes of preventing dangerous traumatic brain injuries. Known as the silent epidemic, brain injuries affect millions of Americans - but you'd March 06, 2017 READ MORE

Study: Brain Changes Instantly After Heading Soccer Ball

A new study from the United Kingdom has found that hitting the ball with your head can cause instant change in the brain. The researchers had people head the soccer October 26, 2016 READ MORE

The Most Overlooked Injury in the Country

When did you first hear the phrase "getting your bell rung?" For many, the phrase comes from coaches who are dismissive of their players injuries. "Just" getting your bell rung," for many October 18, 2016 READ MORE

Xenith Football Helmets Recalled

Xenith football helmets are being recalled. The popular football safety equipment company has announced a recall of their Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets. Xenith says the August 19, 2016 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Month March 2016

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2016 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 March 16, 2016 READ MORE

Multiple Concussions Increase Risk of Suicide

Researchers have discovered that people who have suffered concussions are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population. The findings from the study were recently published February 16, 2016 READ MORE

“Concussion” Film Highlights Dangers of TBI

For years, concussions have been dismissed by coaches, parents and athletes alike. "Getting your bell rung" was all a part of the nature of sports, and if you didn't simply January 19, 2016 READ MORE

Study Finds TBI in Majority of Combat Vets

More than half of veterans return from combat with scars on their brain, a new study has found. Brain scarring, or white matter, was found in 52 percent of combat January 12, 2016 READ MORE

Trusts Protect Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

Advocacy Wealth Management's Thomas Johnson explains Trust services designed to conserve settlement funds. Nearly all survivors of a serious injury have special needs, perhaps none more so than those with a March 30, 2015 READ MORE

30 Wrecked: Why Tracy Morgan’s Accident Could Happen to Any of Us

Comedian Tracy Morgan was at the top of his game when a tractor-trailer struck his vehicle last year. Suddenly, a successful television and stand up career was rendered impossible: a March 30, 2015 READ MORE

$3.5 Million for Maritime Accident Victim with TBI

It started out like any other day on the water for Elgin “Eddie” Stodghill, a 39 year old tankerman aboard a barge heading up the James River to unload fuel March 30, 2015 READ MORE

TBI Treatment Ineffective, Study Shows

A common treatment used to treat brain injuries may not be as effective as previously though, a new study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, found January 27, 2015 READ MORE

Prevention is Key to Reducing Brain Injury Severity

A comprehensive new study shows that brain injury prevention can go a long way to protecting our youngsters. Though science has come a long way in understanding the way traumatic January 12, 2015 READ MORE

Woman Sues City for Accident that Caused Brain Injury

A woman in Portland is suing the city for bicycle accident that cost her $5,861 in medical bills and another $300,000 in damages related to her traumatic brain injury. The January 06, 2015 READ MORE

FDA OKs New Mobile App for Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury

When most people think of apps, they think of programs like the games one can commonly find on cellphones. However, the FDA recently gave the go ahead to an app January 06, 2015 READ MORE

What Parents Need to Know About Concussions

Sports are a critical component of any childhood. They help to build children's confidence, friendships, and sense of teamwork. Indeed, the outcomes of sports are rewarding and certainly outweigh the January 06, 2015 READ MORE

Expert Reveals Impact of Chronic Brain Injuries

As more research is done about traumatic brain injuries, we learn more and more about just how devastating they can be - particularly for athletes who are more at risk December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Local Group Works to Support Veterans with Brain Injuries

A local support group is focusing on supporting veterans who are suffering from brain injuries. Heal the Warriors recently spoke with WTKR about the cycle between brain injuries and suicide. December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Falling in Footsteps of College and Professional Athletes, High School Student Sues Regulatory Body

Recently, pro and college level football associations have come under fire for failing to do enough to protect athletes from head trauma. For example, Fox News reports the NCAA recently December 01, 2014 READ MORE

More Revealed About the Causes of Head Injuries in Children

The Daily Health recently reported on a new study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine revealing more about the causes of traumatic brain injury in children. The study November 17, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injuries Affect Adolescent Behavior, Especially for Girls

A new study shows the link between traumatic brain injury and psychological distress in teens. The surprising results also showed that teen girls are far more impacted by their injuries October 23, 2014 READ MORE

Funding for Virginia Brain Injury Programs Slashed

Several large reductions to Virginia's mental health facilities was announced in recent budget cuts. According to the Daily Press, such cuts will not only affect mental health facilities, but also the Department of October 16, 2014 READ MORE

Bike Accidents Present Significant Risk of Injuries in Virginia

As the summer fades into fall, avid bike enthusiasts throughout the state of Virginia will continue to hop on their bikes and hit the road in droves. However, this sporty, September 16, 2014 READ MORE

As the NFL Season Begins, A Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football

As this year’s National Football League (NFL) season begins, most fans don’t realize that the real battles are happening off the field. Right now, a federal court is hearing a September 16, 2014 READ MORE

Is Carbon Monoxide Responsible for Virginia Produce Hillsville Sickness?

Sixty-three people were taken to local hospitals either for symptoms of illness April 04, 2014 READ MORE

Seemingly Minor Brain Injuries Can Turn Deadly Fast, Experts Say

Head trauma which may at first seem minor can actually turn out to be life-threatening April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Congress Renews Lead Poisoning Safety Program

Fifteen million dollars was appropriated to the program, and will go towards the reduction of lead poisoning throughout the United States January 23, 2014 READ MORE

Monsters Among Us: Commercial Trucking Industry Puts You at Risk

The instant a brain injury occurs, one life ends and another begins. In crashes involving a car and a large truck, the odds are stacked against the car from the get-go. September 13, 2013 READ MORE

Distracted Driving Awareness | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 387,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver in 2011. April 08, 2013 READ MORE

The nine most common reasons distracted drivers lose focus at the wheel

The National Safety Council has recognized April as the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an effort to get people to understand the dangers of using their cell phones while behind the wheel April 01, 2013 READ MORE

Diffuse Axonal Injury | Traumatic Brain Injuries

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is one of the most common and severe traumatic brain injuries. DAI is common in vehicle related accidents because of the force and violent shaking of the brain that occurs. March 06, 2013 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness & Prevention Month | March 2013

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. A Brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury every year. March 01, 2013 READ MORE

Study Shows High Rate of Vision Problems After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A study involving combat vets as well as car accident and other TBI victims sites a high occurrence of vision problems reported by those affected by a traumatic brain injury February 12, 2013 READ MORE

What you should know about concussions | Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Virginia

Symptoms to look for after a blow or jolt to the head, when to seek medical attention, and other important things you should know about concussions. January 23, 2013 READ MORE

Children may be More Vulnerable to the Effects of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study suggests that a child's developing brain may be more vulnerable to the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). When a child sustains a mild TBI, changes in the brain continue long after the symptoms of the injury are gone. December 12, 2012 READ MORE

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Vehicle Related Accidents

Whether a person has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury or a catastrophic brain injury, the results are devastating, and the victim's life is never the same. Motor vehicle related accidents are the second leading cause of brain injuries.  December 07, 2012 READ MORE

Traumatic Brain Injury – What You Need to Know

 Few things are more chilling than finding out that you or someone you love is suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because the effects of a TBI vary wildly from person to person and depend on the part of the brain injured, it can be difficult for doctors not only to diagnose but also to treat. Long term prognosis is especially difficult to determine, and an injury that one person is able to overcome becomes insurmountable for another. November 28, 2012 READ MORE

JMU Student with Critical Head Injuries after Faulty Railing Gives way at UVa. Frat House

Two college students were injured after railing gave way at a UVa fraternity house.  Joseph Gabro was taken to the hospital with critical, life threatening head injuries.  The other student, Corey Milner, was also taken to the hospital, but for non life threatening injuries September 26, 2011 READ MORE

Newport News Construction Accident Leaves Man Unconscious and with a Head Injury

A Yorktown man was found unconscious and with a head injury next to a boom truck behind the Warwick Village Shopping Center in Newport News. The construction accident is currently under investigation by OSHA September 09, 2011 READ MORE

Beacon House in Virginia Beach provides help for those with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

The Virginian-Pilot had an excellent story recently about Beacon House, a Virginia Beach drop-in center for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI)  August 03, 2011 READ MORE

150,000 Virginians May Have Brain Injury

In Virginia, straight off the news wire concerning brain injuries: An article released in the Virginia Pilot articulated the "silent epidemic" of traumatic brain injuries.  This is a fascinating article.  July 28, 2011 READ MORE

N.F.L. study brings traumatic brain injury discussion to the forefront

A  this week about the frequency of  among retired  players is generating a lot of discussion about . July 28, 2011 READ MORE

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Why Experience Counts

 A traumatic brain injury can be completely life altering for both the victim and his or her loved ones. The worries are near constant: hospital bills, insurance policies, long-term care, a lack of income or companionship, and the hardship of adjusting to a life that has been changed forever. Every family member of traumatic brain injury sufferers feels an overwhelming sense of helplessness. The average American doesn't know anything about brain injuries and their costs, so it’s nearly impossible for them to imagine what resources will be needed or what actions should be taken. July 14, 2011 READ MORE

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines a case of MTBI as "the occurrence of injury to the head arising from blunt trauma," or with the occurrence of confusion, dysfunction, loss of consciousness, seizures, and other conditions that attribute to the head injury. May 25, 2010 READ MORE



Bullying

School Bullying Leads to Lawsuits

There is no place for bullying in today’s school system, however, this problem appears to be getting worse and worse with each passing year October 07, 2013 READ MORE

Bullying: A Widespread and Terrible Problem

A sixteen-year-old girl was found dead in her home after taking her own life; the girl’s parents claim that she was bullied constantly at her Gloucester County High School September 27, 2012 READ MORE



Car Accidents

Late Night Wrong Way Crash in Norfolk Kills Two People

Two people are dead after a head-on collision in Norfolk this week. The Wednesday, August 16, 2017 accident on E. Little Creek Road occurred just after 1:00 AM near the August 17, 2017 READ MORE

Fender Bender FAQs

Like any car accident, fender benders can be stressful and scary. Though a person's initial reaction to a fender bender may be relief that the accident wasn't worse, it is August 15, 2017 READ MORE

Simple Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Just because you're taking a vacation this summer doesn't mean you can take time off of maintaining your car. While it might be one of the easier seasons in which August 15, 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

I-95 Truck Crash Kills One, Injures Two

One person was killed in an accident on I-95 last week near Spotsylvania. Police say they responded to a late night crash on southbound I-95 between the Thornburg and Massaponax exits. August 14, 2017 READ MORE

Buchanon Co. Accident Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured

Two people were killed over the weekend in a crash police say they are still investigating. Reports indicate that the Buchanon County crash occurred August 6, 2017 on Route 460. August 10, 2017 READ MORE

Two Hospitalized After Route 58 Crash

Anyone who has ever traveled on Route 58 can tell you what a dangerous road it is. A gateway towards the western part of the Old Dominion, as well as August 10, 2017 READ MORE

Man Dead After Motorcycle Wreck in New Kent Co.

Changing traffic patterns can be difficult to follow - and the consequences can be deadly for drivers who don't adapt in time. A recent accident in New Kent County highlights August 10, 2017 READ MORE

2 Men Sentenced Following Fatal VA Beach DUI Crash

Two men are facing prison time following their roles in a fatal crash in Virginia Beach in 2015. Both men were involved in the multi-vehicle crash that occurred around 2:30 AM August 08, 2017 READ MORE

Suffolk Boy Struck by Truck

A teen boy is expected to be okay following a scary accident in Suffolk yesterday. The boy was riding his bike along Carolina Road around 1:00 PM on the afternoon August 08, 2017 READ MORE

Middlesex Co. Crash Kills Senior Citizen

A 79-year-old man has died after succumbing to injuries he sustained in a crash last week in Middlesex County. The crash occurred in the small town of Deltaville, where two August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Rockbridge Co. Hit-and-Run Truck Kills Pedestrian

A hit-and-run accident near Raphine, Virginia has left one person dead. Police say the August 4, 2017 crash occurred just before 1:30 AM. A car was pulled over on the August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Senior Citizen Assaulted in VA Beach Road Rage Incident

A 70-year-old man is recovering from a scary road rage incident in Virginia Beach last week. It occurred on London Bridge Road on July 27, 2017. While specific details about August 03, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Pinned in Norfolk Accident

A motorcyclist is expected to survive after a terrifying accident in Norfolk earlier today. The wreck occurred around 1:30 PM at the intersection of West 21st Street and Colley Avenue August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Driver Charged in Norfolk Dump Truck Crash

Two people were hurt in an accident in Norfolk on Tuesday. The August 1, 2017 crash on Kimball Terrace occurred around 1:00 PM. The driver of a dump truck was August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Struck by Car in Ghent

A person has been hit by a car in Ghent, news reports show. Though details are scant, we know the incident occurred around 1:00 PM at the intersection of Colley Avenue August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Head-On Collision in Roanoke Injures 4

Police are still investigating a head-on collision in Roanoke County after learning neither alcohol nor speed caused the wreck. The July 30, 2017 crash occurred on Catawba Valley Drive/VA 311 August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Chain Reaction Crash Injures One, Tractor Trailer Driver Charged

A crash in Newport News lead one driver to the hospital and another driver to a ticket. That's the news from 13NewsNow, who reports that the July 31, 2017 accident occurred July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Midtown Tunnel Bus Crash Injures Three

A single-vehicle bus crash in the Midtown Tunnel landed three people in the hospital last week. Reports show that a Hampton Roads Transit bus was going through the Midtown Tunnel July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Driver Charged After Windsor Crash

The driver of a tractor trailer has been charged with reckless driving after a wreck occurred on US 460, news reports indicate. The July 27, 2017 accident in Windsor resulted July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Richmond Crash; Four Others Injured

Four people are recovering after a terrifying accident in Richmond earlier this week. The July 25, 2017 crash happened on the Downtown Expressway, near the popular Carytown district. Police received 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 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

Two Hospitalized After Roanoke Bus Stop Collision

Two people in Roanoke are recuperating in the hospital following a scary collision at a bus stop. Police say they received word of an accident just after 7:00 AM the July 21, 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 crash kills passenger

A Friday afternoon crash in Norfolk claimed the life of a woman passenger. The wreck occurred on I-264 near the Military Highway exit. Police say the woman and a male July 11, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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

What NOT to Do After a Car Accident

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

Moped Driver Seriously Injured in Virginia Beach Accident

Charges are pending for a motorist responsible for a serious accident in Virginia Beach. Sources report that the July 5th, 2017 accident occurred just after 10:30 PM. A moped heading July 06, 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

Record Number of 4th of July Travelers to Hit the Road

If you're traveling this Independence Day weekend, you've been warned: more folks are taking to the open road than ever before. A total of 44.2 million people will be traveling June 29, 2017 READ MORE

New Lawsuit Filed Against Guardrail Makers

The Lindsay Corporation will face yet another lawsuit, this time from three Tennessee families who lost loved ones in accidents involving the company's X-Lite guardrail end terminal. Designed to fold June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed When SUV Runs Off Road in James City Co.

No charges have yet been filed in a horrific James City County pedestrian accident. Police say they were called to the 9200 block of Richmond Road just before 11:30 AM June 27, 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

Man Hospitalized After VA Beach Motorcycle Crash

A sunny Saturday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront area turned tragic as a motorcycle and sedan collided. Police say they were called to the intersection of Pacific Ave. and 35th June 26, 2017 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed in Henrico Crash

A cyclist has died from injuries sustained in a collision with a truck, WTVR.com reports. The Henrico crash occurred the morning of Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The bicyclist was attempting to June 23, 2017 READ MORE

International Students Bound to Wheelchairs After Bicycle Wreck

A late night bicycle wreck in Virginia Beach has forever changed the lives of two international women. They're speaking out and telling their story while recovering from their injuries sustained June 23, 2017 READ MORE

Driver Killed in I-295 Crash; Children Passengers, Other Driver Injured

Three people are recovering from a collision in Hanover County, Virginia. Reports say that the June 15, 2017 accident occurred just after 11:00 AM near mile marker 41.7, north of June 22, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Crash Lands Motorcyclist in the Hospital

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after a crash in Virginia Beach this weekend. Sources say the biker was riding around 2:00 PM the afternoon of June 17, 2017, when he June 19, 2017 READ MORE

Young girl struck by vehicle in Norfolk

A young girl was reportedly struck by a vehicle in Norfolk last night. The Thursday, June 15, 2017 accident on Maple Avenue occurred just before 7:00 PM. While not many June 16, 2017 READ MORE

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney: 4 Tips For You

When you've been involved in an accident, there are likely a million questions on your mind. At the top of your list, perhaps, is whether or not you should hire June 15, 2017 READ MORE

Two Killed, Good Samaritan Injured in Fauquier Wreck

A Good Samaritan is fighting for his life in Facquier, Virginia this week. An accident on Monday, June 12, 2017 landed the man in the hospital with serious burns after June 15, 2017 READ MORE

Man Struck by Curb-Jumping Teen in Norfolk

A late-night run to McDonald's turned dangerous in Norfolk early this morning. Sources report a 17-year-old driver struck a pedestrian while attempting to park in the restaurant's parking lot. The accident, June 15, 2017 READ MORE

Woman, Children Injured in Accomack Co. Collision

A collision between a pickup truck and a car landed four people in the hospital today. The Accomack County, Virginia accident occurred just before 8 AM on Route 13, near June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Collides Head On with Motorcyclist

A Eden, North Carolina man has been charged with a DUI following a fatal accident last weekend. Police say the incident occurred shortly before 2 PM the afternoon of June June 14, 2017 READ MORE

9 Injured in Virginia Beach School Bus Crash

A June 13, 2017 accident in Virginia Beach has landed several students in the hospital with injuries. Sources report a school bus and a sedan collided near the intersection of Witchduck Road June 14, 2017 READ MORE

To Prevent Vehicular Heatstroke, Try These 3 Steps

Every year, the media touts tragic headlines about the latest unfortunate vehicular heatstroke accident. Frequently involving young children or babies, these accident often occur when a parent or caregiver is June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in I-64 Crash

A Sunday evening crash on I-64 resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in James City County. The June 11, 2017 accident occurred around 6:50 that evening. Police say two motorcycle June 13, 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

VCU Professor Struck, Killed While Jogging in Richmond

The Richmond community is mourning the loss of a beloved educator following an accident Friday. The June 9, 2017 accident in the Fan District of Richmond claimed the life of June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Spotsylvania Crash

A 53-year-old woman died last weekend in a Spotsylvania County motorcycle accident. Police say they received word of the crash around 12:30 PM the afternoon of June 4, 2017. They June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Summer the Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest time of year for teen drivers, a new report has found. It's the time of year when parents give June 06, 2017 READ MORE

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Newport News Crash

Poor tire tread is to blame for a fatal accident in Newport News this weekend. A 75-year-old woman was killed and five others were injured in the crash on I-64 June 05, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Collides with Moped in Newport News

A moped rider is battling life-threatening injuries today after a scary accident in Newport News. The June 1, 2017 accident occurred around 10:30 PM on the Bland Blvd. overpass. Police June 02, 2017 READ MORE

Truck Crash in Petersburg Hospitalizes 6

Six people were injured in a crash in Petersburg, Virginia yesterday, when a tractor trailer crashed over a barrier wall. Police say the May 30, 2017 accident occurred on I-95 June 01, 2017 READ MORE

4 Summer Car Care Tips You Need to Know About

With Memorial Day weekend behind us, summer has unofficially begun. It's road trip season, with millions of Americans hitting the road to take advantage of the warm temperatures and travel. May 31, 2017 READ MORE

Are You Ready for Memorial Day Weekend 2017?

The sun, the sand, the hot dogs - that's right, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! But as you hit the road to visit friends and family and to soak up May 24, 2017 READ MORE

Chesapeake Teen Killed in VA Beach Truck Crash

A trip to the beach ended tragically last week in Virginia Beach when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with an SUV. The teen girls in May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Suffolk Motorcycle Crash Kills 2

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash in Suffolk earlier this month. Just before 2 PM on the afternoon of Monday, May 1, ambulances were called to the scene May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Alcohol, Speed Factors in Fatal Chesapeake Crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred last week in Chesapeake. Authorities say the May 11, 2017 accident happened around 3:00 in the morning near the I-64 and Interstate May 15, 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

Wythe Co. Crash Kills Two People

A multi-vehicle crash on a Friday night claimed the life of one 21-year-old woman from Virginia Beach. WAVY reports that the incident occurred the night of March 31, 2017 in April 11, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in VA Beach Hit and Run

A crash on Northampton Blvd. in Virginia Beach has led to the hospitalization of a motorcycle rider. That's the news from WTKR.com, who reports that the collision occurred around 6 A.M. March 29, 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

Drunken Pokemon Go Player Sentenced

Pokemon Go swept the nation last summer, with folks young and old taking to the street to play the augmented reality game on their phones. But one man took his March 23, 2017 READ MORE

Multi-vehicle Crash in Norfolk Hospitalizes 3

Two vehicles collided in downtown Norfolk this week, landing three people in the hospital with injuries. Reports show that the crash occurred at the intersection of West Olney Road and March 23, 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

Students Injured in Southampton Co. Bus Crash

Five students are recovering following a school bus crash in Southampton County this week. Though the accident is still under investigation, we do know that police were called to the March 16, 2017 READ MORE

Students Injured in York Co. School Bus Crash

Two high school students are recovering from injuries sustained in a bus crash this morning. The York County bus accident occurred around 9:00 AM on Victory Boulevard near Big Bethel March 15, 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

Daylight Savings Reminders – and Risks

It's that time again - time to change our clocks forward for daylight savings time. Springing forward doesn’t just lose you an hour of sleep, it also causes more car accidents. March 08, 2017 READ MORE

Isle of Wight Crash Injures 2

Two people are recovering from injuries sustained in a Monday morning crash in Isle of Wight County. The March 6, 2017 accident occurred at the intersection of Route 10 and Old March 07, 2017 READ MORE

Driver Charged with DUI Following Fatal VA Beach Crash

A family is mourning the loss of a young woman following a deadly accident in Virginia Beach this weekend. The March 5, 2017 collision occurred on I-264 near Witchduck Road March 07, 2017 READ MORE

Military Hwy. Crash Hospitalizes Two

An early morning crash in Chesapeake has left two people injured. WTKR reports that a Vico construction truck collided with a Chevy Malibu on March 3, 2017 around 7:30 in March 03, 2017 READ MORE

Man Killed in Chesapeake Wreck

An accident in Chesapeake left one person dead and another injured. The March 1, 2017 accident occurred near the intersection of S. Centerville turnpike and Beaver Dam Road around 2:30 March 02, 2017 READ MORE

Five Injured in Newport News Bus Crash

Five people were injured in a Newport News bus crash earlier this week. Reports say the incident occurred around 8:20 the evening of February 28, 2017. Though it's not immediately March 01, 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 last week. The incident occurred around 8:40 the morning of February 20, 2017. Three women February 27, 2017 READ MORE

Truck and SUV Collide in Fairfax

Firefighters and first responders were on the scene of a tractor trailer accident early Thursday morning. The incident occurred just before 6:00 AM the morning of February 23, 2017. An February 24, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Staunton Mail Truck Crash

A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Staunton, Virginia. Police say the incident occurred when a mail truck attempted to make a U-turn on Parkersburg Turnpike. The driver failed February 22, 2017 READ MORE

Survey: Millennials are Dangerous Drivers

Millennials have a bad reputation. Portrayed in the media as lazy, unambitious and freeloading off their parents, Millennials have quite the burden to bear. But are Millennials also bad drivers, on February 21, 2017 READ MORE

Two Injured When Car Crashes into Chesapeake Home

A car crash in Chesapeake has sent two people to the hospital. Police say the incident occurred shortly before 4:00 PM on the afternoon of February 15, 2017. An SUV February 21, 2017 READ MORE

Three Cars Collide Head-On in Chesapeake

Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Chesapeake last weekend. Reports say that the three-vehicle incident happened just before 8:00 AM on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The driver February 17, 2017 READ MORE

NHTSA Launches Drowsy Driving Awareness Campaign

One in three drivers admit to driving while sleepy, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety 2015 Traffic Safety Culture Index found. These drivers admit to being so sleepy they struggled February 10, 2017 READ MORE

Va. Bill to Prevent Drivers in Bike Lane

The Virginia State Senate narrowly approved several bills this week that will protect pedestrians and cyclists - but make like a little more complicated for drivers. News sources report that the February 09, 2017 READ MORE

Woman Killed When Trucker Makes Illegal Turn in Bedford County on US 460

An improper turn led to the death of a Brookneal, Virginia woman last week. The incident occurred the morning of February 2, 2017. Police say they received a call around February 07, 2017 READ MORE

Stay Safe This Super Bowl Sunday With Our Tips

Ah, the Super Bowl: it's the one thing Americans can agree on in these tumultuous times. No matter your political beliefs, chances are good you'll be tuned into the big February 02, 2017 READ MORE

Head-On Collision Kills Woman in Onley

An Exmore woman has been killed in a crash near Onley, Virginia. The January 25, 2017 accident occurred just after 7:00 in the morning. Sources say the woman was traveling February 01, 2017 READ MORE

Fluvanna Co. Tractor Trailer Wreck Kills 3

Three people were killed in a Fluvanna County, Virginia accident last week when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle. Sources say the January 23, 2017 accident occurred when January 31, 2017 READ MORE

Suffolk Worker Pinned by Vehicle, Injured

A Suffolk Recycling worker is recovering following an accident on Thursday, January 26, 2017. News reports show the man was helping unloading a vehicle off of a tractor trailer when January 27, 2017 READ MORE

VA May Fine Crashed Cars Not Moved to Shoulder

When you're involved in a wreck, it's natural for panic to set in. For most of us, car accidents are once-in-a-lifetime experiences - it's natural to feel unsure about what January 19, 2017 READ MORE

Student Injured When Bus Overturns in Dinwiddie Co.

