Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

April 2017 Archives

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Keeping workers safe in Virginia chemical plants

Chemical plants can be very dangerous for workers, and some of the most common accidents include everything from chemical burns to scrapes and cuts. The best way to help keep employees safe is for employers to determine the most frequent causes of accidents and work to keep accidents from happening.

Rise in number of trucks involved in fatal accidents

A report issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed that there was an 8 percent increase in the number of large trucks involved in fatal collisions between 2014 and 2015. This information might be important to Virginia motorists, particularly in deciding how to drive around these vehicles and what other safety precautions to take.

Warnings about drunk driving and prom season

The warm spring weather should be an obvious sign; prom season will soon be here. With that, high school students throughout our region of southern Virginia look forward to their night of glitz, glamour and fun. But just like other events on the high school calendar, prom night has some unique dangers that can turn to tragedy when alcohol is involved.  

Looking Carefully For The Underlying Causes Of Catastrophic Injuries

When we handle cases involving catastrophic injuries and deaths arising out of any type of accident, including car crashes, tractor-trailer accidents, and industrial and workplace accidents, we have learned to look for product liability claims during our investigation. In motor vehicle crashes, some defect, either design or manufacturing, may have played a significant role in causing the accident. A product liability claim focuses on whether the product is defective, or a component part contains the defect.

NSC to hold Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

The number of distracted driving accidents in Virginia and around the country has increased alarmingly in the past several years, and most road safety advocates have concluded that an epidemic of cellphone use while behind the wheel is largely to blame. The National Safety Council observes its annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, and data from two surveys suggests that efforts to reduce driver distraction could save even more lives than previous campaigns aimed at curbing drunk driving.