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August 2015 Archives

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Study reveals drunk driving still common in Virginia

According to records that were published recently, drunk driving accidents are increasing in the United States, including in Virginia. A recent study revealed that approximately two percent of citizens admit to driving drunk, equating to more than 4 million drunk drivers. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Proving fault in a wrongful death case may not be straightforward

It typically is not possible for a layperson in Virginia, or in any other state in the U.S., to treat their own illness. Normal, everyday people often do not have the necessary medical knowledge to assess and implement accurate and adequate treatment. Hence, a visit to the doctor often becomes mandatory in the case of an illness. A person expects that the doctor will administer the appropriate treatment; however, that is often not the case. Unfortunately, a patient may be seriously injured or die because of a medical professional's negligence.

The worker's responsibility, per Virginia's workers' comp law

As residents in Danville, Virginia, most likely know, most Virginia workers are covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. If a worker is injured on the job or contracts an occupational disease, then the worker should follow the steps outlined by the state's workers' compensation laws to gain compensation for the injury or condition suffered.

Truck accident in Virginia kills 18-year-old woman

When two vehicles collide and one of those vehicles is much larger than the other, the consequences of that collision can be very serious for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. That is a major reason why many truck accidents are devastating. In many cases, the accident was either caused by the truck driver's negligence or the improper maintenance of the truck by the trucking company. Fortunately, victims of truck accidents can hold those drivers and companies liable for the damages.