The morning following a winter storm is always somewhat treacherous - especially in our area, where we deal with icy roads and freezing temperatures so rarely. But even days later, January 12, 2017 READ MORE

Icy Roads Cause Hundreds of VA Crashes

Virginia State Police say they responded to more than 700 crashes over the weekend, following the season's first serious winter storm. The Commonwealth was blanketed in several inches of snow January 11, 2017 READ MORE

Police Officer Injured in DUI Crash

A collision with a drunk driver sent a Caroline County police deputy to the hospital with serious injuries, news reports indicate. The incident occurred around 5:30 AM, when his police cruiser was January 10, 2017 READ MORE

Could This TV Show Make You a Better Driver?

If you could send a bad driver in your life to traffic school, would you? A Canadian reality show asks just that! The show, which has been on the TV's January 09, 2017 READ MORE

Ashland Moped Driver Killed in Head-On Collision

Virginia State Police are investigating an accident in Louisa County this week following a head-on collision on Route 33. Investigators say the driver of a Ford F-150 was headed west when January 09, 2017 READ MORE

5 Tips for Driving in the Snow – If You Must!

Love it or hate it, the snow is coming. And while we encourage everyone to hunker down until the storm is over, there are some circumstances that demand winter driving. January 06, 2017 READ MORE



Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Unvented Space Heaters Linked to CO Poisoning

Avoid starting up your car in an enclosed garage - you'll need plenty of fresh air to combat the carbon monoxide being put off by your vehicle. That's the recommendation January 17, 2017 READ MORE

Daylight Savings Traditions Your Family Needs to Adopt

It's that time of year again - time to roll back the clocks and get an extra hour of sleep. But don't think your to do list ends at resetting October 27, 2016 READ MORE

4 Ways to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As the temperatures dip, many of us will be reaching to the thermostat to crank up the heat for the first time in months. But could your family's heating system October 18, 2016 READ MORE

Keyless Ignition: Convenient but Potentially Dangerous

The Hidden Dangers of Keyless Ignitions As technology improves, we benefit from increased conveniences in our every day lives. Smart phones were just the beginning - now even our cars are February 11, 2016 READ MORE

Snow Blocked Vents Result in Carbon Monoxide Buildup, Poisoning

Fairfax County tenants are recovering from carbon monoxide following a scary incident at an apartment complex. When winter storm Jonas brought snow, ice and sleet , the apartment complex's ground floor furnace January 27, 2016 READ MORE

Dropping Temps Increase Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Temperatures are dropping, which means most of us are running to our thermostats to warm up. Though most of us rely on central heat, some choose alternate heat sources to combat January 18, 2016 READ MORE

Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As the temperatures turn cold, many of us are reaching to our thermostats to warm up our homes for the first time this season. The heat provided by appliances like October 23, 2015 READ MORE

Newport News Carbon Monoxide Death

Fatal Carbon Monoxide Accident in Newport News A Newport News man has tragically died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. Emergency services responded to a call about a possible stroke inside October 20, 2015 READ MORE

Are You Securing Your House Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Winter is the time of blizzards, snowstorms and other dangerous weather, meaning a lot of us may be stuck in our homes. But are you sure your home is safe January 27, 2015 READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Mistaken as the Flu

As January continues, families continue to crank up the heat to counter the mid-winter’s chill. However, as gas stoves, ranges, heating systems and other devices get put into use, the January 15, 2015 READ MORE

Suffolk Warehouse Carbon Monoxide Victim Could Have Permanent Brain Damage

A man involved in a carbon monoxide scare in Suffolk, Virginia recently sat down with local news station Wavy to talk about the scare. The 21-year-old discussed the incident, currently being December 01, 2014 READ MORE

Suffolk Warehouse Workers Sickened from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Over a dozen Suffolk warehouse employees are recovering from carbon monoxide sickness after an incident at their workplace. 13 people were hospitalized last week when one person fainted and was November 24, 2014 READ MORE

Norfolk Court Evacuated Due to Elevated Carbon Monoxide Levels

Norfolk's General District Court was evacuated after strong fumes that smelled of car exhaust were reported inside the building. WTKR.com reports that the court was evacuated while fire crews brought October 30, 2014 READ MORE

As Temperature Drops, Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rises

As the days grow shorter and temperatures begin to drop, many of us find ourselves reaching for the thermostat to turn up the heat for the first time in months. October 20, 2014 READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Man a Mall

A carbon monoxide leak caused the death of a man at a mall in Long Island February 24, 2013 READ MORE



Chinese Drywall

Why can’t the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just recall the defective Chinese drywall?

In order to recall a product a trial must have taken place. The Consumer Product Safety Commission must have scientific proof linking the drywall imported from China to health problems June 13, 2014 READ MORE

Millions in Damages Sought for Toxic, Dangerous Chinese Drywall

Seven separate Hampton Road families are suing for $2. 6 million in damages due to a hazardous Chinese drywall that was used in their homes. The families are but several of the thousands of Americans who are attempting to recover compensation from the toxic, dangerous construction material October 09, 2013 READ MORE

Virginia Families Continue Forward with Chinese Drywall Case

Seven families from Virginia continue to fight for compensation related to Chinese drywall that was installed in their home. Although the seven families from Hampton Roads are at the forefront, they are representing more than 300 homeowners in Virginia October 09, 2013 READ MORE

Federal Judge has Approved a $17 Million Settlement for Virginia Residents Affected by Chinese Drywall

In a joint-hearing between Virginia and New Orleans, a federal judge has awarded Virginia residents who suffered from toxic chinese drywall a $17 million settlement August 02, 2013 READ MORE

Chinese drywall settlement between Virginia Beach based builder and insurance companies

A builder and two insurance companies recently settled a federal lawsuit involving 74 local homes with defective Chinese drywall January 16, 2013 READ MORE

$13 Million Settlement for Virginia Chinese drywall cases

The Norfolk Circuit Court saw a large settlement to aid the victims of the toxic Chinese drywall used throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia. June 21, 2012 READ MORE

Knauf Chinese Drywall Settlement; Nearly 4,500 Homes to be Repaired

A Chinese drywall settlement agreement has been reached with drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. , which means that thousands of Gulf Coast homeowners will be able to have their homes repaired December 16, 2011 READ MORE

Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum losses 2 hearings in Virginia this week

Norfolk and Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judges entered default judgments against the Chinese manufacturer, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. , which sold defective Chinese drywall to the US December 02, 2011 READ MORE

Knauf Chinese Drywall Settlement for Gulf States

  A settlement between the drywall manufacturer Knauf Group and homebuilders whoused defective Chinese drywall could result in hundreds of homes being repairedin Gulf states November 17, 2011 READ MORE

Florida Residents May Opt Out of Banner Supply Co Class Settlement

Broward County Circuit Judge Charles Greene, ruled that victims of defective Chinese drywall can file a separate lawsuit against the Miami-based distributor Banner Supply Co. if they are not satisfied with the $54 million Banner class settlement September 19, 2011 READ MORE

Virginia Homeowners still battling Chinese drywyall problems

After 2 years, more than 170 Hampton Roads homeowners are still fighting the Chinese drywall battle. According to the Virginian-Pilot, since many have sold their homes, lost them to foreclosure or bankruptcy. Many who have sold their homes were only able to receive less than half of what they paid June 16, 2011 READ MORE

$54.5 Million Chinese drywall settlement in Florida

A Chinese drywall class-action lawsuitwas settled for $54. 5 million, which will cover the remediation of 2,000 to3,000 homes in Florida June 16, 2011 READ MORE

Knauf Chinese Drywall Pilot Program Eight Months Later

Eight months into the Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Chinese drywall pilot program with 14 homes completed and 77 more said to be completed or under construction by the end of June June 06, 2011 READ MORE

FL Judge rules Teachers Insurance Co. to cover Chinese Drywall damage

Judge Robert Foster said that he found no exclusion in Craig & Melissa Walker’s insurance policy. The Walkers sued the Springfield, IL based company- Teachers Insurance Co. for refusing to cover their damages caused by defective Chinese drywall May 10, 2011 READ MORE

Lauderhill, FL woman back in home after Knauf Chinese drywall remediation

Eleanor Aguilar was able to move back into her town-home last Friday after the Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin remediation was complete April 04, 2011 READ MORE

CPSC revises Chinese drywall remediation protocol; electrical wiring no longer needs replacing

After scientific testing, the CPSC and HUD have announced that the exposure of electrical wiring to the corrosive gases found in defective Chinese drywall do not pose a safety risk.   For that reason, the CPSC's remediation guidelines have been revised to state that they no longer recommend the complete removal and replacement of electrical wiring March 23, 2011 READ MORE

FL and LA Chinese drywall homes in Knauf pilot remediation program begin

Updates on Florida and Louisiana Chinese drywall homes chosen to participate in the Knauf pilot remidiation program February 23, 2011 READ MORE

Lauderhill, FL Chinese drywall home first to be repaired under Knauf pilot program

Eleanor Aguilar found out almost 2. 5 years ago that her home was made with manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin. Her three story townhouse in Lauderhill, Florida will now be the first of an estimated 300 to be repaired under the Chinese drywall pilot program February 07, 2011 READ MORE

Chinese drywall found in Vestavia Hills, Alabama home

A Vetavia Hills, AL home in Liberty Park contains defective Chinese drywall. The family is forced to move out due to their one year old son's health problems. January 13, 2011 READ MORE

CPSC to Open office in China; triggered by defective Chinese drywall issues

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will be starting its first overseas office after being unable to influence Chinese drywall manufacturers to compensate US homeowners that were victim to the toxic drywall January 10, 2011 READ MORE

Several Hampton Roads Residents decide to fix Chinese drywall homes themselves

With no help from state or federal governments, or the insurance companies, two Hampton Roads families decide to fix their Chinese drywall homes themselves January 05, 2011 READ MORE

Chinese drywall homeowners insurance ruling: Orders & Reasons

U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon has dismissed Louisiana homeowners’ claims against 10 insurance companies involved in the defective Chinese drywall case. December 20, 2010  December 20, 2010 READ MORE

Banner Supply Co. reaches partial Chinese drywall settlement

Banner Supply Co. , a supplier of Chinese drywall, has agreed to settle part of a class action lawsuit brought by 79 South Florida homeowners in the Keys Gate subdivision in Homestead. Claims are still being accepted December 03, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese drywall remediation pilot program by Knauf going well

 US District Judge Fallon says pilot program to fix 300 homes in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi built with defective Chinese drywall.  The manufacturer of the drywall Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. , has already inspected and chosen 80 homes to be repaired December 03, 2010 READ MORE

Williamsburg Chinese drywall victim upset with home builder

Some Williamsburg, Virginia Braemar Creek residents are upset with the way their home builder is handling their defective Chinese drywall problem November 03, 2010 READ MORE

9 Alabama homes with Chinese drywall to be repaired by Knauf Tinajin

Chinese drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tinajin Co., will repair nine Alabama homes as part of a remidiation pilot program. October 25, 2010   October 25, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin to fix 300 homes in FL, LA, AL, MS

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin, one of the manufacturers responsible for producing defective Chinese drywall, has agreed to repair up to 300 homes in several different states. If all goes well, this could be just the beginning. October 15, 2010 October 18, 2010 READ MORE

CPSC Identifies Manufacturers of defective Chinese drywall

 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Drywall Information Center released a list of drywall manufacturers whose drywall produced high levels of hydrogen sulfide during testing.  They stated, “There is a strong association between hydrogen sulfide and metal corrosion.” September 20, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese drywall homeowners losing insurance

As lawsuits connected to toxic Chinese drywall continue to grind through legal system, homeowners across the country are still dealing with the fallout, reports. September 20, 2010 READ MORE

Knauf Gips denies responsibility for subsidiarie’s [Knauf Plasterboard Tinjian] production of defective Chinese drywall

Knauf Gips, a German manufacturing company, continues to argue that it is not responsible for the defective Chinese drywall produced by its subsidiary Knauf Plasterboard Tinjian, even though documents filed in German and US courts reveal a close tie between the two entities. August 27, 2010 September 20, 2010 READ MORE

Habitat for Humanity homes w/ Chinese drywall in New Orleans to be gutted

An estimated 170 homes, built by Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina victims, contain defective Chinese drywall. These homes will be gutted and rebuilt for each resident. September 13, 2010 September 20, 2010 READ MORE

Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Newport News families to testify in Chinese drywall case

A federal class-action lawsuit with defendants around the world will –in part – come down to the testimony of seven families in Hampton Roads. The families all have suffered because they have toxic Chinese drywall in their homes, according to . They are among the tens of thousands of homeowners who have suffered physical ailments and property destruction because of the defective drywall, which emits noxious gases. August 13, 2010 READ MORE

Toxic Chinese drywall concerns mount for lawmakers, homeowners

Toxic Chinese drywall continues to be a concern for lawmakers and homeowners alike, with U.S. Sen. of Virginia criticizing a federal regulatory agency for not investigating in a timely fashion. June 29, 2010 READ MORE

$2.6 Million Chinese drywall ruling for 7 Hampton Roads, Virginia homeowners

A Chinese drywall ruling was made by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in New Orleans, awarding seven Virginia homeowners $2.6 million in damages. The seven Virginia homeowners were chosen as representatives of homes affected by the toxic Chinese drywall across the country- one Virginia Beach family, two in Newport News, and four in Williamsburg. June 01, 2010 READ MORE

Knauf settles first Chinese drywall lawsuit

 In a recent development regarding the Chinese drywall trials (and the issue as a whole for that matter) a Chinese manufacturer has settled its first suit – Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. June 01, 2010 READ MORE

Brief in support of Harbor Walk 12 b 6

Brief in support of Harbor Walk 12 b 6 April 30, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese Drywall Class Action Filed in Virginia

Norfolk, VA (May 1, 2009) - The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C., along with a consortium of other national law firms, announced today that they filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk on behalf of all Virginia homeowners whose residences contain defective Chinese drywall. The lawsuit is captioned Germano, et al., v. Taishan Gypsum Co., Ltd., et al. The Defendants are Taishan Gypsum Co., Ltd. (a Chinese drywall manufacturer), its U.S. distributor, Venture Supply, Inc. and its installer, Porter-Blaine Corporation, as well as a local homebuilder. April 30, 2010 READ MORE

National Class Action Lawsuit Against Drywall Companies

On Monday, March 2 attorneys on behalf of homeowners with defective toxic drywall brought suit in Miami-Dade federal court seeking compensation and relief from builder, distributor, and manufacturer defendants. The plaintiffs' legal team is led in Florida by Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson, who has successfully resolved several large Florida class actions. Mr. Gonzalez's work has resulted in millions for those injured by taking fen-phen produced by American Home Products, compensation for home-buyers who received substandard dwellings built by Tripp Construction, and a $100 million settlement against the largest funeral home operator in the nation. April 30, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese Drywall Newsletter August 2009

Chinese Drywall Newsletter August 2009 April 26, 2010 READ MORE

Chinese Drywall Newsletter July 2009

Chinese Drywall Newsletter July 2009 April 26, 2010 READ MORE



Defective Products

Carnival Ride Malfunction Kills 1, Injures 7

A teenager is dead and seven other people are injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair collapsed mid-ride. The Fire Ball ride collapsed July 26, 2017 while in August 07, 2017 READ MORE

NC Company Announces Ground Beef Recall

A North Carolina company has recalled more than 5,000 pounds of its ground beef. The news comes after JBS USA learned of Styrofoam packaging being shredded into their meat. The August 02, 2017 READ MORE

Polaris Recalls Thousands of Off-Highway Vehicles

More than 16,000 Polaris off-highway vehicles are being recalled for safety reasons. The Minnesota-based snowmobile, ATV and neighborhood electric vehicle company says they've received more than a hundred reports from July 27, 2017 READ MORE

New Lawsuit Filed Against Guardrail Makers

The Lindsay Corporation will face yet another lawsuit, this time from three Tennessee families who lost loved ones in accidents involving the company's X-Lite guardrail end terminal. Designed to fold June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Exploding E-Cigarette Injures CA Woman

For many, e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to lighting up - a slightly healthier option for those looking to stop smoking so much. But for all the health benefits these May 23, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Maker Sued After Explosion in User’s Pocket

A Texas man has filed suit against the makers of an e-cigarette he says exploded in his pant's pocket. After the explosion, he was rushed to the hospital, where he May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Navy Bans E-Cigarettes On Ships, Planes

The United States Navy has banned e-cigarettes from planes, ships and submarines following a series of incidents that left uniformed personnel injured. A report from the Virginian-Pilot says 15 incidents involving May 18, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Batteries Explode, Injuring Users

E-cigarette users, beware: that high tech alternative to smoking isn't as safe as it may appear. Batteries inside the devices have been known to explode, injuring users. One such case in May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Frito-Lay, Harris Teeter Announce Recalls

If you do the grocery shopping in your family, be alert: there are two product recalls currently underway. Grocery store Harris Teeter and snack food company Frito-Lay both recently announced April 24, 2017 READ MORE

HP Recalls Thousands of Laptop Batteries

More than 100,000 HP laptop batteries have been recalled due to fire and burn risks. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says the batteries can overheat, catch fire and January 26, 2017 READ MORE

Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled

If you own a Cuisinart food processor - or purchased one for a loved one as a Christmas gift - you need to know about a new product recall. The kitchen December 16, 2016 READ MORE

Dozens of Virginians Sickened by Frozen Strawberries

Fruit lovers, beware: the Food and Drug Administration has just announced a nationwide recall of frozen strawberries. Since October 20, 2016, more than a hundred people have been sickened by November 07, 2016 READ MORE

Another Talc Lawsuit, Another Win for a Victim

For the third time, a jury has awarded a Johnson & Johnson baby powder customer millions of dollars. In this case, the California woman had used talcum powder on her genitals October 31, 2016 READ MORE

Takata Airbag Death Toll Climbs to 11

Another Takata airbag-related accident has claimed the life of a driver. This incident marks the 11th such fatal wreck involving the recalled, defective airbag. A California woman succumbed to the injuries October 21, 2016 READ MORE

Man Injured by Replacement Samsung Phone

Smart phones have become an invaluable part of our daily lives, so when they don't perform as needed, it can spell trouble. When they catch on fire, though, it can mean October 11, 2016 READ MORE

Kellogg Recalls Eggo Waffles

Breakfast lovers, watch out: Kellogg is recalling one of their most popular products. Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles may have been contaminated with the bacteria listeria. The company has voluntarily recalled 10,000 September 21, 2016 READ MORE

Ice Cream Recalled Amidst Listeria Fears

Blue Bell Ice Cream has recalled its ice cream containing cookie dough because of potential listeria contamination. The Texas-based company says that the ice cream was made in their Alabama factory September 21, 2016 READ MORE

Samsung Phone Explosions Prompt Recall

Regulators are recalling a popular smartphone after reports of the phones exploding. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was previously voluntarily recalled, but the formal recall was just announced by the U.S. September 19, 2016 READ MORE

80 Sickened by Tropical Smoothie

Are You Suffering From Hepatitis A After Going to Tropical Smoothie? Contact us for a free consultation. No legal fees unless we settle or win. Nearly 100 Virginians have been diagnosed with hepatitis September 12, 2016 READ MORE

Nissan Recalls 134K Vehicles

Nissan has recalled 134K vehicles after learning about a flaw in their design. Some models have been known to leak brake fluid and start fires. Nissan is encouraging anyone with September 12, 2016 READ MORE

Tropical Smoothie Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A

If you've had a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie in the last 50 days, you could at risk for hepatitis A. This announcement came from the popular restaurant chain on Friday, August August 22, 2016 READ MORE

Xenith Football Helmets Recalled

Xenith football helmets are being recalled. The popular football safety equipment company has announced a recall of their Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets. Xenith says the August 19, 2016 READ MORE

Door latches cause Ford to recall 830k vehicles

Ford is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles in the United States and Mexico because of a problem with their doors. A tab inside the car door latch has been known August 05, 2016 READ MORE

Vacationing family sickened by Terminix gas

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, right? Unforgettable and life-changing, travel can be incredibly enriching for families. But tragedy - and negligence - can strike when you least expect it. A Delaware August 03, 2016 READ MORE

One in 8 vehicles contain deadly airbags

32 million cars have defective airbags - yet half of Americans have no knowledge of the defective product's recall. That's the news this week coming out of a new report from July 18, 2016 READ MORE

Feds to Honda, Acura owners: stop driving until airbags are fixed

Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras have been advised not to drive their cars. In fact, federal safety regulators say owners of those cars should stop driving them July 01, 2016 READ MORE

29 million Ikea dressers recalled after child deaths

At least six children have been crushed to death by Ikea's Malm dressers. That's the news making headlines around the world today, as the furniture giant announces a recall of June 30, 2016 READ MORE

Actor Killed by Jeep Grand Cherokee

'Star Trek' Actor Killed by Defective Jeep Grand Cherokee? Actor Anton Yelchin's untimely death has shone a light on a deadly safety issue. Yelchin's car, a Jeep SUV, rolled backward and pinned him June 22, 2016 READ MORE

FDA launches Essure investigation

The Food and Drug Administration has begun an investigation into the controversial birth control device Essure. This news comes after thousands of women have voiced their complaints about the product. Many May 19, 2016 READ MORE

1,000 and counting: more talcum powder lawsuits being filed

More than a thousand new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The company has sold millions of bottles of baby powder through the years, May 19, 2016 READ MORE

Everything you need to know about the Takata airbag recall

1 in 5 cars on the road fall under open recalls for deadly airbags, power steering issues, fuel pump leaks and other malfunctions. More than 64 million airbags are being recalled, the National Highway Traffic May 06, 2016 READ MORE

Jury orders $55M to talc ovarian cancer victim

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a woman who said the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A federal jury awarded the plaintiff $5 million in May 04, 2016 READ MORE

DOT to Publish Car Defect Info Online

Government and safety watchdogs will be able to identify auto safety issues more quickly, thanks to a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal agency will post all April 04, 2016 READ MORE

$500 Million Awarded in Hip Implant Lawsuit

Jurors have agreed: pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson should be held responsible for their defective hip implants. The company has been ordered to pay $500 million to the five plaintiffs. “There are March 24, 2016 READ MORE

16,000 Volvo Big Rigs Recalled

Faulty Tractor-Trailer Steering Shafts Prompts Recall Volvo has announced a massive recall of its popular line of trucks, including the VNL, VNM and VNX models. The vehicles have faulty steering shafts March 23, 2016 READ MORE

No Warning: Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

No Warning: Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer When was the first time you used talcum powder? It might be hard to remember. For most of us, talcum powder is a March 08, 2016 READ MORE

FDA Receives Numerous Essure Injury Reports

The FDA has received numerous reports of injuries and complications related to the Essure permanent birth control device.  Severe abdominal pain. Rashes. Itching. Device migration. Organ perforation. No woman would ask for March 04, 2016 READ MORE

Experts Warn: Bair Hugger Introduces Contaminants

Experts Warn: Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets Used During Hip & Knee Surgeries Introduces Contaminants More evidence that the Bair Hugger warming blanket may infect surgery patients has been brought to light. Nearly a March 01, 2016 READ MORE

Johnson and Johnson Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$72 Million Talcum Powder Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson In a major victory for women everywhere, a jury has voted to penalize Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn talcum powder March 01, 2016 READ MORE

Defects, Product Liability and You: Protecting Yourself Legally

Defects, Product Liability and You: Protecting Yourself Legally Defective products are known to cause physical injury, illness, or death due to a defect in the product or improper labeling.  It can take February 01, 2016 READ MORE

Preliminary Conference Set for Bair Hugger Cases

A meeting between attorneys and the U.S. District Judge presiding over the federal Bair Hugger lawsuits has been ordered for February 2016. This initial conference will focus on the organization of the January 27, 2016 READ MORE

Takata Recall Expanded Following Deadly Airbag Explosion

Regulators are expanding the Takata recall following the death of a man this past December. The man was killed when the airbag in the car he was driving exploded. This January 26, 2016 READ MORE

Invokana Linked to Kidney Failure & Ketoacidosis

Invokana Linked to Kidney Failure & Ketoacidosis Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in this country, and Invokana is designed to help improve glycemic control in patients with January 14, 2016 READ MORE

Lumber Liquidators Guilty, Fined $13M.

