Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

January 2015 Archives

Hold uninsured, underinsured drivers liable for a Danville crash

When an individual is involved in an accident, that person has to deal with a number of physiological, emotional and financial difficulties. That is because, in addition to the physical trauma, a victim can be injured emotionally, as well, and may incur significant monetary losses arising from medical expenses and lost wages. In many cases, these expenses can be recovered from the insurance company of the driver responsible for the accident, but what happens if that other driver is uninsured or underinsured?

What do Virginia's wrongful death statutes cover?

Most Virginians find the loss of a loved one difficult. Acceptance can be even tougher if the death was due to negligence. That is often the case in motor vehicle and workplace accidents and cases of medical negligence. Fortunately, Virginia's laws permit family members to pursue wrongful death claims that can provide compensation for financial damages suffered because of the death.

Common medical mistakes can cause fatalities

Unlike doctors, most Virginians don't have the experience or medical knowledge to treat their own illness and injuries. Therefore, when people go to the doctor, they expect that they will be treated. And when they are released, people generally expect that they will be healthy -- or at least better off. Sadly, people often suffer injuries at the hands of their doctors while in a hospital; many of these injuries are fatal.

Do employers need to protect temporary workers?

In today's economy not everyone is a full time employee. In fact, there are a lot of different arrangements that a person can fit into. Some employees can be part-time, others are independent contractors and some are only temporary workers. With all these different options, people may wonder whether employers are responsible for keeping these employees safe. In particular, temporary workers that may not be at one place for a long time may question if they are protected at work.

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