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  • Medical malpractice attorney Virginia killed injured hospital error The most common medical mistakes don’t just happen to strangers; chances are you or a loved one will be a victim of medical malpractice sooner or later. This article will focus on medical mistakes made here in Virginia and across the nation. Please read on to learn more about the four most common medical errors and what you can do to protect yourself.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorneys | Top 3 Car Wreck Mistakes Hurt in a car or truck crash? Read this article right now to make sure that you don’t make one of the three big mistakes that many Virginia and North Carolina auto accident victims make. These errors could cost you your case!
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorneys | Drowsy Virginia Drivers Cause Wrecks There is no question that driving while tired can be hazardous to your safety and the safety of other road users. If you’ve been injured in Virginia or North Carolina because of a drowsy driver, you deserve fair and just compensation for your injuries and suffering.
  • VA, NC Truck Accident Attorneys | Trucking Company Crash Tricks Trying to get a fast, fair settlement out of a trucking company after a serious Virginia or North Carolina tractor trailer crash can be next to impossible. It is no secret in legal circles that truck companies are good at playing games to avoid paying truck crash victims fair compensation for their injuries. Don’t be a victim again – let the skilled and aggressive truck accident lawyers fight for you.
  • VA, NC Motorcycle Accident Attorneys | Why Cars Hit Motorcycles Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable to the actions of car and truck drivers with whom they share the road in Virginia. There are a variety of reasons why Virginia motorists tend to crash into motorcycle riders. None of these reasons excuse an accident, but they help reveal the liability and negligence in a serious motorcycle accident case.
  • VA Criminal Defense Attorney | Marijuana possession, cultivation, sale If you’ve been charged with the possession, cultivation, or sale of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia, you may be wondering what penalties are in store for you if you’re found guilty. You may be surprised to find out how serious the consequences are for marijuana related crimes.
  • VA Criminal Defense Attorney | Drug Possession Lawyer Drug Classes Facing drug possession charges in Virginia? Make sure you understand how different drugs are categorized into Schedule I, II, III, IV or V classes. The schedule of the drug you are charged with possessing will determine the penalties you could face if convicted. Protect your rights and your freedom by hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | Toyota Recall Information The massive Toyota recall has drivers in Virginia and North Carolina asking: is my car involved? Was the Toyota vehicle that hit me a part of the recall? What can I do if I own a Toyota? Here we summarize information from three of the recent Toyota recalls involving unintended acceleration and braking problems.
  • VA, NC DUI Attorney | Implied Consent and Breath Test Refusal How much do you know about Virginia’s implied consent law? If you are pulled over by a police officer, you are required by law to submit to breath or blood testing to determine if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you refuse, you face special penalties just for refusing – even if you had not been drinking or using drugs. An experienced attorney can help you fight unfair charges of breath test refusal.
  • VA, NC Medical Malpractice Attorney | Over-radiation: a Medical Error While you’re receiving radiation treatment for a serious disease, the last thing you expect is to be harmed by the very technology that is helping to save your life. However this is exactly what is happening to patients across the country. Radiation technology has improved to the point that hospitals, doctors, radiation therapists, and government regulators have been unable to keep up with it, and as a result patients are being seriously injured by preventable medical mistakes.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | Hiring a Lawyer for a Car Crash Case After a serious auto accident you may be wondering if you need to hire an attorney. However, you may be worried about what it will cost and if a lawyer could even make a difference in your case. Often times auto accident attorneys can do the most good in serious crash cases with major physical injuries or in cases involving a vehicle fatality.
  • VA, NC DUI Attorney | One-Leg Stand Field Sobriety Test Have you been subjected to the silly sounding “one-leg stand” field sobriety test? If you have ever experienced this “test” for yourself, you might be wondering what on earth it is good for. Let’s be realistic – how many people can stand calmly on one leg while being scrutinized by a police officer? There are limitations to this test and any decent DUI attorney will fight against accusations of drunken driving based on this and other field sobriety tests.
  • VA, NC Medical Malpractice Attorney | Preventable Medical Mistakes Even now, ten years after the Institute of Medicine issued a seminal report on patient safety, preventable medical errors are still killing nearly a hundred thousand people every year. Despite major advances in technology, hospitals and doctors are failing to take the necessary steps to reduce the number of preventable medical mistakes experienced by patients every year.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | Risk of Injury in Backup Accidents A recent study by the NHTSA reveals that backup accidents are more dangerous than previously thought. These accidents can happen when an adult or child accidentally or intentionally puts a vehicle into reverse without realizing that another person or child is in the way. New safety features can help mitigate the severity of these accidents, but they are not installed or available on all vehicles.
  • VA, NC DUI Attorney | Field Sobriety Testing for Drunk Driving How much do you know about the field sobriety tests administered by police officers in Virginia and North Carolina? This article contains a summary of three of the most common tests, the one-leg stand test, the walk-and-turn test, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | Vehicle Safety in Rollover Crashes The list of 2010 Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS is out, and the list is surprisingly short. This model year only 27 vehicles made the grade, compared to 94 last year. What changed? This year IIHS included rollover testing as a factor for making it onto their list, a change that knocked many popular vehicles out of contention. With so many vehicles failing to make the grade when it comes to roof strength, the question is – are manufactures doing enough to keep occupants safe?
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | Risk of traffic crashes at night The death rate for night-time driving is three times as high as it is for daytime driving, with weekend nights being the deadliest of all times to drive. Why are drivers so much more reckless at night than during the day? There are several factors that contribute to serious car crashes after dark in Virginia and North Carolina.
  • VA, NC Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Winter Motorcycle Riding Hazards The arrival of old man winter does not have to spell the end of motorcycle riding in eastern Virginia and North Carolina. With careful planning and care, motorcycle riders can avoid hazards and stay safe from crashes on slick winter roads. Here are six motorcycle road hazards to look out for as you hit the roads this winter.
  • VA, NC Auto Accident Attorney | The War on Texting and Driving There’s a national epidemic that is killing nearly six thousand people a year and injuring over half a million more. What is this terrible scourge? It is distracted driving, an issue that is being taken on at the highest levels of our federal government. Expect to see more laws, restrictions and penalties on texting while driving, cell phone use behind the wheel, and other related driving distractions.
  • VA, NC Criminal Law Attorney | Teen Gun Violence Police in eastern Virginia are contending with a double threat when dealing with teen violence: ubiquitous technology and easy access to firearms are making teenage parties bigger and deadlier than ever before. Unfortunately for police officers and innocent bystanders, tech savvy teens know how to obtain, hide and use guns without being caught red-handed.