Lumber Liquidators Pleads Guilty, Fined for Environmental Crimes Lumber Liquidators has plead guilty to environmental crimes and will pay more than $13 million in fines, 13NewsNow reports. The Virginia flooring retailer sold prohibited Chinese October 26, 2015 READ MORE

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk for ovarian cancer. August 19, 2015 READ MORE

Virginia Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Consolidated

The ongoing legal battle against Lumber Liquidators continues, as a panel had decided to consolidate the lawsuits against the Virginia company. At least ten actions have been filed against the June 29, 2015 READ MORE

Eighth Death Linked to Faulty Honda Airbags

A woman has died in an accident in Los Angeles, California, related to the faulty Takata airbag inflator in a Honda Civic she was driving. The 2001 model year car was June 29, 2015 READ MORE

Virginia’s Roads Are Filled with Recalled Cars

1 in 5 cars on the road fall under open recalls for deadly airbags, power steering issues, fuel pump leaks and other malfunctions. A Richmond news station has revealed just how prevalent auto recalls April 29, 2015 READ MORE

Blue Bell Creameries recalls all products

A major name in the frozen dessert industry is recalling their products in fear of a listeria contamination. Blue Bell Creameries, based in Texas, has ordered a recall of all April 23, 2015 READ MORE

Regulators May Reopen Jeep Fuel Tank Fire Investigations

vimemo When a product is recalled, we expect the companies behind those products to make things right by repairing or replacing unsafe materials. Repairs ordered by a 2013 Jeep recall remain April 17, 2015 READ MORE

Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits May Be Consolidated

With the mounting number of lawsuits revolving around Chinese flooring, plaintiffs are beginning to look for ways to reduce redundant efforts. To this end, a motion has been filed with March 17, 2015 READ MORE

Chevy Volt Recalled, Carbon Monoxide Concern

Last year was a dogged one for car manufacturers. Now this year seems to have gotten off on the wrong foot as well. This time, the problem is with electric March 16, 2015 READ MORE

Dangerous Formaldehyde Levels Found in VA Flooring Co Products

A new investigation from CBS' 60 Minutes has found dangerous a carcinogen in a popular brand of laminate flooring. Lumber Liquidators, based in Toano, Virginia, is said to have sold March 11, 2015 READ MORE

Formaldehyde Found in Chinese-Manufactured Virginia Floors

The flooring company—Lumber Liquidators—uses laminate floor manufactured in China. Journalists investigating the company say they ran tests on their flooring and found that some of the wood contained up to March 10, 2015 READ MORE

Preparation for Xarelto Cases Begins

Attorneys are beginning to build their cases against the manufacturers of the controversial anticoagulant Xarelto. Bayer and Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, are the target of such suits. Many March 09, 2015 READ MORE

Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit Filed Over Formaldehyde

Lumber Liquidators company has recently drawn the attention of Senator Bill Nelson of Florida over the laminated flooring that the company produces. Analogies have been drawn between the companies’ product and March 09, 2015 READ MORE

Where the Buck Actually Stops in a Products Liability Case

The instinct for self-preservation is as strong in companies as it is anywhere else.  As a result, when it seems that a product may have injured a consumer, businesses sometimes March 06, 2015 READ MORE

Defective Duodenoscopes may Have Unleashed Superbug

There are few occasions when we are more vulnerable then when we are seeking medical attention. We are utterly reliant on stalwart medical professionals to make decisions that are in March 06, 2015 READ MORE

Takata Airbag Cases to be Heard in Florida

One more piece has fallen into place in the controversy surrounding the infamous Takata airbags. The airbags have spurned all kinds of efforts to hold various entities liable for the February 09, 2015 READ MORE

Jeeps Subject to Recall still on Market; still Causing Injuries

At least 6 deaths in 2013 and at least 56 deaths in total so far. It seems that Jeeps with exploding gas tanks are still harming the public despite a recall January 19, 2015 READ MORE

More Claims Filed For Defective GM Ignition Switches

Over the week of January 9th, General Motors received 141 additional claims in the ongoing recall of its defective ignition switches. The total number of claims is now 2,710, with January 16, 2015 READ MORE

More GM Ignition Switch Deaths Reported, Time for Claims Runs Out

GM has recently been dogged by a scandal involving defective ignition switches that have led to car accidents. GM’s response has been to set up a fund to compensate those January 15, 2015 READ MORE

Firefighters Still Finding Recalled Dehumidifiers in Use

Firefighters in Wisconsin recently made a statement of concern regarding dehumidifiers they continue to find in the homes of consumers. There concerns are justified: these dehumidifiers cause fires. The dehumidifiers, January 06, 2015 READ MORE

2014 Was the Year of Automobile Recalls

No matter how you slice it, 2014 saw an astounding number of automobile recalls. By now, you undoubtedly have heard about the recalls concerning Takata’s defective airbags that made up January 06, 2015 READ MORE

No Antidote for Xarelto Bleedouts

When a patient takes anticoagulant medication, they are at risk for a bleedout. The drugs are designed to prevent blood clots, but can sometimes result in uncontrollable bleeding. With older December 30, 2014 READ MORE

Another Round of Recalls for Porsche’s 918

IOL Motoring reports that this year has been a tough year for Porsche due to a number of recalls on its vehicles. Still, the company has withering the storm well December 29, 2014 READ MORE

Yamaha Motorcycle Recall Due To Engine Locking

Yamaha’s 2015 YZ250F off-road motocross motorcycles are already running into problems in late 2014. The model of motorcycle at issue was sold at dealerships across the nation from May 2014 December 29, 2014 READ MORE

Record Number of Automobile Recalls this Year

60 million cars were recalled in the United States this year. That’s approximately double 30.4 million, which is the number of recalls conducted in the next highest year in 2004. December 22, 2014 READ MORE

How Responsible are Automakers for Injuries Caused by Takata’s Potentially Defective Airbags?

The Washington Post recently keyed in on an interesting twist in the ongoing controversy surrounding Takata airbags. Normally, when a product is recalled its manufacturer finds itself footing the bill. December 22, 2014 READ MORE

Bean Bag Recalled as Unsafe for Children

A particular type of bean bag has been recalled recently do to the risk the bags present to children. The bags, produced by Comfort Research, can be opened by children. December 22, 2014 READ MORE

More Details on Recall of Takata Airbags; Current List of Defective Vehicles

Recently, high ranking corporate officers from Takata Corp, Chrysler and Honda faced questioning from U.S. Senators. The hearing focused on the course of the recall of controversial airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. December 22, 2014 READ MORE

Tennessee Locality Pre-Emptively Removes ET-Plus Guardrails

Trinity has been under fire recently for a guardrail they manufactured and sold that has been linked to serious and fatal injuries. Instead of helping to absorb the impact in an accident, December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia One Of the First States to Sue Guardrail Company

Trinity, the maker of the infamous ET-Plus guardrails linked to deaths and injuries across the nation, is finding that its legal troubles have not ended with the $175 jury verdict December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Trinity Guardrail Accidents – Potentially Dangerous Guardrails

Guardrails are designed to keep accident victims safe, but one such guardrail has been known to malfunction. The ET-Plus model, designed by Trinity Industries, has been highly scrutinized this year December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Mazda Issues Large Side Air Bag Recall

Mazda has decided to expand its regional recall involving vehicles with Takata driver-side air bags. As a result, approximately 330,000 vehicles were added to the list. Last month, the National Highway December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Car Seat Manufacturer May Have Delayed Reporting of Defect

Earlier this year, Grace recalled 6.1 million baby car-seats because of defective components. Reportedly, the defective car seats have defective latches that make it difficult to remove children in the December 15, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Sues Trinity, Guardrail Testing Begins

The Virginia Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Trinity Industries, the maker of a controversial guardrail system currently being tested to determine if it is as safe as the December 12, 2014 READ MORE

Takata Continues to Argue that Nationwide Recall of Airbags is Unnecessary

More continues to unfold in the drama surrounding controversial airbags developed by Takata that have been linked to deaths and injuries in car accidents across the United States. In a December 11, 2014 READ MORE

Trinity Will Not Allow Media Access to Tests of Potentially Dangerous Guardrails

Recently, Trinity Industries has come under pretty severe scrutiny for a series of guardrails that have been linked to severe injuries and deaths in several accidents nationwide. In October, a December 08, 2014 READ MORE

Stryker Hip Implant Case Settlement Helps Some Victims

Two surgeries to have the implants placed. Two surgeries to have the implants removed. This is what one retired elementary school teacher went through as a result of defects in December 01, 2014 READ MORE

68,000 Bottles of Anti-Depressant Drug Recalled in the United States

The Wall Street Business Journal reports that an Asian generic drug manufacturer has made its second recall of the year. This time, the drug is the generic anti-depressant Effexor, which November 24, 2014 READ MORE

11 Years after Fatal Accident, Family Discovers GM Ignition Switch Defect Could Be to Blame

Recently, General Motors has been embroiled in a controversy surrounding defective ignition switches that disconnect and disable the cars power steering and airbags. In a recent report, covered by the November 17, 2014 READ MORE

Government has Plans to Test Guardrail Safety

The Federal Highway Administration has released its plan to crash test the ET-Plus guardrail end terminal that has been banned in more than 30 states throughout the country. Crash tests are November 13, 2014 READ MORE

Takata May Have Known About Deadly Airbags in 2004

In 2004, an airbag in a car being driven in Alabama exploded, launching shrapnel all over the driver. The New York Time reports that Takata quickly and quietly sprang into action. November 12, 2014 READ MORE

Washington Bans Use of Trinity Guardrail System

Many states have banned the use of a potentially dangerous guardrail system manufactured by Dallas-based Trinity Industries. According to Q13Fox, the state of Washington has become the most recent state November 12, 2014 READ MORE

Wisconsin Suspends Use of Guardrail System

Wisconsin is one of the 30+ states to suspend use of the ET-Plus guardrail end terminal, manufactured by Trinity Highway Products in recent months. At first, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation had November 11, 2014 READ MORE

Recent Senate Hearing Highlights Problems with Federal Auto Safety Regulators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the Federal agency that regulates safety equipment in automobiles. Thus, concerns such as those surrounding the defective air bags and ignition switches fall November 07, 2014 READ MORE

Highway Official Backed Guardrail System

U.S. highway safety officials continued to back a commonly used guardrail system’s crash worthiness despite concerns regarding its altered design. Beginning in 2012, a Federal Highway Administration engineer answered emails from November 06, 2014 READ MORE

Dangerous Guardrails Pulled from Georgia Highways

Georgia's department of transportation is taking action to remove and replace dangerous highway guardrails on their roads. The decision to act comes 16 years after the Federal Highway Administration deemed November 06, 2014 READ MORE

Ohio Bans ET-Plus Trinity Guardrail – Guardrail Lawyer

Ohio has become the latest state to suspend use of the ET-Plus guardrail manufactured by Trinity Industries. Over 30 states have made the decision to stop future installation of the November 06, 2014 READ MORE

New Jersey Bans Trinity ET-Plus Guardrail System

New Jersey is the most recent state to ban the use of a guardrail part, manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, because of safety concerns that have been tied to multiple November 06, 2014 READ MORE

27 States Suspend Use of Malfunctioning Highway Guardrail

Texas, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgia are just four of the latest states to join Virginia in banning the installation of a controversial highway guardrail. ABCnews.com has reported that over thirty November 03, 2014 READ MORE

Role of Highway Guard Rail in Accidents Questioned

An ABC Investigation that called into question the safety of highway guardrails is leading to some big questions for the Virginia Department of Transportation. They are now requesting crash records October 30, 2014 READ MORE

Government Urges Owners to Seek Air Bag Fix

The United States government has issued an urgent warning to more than 4.7 million people to seek a fix for defective air bags. According to recent reports, the inflator mechanism in October 23, 2014 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

Virginia Halts Use of Deadly Highway Guardrail

Virginia has joined Nevada, Massachusetts and Missouri in suspending the use of a controversial highway guardrail. This is one of the most common types of guardrails on American highways. Due October 17, 2014 READ MORE

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Reach 23

The number of deaths tied to defective ignition switches in General Motors vehicles continues to rise. Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney hired by GM to handle compensating victims, has announced that at October 01, 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

GM Recall Death Count on the Rise; Injury and Death Claim Deadline End of 2014

According to Ken Feinberg, the chief of GM's victim settlement fund, the death count related to accidents caused by defective ignition switches has reached 19. Feinberg has awarded settlements to 19 September 17, 2014 READ MORE

DEADLINE Approaching for Depuy ASR Hip Claims

DEADLINE Approaching for Depuy ASR Hip Claims The United States ASR Settlement program was established in November, 2013.  As part of the program, qualified eligible claimants were entitled to a base August 27, 2014 READ MORE



Dog Bites

What are my legal rights after a Virginia dog bite or attack?

Q: What are my legal rights after a Virginia dog bite or attack? A:  If you’ve been attacked by a dog, you’re likely feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Once the initial shock wears March 03, 2017 READ MORE

VA House Votes to Change “Dangerous Dog” Term

The legal definition of a dangerous dog is set to change in Virginia. That's the news out of Richmond, following a unanimous vote of 97-0 in favor of the change. February 08, 2017 READ MORE

3 Ways to Prevent Dog Bites This Holiday Season

The dog versus the mailman: it's a battle as old as time itself. Okay, maybe the ancient Greeks didn't work in that particular conflict into their mythology, but there is a December 09, 2016 READ MORE

Woman Attacked by Pit Bull at Norfolk Costco

A woman is recovering in the hospital today following a brutal attack at a Norfolk Costco. Early reports are scant on details, but they all seem to indicate that the November 04, 2016 READ MORE

Political Door Knockers Beware: Dogs Bite

There's nothing more patriotic than casting your vote for the next president. With just over a week to go before Election Day, volunteers for both major political parties have been October 31, 2016 READ MORE

The Tragedy that Sparked Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban

Where do you stand on the pit bull debate? For some animal lovers, the question is a no brainer: they claim pit bulls are no more violent than any other breed. October 21, 2016 READ MORE

Study: Pit Bulls Linked to Serious Attacks

Whether you love them or hate them, pit bulls are a topic sure to get a rise out of nearly every American. They have been the source of news headlines October 10, 2016 READ MORE

Is Online Shopping Causing More Dog Attacks?

Online shopping is a wonderful thing. Virtually anything you might need can be delivered to you in a matter of days. But with this convenience comes a heightened level of August 18, 2016 READ MORE

VA shelter adopting out violent dogs

For many families looking for a new pet, the animal shelter is the way to go. After all, rescuing a dog is the ethical thing to do. But what many August 11, 2016 READ MORE

Michael Vick doc profiles dogfighting quarterback

A new documentary will profile controversial football star Michael Vick. Vick, born and raised in Newport News, attended Virginia Tech before making the NFL. From there, his story is notorious. July 11, 2016 READ MORE

Are rehomed pit bulls safe for families?

A 3-day-old boy was killed when he was attacked by the family pit bull. Reports indicate that the baby was lying in bed with his parents when the dog fatally bit May 02, 2016 READ MORE

Richmond Woman Disfigured in Dog Attack

There's a reason for leash laws and fenced in yard: dog attacks. As much as we'd love to believe Fido was harmless, even the most docile of family pets can April 06, 2016 READ MORE

Pit Bulls Attack Children at Onancock Bus Stop

Two Young Girls Viciously Attacked on the Eastern Shore Imagine your daily routine interrupted by a ferocious pair of pit bulls. That's the reality two local girls faced when they were April 05, 2016 READ MORE

Proper Training Prevents Dog Bites, Experts Say

Each year, 4.5 million people are attacked by dogs. On average, 30 to 40 of them succumb to their injuries. What do all the attacks have in common? 87 percent occurred March 23, 2016 READ MORE

Insurance Companies Blacklist Dog Breeds

Dogs - and their owners - come in many kinds. Some pups are playful and eager, others more subdued and relaxed. Owners come as varied as the dogs themselves, with March 21, 2016 READ MORE

Pit Bulls Responsible for 82% of Fatal Attacks in 2015

[caption id="attachment_4343" align="alignleft" width="219"] FREE BOOK. GET YOUR COPY.[/caption] Pit Bulls Responsible for 82% of Fatal Attacks in 2015 Since 1998, pit bulls have killed nearly 300 U.S. citizens. That's just one March 02, 2016 READ MORE

NC Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack

[caption id="attachment_4343" align="alignleft" width="219"] GET YOUR FREE COPY.[/caption] A pit bull attack in Robeson County, North Carolina has led to the death of a child. The 7-year-old boy was killed when February 23, 2016 READ MORE

Dog Bites a Risk in Pet Friendly Restaurants

In cafes and restaurants around the country, it's becoming more and more popular to allow pets to enter. Typically a privilege reserved only for service animals, bringing your pooch along January 18, 2016 READ MORE

VA Toddler Succumbs to Dog Bite Injuries

A 15-month-old has died following an attack by a vicious pit bull. The girl was left alone with the dog while in the care of her babysitters. When the babysitters January 11, 2016 READ MORE

Girl Seriously Injured in Chesapeake Dog Attack

On Sunday, December 13th, a young girl was attacked by two dogs in Chesapeake. According to reports, the 5-year-old girl was with her mother at the home of family friends when December 13, 2015 READ MORE

Young Girl Attacked by Dog in Portsmouth

A 5-year-old girl in Portsmouth was injured when she was attacked by her neighbor’s dog, according to reports. According to family members, the girl suffered deep gashes on her face as September 24, 2015 READ MORE

Justice for Jordyn – Fatal Pit Bull Attack Leads to Conviction

Jordyn Arndt, a 4-year-old girl from Iowa, was horrifically attacked by her babysitter’s pit bull while under her care. The babysitter, Jena Marie Wright, was inside the home doing laundry, July 14, 2015 READ MORE

Big or Small, Any Dog Can Bite – Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17- 23, 2015 National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17 - 23, 2015) is a reminder of just how common - and preventable - dog bites really are. The May 19, 2015 READ MORE

Landmark Dog Bite Case Finds Babysitter Guilty of Child Endangerment

4-year-old girl fatally attacked by babysitter's pit bull. When we leave our children with babysitters, we expect a safe, healthy environment and a person who will protect the kids like their May 18, 2015 READ MORE

Four Attacked by Dogs in Norfolk; Owner Charged

Two children and two adults are recovering after being brutally attacked by dogs in Norfolk. The incident occurred when three neighborhood pit bull mixes escaped from their yard. They attacked April 03, 2015 READ MORE

Children, Adults Attacked by 3 Dogs in Norfolk

Four people were treated for injuries in Norfolk, after being attacked by three pit bulls. According to sources, several adults heard children screaming and went outside to see what was going March 31, 2015 READ MORE

Video Shows Va. Beach Police Dog Biting Child

Animals reside in a very complicated place in our society. On the one hand, they are our companions and enhance our lives through their friendship. Some dogs even serve important March 11, 2015 READ MORE

How To Avoid Dog Bites

Dog bites happen all-too-often; people are not as diligent about  restraining dogs that pose a threat to the public health. However, as was reported recently by Safety+Health magazine, there are March 03, 2015 READ MORE

Norfolk Man Bitten by Pit Bull, Owner Charged

A man walking down Mapleton Avenue in Norfolk was attacked by a pit bull April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Two Vicious Pit Bulls Attack 5 in Hampton

The vicious animals allegedly attacked five innocent people on Bell Street in Hampton April 01, 2014 READ MORE

Girl Viciously Attacked by Pit Bull in Newport News

A 6-year-old girl is recovering after being viciously attacked by a pit bull in Newport News March 13, 2014 READ MORE

Detroit Woman Loses Finger after being Attacked by Dog

A woman walking her dog at night was surprised when a Boxer-Labrodor mix came running out of its house and began attacking her and her dog August 27, 2013 READ MORE

Veterinarian Records help Dog Bite Victim Recover $125,000 against Dog Owner

A trip to retrieve drinks for a local party ended in a woman being bitten in the face and arm by a neighbor's dog, resulting in over $24,000 worth of medical bills August 27, 2013 READ MORE

Update- Young child bit by dog in Williamsburg faces rabies shots

The dog that bit a young boy in Williamsburg has been found and is being held in containment for ten days to observe for signs of rabies July 03, 2012 READ MORE

Young boy bitten by dog in Williamsburg faces rabies shots

While walking in Williamsburg, a 13-year-old was bitten in the hand by an old black dog. The dog and the owner have still not been identified. The boy faces rabies shots if the dog is not found soon June 28, 2012 READ MORE

Child Bitten in face by dog at local yard sale in Newport News

While at a yard sale in Newport News, 4-year-old girl was bit by a dog on the face. The owner and the dog have not been identified. The child is facing rabies shots. June 26, 2012  June 26, 2012 READ MORE



Firm Newsletters

Summer Driving Means More Dangerous Roads

Are you getting excited for summer?!  With the warm weather finally here, families hope to devour every minute of sunshine and free time with the kids.  Many families will take July 30, 2014 READ MORE

Avoid a Common Summer Injury from Lawnmowers

Avoid A Common Summer Injury From Lawnmowers: FIRST TIP: DON'T TIP ! Do you know the basic rule for how to mow a hill or slope? Well, it’s a trick question. There July 30, 2014 READ MORE

Summer Safety In And Around Water

As summer nears and the weather begins to turn warm, we are all looking forward to swimming in the pool, lake, river, ocean and even having fun at local water July 30, 2014 READ MORE

Here’s our vote: There ARE dangerous breeds of dogs!

There is a great debate about whether certain dogs are more dangerous by breed. A pit bull lover will tell you that no dog is dangerous unless it is trained July 30, 2014 READ MORE

Stand Up Paddleboards: One Important Law, and One Strong Suggestion

If you have not tried a Stand Up Paddleboard (“SUP”), you really should. Great fun, great exercise, and no gasoline required. The initial challenge to find balance passes quickly and July 30, 2014 READ MORE

Being Safe in the Sun – Summer Newsletter

Featured Articles Include: Stand Up Paddleboards - One Important Law, and One Strong Suggetions Life Jacket Safety - Be Smart! Here's Our Vote: There ARE Dangerous Breeds of Dogs Summer Safety in and Around July 30, 2014 READ MORE

5 Important Things to Know about Product Liability Claims

Have you or someone you know been injured by a defective or dangerous product? When individuals are injured by a defective or dangerous product, they may have a products liability June 30, 2014 READ MORE

Defective Car Seats Put 3.7 Million Children at Risk

GRACO CAR SEAT RECALL AFFECTS 3.7 MILLION On February 12, 2014, Graco announced one of the largest recalls in history for car seats. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that more June 30, 2014 READ MORE

$2.5 Billion Dollar Depuy Settlement of U.S. ASR Claims

In November, 2013, the Depuy oversight committees announced a settlement program estimated to total $2.5 billion. The settlement program covers recalled Depuy ASR hip systems. These systems were recalled in June 30, 2014 READ MORE

The Dangerous & Defective Products Newsletter

Featured in the Issue: DePuy, Johnson & Johnson Announce $2.5 Billion Dollar Settlement of U.S. ASR Claims Defective Graco Car Seats Put 3.7 Million Children at Risk General Motors in Hot Water for June 30, 2014 READ MORE



Food Poisoning

Frito-Lay, Harris Teeter Announce Recalls

If you do the grocery shopping in your family, be alert: there are two product recalls currently underway. Grocery store Harris Teeter and snack food company Frito-Lay both recently announced April 24, 2017 READ MORE

5 Ways to Avoid a Scary Halloween Lawsuit

It's the spookiest time of the year: Halloween! That means costumes, candy and trick-or-treating kids at your door. But the scariest thing to fear this Halloween? A lawsuit! If someone October 24, 2016 READ MORE

VDACS says Avoid Soups, Sauces from Corfinio Foods

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) released a statement urging people not to eat canned soups or sauces from Corfinio Foods, a Richmond based company. These products were August 21, 2014 READ MORE

Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Against Chobani for Moldy Yogurt

he lawsuit is accusing Chobani of manufacturing and distributing mold-tainted Greek yogurt causing people to become ill September 12, 2013 READ MORE

Listeriosis Outbreak from Tainted Cantaloupes Reaches Virginia

The Listeria outbreak connected to Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe grown in Colorado has sickened a Virginia resident, however the person was exposed to the tainted cantaloupe while in Colorado. The CDC has announced that 14 states have been affected so far with a confirmed 55 illnesses and 8 deaths September 23, 2011 READ MORE

CDC Releases Foodborne Disease Outbreak Report for US 2008

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates contaminated food causes close to 48 million illnesses a year. The CDC defines a foodborne disease outbreak as the occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illness resulting form the ingestion of a common food. September 19, 2011 READ MORE

FDA Approves 2 New Rules Under Food Safety Modernization Act

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has announced two new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  According to the FDA's news release these new regulations will help to ensure the safety and security of food products in the United States May 05, 2011 READ MORE

Food Poisoning: Toxoplasma

Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common parasites in the world. This parasitic organism can infect animals and birds causing them to become carriers of this foodborne illness. March 23, 2011 READ MORE

Food Poisoning: Listeria

Listeria is a bacterium that causes a serious infection caused by eating contaminated food. The actual disease is called Listeriosis. In the United States, approximately 2,500 people are infected with Listeriosis each year. March 23, 2011 READ MORE

Food Poisoning: Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that can be found in the intestines of birds, reptiles, and other mammals and is spread to humans through different foods associated with these animals. This foodborne illness is called Salmonellosis, which is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract. March 23, 2011 READ MORE

Food Poisoning Injury Claims

Food poisoning is all too frequent in Virginia, and often results in a serious injury which requires extensive medical care and heavy medical bills. Food poisoning victims typically feel terrible, lack strength, and don't have time or energy to deal with conducting research about their legal rights. Unfortunately, this predicament can lead to victims losing access to important information which may have made all the difference in terms of them being able to win their serious food poisoning injury case. March 23, 2011 READ MORE

Salsa and Guacamole Large sources of foodbourne diseases

Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent out a press release stating that salsa and guacamole, especially those served in retail food establishments, are increasingly important sources of foodbourne diseases. September 20, 2010 READ MORE



Injuries to Children

Infant Drowns in Community Pool in York Co.

