Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

April 2015 Archives

The consequences of drunk driving in Virginia

A law in Virginia states that the act of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or above violates the law. Virginia law has strict measures to deter drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, because drunk driving accidents can take a huge toll on a victim's life, often leading to catastrophic injuries or even a fatality.

How Virginia courts calculate damages for wrongful death

If a person dies due to another person's negligence or misconduct, Virginia laws provide surviving members of the victim's family the right to file a lawsuit against the person at fault. If family members of the deceased succeed in proving their claim in court, they may be paid damages by the defendant.

How Alternative Dispute Resolution helps Virginia's workers

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a holistic approach adopted by Virginia to facilitate better communication between workers and employers in the event of workplace accidents. It can be an effective alternative to litigation for resolving workers' compensation issues.

Research shows distracted driving leads to six of 10 teen crashes

A new study confirms that six out of 10 teen crashes occur due to distracted driving. The figure is higher than previously estimated. According to the earlier estimates, only 14 percent of teen crashes occurred due to distraction during driving.

Benefits covered by workers' compensation in Virginia

When an employee suffers injury or illness because of work-related activities, that worker and family members must address a number of difficulties. To address those concerns, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission offers certain benefits to disabled workers. To access these benefits, an injured worker must file a separate claim with the VWCC, in addition to any payments or settlements made by the employer or the insurance claim administrator.

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