An infant is dead after an accident at a community pool in York County. Emergency crews were called to the pool Sunday, August 6, 2017 after a drowning incident involving August 08, 2017 READ MORE

Carnival Ride Malfunction Kills 1, Injures 7

A teenager is dead and seven other people are injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair collapsed mid-ride. The Fire Ball ride collapsed July 26, 2017 while in August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Children Treated for Chemical Burns at Water Park

If your summer plans involve a trip to a water park, heads up: while the risks are relatively minor when attending a well-maintained, safe water park, some can lead to June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Young girl struck by vehicle in Norfolk

A young girl was reportedly struck by a vehicle in Norfolk last night. The Thursday, June 15, 2017 accident on Maple Avenue occurred just before 7:00 PM. While not many June 16, 2017 READ MORE

9 Injured in Virginia Beach School Bus Crash

A June 13, 2017 accident in Virginia Beach has landed several students in the hospital with injuries. Sources report a school bus and a sedan collided near the intersection of Witchduck Road June 14, 2017 READ MORE

To Prevent Vehicular Heatstroke, Try These 3 Steps

Every year, the media touts tragic headlines about the latest unfortunate vehicular heatstroke accident. Frequently involving young children or babies, these accident often occur when a parent or caregiver is June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Heatstroke Season is Approaching – Will You be Ready?

You can feel it in the air: summer is almost here. Temperatures are warming, the days are getting longer and kids are excited to finish out their school years. And May 15, 2017 READ MORE

Students Injured in Southampton Co. Bus Crash

Five students are recovering following a school bus crash in Southampton County this week. Though the accident is still under investigation, we do know that police were called to the March 16, 2017 READ MORE

Students Injured in York Co. School Bus Crash

Two high school students are recovering from injuries sustained in a bus crash this morning. The York County bus accident occurred around 9:00 AM on Victory Boulevard near Big Bethel March 15, 2017 READ MORE

5 Ways to Avoid a Scary Halloween Lawsuit

It's the spookiest time of the year: Halloween! That means costumes, candy and trick-or-treating kids at your door. But the scariest thing to fear this Halloween? A lawsuit! If someone October 24, 2016 READ MORE

Boy Struck by Falling Pallet at Sam’s Club

No customer walks into a store expecting to be injured inside, but a recent accident in Colonial Heights has highlighted the potential for danger inside big box stores. On August 13, August 17, 2016 READ MORE

Vacationing family sickened by Terminix gas

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, right? Unforgettable and life-changing, travel can be incredibly enriching for families. But tragedy - and negligence - can strike when you least expect it. A Delaware August 03, 2016 READ MORE

5 things you need to know if your child is injured

There's nothing scarier than witnessing your child in pain. If they're injured in some kind of an accident, here are the five things you need to know to seek justice on July 20, 2016 READ MORE

Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers

Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers Parents worry. It's a stereotype for a reason. From the second the happy couple discovers they have a baby on the way, the worrying begins. And why wouldn't February 09, 2016 READ MORE



Jones Act & Maritime

Authorities Say Excessive Speeding Led to Spotsylvania Boat Crash

A day on the water should result in, at worst, a sunburn. Too often, though, boat operators get too comfortable in the water and make bad decisions. A boat crash June 08, 2017 READ MORE

5 Ways to Stay Responsible This Boating Safety Week

It's National Safe Boating Week - what will you do to celebrate? Okay, so maybe you're not planning a real celebration, but there are things you can do to keep yourself May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Worker Injured in Elizabeth River Terminal Accident in Chesapeake

A shipyard worker had to be rescued after a fall in Chesapeake last week. Reports say that the Chespeake Fire Department was on site at the Elizabeth River Terminals February February 15, 2017 READ MORE

Woman injured when struck by boat propeller

A summer's afternoon on the water turned deadly for a New Jersey woman last week. The 26-year-old was standing at the bow of a rented pontoon boat when it hit a August 04, 2016 READ MORE

Five ways to stay safe on a jet ski

The way someone spends their time at the beach says a lot about a person. Maybe you enjoy reading the latest bestseller on the sand, or perhaps you're a sandcastle July 15, 2016 READ MORE

Deadly fishing trip claims two lives on the York River

A 20 ft. recreational boat overturned yesterday on the York River. Two people, a woman and a girl just nine-years-old, were killed in the accident. The victims had been fishing July 14, 2016 READ MORE

Jet ski explosion in Virginia Beach spotlights risks

It's summer time. Time for barbecues, picnics and the beach. For many families in our area, summer means hitting the water by boat or by jet ski. Though many of us June 21, 2016 READ MORE

Tugboat and Barge Collide in Hudson River, 2 Injured 1 Missing

Two men are dead and a third is missing, also presumed to be dead, after a tugboat crash on the Hudson River in New York. Severe damage to the sunken March 17, 2016 READ MORE

NIT Worker Falls 25 Feet From Crane in Norfolk

Accident at Norfolk International Terminals A NIT employee is recovering after falling from a crane. The man fell 20 to 25 feet from the crane before landing on a shipping container March 16, 2016 READ MORE

Lift Schedule Restricted Following Barge Crash

A barge crash at the North Landing Bridge in Chesapeake has caused headaches for commuters and transportation workers alike. The accident occurred when a barge collided with the dual span March 03, 2016 READ MORE

Responsible Riders: Jet Ski Safely This Summer

The sun is glowing, the water is blue and bright, and the salty air is whipping in your face as you slice through the waves at 60 mph on your July 14, 2015 READ MORE

Be A Responsible Boater!

During months of warmer weather, boats, kayaks, jet skis, and paddle boards are not uncommon sights in many parts of beautiful Virginia. Unfortunately, boaters and personal watercraft operators don’t always July 14, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal North Carolina Roanoke Sound Boat Collision

A North Carolina boat accident on the Roanoke Sound has lead to the tragic death of a young man. Reports indicate that the accident occurred around 5:30 Sunday evening when May 19, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Colonna’s Shipyard Excavator Accident

According to reports, a Colonna's Shipyard employee has died in an accident. The cause of the accident is unknown, but authorities have reported that the accident involved an excavator. The accident is March 30, 2015 READ MORE

$3.5 Million for Maritime Accident Victim with TBI

It started out like any other day on the water for Elgin “Eddie” Stodghill, a 39 year old tankerman aboard a barge heading up the James River to unload fuel March 30, 2015 READ MORE

Landmark Case Paves Way for Cruise Malpractice Suits

A recent ruling has opened the door for medical malpractice lawsuits against cruise lines. USA Today reports that a retired New York City policeman fell and hit his head onboard January 22, 2015 READ MORE

Worker Killed at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk

A person at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk was tragically struck and killed by a heavy piece of equipment January 03, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Lyon Shipyard Accident in Norfolk, VA

The victim was fatally struck by a piece of equipment at Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk December 31, 2013 READ MORE

Kayaker Seriously Injured after Collision with Boat at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach

A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after his kayak and a tourist ship collided near Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach September 01, 2013 READ MORE

Captain of Ferry that caused a Car to Fall into the Water as been Suspended

After prematurely pulling away from the dock in Jamestown resulting in a car plunging into the water, the captain of the ferry Surry has been suspended August 09, 2013 READ MORE

Boat Accident during Navy Training Exercise leaves Four Sailors and Three Civilians Injured

During a search and seizure course on Monday morning, an inflatable boat collided with a ship near near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel July 23, 2013 READ MORE

SKANSKA Worker Hit by Crane Load at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

A SKANSKA superintendent was taken to the hospital after a crane malfunctioned while it was picking up a load causing it to fall on top of him February 12, 2013 READ MORE

Boat accident in Prince George County leaves one boy dead and another injured

While being towed behind a boat on Butterworth pond, two boys in an inner tube struck a tree. One boy has died in a hospital and the other is in critical condition July 26, 2012 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Boating Accident at Lynnhaven Marine Boatel Injures Several

Three boaters and two marina employees taken to hospital after powerboat explosion at Lynnhaven Marine Boatel. June 5, 2012 June 26, 2012 READ MORE

Richmond Boat Accident leaves eight injured

A 32-year-old man injured eight people after his boat collided with a buoy. He has been charged with maiming and operating a boat while under the influence. May 15, 2012  June 22, 2012 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Man Killed in Assateague Island Boat Accident

A boat owned and operated by East Coast Hydrographics capsized off of the Assateague Island coast killing Robert Kennedy of Virginia Beach, and hospitalizing another. November 11, 2011 November 17, 2011 READ MORE

Spirit of Nantucket cruise ship grounded in Pungo, Virginia Beach

The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard purposefully ran the craft aground on the Intracoastal Waterway this morning after it started taking on water. The Coast Guard was in the process of off-loading passengers about 10:45 a.m. on November 8, 2008.  August 25, 2011 READ MORE

Law enforcement officer dies in Hampton boating accident

James Newsome, a North Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant, died Saturday in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay near Hampton, in Raleigh, N.C. reported. 10/5/2009  August 25, 2011 READ MORE

2 Hampton Roads residents die in boating accident

Jefferson Sykes of Chesapeake and Allen Fuller of Portsmouth died Friday as they fished on the Chesapeake Bay near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. 12/9/2009  August 25, 2011 READ MORE

Fatal Hampton boat wreck leaves woman dead

Sunday, July 4th a fatal boating accident resulted in the death of 35-year-old Elizabeth J. Elliott, while her 7-year-old son was driving, according to a Virginian-Pilot report. 7/6/2010  August 25, 2011 READ MORE

Boater Dies After Collision with Crabbing Vessel off Naval Station Norfolk

Cladon Mervin Johnson of Chesapeake, VA was killed yesterday, and Raymond Burgess of Portsmouth was sent to the hospital after their boat was struck by a crabbing vessel in the channel off Naval Station Norfolk. June 08, 2011 June 29, 2011 READ MORE

$3 million Awarded in Slip and Fall Carnival Cruise Ship Lawsuit

Denise Kaba was a passenger aboard the Carnival Pride cruise ship when she slipped and fell on the ship's pool deck surface.  The cruise line had known about prior accidents on that occurred on the slippery surface May 26, 2011 READ MORE

Boating Accident kills 13 year old boy in Newport News

13 year old, Lance Brewer, was killed on Sunday in a boating accident when a Sea Tow vessel, and the fishing boat he and is father were in collided. October 18, 2010 October 20, 2010 READ MORE



Lead Poisoning

New HUD Rule: Protect Kids from Lead Paint

A new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development could prevent a generation of children from being poisoned by lead paint. The rule lowers the level of lead February 20, 2017 READ MORE

Lead Paint Found in Newport News School

A Newport News elementary school has closed after discovering lead paint in its halls. Administrators at Hilton Elementary School decided to immediately strip the paint from the walls upon this January 13, 2016 READ MORE

Hundreds of Maryland Children Poisoned by Lead Paint

For years, lead paints were used in homes throughout the country. As more research was done, however, it was revealed just how dangerous the presence of lead could be. Newly December 11, 2015 READ MORE

Lead Poisoning a Problem in Petersburg

A Young Child's Poisoning Brings Light to An Ongoing Problem A Petersburg family's struggle has highlighted an often overlooked health concern: lead poisoning. The family's four-year-old was recently found to have November 17, 2015 READ MORE

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Focuses on Kids

It’s annual National Lead Poisoning Prevention week again, and this year, we’re emphasizing lead exposure prevention – particularly when it comes to children. Lead is frequently found in paint and October 23, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Congress Renews Lead Poisoning Safety Program

Fifteen million dollars was appropriated to the program, and will go towards the reduction of lead poisoning throughout the United States January 23, 2014 READ MORE

Navy Finds Elevated Lead Levels at Two Child Care Facilities

Navy officials found elevated lead levels at the Child Development Centers at Fort Story and Naval Station Norfolk. These high levels came from various water faucets throughout the facilities. Health problems have yet to be reported April 01, 2013 READ MORE

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2012

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health.  National Lead Poisoning Prevention week aims to raise awareness among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978 October 22, 2012 READ MORE

New health issues have been discovered for children and adults who have low levels of lead poisoning

Scientists have published a study that shows that even with low levels of lead poisoning there are still health effects in children and adults. Scientists have linked lead poisoning to delayed starts in puberty and hearing deficits in children and increased blood pressure in adults July 23, 2012 READ MORE

EPA proposes stricter health standard for airborne lead

The EPA has proposed a change in the standard for airborne lead stating that the current standard, which has held for some 30 years, does not protect children.  Although many strides have been made in lead pollution levels in part due to banning lead from gasoline, the levels as allowable today are unacceptable and leave our children at risk.  August 09, 2011 READ MORE

Proving Lead Poisoning Damage Requires Solid Experts, Testing, and Argument

Make no mistake: lead poisoning cases are time consuming and expensive to handle.  This is true, most importantly, in the proof of lead poisoning injury. If you do not have the right data, the right expert, and the right presentation, it is likely that your efforts will be for naught.  August 09, 2011 READ MORE

First-time homebuyers: when renovating an older home, keep lead paint safety in mind

The first-time homebuyer’s tax credit has spurred interest in buying and renovating smaller “starter” homes, homes that are often older – and often include lead paint. August 09, 2011 READ MORE

$358.5 Million to Sixteen Children Exposed to Dangerous Amounts of Lead

A jury in St. Louis has awarded $358. 5 million to sixteen children who suffered injuries when they were exposed to dangerous amounts of lead from a nearby smelting plant August 09, 2011 READ MORE

LeadCheck Swabs Have 64% Failure Rate

A company called Hybrivet Systems has been selling a swab that, according to their website, is supposed to, “…provide a rapid, sensitive and specific test for leachable lead on any surface.” The swabs are supposed to be rubbed on any surface, and if any lead is present in a higher concentration than EPA standards allow, the surface of the swab is supposed to turn from yellow to pink or red. July 23, 2010 READ MORE

Think lead poisoning is all media hype? Think Again!

Don’t believe that lead poisoning is really a problem? It is – that’s no lie. In fact it isn’t just an issue in the United States, it is in fact a very serious problem world-wide – particularly in developing nations. The statistics are shocking, and some of the numbers may actually make you an advocate for those stricken by lead poisoning. The Virginia based law office of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. is passionate about preserving the rights of individuals and families affected by lead exposure. Contact us today if you need a knowledgeable legal team to fight for your rights. June 29, 2010 READ MORE

Lead Exposure – Symptoms, Treatment, and Advice for your Family

If you suspect that you or somebody in your family – a child, perhaps – has been exposed to lead, you may be wondering what to do now. What are the symptoms? Are there tests you can do yourself? What tests can your doctor or pediatrician run for you? What is the treatment for lead exposure? Are there any long-term health effects? The law office of Richard J. Serpe has put together this helpful summary of facts for anybody who is worried about lead exposure. June 29, 2010 READ MORE

Lead Poisoning in your Home, How do you know?

Are you worried about lead poisoning in your home? Read this site for a guide to determine whether or not your home has lead-based paint, or call toll free 877-544-LEAD (5323) June 29, 2010 READ MORE

EcoNugenics Develops Safe Antidote for Lead Toxicity in Children

EcoNugenics announced today that their product, PectaSol, a natural supplement made with modified citrus pectin (MCP) from citrus peel, is a safe, natural antidote for lead toxicity in children. The study reported that MCP decreases lead levels in children (ages 5 to 12) who are suffering from severe lead poisoning. June 29, 2010 READ MORE

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Over the past few decades, there have been significant measures taken to reduce the risk of poisoning through exposure to lead. Our cars are now required to run on unleaded gasoline. The use of lead-based paint is now banned. June 29, 2010 READ MORE

Is Brain Damage from Lead Permanent?

Clients frequently asked me whether or not I have been able to prove in court that lead poisoning brain damage is permanent. Unfortunately many studies have demonstrated that the negative impact of lead exposure on IQ and other neurobehavioral outcomes is permanent. The following is a summary of some of the key metal literature which we rely on to prove that lead poisoning brain damage is permanent. June 10, 2010 READ MORE

Recall Madness – Who is Testing Our Toys?

Toy recalls have dominated the news over the last few months, and parents and caregivers are wondering what the government and toy manufacturers are doing to ensure product safety. This article from the law offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. reveals some surprising facts, such as the legal use of lead in plastic toys and limitations of the CPSC’s oversight. Don’t take chances with your family’s health. If you are concerned about toxic toys and lead poisoning, contact Richard Serpe immediately for a no cost and no obligation consultation. May 11, 2010 READ MORE

Neuropsychological Tests: Direct and Cross Examination by Plaintiff’s Counsel

Virginia and National Attorney Richard Serpe offers advice on how to prepare for and conduct both cross examination and direct examination of a neuropsychologist in a lead poisoning case. April 30, 2010 READ MORE

November 2007 CDC Guidance Appendix

Appendix to the Nov. 2007 CDC Guidance April 30, 2010 READ MORE

Fisher-Price Recalls Lead Based Paint Toys: Steps Parents can take to protect their legal rights

Lead Poisoning Lawyer Richard J. Serpe provides guidance to parents whose children may have been exposed to lead toys from China April 30, 2010 READ MORE

Supreme Court Brief regarding the availability of a negligence per se cause of action for violations of the Uniform Statewide Building or BOCA code

The Law offices of Richard Serpe obtained a writ from the Virginia Supreme Court on the issue of the availability of a negligence per se cause of action for violations of the Uniform Statewide Building or BOCA code. April 28, 2010 READ MORE



Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

Among the thousands of practicing attorneys in Virginia, some are more committed to their client' interests than others. Hard work, long hours and due diligence are the foundations of a successful personal injury case, and when attorneys with little or no experience miss deadlines of fail to recognize important legal statues or procedures, it could cost their clients dearly. April 30, 2010 READ MORE



Light Rail Accidents

New Driver Safety Laws Effective July 1st

Starting July 1st, new driver safety laws will be in effect, including stronger penalties for texting and driving and new regulation for mopeds July 01, 2013 READ MORE

Distracted Driving Awareness | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 387,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver in 2011. April 08, 2013 READ MORE

President & CEO of HRT talks about 2nd Light Rail Train Collision in Norfolk

Youtube clip of the Virginian-Pilot's interview with the President & CEO of HRT about the second Norfolk light rail train accident August 17, 2011 READ MORE

2nd Car Collision with Tide Light Rail Train Before Opening; Driver of Van Charged

Another collision has occurred on 2nd Street and Brambleton Avenue between a car and a light rail train in Downtown Norfolk. This will be the second accident involving a Tide light rail train in less than a week, with just 2 days before its grand opening August 17, 2011 READ MORE

Norfolk Light Rail Train Hit & Run Accident; first accident for The Tide

The first car accident involving one of Norfolk's light rail trains occurred this morning at 2nd Street and W. Brambleton Ave.  Norfolk police are saying that the accident was a hit and run and are looking for the driver August 11, 2011 READ MORE

Norfolk Light Rail Could Contribute to Accidents and Injuries in the Area

The Tide, Norfolk's new light rail system opening August 19th, could mean accidents and injuries.  Combine light rail trains, cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrians and it may be inevitable that a collision or an injury occurs July 27, 2011 READ MORE

HRT Opens Light Rail in August ; Latest Delay due to safety concerns

After a year and a half of delays and $338 million dollars, HRT has finally announced an opening date for the Tide light rail system. The latest delay in opening the system was because of issues with safety equipment. June 21, 2011 READ MORE

Fatal Minneapolis Light Rail Accident; Light Rail Safety Hampton Roads

8th Fatal light rail accident to occur on Hiawatha line in Minneapolis.  Hampton Roads drivers and pedestrians should begin reviewing safety documents provided by the city in preparation for the launch of The Tide April 04, 2011 READ MORE



Medical Malpractice

Medical errors third leading cause of death in U.S.

Medical errors third leading cause of death in U.S. A new study reveals that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control May 23, 2016 READ MORE

Are You A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Are You A Victim of Medical Malpractice? Hospitals and doctor's offices are some of the most important places in our society, but they're also some of the busiest. Health care providers February 10, 2016 READ MORE

Delayed Treatment Results in Higher Death Rate, Studies Show

April 11, 2013 READ MORE

Possible Blood-borne disease exposure at Madison, WI Clinic

Over 2,300 patients are being contacted after a nurse improperly used diabetic injection devices on patients.  Although the risk is small, officials would like for those patients to be tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C August 30, 2011 READ MORE

Hospital Infections: A Serious Epidemic

Former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey recently wrote an eye-opening article for The New York Times. Ms. McCaughey is the founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, and in this op-ed piece she takes issue with the Center for Disease Control’s new guidelines for preventing hospital infections. July 21, 2011 READ MORE

Are Doctors too Cozy with Drug Makers?

We have all seen those free pens and notepads in our doctor’s office, the ones that make us wonder if our doctor’s advice is as unbiased as it should be. After all, how impartial can you be if you’re being given free gifts and who knows what else from the very companies who want you to prescribe their medication? This is not a new compliant, as over the years there have been numerous allegations that doctors and drug makers are too comfortable with one another, the latter treating the former to lunches, cruises, and lots of free swag. July 20, 2011 READ MORE

Medical Malpractice Insurers: Pleading Poverty From the Land of Plenty

The American Association of Justice recently completed a study of the 2006 financial statements of fifteen insurance companies that specialize in medical malpractice. We would like to say that the results or this study are “startling,” but considering that most of the work that we do on behalf of our clients involves insurance companies, we are sad to say that we are not surprised at all. July 20, 2011 READ MORE

The Medical Malpractice “Crisis:” Blaming the Victim

The general consensus for the reason of skyrocketing medical malpractice premiums, at least according to the media and various insurance company-funded tort reform organizations, was that “frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits” and the “enormous verdicts” awarded to the plaintiffs were solely to blame. July 20, 2011 READ MORE

Nursing Home Negligence; Injury, Abuse and Death

Nursing home injuries, and even deaths, are all too common when: a facility is under staffed, its staff members are poorly trained, or when individual staff members just doesn't care. If you are currently exploring the residency of a nursing home, for yourself or a loved one, be sure to do your research. June 23, 2011 June 24, 2011 READ MORE

Nursing Home Resident Chokes to Death While nurse does nothing prompts lawsuit

Johnson Mathers Nursing Home in Carlisle, Kentucky is being sued, by the estate of a resident who choked to death while nurse did nothing June 23, 2011 READ MORE

Virginia Medical Malpractice

Most medical professionals have their actions tightly regulated by their respective state medical boards, which make certain that the standards of medicine are both kept high and adhered to by those that practice. December 15, 2009 READ MORE



Motorcycle Accident

Man Dead After Motorcycle Wreck in New Kent Co.

Changing traffic patterns can be difficult to follow - and the consequences can be deadly for drivers who don't adapt in time. A recent accident in New Kent County highlights August 10, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Pinned in Norfolk Accident

A motorcyclist is expected to survive after a terrifying accident in Norfolk earlier today. The wreck occurred around 1:30 PM at the intersection of West 21st Street and Colley Avenue August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk driver arrested after fatal motorcycle accident in Chesapeake

A motorcyclist died Friday in an accident in Chesapeake. Police say they have arrested a driver on charges of drunk driving. Sources report that the incident occurred just before 11 July 11, 2017 READ MORE

Moped Driver Seriously Injured in Virginia Beach Accident

Charges are pending for a motorist responsible for a serious accident in Virginia Beach. Sources report that the July 5th, 2017 accident occurred just after 10:30 PM. A moped heading July 06, 2017 READ MORE

Man Hospitalized After VA Beach Motorcycle Crash

A sunny Saturday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront area turned tragic as a motorcycle and sedan collided. Police say they were called to the intersection of Pacific Ave. and 35th June 26, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Crash Lands Motorcyclist in the Hospital

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after a crash in Virginia Beach this weekend. Sources say the biker was riding around 2:00 PM the afternoon of June 17, 2017, when he June 19, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Collides Head On with Motorcyclist

A Eden, North Carolina man has been charged with a DUI following a fatal accident last weekend. Police say the incident occurred shortly before 2 PM the afternoon of June June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in I-64 Crash

A Sunday evening crash on I-64 resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in James City County. The June 11, 2017 accident occurred around 6:50 that evening. Police say two motorcycle June 13, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Spotsylvania Crash

A 53-year-old woman died last weekend in a Spotsylvania County motorcycle accident. Police say they received word of the crash around 12:30 PM the afternoon of June 4, 2017. They June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Collides with Moped in Newport News

A moped rider is battling life-threatening injuries today after a scary accident in Newport News. The June 1, 2017 accident occurred around 10:30 PM on the Bland Blvd. overpass. Police June 02, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed When Truck Pulls Out of Churchville Driveway

A Staunton man is dead after his motorcycle was struck by a truck pulling out of a driveway last week. The May 26, 2017 accident in August County, Virginia occurred May 30, 2017 READ MORE

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Spring has sprung, and for motorcyclists, it's the most wonderful time of the year to hit the road for a thrilling ride. With so many enthusiasts out enjoying the beautiful May 17, 2017 READ MORE

Suffolk Motorcycle Crash Kills 2

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash in Suffolk earlier this month. Just before 2 PM on the afternoon of Monday, May 1, ambulances were called to the scene May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in VA Beach Hit and Run

A crash on Northampton Blvd. in Virginia Beach has led to the hospitalization of a motorcycle rider. That's the news from WTKR.com, who reports that the collision occurred around 6 A.M. March 29, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Staunton Mail Truck Crash

A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Staunton, Virginia. Police say the incident occurred when a mail truck attempted to make a U-turn on Parkersburg Turnpike. The driver failed February 22, 2017 READ MORE

Ashland Moped Driver Killed in Head-On Collision

Virginia State Police are investigating an accident in Louisa County this week following a head-on collision on Route 33. Investigators say the driver of a Ford F-150 was headed west when January 09, 2017 READ MORE

Moped Rider Hospitalized Following Norfolk Crash

A collision between a bus, moped and SUV sent one person to the hospital this week. The November 16. 2016 crash occurred in Norfolk on Tidewater Drive near Willow Wood November 17, 2016 READ MORE

Moped Driver Killed in Hit and Run Crash

Police say they have located the driver responsible for a fatal hit and run collision in Roanoke last week. The November 2, 2016 accident occurred on Hershberger Road around 9:00 PM. November 08, 2016 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Vienna Crash

A Vienna, Virginia accident last week hospitalized three people and killed another. The wreck occurred on October 18, 2016 around 4:00 PM. when the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze was October 24, 2016 READ MORE

Moped Driver Injured in Norfolk Crash

A Tuesday evening crash left one man in critical condition. The September 20th accident in Norfolk occurred around 8:30 PM, police say. Two cars collided at the intersection of Vinny Ridge avenue September 26, 2016 READ MORE

Biker Injured in Tunnel Accident

Two motorcycles were involved in a crash in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Friday. The September 23rd accident occurred around 1:30 in the afternoon, about a quarter mile out September 26, 2016 READ MORE

Driver Charged After Fatal Newport News Accident

Police have decided to charge the driver responsible for a deadly accident in Newport News earlier this month. The September 7th crash on Jefferson Avenue and Industrial Drive occurred when September 19, 2016 READ MORE

Motorcycle Crash Kills One in Newport News

A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of one man in Newport News. On September 7, around 9:45 PM, a motorcycle was heading northbound on Jefferson Avenue when it struck September 08, 2016 READ MORE

Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver After Henry Co. Crash

A Saturday night accident in Henry County claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The September 3, 2016 crash occurred around 11:30 at night, police say. The motorcyclist was riding north September 07, 2016 READ MORE

VA Beach Crash Highlights Left Turn Dangers

A collision between a van and a scooter yesterday in Virginia Beach ended in a tragic fatality. The accident occurred around 11:45 AM on Wolfsnare Road on August 18, 2016. August 19, 2016 READ MORE

Driver fails to yield, strikes and kills motorcyclist in Augusta Co.

Police are investigating an accident that killed a Waynesboro motorcyclist last week. The July 15th accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist who was riding along Route 254 in Augusta July 21, 2016 READ MORE

Teen charged in deadly police chase

For many car accident victims, their injuries are the result of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's the case for a Stafford County motorcyclist who July 20, 2016 READ MORE

5 things you need to know about sharing the road with motorcycles

More than 4,200 motorcyclists were killed in 2014. Though some of these accidents were single-vehicle incidents, many involved cars, trucks, SUVs, and buses. For those of us who aren't bikers, May 04, 2016 READ MORE

Share the road this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Each year, April showers bring May flowers - and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Indeed, spring is a favorite time of year for bikers to hit the highway and go for May 04, 2016 READ MORE

Ride Sober this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With warm temperatures comes the annual urge to go on a long drive - or ride, if you're a biker. Indeed, spring and summer are some of the best times of May 04, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Hampton Motorcycle Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Hampton A motorcyclist has succumbed to his injuries following a collision with a drunk driver. The accident occurred when a Pontiac heading eastbound on I-64 in December 01, 2015 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Injured on Granby Street in Norfolk

On Monday, September 21, 2015, a motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital for treatment after losing control and crashing on Granby Street in Norfolk. According to reports, police arrived at the September 24, 2015 READ MORE

Motorcyclists Killed in Henry County Wrong Way Crash

A wrong way crash in Henry County, Virginia has led to the wrongful death of two people. The accident occurred when a truck traveled north on Route 903 in the wrong direction. August 26, 2015 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Sentenced for Death of Motorcyclist

Justice has been served on behalf of a motorcyclist tragically killed in Norfolk last fall. The driver responsible for a crash that killed the man has been sentenced to nine July 20, 2015 READ MORE

VA Motorcyclists Hit by Tractor-Trailer in Fatal NC Accident

Friday, July 17, 2015 According to reports, an early morning crash involving six motorcyclists and a tractor-trailer occurred on I-85 in Greensboro, NC near Groometown Road. One person was killed in the July 17, 2015 READ MORE

Deadly Chesapeake Motorcycle Crash on I-64

A morning rush hour collision has resulted in the death of a motorcyclist, reports say. the motorcyclist was riding along Interstate 64 around 6:45 am when the driver of a van April 21, 2015 READ MORE

Richmond Motorcycle, Car & Tractor-Trailer Crash

Around 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13th, 2015, an accident involving a motorcycle, car, and a tractor-trailer on I-95 north in Richmond caused major delays. According to reports, a Chevrolet Malibu April 13, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Harrisonburg, Virginia Motorcycle Accident

A Harrisonburg, Virginia motorcycle driver has died in a crash with a Ford Excursion. The driver of the Ford changed lanes and entered the path of the motorcycle. The biker March 24, 2015 READ MORE

Deadly Eastern Shore Accocmack County Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist has died after a tragic accident on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the 22-year old man was traveling south on US 13 in Accomack County. Near the February 07, 2015 READ MORE

One Dead in Portsmouth Pedestrian Motorcycle Crash

A Portsmouth motorcycle crash has left one person dead and another hospitalized, fighting for his life. The accident occurred last Friday night, when a Harley Davidson struck a pedestrian traveling January 26, 2015 READ MORE

Norfolk Ocean View Pedestrian Motorcycle Accident

An accident involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle occurred this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. on Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk Tuesday, September 16, 2014. According to WVEC, the pedestrian was crossing the September 16, 2014 READ MORE

Get Your Eyes Back on the Road! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving month. How many of you feel ashamed of how often you have multi-tasked on the road? I am not too proud to admit that I have April 16, 2014 READ MORE

“National Work Zone Awareness Week” Focuses on Workplace Fatalities

In 2012, over 600 highway workers and motorists were killed in “workplace zones.” April 11, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Eastern Shore Motorcycle Accident Route 13 at Saxis Road

The driver of an SUV failed to yield causing a fatal accident with a motorcycle April 08, 2014 READ MORE

Seemingly Minor Brain Injuries Can Turn Deadly Fast, Experts Say

Head trauma which may at first seem minor can actually turn out to be life-threatening April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Albemarle Motorcycle Accident Leads to Serious Injuries

A recent accident in Albemarle County sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries February 03, 2014 READ MORE

Texting-While-Driving Law Results in Over 700 Convictions

The new Virginia law that prohibits texting and driving has resulted in over seven hundred convictions, according to authorities January 30, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Isle of Wight Route 460 Motorcycle Accident Sends Driver to Hospital

Aserious motorcycle accident in Isle of Wight County resulted in the cyclist’sbeing airlifted to a hospital January 16, 2014 READ MORE

Texting and Driving Increases Crash Risks, VT Study Shows

It seems self-evident that texting while driving a motor vehicle increases the risk of crashing---but a recent study has borne out that suspicion. January 10, 2014 READ MORE

Too Many Fatal Car Accidents in Virginia Over the Holidays

Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, 20 people were killed in traffic accidents January 02, 2014 READ MORE

Serious James City County Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist was critically injured after hitting a car that pulled out in front of him on Richmond Road. December 28, 2013 January 02, 2014 READ MORE

Harley-Davidson Recall Issued, 20,000 Motorcycles Involved

After receiving numerous reports related to clutch failure, Harley-Davidson issued a recall for approximately 20,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year. December 22, 2013 December 23, 2013 READ MORE

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Help protect your friends and loved ones by preventing drunk and drugged driving.  December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Serious Virginia Beach Oceanfront Motorcycle Accident; 16th St and Pacific Ave

The driver of a motorcycle was transported to a Virginia Beach hospital after he was hit by another driver October 02, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Suffolk 8 Vehicle Accident Involving Tractor-Trailers on Route 460

A major accident occurred in Suffolk on Route 60 involving six vehicles and two tractor-trailers. One person was killed and six others were seriously injured September 18, 2013 READ MORE

Teen Possibly Texting & Driving in Fatal Woodbridge Bicycle Accident

A 17-year-old girl stuck and killed a man riding his bicycle in front for C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va. Police are now trying to determine if the teenager was texting while driving. September 9, 2013 September 11, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Danville, Virginia Motorcycle Accident on Arnett Boulevard

Therman Stacey, of Danville, Virginia (VA), was killed in a terrible motorcycle accident at the intersection of Arnett Boulevard and Wendell Scott Drive in Danville Monday. September 10, 2013 September 11, 2013 READ MORE

Norfolk Motor Scooter Hit and Run Accident

A man riding a scooter was hit by a truck at Cromwell and Willow Wood Drive. The driver of the truck left the scene September 11, 2013 READ MORE

State-by-State Texting While Driving Bans and Reduced Incidence

Virginia recently established a texting while driving ban, and like other states, infractions impose a heavier fine on individuals who are found to be texting while driving and are an attempt to reduce the likelihood that a motorist will text and drive August 29, 2013 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Police Searching for Driver Involved in Hit & Run with Motorcyclist

Police are searching for a black vehicle with front end damage that was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a motorcyclist on Thursday evening. July 12, 2013 July 16, 2013 READ MORE

One Killed in Hampton Pickup Truck and Motorcycle Collision

Hampton police are currently investigating a fatal collision in Hampton near Wind Mill Point Road and Johnson Road between a pickup truck and motorcycle. July 8, 2013 July 10, 2013 READ MORE

New Driver Safety Laws Effective July 1st

Starting July 1st, new driver safety laws will be in effect, including stronger penalties for texting and driving and new regulation for mopeds July 01, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accident Deaths Increased in 2012; 5000+ Lives Lost

According to a recent report, motorcyclist deaths increased by 9% in 2012 accounting for more than 5,000 deaths. May 3, 2012 May 03, 2013 READ MORE

2 People Hit in I-264 Portsmouth Accident; Samaritan Seriously Injured

A motorist, who had just broken down on I-264 at Victory Boulevard, and a Good Samaritan attempted to flag down a tow truck for help when another vehicle lost control and hit them. April 30, 2013 May 02, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accident on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with an SUV on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach. April 30, 2013 May 01, 2013 READ MORE

Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident on I-95 Near Quantico w/ Serious Injuries

A wreck this morning involving several vehicles and a motorcycle on Interstate 95 in Stafford County left one person with life-threatening injuries May 01, 2013 READ MORE

National Motorcycle Accident Deaths Continue to Climb

Preliminary data suggests that national motorcycle accident deaths in 2012 increased compared to 2011. Among the reasons listed for this increase are weather, the economy, and gas prices April 29, 2013 READ MORE

Texting and Driving is a Primary Offense in Virginia

Effective July 1, 2013 anyone caught texting-while-driving in Virginia will be fined $125 for a first offense and $250 for a repeat office April 29, 2013 READ MORE

10 Things All Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

Motorcycle riders are frequently the victims of careless and inattentive drivers of cars and trucks. Here are 10 things all car, truck, and bus drivers should know about motorcycles. April 26, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Charged in Accident on Va Route 262

A Dodge Caliber was traveling on Va Route 262 when a motorcyclist attempted to turn onto Interstate-81 crossing in front of the Dodge Caliber and causing a collision. April 9, 2013 April 16, 2013 READ MORE

Distracted Driving Awareness | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 387,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver in 2011. April 08, 2013 READ MORE

Virginia 95-Car Pileup on I-77 Carroll County; 3 Killed Others Injured

A chain reactions of car accidents involving 95 vehicles killed 3 people and injured 25 others. The pileup occurred near the base of Fancy Gap Mountain in Carroll County during heavy fog. April 1, 2013 April 02, 2013 READ MORE

The nine most common reasons distracted drivers lose focus at the wheel

The National Safety Council has recognized April as the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an effort to get people to understand the dangers of using their cell phones while behind the wheel April 01, 2013 READ MORE

Man on Motorcycle Dies in Virginia Beach Holland Road Accident; SUV Driver Charged

The driver of the motorcycle that was involved in an accident on Holland Road in Virginia Beach has died from his injuries. The driver of the SUV involved will be charged March 27, 2013 READ MORE

CDC Reports New Data on Distracted Driving is a Problem on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a study comparing the percentage of distracted drivers in the US and 7 European countries. Results indicate distracted driving in US cause for concern. March 18, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Fatal Portsmouth Accident at Port Center Pkwy and Edwards Street

24-year-old Joshua Carter of Chesapeake was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning in Portsmouth March 11, 2013 READ MORE

Diffuse Axonal Injury | Traumatic Brain Injuries

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is one of the most common and severe traumatic brain injuries. DAI is common in vehicle related accidents because of the force and violent shaking of the brain that occurs. March 06, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Injured on Plantation Road in Hollins, VA

A motorcyclist was injured at the intersection of Plantation and Dexter Road when a vehicle turned into its path. The driver of the vehicle has been charged February 18, 2013 READ MORE

Roanoke Man Killed After Pickup Truck Hits His Moped

A Roanoke man has died from his injuries after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his moped on Dale Avenue February 14, 2013 READ MORE

Study Suggests Men More Likely to Die in a Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident

Researchers have determined three factors that may explain why men are more likely to die in vehicle related pedestrian accidents than woman December 26, 2012 READ MORE

Virginia Considering A Proposal to Toughen Texting While Driving Laws

The Virginia State Crime Commission is considering a proposal to toughen the Commonwealth's laws on texting and driving after a Judge in Fairfax did not convict a driver who was believed to be texting during the time of a fatal accident November 28, 2012 READ MORE

Norfolk Motorcycle Accident on Tidewater Drive Sends Motorcyclist to the Hospital

A motorcyclist was hit by a car at Tidewater Drive and Guy Avenue. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital October 25, 2012 READ MORE

Motorcyclist killed and four others injured in Nelson County Crash

A Dodge Neon ran a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle. The passenger on the motorcycle was pronounced dead on scene and the driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to UVA Medical Hospital. Charges are pending. July 24, 2012 August 03, 2012 READ MORE

Two injured after collision between minivan and motorcycle in Suffolk

On Nansemond Parkway, a minivan pulled infront of a motorcyclist causing a collison. The crash sent the driver of the motorcycle to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries July 27, 2012 READ MORE

Martinsville Man killed in collision with SUV while riding motorcycle

While riding on Route 619, Dennis Eggleston was rear-ended by a Isuzu Rodeo throwing him into the air. Eggleston was taken by airlift to the hospital where he later died. An investigation is being conducted July 10, 2012 READ MORE

Motorcyclist killed after being rear-ended near Roanoke

While driving on Clarkton Road, a motorcyclist attempting to make a right turn was rear-ended by a Honda Civic. The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died. Police are investigating the accident July 10, 2012 READ MORE

Ten die on Virginia’s roads during 2012 Fourth of July weekend

Virginia State Police have released their report of the deaths that occurred on Virginia roadways during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday. Police have reported that numbers are down from 2011 July 10, 2012 READ MORE

Charges placed against motorcyclist that killed two in Campbell County Crash

A motorcyclist ran a stop sign causing two women to crash into the bike in their SUV. The crash caused the SUV to hit a tree, killing both women and severely injuring the motorcyclist. June 26, 2012 July 05, 2012 READ MORE

Man Dies from motorcycle crash in Suffolk

While driving his motorcycle, Robert Allen Maone crashed into another car. Maone was taken to Sentara Norfolk General where he died four hours later. An investigation is pending. June 27, 2012 July 05, 2012 READ MORE

CDC Publishes article comparing motorcycle deaths to cost savings associated with state motorcycle helmet laws

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released an article outlining the savings associated with states that have universal helmet laws compared to states that have partial or no helmet laws. June 20, 2012  June 26, 2012 READ MORE

Newport News Motorcycle Crash Leaves Man Critically Injured

Newport News, Va motorcycle collides with Nisson Sentara. Motorcyclist is critically injured, investigation pending. May 16, 2012 June 14, 2012 READ MORE

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wants States to Ban Texting, cell phones while driving

Members of the National Transportation Safety Board are urging states to ban text messaging and phone use while driving after investigations conclude that these distractions can be the cause of deadly accidents.  December 14, 2011 December 15, 2011 READ MORE

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred Sunday afternoon around 3PM on Lynnhaven Parkway near Holland road Sunday. The driver of the motorcycle, 20-year-old Joshua W. Wimberly, was killed.  November 14, 2011 November 14, 2011 READ MORE

Failure to Yield Causes 2 Virginia Motorcycle Accidents Over the Weekend

Several motorcycle accidents occurred this past weekend on Virginia’s roads causing serious injuries to the motorcycle riders. Both accidents, one in Madison County and the other in Danville, were due to inattentive drivers who failed to yield. August 15, 2011    August 15, 2011 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Loses Leg in Chesapeake Accident, SUV driver charged

A Motorcyclist lost his leg this morning when a SUV hit him in a Chesapeake crash off of Mt. Pleasant Road. Charlene Knight has been charged with failure to yield the right of way. July 20, 2011 July 27, 2011 READ MORE

Driver Runs Over Motorcyclist and then Crashes into Bank in Newport News

Oleg Khovanskiy, 23, ran over a biker in a parking lot and then crashed into a Newport News bank around 11:30 PM last night.  The motorcyclist was treated for a broken leg. Khovanskiy is being charged in Hampton for felony hit and run personal injury June 09, 2011 READ MORE

Motorcyclist killed in Portsmouth Crash; Driver may be charged

A motorcyclist was killed Friday, May 13 around 11:30AM after he struck a car entering the intersection of Portsmouth Blvd and Des Moines Avenue May 17, 2011 READ MORE

Cost of Deaths from Virginia Automobile Accidents by CDC.gov

In 2005, Virginia totaled $863 million in car accident related death costs. Vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death to children, teens, and young adults.  May 12, 2011 READ MORE

“Over the Limit, Under Arrest” Drunk Driving crackdown begins

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and the U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off their annual holiday drunk driving crackdown Monday: "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest." December 15, 2010 December 15, 2010 READ MORE



Nursing Home Negligence

4 Nursing Home Red Flags

We want only the best for our loved ones, so when choosing a nursing home facility for them, we of course want excellent care and excellent treatment options for them. July 21, 2017 READ MORE

Filing Nursing Home Lawsuits May Get Easier

Proposed Rules Would Make Filing Nursing Home Lawsuits Easier Everyone's Worst Nightmare It's everyone's worst nightmare: checking their beloved family members into a nursing home, only to find out later that the October 21, 2015 READ MORE

Abingdon Nursing Home Death Investigation

Police and the Virginia Department of Health Services have begun two separate investigations of a nursing home in Abingdon, Virginia. The investigations were launched following an anonymous tip about the April 21, 2015 READ MORE

In Spite of “Appalling Conditions,” Hampton, Virginia Nursing Home Remains Open

Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton, Virginia remains open and operating in spite of reportedly terrible conditions for patients September 30, 2013 READ MORE

As Patient Numbers Rise in Nursing Homes, Many Workers are Claiming Abuse and Neglect of Patients

With the growing amount of elderly who require constant medical attention, nursing homes are becoming overcrowded and understaffed August 15, 2013 READ MORE

Nursing Home Negligence; Injury, Abuse and Death

Nursing home injuries, and even deaths, are all too common when: a facility is under staffed, its staff members are poorly trained, or when individual staff members just doesn't care. If you are currently exploring the residency of a nursing home, for yourself or a loved one, be sure to do your research. June 23, 2011 June 24, 2011 READ MORE

Nursing Home Resident Chokes to Death While nurse does nothing prompts lawsuit

Johnson Mathers Nursing Home in Carlisle, Kentucky is being sued, by the estate of a resident who choked to death while nurse did nothing June 23, 2011 READ MORE



Pedestrian & Bicycle

Rockbridge Co. Hit-and-Run Truck Kills Pedestrian

A hit-and-run accident near Raphine, Virginia has left one person dead. Police say the August 4, 2017 crash occurred just before 1:30 AM. A car was pulled over on the August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Struck by Car in Ghent

A person has been hit by a car in Ghent, news reports show. Though details are scant, we know the incident occurred around 1:00 PM at the intersection of Colley Avenue August 01, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Chesapeake Accident

Chesapeake police officers are mourning the loss of one of their brothers in blue this week. An off-duty police officer was killed in an accident Saturday, July 22nd in Chesapeake. July 25, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car

A Virginia Beach pedestrian died last night after a collision with a Toyota Camry. Authorities say that the incident occurred around 9:30 PM the evening of June 11, 2017. According July 12, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian killed in Isle of Wight crash

No charges will be filed against a driver who struck a pedestrian in the Isle of Wight this weekend. Police say they received word of a collision around 10:30 PM July 10, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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

Pedestrian Killed When SUV Runs Off Road in James City Co.

No charges have yet been filed in a horrific James City County pedestrian accident. Police say they were called to the 9200 block of Richmond Road just before 11:30 AM June 27, 2017 READ MORE

Man Struck by Curb-Jumping Teen in Norfolk

A late-night run to McDonald's turned dangerous in Norfolk early this morning. Sources report a 17-year-old driver struck a pedestrian while attempting to park in the restaurant's parking lot. The accident, June 15, 2017 READ MORE

VCU Professor Struck, Killed While Jogging in Richmond

The Richmond community is mourning the loss of a beloved educator following an accident Friday. The June 9, 2017 accident in the Fan District of Richmond claimed the life of June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Newport News Accident

A man was struck by a vehicle and killed in Newport News earlier this week. Police say the man was attempting to cross Jefferson Avenue around 9:45 PM on the September 20, 2016 READ MORE

Deadly Weekend for VA Beach Pedestrians

Two pedestrians were killed in Virginia Beach this weekend in separate incidents. The first, a teenager, was struck the morning of Saturday, September 17th at the intersection of Rosemont Road September 19, 2016 READ MORE

Distracted Driver Kills Infant in Leesburg

 Police say a driver was using his cell phone at the time of a fatal crash in Leesburg last month. The August 31st accident occurred at the intersection of Riverside Parkway and September 14, 2016 READ MORE

UVA Mom Killed in Albemarle Co. Accident

A back to school trip for a California family turned deadly this weekend in Albemarle County. A University of Virginia family arrived in the area to drop off their son August 23, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian Stuck by Drunk Driver in Stafford, VA

Drunk Driver Faces Serious Charges On Saturday, August 13, 2016 a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Stafford, Virginia. Authorities responded to the  accident on Tarleton Way around 10:45 p.m. According August 19, 2016 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed in Hit -and-Run Crash

A cyclist was struck by a truck and left for dead in Nottoway County, Virginia. Police are looking for the driver of a Ford truck with right front side damage. They August 18, 2016 READ MORE

3 Bike Safety Tips We Learned From the Olympics

When Dutch cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten flew head first over her handle bars at an Olympic race, she lost her shot at a gold medal. Instead, she walked away from the crash August 15, 2016 READ MORE

Charity ride turns deadly for Virginian cyclist

A 22-year-old Virginia bicyclist was killed last week while on a charity bike ride. The accident, which occurred in Iona, Idaho, happened when a westbound driver on U.S. 26 struck July 21, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian struck, killed in Shore Drive accident

A late night out turned deadly for a Virginia Beach pedestrian this weekend. A man was struck by a Jeep near the intersection of Pleasure House Road and Shore Drive. Authorities July 11, 2016 READ MORE

Drunk driver kills Roanoke pedestrian

A late night accident claimed the life of a pedestrian in Roanoke this weekend. On Saturday, July 2nd, a drunk driver struck a pedestrian crossing Williamson Road. Tragically, the pedestrian July 06, 2016 READ MORE

Bike and pedestrian loop coming soon to Norfolk

A new bike and pedestrian loop is coming to Norfolk soon. The Virginian-Pilot recently reported that Ghent will see the construction of a new bike and pedestrian friendly lane. The July 05, 2016 READ MORE

VA Beach teen fighting for her life after bike collision

A Virginia Beach teenager is fighting for her life after being struck by a Volkswagen Jetta on South Independence blvd. The girl was traveling home the night of June 11 June 25, 2016 READ MORE

Bicyclist in critical condition following Virginia Beach collision

A cyclist is recovering after being struck by a car in Virginia Beach. Police report receiving a call around 11 p.m. June 12th about a collision between a bicycle and June 21, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian struck, killed in Hampton accident

Pedestrian struck, killed in Hampton accident On June 4, 2016 a Hampton man has died after being struck by a sedan at the intersection of Big Bethel Road and Village Drive. June 14, 2016 READ MORE

New dooring laws make cycling safer in Virginia

The signs ask us to Share the Road. It seems like a reasonable request of drivers. However, the reality is that many of them simply don’t. All too often a May 23, 2016 READ MORE

New Dooring Law Fines Negligent Drivers

Bicyclists have it rough. Between fighting for their safety on the road and fighting for the addition of bike lanes in local legislature, it seems they're always battling someone. Thankfully, March 31, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

Experts Suspect Technology & Low Gas Prices are to Blame With temperatures warming up, many of us are taking to the streets to run, walk, bike and explore. The days are March 18, 2016 READ MORE

Reckless Driver Hits, Injures Suffolk Pedestrian

A pedestrian was struck by an out of control minivan in Suffolk, WAVY News reports. The accident occurred when the vehicle reportedly drove off the road and onto the curb where March 16, 2016 READ MORE

2 Norfolk Boys Hit by Car While in Crosswalk

Young Boys Hit By Car in Norfolk Two boys are recovering in the hospital after a vehicle struck them in Norfolk. The children, aged seven and nine, were walking in a crosswalk on March 02, 2016 READ MORE

Preventing Pedestrian Crashes: What to Tell Your Teen

We've all heard the term "defensive driving," but have you ever heard of defensive walking? It's just one of the recommended tips the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has suggested for February 05, 2016 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Hit and Run Car Accident

Detectives are on the hunt for a driver who allegedly struck a man and drove off. The incident occurred in Virginia Beach on Little Haven Road. Emergency officials received a December 03, 2015 READ MORE

Chesapeake Cyclist Injured in Hit and Run Crash

A Chesapeake woman is recovering following a scary accident on Military Highway. The crash occurred around 12:30 in the morning as the woman pedaled her bicycle near Oklahoma Drive. Police November 24, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Norfolk Pedestrian Accident

A Norfolk pedestrian has died following a car accident. The 79-year-old man was walking down Cromwell Drive when he was struck. The driver stayed at the scene where rescuers found November 23, 2015 READ MORE

Bicyclist Struck by Virginia Beach School Bus

Virginia Beach School Bus Collides with a Bicyclist A bicyclist is recovering this morning after a collision with a Virginia Beach school bus. News reports indicate that the school bus struck October 07, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Scott County

According to news reports, the Virginia State Police is currently investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Scott County. Investigators noted that the accident happened at the intersection of Route September 30, 2015 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Laskin Road Bicycle Accident

The Virginia Beach cycling community is gathering in support of one of their own. A 35-year-old cyclist was riding on a feeder road that parallels Laskin Road when he was September 18, 2015 READ MORE

Portsmouth Bicyclist Struck by SUV

On Thursday, June 25th, a man on a bicycle was hit by a brown SUV in Portsmouth, Virginia. Detective Misty Holley with Portsmouth PD told WAVY 10 that the accident July 01, 2015 READ MORE

Driver Intentionally Hits Pedestrian in Norfolk

Woman Tries to Run Over Pedestrian After Argument Police are investigating a strange and shocking hit and run incident that occurred yesterday in Norfolk. The driver of a GMC pickup truck ran June 18, 2015 READ MORE

One Dead in Portsmouth Pedestrian Motorcycle Crash

A Portsmouth motorcycle crash has left one person dead and another hospitalized, fighting for his life. The accident occurred last Friday night, when a Harley Davidson struck a pedestrian traveling January 26, 2015 READ MORE

Bicyclist Hit By Car on Bridge Rd in Suffolk

A man traveling on Bridge Road near the I-664 southbound entrance in Suffolk was hit by a vehicle this morning. According to 13NewsNow, the accident happened around 7:10 a.m on January 13, 2015 READ MORE

Bicyclist Hit by Car at 21st and Granby; Driver Ran Light

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a bicyclist attempting to make a left turn onto Granby Street for East 21st street was hit by a car. According to WAVY10,  the driver of October 08, 2014 READ MORE

Bike Accidents Present Significant Risk of Injuries in Virginia

As the summer fades into fall, avid bike enthusiasts throughout the state of Virginia will continue to hop on their bikes and hit the road in droves. However, this sporty, September 16, 2014 READ MORE

Norfolk Ocean View Pedestrian Motorcycle Accident

An accident involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle occurred this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. on Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk Tuesday, September 16, 2014. According to WVEC, the pedestrian was crossing the September 16, 2014 READ MORE

Newport News Bicycle Accident, Boy Injured

A 14-year-old boy is in the hospital with severe head injuries after a hit and run accident in Newport News on Sunday, August 31st . According to a PilotOnline report, September 03, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bristol, Virginia Along Island Rd

A tragic pedestrian accident occurred on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 around 7a.m. A pedestrian walking along Island Road in Bristol, Virginia was struck by a Ford pick-up truck and killed. According August 25, 2014 READ MORE

Get Your Eyes Back on the Road! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving month. How many of you feel ashamed of how often you have multi-tasked on the road? I am not too proud to admit that I have April 16, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Roanoke Bicycle Accident Results in DUI Charge

Tragic Roanoke accident that ended in a cyclist’s death April 04, 2014 READ MORE

Young Child Hit by Car In Norfolk Seriously Injured

In a terrible accident in Norfolk, Virginia, a young child was hit and dragged by an SUV April 01, 2014 READ MORE

Pedestrian Accident Results in Man’s Death in Newport News

An awful accident happened on Mercury Boulevard near the intersection of Newmarket Drive yesterday evening March 25, 2014 READ MORE

Man Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Newport News

A man has been arrested and charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter after a fatal Newport News Pedestrian accident March 07, 2014 READ MORE

Bicycle Accident Leaves One Man Dead in Onancock, Virginia

The accident happened on Virginia Route 718 when a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata, driving north, attempted to get around a cyclist who was headed in the same direction February 27, 2014 READ MORE

Cyclist Injured in Hit-And-Run Driver in Gloucester County

The accident happened in Gloucester County, Virginia, on Route 17 near Owl Trap Road. February 25, 2014 READ MORE

Woman Hit and Killed by Dump Truck in Arlington

The woman was hit by the dump truck on the 5900 block of Little Falls Road as she was helping her child into a minivan February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Woman Killed in Chesapeake Indian River Road Pedestrian Accident

The woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a black pickup truck February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Cyclist Hit, Dragged By SUV in Richmond at Monument Ave

Numerous “Good Samaritans” were on hand to lift the SUV off the injured bike rider February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Injures Teen Pedestrian in Portsmouth, Virginia

The driver of a minivan has been charged with driving under the influence after hitting a thirteen-year-old February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Hitting and Killing Jogger

January 15, 2014 January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Five Injured By Reckless Driver, Drunk Driver in Chesapeake

Five pedestrians were injured outside of a church due to two separate accidents, one involving a drunk driver. Jan 14, 2014 January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Chamberlayne Avenue Fatal Hit-And-Run Results in Felony Charge

A tragic accident, which occurred on Chamberlayne Avenue in Richmond’s Northside, occurred when a pedestrian crossing the street and hit by a car January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Man killed while walking in Kill Devil Hills was hit by Reddy Ice truck

A man walking in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, was hit by a Reddy Ice truck on US 158 and Sportsman Drive. Police are investigation the accident. No charges have been filed at this time. July 12, 2012 December 16, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian in Henrico County

A Richmond man was killed in a hit and run as he and his brother attempted to cross the street at Brook Road and Athens Avenue.  May 16, 2011 December 11, 2013 READ MORE

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Help protect your friends and loved ones by preventing drunk and drugged driving.  December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Norfolk Woman Dies after being Struck by Vehicle

The accident occurred at Campostella Road and Greenleaf Drive in Norfolk on Friday, November 29, 2013. December 03, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver in Gloucester

A man walking down the road was hit by a woman driving a GMC Convoy. The driver of the Convoy was reportedly under the influence at the time of the crash. June 8, 2012  November 26, 2013 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed after being Struck by Car in Suffolk

A bicyclist was killed on Saturday evening while riding his bike in Suffolk; reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle was unable to Collins because his bike did not have any lights; no charges have been filed. August 5, 2013 November 26, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Norfolk at Mason Creek Rd and West Balview

Tragically a pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at Mason Creek Road and West Balview Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, when a Jeep struck and killed him. October 16, 2013 November 07, 2013 READ MORE

Man Struck by Car in Suffolk, Taken to Hospital for Treatment

Downtown Suffolk pedestrian hit by vehicle and take to the hospital for injuries. November 6, 2012 November 06, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Hit by Car, Killed in Culpeper, Virginia

While walking in the travel lane of Sperryville Pike, a man was killed when he was struck by a Jeep October 03, 2013 READ MORE

Student Hit by Truck in Virginia Beach at Kellam Rd and Aragona Blvd

A young middle-school child was struck by a truck in Virginia Beach while walking to a nearby bus stop October 03, 2013 READ MORE

Teen Possibly Texting & Driving in Fatal Woodbridge Bicycle Accident

A 17-year-old girl stuck and killed a man riding his bicycle in front for C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va. Police are now trying to determine if the teenager was texting while driving. September 9, 2013 September 11, 2013 READ MORE

Norfolk Motor Scooter Hit and Run Accident

A man riding a scooter was hit by a truck at Cromwell and Willow Wood Drive. The driver of the truck left the scene September 11, 2013 READ MORE

Norfolk Bicycle Accident Involving Teen; Manteo Street and West Princess Anne

A 14-year old girl was struck by a vehicle when riding her bike at the intersection of Manteo Street and West Princess Anne September 09, 2013 READ MORE

State-by-State Texting While Driving Bans and Reduced Incidence

Virginia recently established a texting while driving ban, and like other states, infractions impose a heavier fine on individuals who are found to be texting while driving and are an attempt to reduce the likelihood that a motorist will text and drive August 29, 2013 READ MORE

New Texting While Driving Law has seen few Citations in Hampton Roads

Officers throughout the Hampton Roads area have written a total of 22 texting while driving citations since the law took effect on July 1st. August 15, 2013 August 16, 2013 READ MORE

8-Year-Old Hit by Car in Virginia Beach on First Colonial Road

An 8-year-old boy, his mother, and his 5-year-old sister were crossing the street to catch the bus when an oncoming vehicle hit the boy and his mother August 16, 2013 READ MORE

Man Lying in Roadway on Interstate 64 Hit Multiple Times by Passing Vehicles

Police reported to an early morning call at the Henpeck Road Overpass where a dead man was found lying in the roadway; the body had been hit by multiple vehicles before state troopers arrived. August 6, 2013 August 12, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise Nationwide; Virginia Fatalities Stay the Same

In a recent report issued by the Department of Transportation, the number of fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians has rose nationwide. August 7, 2013 August 12, 2013 READ MORE

Hit & Run Victim in Norfolk Suffers Broken Arm

A man attempting to cross the street at Tidewater Drive was struck by a small black Honda that fled the scene; the pedestrian suffered a broken arm from the crash. August 2, 2013 August 05, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Gloucester County Crash

A man crossing the street was struck by a Ford Edge in Gloucester County. The man was killed as a result of the accident; police are conducting an investigation. August 2, 2013 August 05, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Seriously Injured after being Struck by Car on Mercury Blvd in Hampton

A man walking in the street in the eastbound lanes of Mercury Boulevard was struck by a Mercedes; the pedestrian was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. July 24, 2013 July 26, 2013 READ MORE

New Driver Safety Laws Effective July 1st

Starting July 1st, new driver safety laws will be in effect, including stronger penalties for texting and driving and new regulation for mopeds July 01, 2013 READ MORE

Newport News Police Searching for Driver of Deadly Hit & Run

Police are searching for the driver of an identified white pickup that struck and killed a woman crossing the intersection of Warwick Blvd. and Hilltop Drive July 01, 2013 READ MORE

Teen Hit by Drunk Driver in Newport News on Harpersville Road

A drunk driver hit a 19-year-old and left the scene in Newport News on Harpersville Road. The teen was found with possible life-threatening injuries June 19, 2013 READ MORE

Girl Walking Bicycle Across Princess Anne Road Hit By Car Seriously Injured

A 14-year-old girl attempting to cross Princess Anne Road and Matthews Green Road in Virginia Beach was seriously injured when she was hit by a car. The driver will be charged May 16, 2013 READ MORE

2 Bicyclists Seriously Injured by Tractor-Trailer in Charles City Co Hit & Run

Two bicyclists were hit by a tractor-trailer on Route 160 which did not stop. The cyclists were taken to the hospital and in serious condition May 14, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accident Deaths Increased in 2012; 5000+ Lives Lost

According to a recent report, motorcyclist deaths increased by 9% in 2012 accounting for more than 5,000 deaths. May 3, 2012 May 03, 2013 READ MORE

2 People Hit in I-264 Portsmouth Accident; Samaritan Seriously Injured

A motorist, who had just broken down on I-264 at Victory Boulevard, and a Good Samaritan attempted to flag down a tow truck for help when another vehicle lost control and hit them. April 30, 2013 May 02, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accident on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with an SUV on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach. April 30, 2013 May 01, 2013 READ MORE

Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident on I-95 Near Quantico w/ Serious Injuries

A wreck this morning involving several vehicles and a motorcycle on Interstate 95 in Stafford County left one person with life-threatening injuries May 01, 2013 READ MORE

National Motorcycle Accident Deaths Continue to Climb

Preliminary data suggests that national motorcycle accident deaths in 2012 increased compared to 2011. Among the reasons listed for this increase are weather, the economy, and gas prices April 29, 2013 READ MORE

10 Things All Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

Motorcycle riders are frequently the victims of careless and inattentive drivers of cars and trucks. Here are 10 things all car, truck, and bus drivers should know about motorcycles. April 26, 2013 READ MORE

Distracted Driving Awareness | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 387,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver in 2011. April 08, 2013 READ MORE

The nine most common reasons distracted drivers lose focus at the wheel

The National Safety Council has recognized April as the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an effort to get people to understand the dangers of using their cell phones while behind the wheel April 01, 2013 READ MORE

Ashburn Student Driver Car Accident Injures Three Children, 1 Seriously Injured

A 15-year-old student driver obtaining lessons from a parent mistakenly accelerates, goes over a curb, and hits three young children. One child, 7-years-old, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. March 15, 2013 March 28, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Colonial Ave in Ghent Area of Norfolk

A pedestrian hit by a car at the intersection of Colonial and Boissevain Avenue died from his injuries on Sunday. March 18, 2013 March 27, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Scooter Accident at London Bridge and Shipps Corner in Virginia Beach

A fatal three vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of London Bridge and Shipps Corner, which killed the driver of a scooter involved in the accident. March 19, 2013 March 25, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by SUV in Henrico Co.

The pedestrian involved in the Henrico County west end collision has passed away from his injuries. The accident is still under investigation and charges have yet to be filed.  March 12, 2013 March 12, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed Crossing Street at Lafayette Blvd in Norfolk

A man attempting to cross Lafayette Boulevard in Norfolk was hit by two cars around 8 p.m. March 6, 2013 March 07, 2013 READ MORE

Ashburn Hit & Run Accident Leaves Bicyclist with Serious Injuries

A Leesburg man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries this morning after being hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle is being charged with reckless driving and felony hit and run March 04, 2013 READ MORE

Dale Boulevard Hit and Run Car Accident Sends 4 People to the Hospital

A vehicle traveling down Dale Boulevard slammed into the back of a car at the intersection of Cloverdale Road causing a chain reaction impact involving other vehicles. That vehicle then fled the scene. Minutes later another vehicle approaching the accident hit 4 people involved in the original accident February 21, 2013 READ MORE



Pedestrian Accidents

Rockbridge Co. Hit-and-Run Truck Kills Pedestrian

A hit-and-run accident near Raphine, Virginia has left one person dead. Police say the August 4, 2017 crash occurred just before 1:30 AM. A car was pulled over on the August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Chesapeake Accident

Chesapeake police officers are mourning the loss of one of their brothers in blue this week. An off-duty police officer was killed in an accident Saturday, July 22nd in Chesapeake. July 25, 2017 READ MORE

Two Hospitalized After Roanoke Bus Stop Collision

Two people in Roanoke are recuperating in the hospital following a scary collision at a bus stop. Police say they received word of an accident just after 7:00 AM the July 21, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car

A Virginia Beach pedestrian died last night after a collision with a Toyota Camry. Authorities say that the incident occurred around 9:30 PM the evening of June 11, 2017. According July 12, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian killed in Isle of Wight crash

No charges will be filed against a driver who struck a pedestrian in the Isle of Wight this weekend. Police say they received word of a collision around 10:30 PM July 10, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

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

Pedestrian Killed When SUV Runs Off Road in James City Co.

No charges have yet been filed in a horrific James City County pedestrian accident. Police say they were called to the 9200 block of Richmond Road just before 11:30 AM June 27, 2017 READ MORE

Man Struck by Curb-Jumping Teen in Norfolk

A late-night run to McDonald's turned dangerous in Norfolk early this morning. Sources report a 17-year-old driver struck a pedestrian while attempting to park in the restaurant's parking lot. The accident, June 15, 2017 READ MORE

VCU Professor Struck, Killed While Jogging in Richmond

The Richmond community is mourning the loss of a beloved educator following an accident Friday. The June 9, 2017 accident in the Fan District of Richmond claimed the life of June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Drunken Pokemon Go Player Sentenced

Pokemon Go swept the nation last summer, with folks young and old taking to the street to play the augmented reality game on their phones. But one man took his March 23, 2017 READ MORE

Norfolk Pedestrian Struck by Car

A pedestrian out walking her dogs in Norfolk has been struck by a car. News reports say the woman was strolling along Early St. around 10:00 this morning with her two March 01, 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 last week. The incident occurred around 8:40 the morning of February 20, 2017. Three women February 27, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Accident Hospitalizes One

A sunny Virginia Beach afternoon turned dangerous this weekend. Around 1:00 PM on November 6, 2016, a person was struck by a car near the intersection of Kempsville and Centerville November 08, 2016 READ MORE

22 Injured at Martinsville Speedway

Nearly two dozen people are recovering from a scary accident that occurred in Martinsville this weekend. According to police, a reckless driver in a Chevrolet SSR convertible tried to pass November 03, 2016 READ MORE

Newport News Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run

A pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a truck in Newport News. The October 18, 2016 accident occurred around 7:30 PM in the 6100 block of Jefferson October 19, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian Struck by Car Near ODU

A man was struck by a car on Hampton Boulevard early this morning Wednesday, September 28, 2016. That's the news from the Virginian-Pilot, following the accident. Not much is known September 28, 2016 READ MORE



Personal Injury

Carnival Ride Malfunction Kills 1, Injures 7

A teenager is dead and seven other people are injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair collapsed mid-ride. The Fire Ball ride collapsed July 26, 2017 while in August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Senior Citizen Assaulted in VA Beach Road Rage Incident

A 70-year-old man is recovering from a scary road rage incident in Virginia Beach last week. It occurred on London Bridge Road on July 27, 2017. While specific details about August 03, 2017 READ MORE

Thousands Injured at Amusement Parks in 2016

For many Americans, there's nothing like spending a warm summer's day at their favorite amusement park. Funnel cake and thrill rides are a surefire way to have some family fun. July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Midtown Tunnel Bus Crash Injures Three

A single-vehicle bus crash in the Midtown Tunnel landed three people in the hospital last week. Reports show that a Hampton Roads Transit bus was going through the Midtown Tunnel July 31, 2017 READ MORE

The Dark Side of Road Rage

A 19-year-old Michigan is facing the next several decades in prison after a brutal road rage beating that left a senior citizen fatally wounded. Reports show that the teen was riding July 26, 2017 READ MORE

Top 4 Summer Injuries (And How to Avoid Them!)

It's summertime in Virginia, perhaps the area's most beloved season. Pools are full of splashing families, beaches are crowded with tourists and locals alike, and theme parks like Busch Gardens July 07, 2017 READ MORE

Injured by Fireworks: What You Need to Know About Your Legal Options

Fireworks are a beloved tradition associated primarily with Independence Day in the United States, but they make their appearances on New Years Eve, at weddings and birthday parties and even June 30, 2017 READ MORE

Record Number of 4th of July Travelers to Hit the Road

If you're traveling this Independence Day weekend, you've been warned: more folks are taking to the open road than ever before. A total of 44.2 million people will be traveling June 29, 2017 READ MORE

New Lawsuit Filed Against Guardrail Makers

The Lindsay Corporation will face yet another lawsuit, this time from three Tennessee families who lost loved ones in accidents involving the company's X-Lite guardrail end terminal. Designed to fold June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Children Treated for Chemical Burns at Water Park

If your summer plans involve a trip to a water park, heads up: while the risks are relatively minor when attending a well-maintained, safe water park, some can lead to June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Teen Falls from Amusement Park Ride

There's nothing quite like a summer afternoon spent at your favorite theme park. Whether you're partial to local favorites like Busch Gardens or Kings Dominion, or you prefer the world-class June 26, 2017 READ MORE

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney: 4 Tips For You

When you've been involved in an accident, there are likely a million questions on your mind. At the top of your list, perhaps, is whether or not you should hire June 15, 2017 READ MORE

9 Injured in Virginia Beach School Bus Crash

A June 13, 2017 accident in Virginia Beach has landed several students in the hospital with injuries. Sources report a school bus and a sedan collided near the intersection of Witchduck Road June 14, 2017 READ MORE

To Prevent Vehicular Heatstroke, Try These 3 Steps

Every year, the media touts tragic headlines about the latest unfortunate vehicular heatstroke accident. Frequently involving young children or babies, these accident often occur when a parent or caregiver is June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Portsmouth Drowning Highlights Pool Dangers

A Memorial Day weekend tragedy struck a Portsmouth family, when an 8-year-old boy was found unresponsive in the deep end of a pool. Police arrived on scene Saturday, May 29, 2017 May 31, 2017 READ MORE

4 Summer Car Care Tips You Need to Know About

With Memorial Day weekend behind us, summer has unofficially begun. It's road trip season, with millions of Americans hitting the road to take advantage of the warm temperatures and travel. May 31, 2017 READ MORE

5 Ways to Stay Responsible This Boating Safety Week

It's National Safe Boating Week - what will you do to celebrate? Okay, so maybe you're not planning a real celebration, but there are things you can do to keep yourself May 25, 2017 READ MORE

The Four Kinds of VA Day Care Facilities

 Not all day cares are alike. Of course, you have differences in scheduling, in goals, and in styles, but in Virginia, the differences can be even more stark. That's because December 19, 2016 READ MORE

You Should Know: Not All VA Day Cares are Licensed

When we entrust our children to a day care, we expect that the business has been thoroughly vetted - or is following state requirements, at the very least. But the December 19, 2016 READ MORE

5 Signs of an Unsafe Daycare

It can be hard to send your little ones off to daycare, but in a safe, comfortable setting, your children can thrive. If you're on the hunt for a new December 16, 2016 READ MORE

Two Hospitalized Following VA Beach Collision

Two people are recovering after a collision last weekend in Virginia Beach. The November 27, 2016 accident happened at the intersection of Canadian Arch and Buckner Boulevard. Reports show that a November 29, 2016 READ MORE

One Killed, Nine Injured in Newport News Crash

One person is dead and another nine are recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident in Newport News this weekend. The November 26, 2016 collision occurred at the intersection November 28, 2016 READ MORE

4 Ways Winter Wreaks Havoc on Drivers

Here in Virginia, we're lucky enough to avoid extreme winter weather - at least most of the time. Locals know that whenever snow falls in Hampton Roads, the area becomes November 22, 2016 READ MORE

5 Tips for Safe, Stress Free Thanksgiving Travel

Low gas prices and a rebounding economy could spell more traffic on the road this Thanksgiving week. Experts expect 1.3 million Virginians to hit the road for the holiday - that's November 20, 2016 READ MORE

Flash Fire at Shipyard Injures Workers

Three shipyard workers are recovering after a flash fire at work. The October 29, 2016 incident occurred at the Colonna shipyard in Norfolk around 4:30 in the afternoon. Fire and November 04, 2016 READ MORE

Truck Crashes into Portsmouth House, Injuring Two

Two people are recovering following a scary collision in Portsmouth last night. The crash occurred just after midnight on Halloween night. Police say the driver of a Ford Explorer crashed his November 01, 2016 READ MORE

Daylight Savings Traditions Your Family Needs to Adopt

It's that time of year again - time to roll back the clocks and get an extra hour of sleep. But don't think your to do list ends at resetting October 27, 2016 READ MORE

5 Ways to Avoid a Scary Halloween Lawsuit

It's the spookiest time of the year: Halloween! That means costumes, candy and trick-or-treating kids at your door. But the scariest thing to fear this Halloween? A lawsuit! If someone October 24, 2016 READ MORE

Tropical Smoothie Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A

If you've had a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie in the last 50 days, you could at risk for hepatitis A. This announcement came from the popular restaurant chain on Friday, August August 22, 2016 READ MORE

Boy Struck by Falling Pallet at Sam’s Club

No customer walks into a store expecting to be injured inside, but a recent accident in Colonial Heights has highlighted the potential for danger inside big box stores. On August 13, August 17, 2016 READ MORE

Accidents Highlight Amusement Park Safety Issues

Some of the best summer memories can be made at theme parks, carnivals and water parks. After all, they're fun for the whole family, right? They're home to thrilling rides August 10, 2016 READ MORE

Monkey bites girl at VA Beach Oceanfront

We frequently write about dog bites on this site - after all, you're much more likely to be bitten by the neighbor's dog than by Jaws, no matter how much August 04, 2016 READ MORE

Woman injured when struck by boat propeller

A summer's afternoon on the water turned deadly for a New Jersey woman last week. The 26-year-old was standing at the bow of a rented pontoon boat when it hit a August 04, 2016 READ MORE

Vacationing family sickened by Terminix gas

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, right? Unforgettable and life-changing, travel can be incredibly enriching for families. But tragedy - and negligence - can strike when you least expect it. A Delaware August 03, 2016 READ MORE

Woman injured on ride at a Virginia fair

A fun evening at the Frederick County Fair turned deadly on Monday when a woman was injured on one of the carnival rides. The 47-year-old was riding the Super Shot, which July 29, 2016 READ MORE

5 ways to prevent vehicular heatstroke

Each year, as temperatures rise, we hear tragic stories of well-intentioned parents forgetting their little ones in the hot car. It's something unimaginable for most of us, but on average, July 21, 2016 READ MORE

5 things you need to know if your child is injured

There's nothing scarier than witnessing your child in pain. If they're injured in some kind of an accident, here are the five things you need to know to seek justice on July 20, 2016 READ MORE

Four ways Pokemon Go is causing real life danger

The new Pokemon Go game is everywhere. Everyone from kids to Millennials are out and about in their neighborhoods, stretching their legs and playing the game. The free game reached July 13, 2016 READ MORE

Your Car’s “Black Box” may hold the secret to winning your catastrophic collision case

Your Car’s “Black Box” May Hold The Secret Understanding how these black boxes can be used to support your case The majority of automobiles manufactured in the last five years contain a sophisticated May 27, 2016 READ MORE

16,000 Volvo Big Rigs Recalled

Faulty Tractor-Trailer Steering Shafts Prompts Recall Volvo has announced a massive recall of its popular line of trucks, including the VNL, VNM and VNX models. The vehicles have faulty steering shafts March 23, 2016 READ MORE

How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

What's Your Personal Injury Case Worth? If you find yourself injured because of someone else's negligence, you might be considering your options. Hiring a personal injury lawyer may indeed be the right February 04, 2016 READ MORE

How Soon After an Injury Should I File a Lawsuit?

Picture this: you've been injured - through no fault of your own - and medical bills are piling up. You're missing work because of your health, and the emotional pain January 29, 2016 READ MORE

Determining Negligence in Slips, Trips or Falls

Determining Negligence in Slips, Trips or Falls Clumsy moments happen to the best of us, but landing in the wrong way can lead to serious injuries. When slips, trips or falls occur January 25, 2016 READ MORE

Parents Beware: Britax Infant Car Seats Recalled

Britax Car Seats Recalled Parents, be aware: Britax is recalling over 71,000 infant car seats. The carrying handle on the car seat has been known to crack and break. The recall January 25, 2016 READ MORE

Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Car Accident?

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney For Your Car Accident? Car accidents rattle us both physically and mentally. After a scary collision, you're likely worrying about seeking treatment for injuries January 20, 2016 READ MORE

How Do Contingency Fees Work?

If you're short on cash but need legal representation, hiring a lawyer on a contingency fee basis is a great option. Contingency fee arrangements are used when money is being January 15, 2016 READ MORE

Local Teens Highlight Distracted Driving Risks

Most of us have driven distracted at one point or another. Admit it: even the best drivers among us have adjusted the radio, snacked or fixed their makeup at the January 12, 2016 READ MORE

Explosion Injures Man at Accomack Perdue Factory

An early morning fire at a factory in Accomack injured one man and caused a building to collapse, WAVY.com reports. Neighbors report hearing a loud boom and experiencing shaking windows December 26, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Campbell Co., Virginia Industrial Accident

A young life ended too soon because of an accident on a job site. WSET in Rustburg, Virginia reports that a 19-year-old industrial worker was killed when the machinery he October 26, 2015 READ MORE

Twenty Injured in Augusta County School Bus Accident

Children hurt when school bus crashes into a tree. A scary accident rocked rural Augusta County, Virginia on August 25th. Children on a school bus – elementary, middle and high school age August 26, 2015 READ MORE

Power Pole Falls, Injures Child in Portmsouth

A young boy suffered a punctured lung and four broken limbs when a power pole fell on him in Portsmouth. Power poles provide our homes and businesses with the energy necessary for April 07, 2015 READ MORE

One Dead, Dozens Injured in DC Metro

The L'Enfant metro station in Washington, DC was chaotic Monday afternoon as smoke poured out from the tracks and throughout the station. Tragically, one metro train was stopped in the January 15, 2015 READ MORE

Children Unsafe in Unlicensed Day Cares

A dangerous trend has become obvious throughout the Commonwealth. Reports show that children in unlicensed home day cares are five times more likely to be killed through neglect, abuse of December 22, 2014 READ MORE

Richard J. Serpe Named in 2015 Best Lawyers in America©

Richard J. Serpe was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 for his work in Personal Injury Litigation. Additionally, this will be Richard August 21, 2014 READ MORE

10 Rules for Dealing with Insurance Companies

  You do NOT need to give a recorded statement, so don't! There's a good reason insurance companies record statements, and you can bet they do it to help deny claims not to help pay them. If you are represented by a lawyer, ask the insurance company to contact your lawyer to obtain any information they need.  June 15, 2010 READ MORE

The Dangers of the $54 Million Pants Case

The $54 Million pair of pants lawsuit is dangerous for everyone, and not for the reasons that you might think. May 27, 2010 READ MORE

National Arbitration Forum Claims

Many consumer contracts now contain a clause, in fine print of course, that claims if you have any type of disagreement with the company, you waive the right to go to court and the dispute must be handled in arbitration. May 03, 2010 READ MORE

“Frivolous” Lawsuits?

The Serpe Law Firm specializes in complex litigation with multiple defendants. As an attorney that has represented victims of corporate pollution and mass toxic torts, Richard Serpe can verify that there is very little that is "frivolous" about a lawsuit. April 30, 2010 READ MORE



Premises Liability

Infant Drowns in Community Pool in York Co.

An infant is dead after an accident at a community pool in York County. Emergency crews were called to the pool Sunday, August 6, 2017 after a drowning incident involving August 08, 2017 READ MORE

Carnival Ride Malfunction Kills 1, Injures 7

A teenager is dead and seven other people are injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair collapsed mid-ride. The Fire Ball ride collapsed July 26, 2017 while in August 07, 2017 READ MORE

Deck Collapse Injures 7 in Virginia Beach

When we gather with friends and family to celebrate, drink and dine together, rarely do we ever question the safety of their homes. No one could have expected the deck June 12, 2017 READ MORE

Portsmouth Drowning Highlights Pool Dangers

A Memorial Day weekend tragedy struck a Portsmouth family, when an 8-year-old boy was found unresponsive in the deep end of a pool. Police arrived on scene Saturday, May 29, 2017 May 31, 2017 READ MORE



Professional Malpractice

Professional Malpractice

Accountants, stockbrokers, engineers, architects and other professionals are licensed for a very good reason. Their chosen professions require not just a natural predisposition towards the craft, but also a thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, and standards. Licensing not only keeps those that are unqualified to attempt to practice, but also makes sure that those entering their chosen professions will be up to the task. June 29, 2010 READ MORE



Stryker

Florida Attorney Understands Pain of Clients after Stryker Hip Implant

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Why are Stryker Hip Implants Being Recalled?

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Hip Recall Could Cost Stryker Corporation $390 Million

Stryker Corporation, who recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem hip implants in June 2012 has stated that this recall could cost the company $390 million August 01, 2013 READ MORE

Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Moving Forward

All of the recipients listed in the pending litigation suffered serious complications, including metallosis and premature device failure. In the U. S. District Court in Minnesota, at least 159 additional Stryker lawsuits have been filed July 26, 2013 READ MORE



Toxic Torts

Is Carbon Monoxide Responsible for Virginia Produce Hillsville Sickness?

Sixty-three people were taken to local hospitals either for symptoms of illness April 04, 2014 READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide Detected at Suffolk Wal-Mart

The Suffolk, Virginia Wal-Mart location has been in the news twice in the past six months for the detection of carbon monoxide March 07, 2014 READ MORE

Dan River Coal Ash Leak Raises Environmental Dangers

The environmental disaster, coming from Duke Energy’s plant in Norfolk, has raised concerns that the level of toxins in the Dan River pose a serious public health threat February 10, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Navy Finds Elevated Lead Levels at Two Child Care Facilities

Navy officials found elevated lead levels at the Child Development Centers at Fort Story and Naval Station Norfolk. These high levels came from various water faucets throughout the facilities. Health problems have yet to be reported April 01, 2013 READ MORE

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2012

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health.  National Lead Poisoning Prevention week aims to raise awareness among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978 October 22, 2012 READ MORE

Two Dead in Carbon Monoxide leak in Portsmouth

Elderly couple found dead in Portsmouth Swanson Homes apartment possibly because of carbon monoxide poisoning June 21, 2012 READ MORE

Knauf Chinese Drywall Settlement; Nearly 4,500 Homes to be Repaired

A Chinese drywall settlement agreement has been reached with drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. , which means that thousands of Gulf Coast homeowners will be able to have their homes repaired December 16, 2011 READ MORE

fly ash dominion power

fly ash dominion power September 15, 2011 READ MORE

How Toxic is Virginia’s Air?

Air pollution is a serious issue in the United States, and air pollutants like ozone, particle pollutants, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and lead have all been linked to a variety of health conditions. Some of these conditions include heart attacks and strokes, nervous system and brain damage, bronchitis, asthma, and premature death just to name a few. This article will explain how Virginia’s air compares to the rest of the U.S., explains some sources and effects of pollution, and asks if lawsuits can really make a difference. August 20, 2011 READ MORE

DuPont and Virginia: What Chemicals are we Breathing Right Now?

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co, otherwise know to everyone as DuPont, is one of the largest manufacturers of chemicals in the world. Practically everything that you use on a daily basis has some part of it that got its start in a DuPont laboratory. The plastic on your computer, the padding in your office chair, or the lid to your morning cup of coffee wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for DuPont. August 18, 2011 READ MORE

HazMat investigates hazardous material leak in Norfolk; 8 sent to hospital

Eight people hospitalized after complaining about shortness of breath due to a leaking container on the container ship Antwerpen Express in Norfolk.  HazMat crews were called to NIT to investigate August 18, 2011 READ MORE

Eastern Shore Purdue Plant Evacuates as HazMat controls Ammonia Leak

Hundreds of employees were forced to evacuate a Perdue plant on the Eastern Shore yesterday because of an ammonia leak.  Fortunately there were no serious injuries. August 17, 2011 August 18, 2011 READ MORE

$358.5 Million to Sixteen Children Exposed to Dangerous Amounts of Lead

A jury in St. Louis has awarded $358. 5 million to sixteen children who suffered injuries when they were exposed to dangerous amounts of lead from a nearby smelting plant August 09, 2011 READ MORE

CDC Research Reveals Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Leading Cause of Unintentional Deaths in US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research has revealed that carbon monoxide poisoning was the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States between 2000 and 2009 August 09, 2011 READ MORE



Tractor-Trailer Accidents

I-95 Truck Crash Kills One, Injures Two

One person was killed in an accident on I-95 last week near Spotsylvania. Police say they responded to a late night crash on southbound I-95 between the Thornburg and Massaponax exits. August 14, 2017 READ MORE

Chain Reaction Crash Injures One, Tractor Trailer Driver Charged

A crash in Newport News lead one driver to the hospital and another driver to a ticket. That's the news from 13NewsNow, who reports that the July 31, 2017 accident occurred July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Driver Charged After Windsor Crash

The driver of a tractor trailer has been charged with reckless driving after a wreck occurred on US 460, news reports indicate. The July 27, 2017 accident in Windsor resulted July 31, 2017 READ MORE

Bicyclist Killed in Henrico Crash

A cyclist has died from injuries sustained in a collision with a truck, WTVR.com reports. The Henrico crash occurred the morning of Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The bicyclist was attempting to June 23, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in I-64 Crash

A Sunday evening crash on I-64 resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in James City County. The June 11, 2017 accident occurred around 6:50 that evening. Police say two motorcycle June 13, 2017 READ MORE

Truck Crash in Petersburg Hospitalizes 6

Six people were injured in a crash in Petersburg, Virginia yesterday, when a tractor trailer crashed over a barrier wall. Police say the May 30, 2017 accident occurred on I-95 June 01, 2017 READ MORE

Chesapeake Teen Killed in VA Beach Truck Crash

A trip to the beach ended tragically last week in Virginia Beach when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with an SUV. The teen girls in May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Drowsy Driver Injured in Isle of Wight Crash

A truck driver was injured last week in an Isle of Wight County crash. The May 12, 2017 accident occurred just after 2:00 in the morning on US-460, when the driver May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Truck and SUV Collide in Fairfax

Firefighters and first responders were on the scene of a tractor trailer accident early Thursday morning. The incident occurred just before 6:00 AM the morning of February 23, 2017. An February 24, 2017 READ MORE

2 Killed in I-95 Truck Crash

Two people were killed in a early morning crash on I-95 last week. Police say the incident occurred just after 1:00 in the morning on Wednesday, February 8 2017 in February 13, 2017 READ MORE

Woman Killed When Trucker Makes Illegal Turn in Bedford County on US 460

An improper turn led to the death of a Brookneal, Virginia woman last week. The incident occurred the morning of February 2, 2017. Police say they received a call around February 07, 2017 READ MORE

Driver Injured in I-95 Hanover County Truck Crash

An early morning crash in Hanover County, Virginia landed one tractor trailer driver in the hospital with serious injuries. Police say the incident occurred on I-95 north the morning of February 01, 2017 READ MORE

Fluvanna Co. Tractor Trailer Wreck Kills 3

Three people were killed in a Fluvanna County, Virginia accident last week when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle. Sources say the January 23, 2017 accident occurred when January 31, 2017 READ MORE

Eastern Shore Truck Crash Kills Two

An SUV and a tractor trailer collided on the Eastern Shore this week, sending one woman to the hospital. Two other people involved in the wreck were killed. Police say the December 23, 2016 READ MORE

Truck Overturns in Newport News Crash

A Tuesday morning crash on I-264 in Newport News sent one woman to the hospital, news outlets reported. Police say the incident happened just after 6:00 in the morning on December December 14, 2016 READ MORE

Two Injured in Newport News Milk Truck Wreck

A multi-vehicle crash in Newport News has landed two people in the hospital. The incident occurred on December 2nd, 2016 on I-664. Police say the driver of an 18-wheeler milk December 07, 2016 READ MORE

NHTSA Proposes Speed Limiters for Tractor Trailers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new recommendation for trucking companies: install a speed limiter in all big rigs. This device could be a game changer for the December 01, 2016 READ MORE

Two Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash on I-64

A weekend crash in Kanawha County, West Virginia, landed two people in the hospital. The accident occurred on Saturday, November 5th on I-64 eastbound. Sources indicate that the trouble began November 08, 2016 READ MORE

Driver Killed in Route 460 Logging Truck Accident

Police are investigating a deadly truck accident that occurred earlier this week in Tazewell County, Virginia. The accident, on Route 460 and Route 820, claimed the life of one man. Authorities October 19, 2016 READ MORE

Head-On Collision Injures Two on I-81

A blown out tire is to blame for a head-on collision in Wythe County, police say. The accident occurred the afternoon of Sunday, October 2nd along I-81. A truck carrying October 03, 2016 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer, 7 Vehicles Involved in I-77 Crash

A chain reaction crash in Carroll County last week caused traffic delays for hours along I-77. The accident occurred the morning of September 8 at mile marker 17. News reports September 11, 2016 READ MORE

Nebraska truck driver rear ends van, killing family

A truck accident in western Nebraska has claimed the lives of a young family. ABC News reports that a mother, father and children aged 3, 1 and 2 months were August 03, 2016 READ MORE

One injured in Roanoke County tractor trailer crash

A driver is recovering in the hospital after a scary accident in Roanoke County. The crash occurred on I-81 when a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed through a median and guardrail. July 05, 2016 READ MORE

Serious Portsmouth Tree Trimming Truck Accident

A man is recovering following a scary car accident in Portsmouth. The crash occurred when a car and a tree trimming truck collided at the intersection of George Washington Highway June 14, 2016 READ MORE

Your Car’s “Black Box” may hold the secret to winning your catastrophic collision case

Your Car’s “Black Box” May Hold The Secret Understanding how these black boxes can be used to support your case The majority of automobiles manufactured in the last five years contain a sophisticated May 27, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Chesapeake Dump Truck Accident

One Killed, 3 Others Injured in Chesapeake Dump Truck Crash A woman has died after being struck by a truck in Chesapeake. The crash occurred on Monday, April 4, 2016, along April 04, 2016 READ MORE

Fatigued Driving Tops Lists of NTSB Concerns

The National Transportation Safety Bureau has released its annual wish list of safety improvements for the transportation industry. This year's list includes an focus on collision prevention technology (like back up January 25, 2016 READ MORE

Five Killed in Eastern Shore Truck Accident

Tragic Fatal Eastern Shore Truck Accident The driver of a tractor trailer is facing nearly a dozen charges following a fatal crash on the Eastern Shore last year. The wreck occurred January 20, 2016 READ MORE

5 Vehicle Isle of Wight Tractor-Trailer Crash

On January 8, 2015 around 7 a.m., a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer shutdown Route 17. According to Wavy10, the accident happened near Smiths Neck Road. Five vehicles and a January 08, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Montpelier Tractor-Trailer Accident

A Montpelier woman has been charged with reckless driving in connection to the fatal crash that occurred in Hanover County this week. The accident happened when the driver of a October 27, 2015 READ MORE

VA Motorcyclists Hit by Tractor-Trailer in Fatal NC Accident

Friday, July 17, 2015 According to reports, an early morning crash involving six motorcyclists and a tractor-trailer occurred on I-85 in Greensboro, NC near Groometown Road. One person was killed in the July 17, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Ashland Tractor-Trailer Bicycle Accident

Teen Riding Bike Fatally Injured by Tractor-Trailer A truck driver has been charged with reckless driving, following a fatal accident involving a bicyclist in Ashland, Virginia. The 18-year-old bicyclist was riding June 10, 2015 READ MORE

Tractor -Trailer Kills Pedestrian in James City Co.

A man has died following a crash involving a tractor trailer in James City County, Virginia. The accident occurred around 1 in the morning, when the pedestrian was crossing Route June 03, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Altavista Log Truck Accident

A very serious and scary accident happened earlier this week in Altavista, Virginia when a log fell off of a truck and crashed through the windshield of the car behind June 02, 2015 READ MORE

Virginia Truck Accident Lawyer – 5 Reasons to Get Help

5 Reasons to Get Help Immediately After Your Virginia Truck Accident Truck injury and death cases demand immediate attention – more so than any other type of case we handle. Because of the severe injuries suffered by truck May 04, 2015 READ MORE

Route 58 Suffolk Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Two

Two people are recovering from injuries sustained in a tractor trailer accident in Suffolk, Virginia earlier this week. The wreck happened when a tractor trailer rear-ended a slow moving pickup May 01, 2015 READ MORE

Suffolk Rt. 58 Tractor-Trailer Accident

Around noon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck sent two people to the hospital. According to reports the accident happened on Route April 29, 2015 READ MORE

Three Killed in Eastern Shore Tractor Trailer Crash

The head on collision of two tractor trailers has resulted in the death of three people and a dog. The accident occurred early Tuesday morning when a Mack tractor trailer April 24, 2015 READ MORE

Norfolk Midtown Tunnel Tractor-Trailer Crash

Around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 a a multi-vehicle collision, involving a tractor-trailer, halted traffic in the Midtown Tunnel, according to reports. HazMat was called in to clean up April 08, 2015 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Chesterfield

A chain reaction crash in Chesterfied County, Virginia has resulted in the death of one driver. Police say a state trooper had pulled over on the left side of the April 07, 2015 READ MORE

High Speeds Linked to Tractor Trailer Crashes

A new report the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found a connection between high speeds and tractor trailer tire blow outs. These tire blow outs frequently result in April 06, 2015 READ MORE

30 Wrecked: Why Tracy Morgan’s Accident Could Happen to Any of Us

Comedian Tracy Morgan was at the top of his game when a tractor-trailer struck his vehicle last year. Suddenly, a successful television and stand up career was rendered impossible: a March 30, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-64 in New Kent

An awful accident on Interstate 64 in New Kent County resulted in the death of one woman, according to state police. The crash occurred around mile marker 211 and involved a March 16, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal New Kent, VA Tractor-Trailer Accident

Traffic can - at best - be boring and at worst, become deadly. A routine traffic jam on I-64 became deadly when a tractor trailer struck a pickup truck, setting March 13, 2015 READ MORE

Rockbridge Deputy Injured in I-81 Tractor-Trailer Accident

A deputy for the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department was injured when a tractor-trailer struck his car, according to authorities. The awful wreck happened near mile marker 204. The deputy was in March 10, 2015 READ MORE

Two Accidents Shut Down Eastern Shore’s Route 13

Two separate accidents along Route 13 shut down the Eastern Shore roadway last weekend. The earlier incident occurred around 4:40 am when a tractor trailer carrying milk overturned in the January 21, 2015 READ MORE

Box Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Beltway Crash

A Northern Virginia tow truck driver has been killed on the job. While attending to a vehicle along the Outer Loop of the Beltway, the man was struck by a box January 20, 2015 READ MORE

Tips for Avoiding Tractor-Trailer Accidents

It’s no secret that driving can be dangerous. In addition the possibility of defective designed or manufactured vehicles, drivers must contend with other operators. In particular, large trucks and tractor-trailers January 19, 2015 READ MORE

Virginia Family Killed in Md. Tractor Trailer Crash

A tractor trailer accident has claimed the lives of five Virginia family members who were on a road trip to Baltimore on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The crash occurred around January 12, 2015 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Driver Charged After Accident

A tractor trailer driver is facing reckless driving charges after being involved in a crash on route 340. Reports say that the tractor trailer collided with a car around 5 January 07, 2015 READ MORE

Norfolk Hampton Boulevard Tractor Trailer Accident

Date of Accident: September 22, 2014 Location: Norfolk - Azalea Court at Hampton Boulevard An accident involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle occurred around 3 P.M.  on Monday at the intersection of Azalea September 23, 2014 READ MORE

Eastern Shore Farm Tractor & Tractor-Trailer Accident

Farm Tractor hit by Tractor-Trailer Truck On Thursday, September 4, 2014, a fatal accident involving a farm tractor and a tractor-trailer occurred on Route 13 on the Eastern Shore around 5 p.m. According September 08, 2014 READ MORE

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Albemarle County Accident

A Northampton County trucker has been charged with reckless driving for his part in an Albemarle County, Virginia motor vehicle accident that killed two and injured two others. According to Virginia August 11, 2014 READ MORE

Get Your Eyes Back on the Road! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving month. How many of you feel ashamed of how often you have multi-tasked on the road? I am not too proud to admit that I have April 16, 2014 READ MORE

“National Work Zone Awareness Week” Focuses on Workplace Fatalities

In 2012, over 600 highway workers and motorists were killed in “workplace zones.” April 11, 2014 READ MORE

Awful Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills 3 in New Kent

The wreck occurred on Route 155 in New Kent County, VA, when a car crashed into a tractor-trailer April 09, 2014 READ MORE

I-81 Wythe County Truck Accidents Leave Two Dead

Two awful truck accidents on Interstate 81 in Wythe County, Virginia, have claimed two lives April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Seemingly Minor Brain Injuries Can Turn Deadly Fast, Experts Say

Head trauma which may at first seem minor can actually turn out to be life-threatening April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Dangerous Driving Results in Fatal King William Car Accident

Fatal Route 30 in King William County, Virginia dump truck head-on collision March 25, 2014 READ MORE

4 Injured When Commercial Bus Overturns in Stafford, Virginia

A bus accident in Stafford County, Virginia sent more than 50 people to the hospital; four with serious injuries March 18, 2014 READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Collision Results in Fatality

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Daylight Savings Time May Pose Risk of Fatigue

Studies show the risk of car accidents may rise by 6% on the Monday and Tuesday after the clocks jump forward March 10, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Isle of Wight Tractor-Trailer Accident

A fatal Isle of Wight tractor-trailer accident occurred this morning on Route 258 on Courthouse Highway February 28, 2014 READ MORE

Stafford County Tractor-Trailer Accident Injures Five

The driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged, after an accident he caused sent 5 people to the hospital. February 23, 2014 February 28, 2014 READ MORE

Injuries Reported in Suffolk Tractor-Trailer Accident

Both drivers of the vehicles were taken to Sentara Obici Hospital for treatment of injuries February 27, 2014 READ MORE

Woman Hit and Killed by Dump Truck in Arlington

The woman was hit by the dump truck on the 5900 block of Little Falls Road as she was helping her child into a minivan February 24, 2014 READ MORE

I-295 Richmond Tractor-Trail Accident; Driver Charged

Tractor-trailer driver charged for following too close February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Crane Falls off Tractor-Trailer I-95 Richmond; Hits Car

The boom of a crane was knocked off of a tractor-trailer at the Chamberlayne Avenue overpass on I-95 in Richmond and hit another car. February 13, 2014 February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Two Tractor-Trailers Collide in Henry County

Two tractor-trailers were involved in a crash in Henry County. As a result, one truck was torn in half. February 18, 2014 February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Woman Killed in Two Car Accident in Chesterfield

The woman’s car was struck by a tractor trailer that was traveling east on Route 10. February 15, 2014 February 24, 2014 READ MORE

Marijuana-Related Car Accidents Triple Over Last Decade

While the effects of drunk-driving are well-known and warned against, the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana are not so widely publicized, simply because marijuana is illegal in most places February 10, 2014 READ MORE

Brain Injury Awareness Day Approaches in Virginia

The BIAV is also working to ensure that the brain injury community is fairly and equally represented under the Virginia Disability Commission January 27, 2014 READ MORE

Rockbridge County I-81 Tractor-Trailer Accident with Injuries

An accident involving a tractor-trailer, a truck carrying roofing supplies, and two other vehicles. January 14, 2014 January 15, 2014 READ MORE

Texting and Driving Increases Crash Risks, VT Study Shows

It seems self-evident that texting while driving a motor vehicle increases the risk of crashing---but a recent study has borne out that suspicion. January 10, 2014 READ MORE

Too Many Fatal Car Accidents in Virginia Over the Holidays

Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, 20 people were killed in traffic accidents January 02, 2014 READ MORE

Lynchburg Garbage Truck Crash Lands Two People in Hospital

December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 READ MORE

Country’s Most Dangerous Drivers Found in Washington, D.C.

Depending on where you live, your chances for getting in a car accident are higher or lower---and the most dangerous place to drive a car is located in Washington, D. C December 16, 2013 READ MORE

Truck Driver in Fatal New Market Road Accident in Henrico County Charged

The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision in Henrico County is wanted on multiple charges. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Help protect your friends and loved ones by preventing drunk and drugged driving.  December 09, 2013 READ MORE

One Dead and One Injured after Tractor-Trailer Crash in Fluvanna County

A husband and wife turning into their driveway were struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 15 in Fluvanna County. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with reckless driving. July 22, 2013 November 26, 2013 READ MORE

Driver Charged in Deadly Chesterfield County Tractor Trailor Crash

Route 288 South in Chesterfield County was closed due to a fatal multi-vehicle accident October 16, 2013 READ MORE

Eastern Shore Tour Bus Accident Injures 13

A Vision Tours tour bus traveling from New York to Virginia Beach on Lankford Highway ran off the road and struck a ditch. The driver of the bus is being charged. October 13, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Suffolk 8 Vehicle Accident Involving Tractor-Trailers on Route 460

A major accident occurred in Suffolk on Route 60 involving six vehicles and two tractor-trailers. One person was killed and six others were seriously injured September 18, 2013 READ MORE

Monsters Among Us: Commercial Trucking Industry Puts You at Risk

The instant a brain injury occurs, one life ends and another begins. In crashes involving a car and a large truck, the odds are stacked against the car from the get-go. September 13, 2013 READ MORE

Teen Possibly Texting & Driving in Fatal Woodbridge Bicycle Accident

A 17-year-old girl stuck and killed a man riding his bicycle in front for C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va. Police are now trying to determine if the teenager was texting while driving. September 9, 2013 September 11, 2013 READ MORE

State-by-State Texting While Driving Bans and Reduced Incidence

Virginia recently established a texting while driving ban, and like other states, infractions impose a heavier fine on individuals who are found to be texting while driving and are an attempt to reduce the likelihood that a motorist will text and drive August 29, 2013 READ MORE

New Texting While Driving Law has seen few Citations in Hampton Roads

Officers throughout the Hampton Roads area have written a total of 22 texting while driving citations since the law took effect on July 1st. August 15, 2013 August 16, 2013 READ MORE

1 Injured in Hampton Magruder Blvd Head-On Collision Truck Accident

One person is in critical condition after being hit head on by a truck on Magruder Blvd in Hampton August 15, 2013 READ MORE

41-Car Pileup on Interstate 81 Near Lexington Sends 10 to Hospital

A two-car accident near Lexington during a rain storm resulted in a 41-vehicle pileup that sent 10 people to the hospital August 13, 2013 READ MORE

Man Lying in Roadway on Interstate 64 Hit Multiple Times by Passing Vehicles

Police reported to an early morning call at the Henpeck Road Overpass where a dead man was found lying in the roadway; the body had been hit by multiple vehicles before state troopers arrived. August 6, 2013 August 12, 2013 READ MORE

Tractor-Trailer and Armored Truck Crash into Building after Colliding in Norfolk

A tractor-trailer making a wide right turn struck a Garda armored truck and crashed into a building off of Tidewater Drive in Norfolk. August 9, 2013 August 12, 2013 READ MORE

I-264 Westbound Accident Involving 2 Tractor-Trailers

According to WVEC, Traffic crash I-264 westbound at Campostella in Norfolk.. 2 right lanes blocked. More Information to come. July 24, 2013 July 26, 2013 READ MORE

Woman Survives 40ft Plunge into Chesapeake Bay after Car is Pushed off Bridge by Tractor-Trailer

A 22-year-old woman was able to swim to a pile of rocks after her car was forced off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Friday night by a tractor-trailer. July 22, 2013 July 23, 2013 READ MORE

New Driver Safety Laws Effective July 1st

Starting July 1st, new driver safety laws will be in effect, including stronger penalties for texting and driving and new regulation for mopeds July 01, 2013 READ MORE

2 Bicyclists Seriously Injured by Tractor-Trailer in Charles City Co Hit & Run

Two bicyclists were hit by a tractor-trailer on Route 160 which did not stop. The cyclists were taken to the hospital and in serious condition May 14, 2013 READ MORE

Motorcycle Accident Deaths Increased in 2012; 5000+ Lives Lost

According to a recent report, motorcyclist deaths increased by 9% in 2012 accounting for more than 5,000 deaths. May 3, 2012 May 03, 2013 READ MORE

Texting and Driving is a Primary Offense in Virginia

Effective July 1, 2013 anyone caught texting-while-driving in Virginia will be fined $125 for a first offense and $250 for a repeat office April 29, 2013 READ MORE

I-81 Wythe County Tractor-Trailer Accident Injuring 2 People

The driver of a tractor-trailer carrying strawberries caused an accident with another vehicle on Interstate-81 in Wythe County. The driver apparently was in possession of several drugs and received numerous charges April 16, 2013 READ MORE

Distracted Driving Awareness | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 387,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver in 2011. April 08, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Charter Bus Accident on Rt 58 in Southampton County

The driver of a charter bus traveling from Chapel Hill to Hampton lost control and overturned into a ditch. One passenger was killed and another passenger that was ejected was flown to the hospital. April 5, 2013   April 05, 2013 READ MORE



Wrongful Death

2 Men Sentenced Following Fatal VA Beach DUI Crash

Two men are facing prison time following their roles in a fatal crash in Virginia Beach in 2015. Both men were involved in the multi-vehicle crash that occurred around 2:30 AM August 08, 2017 READ MORE

New Lawsuit Filed Against Guardrail Makers

The Lindsay Corporation will face yet another lawsuit, this time from three Tennessee families who lost loved ones in accidents involving the company's X-Lite guardrail end terminal. Designed to fold June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed When SUV Runs Off Road in James City Co.

No charges have yet been filed in a horrific James City County pedestrian accident. Police say they were called to the 9200 block of Richmond Road just before 11:30 AM June 27, 2017 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Collides Head On with Motorcyclist

A Eden, North Carolina man has been charged with a DUI following a fatal accident last weekend. Police say the incident occurred shortly before 2 PM the afternoon of June June 14, 2017 READ MORE

To Prevent Vehicular Heatstroke, Try These 3 Steps

Every year, the media touts tragic headlines about the latest unfortunate vehicular heatstroke accident. Frequently involving young children or babies, these accident often occur when a parent or caregiver is June 14, 2017 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Staunton Mail Truck Crash

A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Staunton, Virginia. Police say the incident occurred when a mail truck attempted to make a U-turn on Parkersburg Turnpike. The driver failed February 22, 2017 READ MORE

Woman Killed When Trucker Makes Illegal Turn in Bedford County on US 460

An improper turn led to the death of a Brookneal, Virginia woman last week. The incident occurred the morning of February 2, 2017. Police say they received a call around February 07, 2017 READ MORE

2 Killed in Virginia Beach Car Accident on I-264

Deadly I-264 Car Accident in Virginia Beach 12/9/2016- A serious multi-vehicle car accident closed down the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-264 in Virginia Beach at First Colonial and Birdneck Road. The crash December 09, 2016 READ MORE

Wrong Way Crash Kills One, Injures Another

A Halloween night car accident claimed the life of a Virginia Beach man and sent another person to the hospital. Police report that the driver of a Chrysler Sebring headed November 01, 2016 READ MORE

Motorcyclist Killed in Vienna Crash

A Vienna, Virginia accident last week hospitalized three people and killed another. The wreck occurred on October 18, 2016 around 4:00 PM. when the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze was October 24, 2016 READ MORE

Accidents Highlight Amusement Park Safety Issues

Some of the best summer memories can be made at theme parks, carnivals and water parks. After all, they're fun for the whole family, right? They're home to thrilling rides August 10, 2016 READ MORE

Wrongful Death: When a Reckless Driver Kills Your Loved One

Wrongful Death: When a Reckless Driver Kills Your Loved One Life can change in the blink of an eye. It's always difficult to lose a loved one, but the pain is made July 08, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Chesapeake Dump Truck Accident

One Killed, 3 Others Injured in Chesapeake Dump Truck Crash A woman has died after being struck by a truck in Chesapeake. The crash occurred on Monday, April 4, 2016, along April 04, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Accident at Goodyear Plant in Danville

Employee Killed in Danville Goodyear Accident On Thursday, March 31, 2016 an employee of the Danville, Virginia Goodyear plant was killed. According to reports, police responded to the call around 6 April 01, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Hampton School Bus Accident

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, an accident between a passenger car and a school bus left two people with serious injuries. According to reports, the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. at March 31, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Accomack County Route 13 Truck Accident

Fatal Route 13 Accident on the Eastern Shore On Thursday, February 18, 2016, a fatal accident involving two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer truck occurred in Accomack County. The accident happened around February 19, 2016 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed in Chesterfield Car Accident

Fatal Highway 288 Chesterfield Car Accident A pedestrian who was struck on Chesterfield's Highway 288 has died, wtvr.com reports. The woman was standing on the highway median with a state trooper, completing an February 17, 2016 READ MORE

Fatal Eastern Shore DUI Accident

Police are investigating an accident in Accomack County, after a drunk driver lost control of his vehicle on U.S. Route 13. WAVY.com reports that the driver was traveling at a December 18, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Hampton Motorcycle Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Hampton A motorcyclist has succumbed to his injuries following a collision with a drunk driver. The accident occurred when a Pontiac heading eastbound on I-64 in December 01, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Montpelier Tractor-Trailer Accident

A Montpelier woman has been charged with reckless driving in connection to the fatal crash that occurred in Hanover County this week. The accident happened when the driver of a October 27, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Campbell Co., Virginia Industrial Accident

A young life ended too soon because of an accident on a job site. WSET in Rustburg, Virginia reports that a 19-year-old industrial worker was killed when the machinery he October 26, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Head On Car Accident in Hanover

Tragic Fatal Head On Collision in Hanover County September 29, 2015- A deadly crash in Hanover County closed down roads in both directions. The accident occurred early in the morning, as September 30, 2015 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Runs Red Light, Kills Woman in Portsmouth

A community is mourning the loss of a Chesapeake woman who was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The woman, aged 51, was on her way to September 28, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Portsmouth DUI Car Accident

According to reports, a DUI accident killed a 51-year-old woman at Portsmouth Boulevard and Effingham Street. Upon arriving, officers found the driver of a Nissan behind the wheel of the September 28, 2015 READ MORE

Motorcyclists Killed in Henry County Wrong Way Crash

A wrong way crash in Henry County, Virginia has led to the wrongful death of two people. The accident occurred when a truck traveled north on Route 903 in the wrong direction. August 26, 2015 READ MORE

Teen Killed in Virginia Beach Car Wreck

A crash in Virginia Beach has led to the death of a teenage girl. The accident occurred at the intersection of Princess Anne and Witchduck roads. Police are still investigating July 27, 2015 READ MORE

Drunk Driver Sentenced for Death of Motorcyclist

Justice has been served on behalf of a motorcyclist tragically killed in Norfolk last fall. The driver responsible for a crash that killed the man has been sentenced to nine July 20, 2015 READ MORE

Landmark Dog Bite Case Finds Babysitter Guilty of Child Endangerment

4-year-old girl fatally attacked by babysitter's pit bull. When we leave our children with babysitters, we expect a safe, healthy environment and a person who will protect the kids like their May 18, 2015 READ MORE

Two Adults and a Child Killed in Wytheville, Virginia Car Accident

Recently, a devastating accident in Wytheville, Virginia resulted in the death of three people. Three cars were involved in the accident, making this incident a terrifying example of the domino effect May 18, 2015 READ MORE

Terrible Accident in Clarke County Kills Two

A tragic accident involving two vehicles in Clarke County, Virginia killed resulted in the death of two people. One of the vehicles, driven by a 37 year old woman, sat in May 18, 2015 READ MORE

Drunk, Texting Driver Charged w/ Vehicular Homicide

Drunk drivers are known for making dangerous choices behind the wheel - simply starting the engine while under the influence of alcohol is a bad idea. Texting while driving, similarly, May 07, 2015 READ MORE

Drunk, Texting Driver Causes Fatal Accident in Suffolk

A Windsor man has been arrested in connection to a fatal crash that occurred this winter. Police say the driver was texting while driving just before he struck a minivan, killing May 01, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Suffolk Head On Collision Kills 2

A rural road in Suffolk, Virginia was the scene of a tragic head on collision Tuesday. The crash occurred early in the morning, with an SUV and pick-up truck involved April 29, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Newton Road VB Accident; Drunk Driver

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2015 a tragic accident occurred at the intersection of Newtown Road and Greenwich Road. According to reports, the driver of a Chevrolet was April 13, 2015 READ MORE

Eastern Shore Hit and Run Bus Driver Arrested

A charter bus driver has been arrested after police found evidence of a fatal hit and run. Passersby called police when they spotted a body alongside the Perdue factory on April 06, 2015 READ MORE

Don’t Risk an Accident or DUI on St. Patrick’s Day

On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is a little bit Irish. With the world awash in green, many are eager to honor traditions by sharing drinks with friends. No one, though, March 17, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Car Accident Occurs in Gloucester, Virginia

A car accident in Gloucester County, Virginia resulted in the death of one of the drivers, according to Virginia State Police. The wreck occurred on Route 17 in Gloucester when a March 11, 2015 READ MORE

Woman Killed in Newport News Hit and Run Crash

A 60-year-old woman has passed away following a hit and run crash in Newport News. The woman had been walking northbound on Jefferson avenue around 1:15 am when she was struck March 09, 2015 READ MORE

Two Killed in Goochland Drunk Driving Accident

Two sisters have lost their lives in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The women were traveling along I-64 west with a teenaged passenger when their Nissan was struck March 05, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Chesapeake Hit and Run; Drunk Driver

A drunk driver is facing serious charges following a hit and run that resulted in the death of a young mother. Sources say the accident occurred around 5 p.m. on March 03, 2015 READ MORE

Chesapeake I-264 Snow Plow Accident Kills One

An accident between a snow plow and car has resulted in the death of one driver. The crash occurred late on a snowy evening when a snow plow backed out February 24, 2015 READ MORE

Tragic Virginia Accident Results in Victim’s Death

A tragic hit-and-run accident in Greene County, Virginia has resulted in the death of the victim, according to police. Authorities report that the victim, a father of four, was struck by January 27, 2015 READ MORE

Fatal Henrico Apartment Building Car Crash

A young child who was injured when a car crashed into his apartment has died. The child had been on life support since the accident occurred on October 5. According to NBC12, October 20, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Pittsylvania County Route 41 Car Accident

On Monday, October 6, 2014, a car accident on Route 41 in Pittsylvania County has resulted in the death of a Blairs, Virginia man, according to WDBJ7. An initial investigation has shown that October 08, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Brunswick County Head-On Collision

On September 27, 2014 a head-on collision in Brunswick County, Virginia left two seriously injured and another dead. According to the Times Dispatch, a Mitsubishi Galant traveling eastbound on Route 643 October 01, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Day Care Providers: More Oversight Necessary

Tragically, every year in states throughout the country children die as the result of day care negligence. Despite the fact that this has become a big problem, some states continue September 29, 2014 READ MORE

2 Children Killed in Fatal Lynchburg Day Care Fire

A day care fire in Lynchburg, Virginia has led to the death of two children and injured others, according to WDBJ7. According to multiple media reports, the day care was operated by September 25, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Eastern Shore Va Drunk Driving Accident

A very sad and tragic car accident occurred on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. The accident happened on Lankford Highway, Route 13, in Accomack County. According to an September 02, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Bristol, Virginia Along Island Rd

A tragic pedestrian accident occurred on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 around 7a.m. A pedestrian walking along Island Road in Bristol, Virginia was struck by a Ford pick-up truck and killed. According August 25, 2014 READ MORE

Bus Safety Standards Still Lacking

Over 15 years later, safety standards established to help passengers escape large buses in emergencies still have not been implemented. April 17, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Workplace Accident Results in Man’s Death

A tragic industrial workplace accident has killed a Virginia Beach resident, according to authorities. The accident happened around nine in the morning on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, when a crew was April 17, 2014 READ MORE

Get Your Eyes Back on the Road! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving month. How many of you feel ashamed of how often you have multi-tasked on the road? I am not too proud to admit that I have April 16, 2014 READ MORE

“National Work Zone Awareness Week” Focuses on Workplace Fatalities

In 2012, over 600 highway workers and motorists were killed in “workplace zones.” April 11, 2014 READ MORE

Evenflo Recalls 1.4 Million Car Seats Over Buckle Flaw

This follows a similar Graco Car Seat Recall earlier this year related to the seat buckles April 10, 2014 READ MORE

Awful Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills 3 in New Kent

The wreck occurred on Route 155 in New Kent County, VA, when a car crashed into a tractor-trailer April 09, 2014 READ MORE

Weyers Cave, Virginia Accident Claims 2 Lives

The crash happened on Route 11 near Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave April 08, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Eastern Shore Motorcycle Accident Route 13 at Saxis Road

The driver of an SUV failed to yield causing a fatal accident with a motorcycle April 08, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Roanoke Bicycle Accident Results in DUI Charge

Tragic Roanoke accident that ended in a cyclist’s death April 04, 2014 READ MORE

I-81 Wythe County Truck Accidents Leave Two Dead

Two awful truck accidents on Interstate 81 in Wythe County, Virginia, have claimed two lives April 03, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Walmart Evacuated due to Carbon Monoxide

High levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation and temporary closure of a Walmart store in Virginia Beach March 14, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Clinic Meningitis Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for Nearly $5 Million

A clinic in Roanoke, Virginia will reportedly settle for $4. 5 million after a wrongful death suit was filed against it due to a patient’s dying from fungal meningitis March 14, 2014 READ MORE

G.M.’s Failed Airbags Reportedly Cause Over 300 Deaths

An airbag defect in multiple G. M. vehicles has caused at least 303 deaths over the past decade March 14, 2014 READ MORE

Tragic Prince William County Car Accident Kills Two

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Tragic Fatal Prince William County Accident Claims Two Lives, Injures Three

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Man Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Newport News

A man has been arrested and charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter after a fatal Newport News Pedestrian accident March 07, 2014 READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide Detected at Suffolk Wal-Mart

The Suffolk, Virginia Wal-Mart location has been in the news twice in the past six months for the detection of carbon monoxide March 07, 2014 READ MORE

Baby Dies at Home Daycare in Virginia Beach

March 06, 2014 READ MORE

Alexandria, VA- Head-on collision with police cruiser kills one and sends one to hospital

At 3 a.m. a driver driving on the wrong side of the road struck a police cruiser head-on. The accident killed the driver of the opposing vehicle and sent the officer to the hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the accident to determine if speed and alcohol were factors. August 14, 2012 March 05, 2014 READ MORE

Driver in car crash that killed one and injured two has been charged with DUI-related manslaughter in Alexandria, VA

A man driving an Audi A8 lost control and ran off the side of the road splitting the car in half. Both passengers in the back seat were ejected and one was killed on scene. The remaining passengers are facing serious injuries. August 21, 2012 March 05, 2014 READ MORE

GM Forced to Recall Vehicles after Causing Numerous Deaths

March 03, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Isle of Wight Tractor-Trailer Accident

A fatal Isle of Wight tractor-trailer accident occurred this morning on Route 258 on Courthouse Highway February 28, 2014 READ MORE

Bicycle Accident Leaves One Man Dead in Onancock, Virginia

The accident happened on Virginia Route 718 when a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata, driving north, attempted to get around a cyclist who was headed in the same direction February 27, 2014 READ MORE

Over Half a Million Vehicles Added to GM Recall

The vehicles have allegedly been linked to over thirty crashes and thirteen front-seat deaths February 27, 2014 READ MORE

Marijuana-Related Car Accidents Triple Over Last Decade

While the effects of drunk-driving are well-known and warned against, the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana are not so widely publicized, simply because marijuana is illegal in most places February 10, 2014 READ MORE

Roanoke Tainted Steroid Injection Death Lawsuit Settles

A Roanoke man died after contracting meningitis from a tainted steroid injection distributed by the New England Compounding Center. He was one of more than 700 people that developed the illness February 07, 2014 READ MORE

Man Killed in Rosslyn Car Accident

A two car accident in Rosslyn killed one man and left several major intersections closed. January 31, 2014 February 05, 2014 READ MORE

Virginia Beach Police Pursuit Crash Kills One, Injures Three

On the evening of Sunday, January 5, 2014, a police pursuit ended in a crash that killed one person and injured three others. January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Henry County, Virginia Car Accident Kills One Victim

A terrible car accident has claimed the life of an innocent victim after a pick-up truck fleeing from NC State Police causes head-on collision. January 14, 2014  January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Hitting and Killing Jogger

January 15, 2014 January 17, 2014 READ MORE

Texting and Driving Increases Crash Risks, VT Study Shows

It seems self-evident that texting while driving a motor vehicle increases the risk of crashing---but a recent study has borne out that suspicion. January 10, 2014 READ MORE

Too Many Fatal Car Accidents in Virginia Over the Holidays

Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, 20 people were killed in traffic accidents January 02, 2014 READ MORE

Fatal Lyon Shipyard Accident in Norfolk, VA

The victim was fatally struck by a piece of equipment at Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk December 31, 2013 READ MORE

Passenger Killed, Driver Injured in Norfolk Car Accident

One man was killed and another was injured when the car they were driving in ran off the highway December 18, 2013 READ MORE

Man killed while walking in Kill Devil Hills was hit by Reddy Ice truck

A man walking in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, was hit by a Reddy Ice truck on US 158 and Sportsman Drive. Police are investigation the accident. No charges have been filed at this time. July 12, 2012 December 16, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian in Henrico County

A Richmond man was killed in a hit and run as he and his brother attempted to cross the street at Brook Road and Athens Avenue.  May 16, 2011 December 11, 2013 READ MORE

Woodbridge man sentenced in fatal DUI crash on Washington beltway

Travis J. Isaac of Woodbridge was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday after he killed another driver by driving the wrong way on Interstate 495 outside Washington, D.C. December 11, 2013 READ MORE

Update: Driver of Norfolk wreck that killed 3 charged with DUI

Craig A. Watson, driver of the vehicle involved in the Norfolk fatal crash yesterday, has been charged with DUI. Three people were killed in the accident, and 3 others were taken to the hospital.  August 12, 2010 December 11, 2013 READ MORE

Woman killed in Harrisonburg wreck; driver charged with DUI manslaughter

A Lynchburg woman was killed this morning after the vehicle she was driving in overturned. The driver, Anthony Cesar of Harrisonburg Va., is being charged with aggravated DUI manslaughter. August 25, 2010 December 11, 2013 READ MORE

Truck Driver in Fatal New Market Road Accident in Henrico County Charged

The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision in Henrico County is wanted on multiple charges. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Help protect your friends and loved ones by preventing drunk and drugged driving.  December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Crash in Isle of Wight Leads to Charges

A man driving a pick-up truck pulled into the path of a van driven causing this fatal accident. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Dangers of Distracted Driving – Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

Distracted driving, wherein a motorist is not giving his or her full attention to the road, is a serious problem in the United States. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Chesterfield, Virginia Crash Kills One, Injures Three

A two-car crash in the county of Chesterfield on Courthouse Road has left one dead and three others injured. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Driving Rules Set by Parents can Lower the Risk of Drunk Driving

You never know when a simple conversation could save your child from a serious accident. December 09, 2013 READ MORE

Fatal Car Accident in Rockbridge County Results in DUI Arrest

A tragic fatal car accident in Rockbridge County, Virginia, has resulted in a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) for the at-fault driver. December 3, 2013 December 08, 2013 READ MORE

Angelcare Baby Monitors Pose Strangulation Risk – Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Angelcare have received reports of two strangulation deaths as a result of the product December 05, 2013 READ MORE

Norfolk Woman Dies after being Struck by Vehicle

The accident occurred at Campostella Road and Greenleaf Drive in Norfolk on Friday, November 29, 2013. December 03, 2013 READ MORE

One person dead in crash near Pungo Ferry Bridge in Va. Beach

Fatal head on collision on Pungo Ferry Road near the bridge on November 26, 2013. November 27, 2013 READ MORE

Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver in Gloucester

A man walking down the road was hit by a woman driving a GMC Convoy. The driver of the Convoy was reportedly under the influence at the time of the crash. June 8, 2012  November 26, 2013 READ MORE

One Dead and One Injured after Tractor-Trailer Crash in Fluvanna County

A husband and wife turning into their driveway were struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 15 in Fluvanna County. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with reckless driving. July 22, 2013 November 26, 2013 READ MORE