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Common Factors Found in Virginia Fatal Crashes

According to data collected by the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 45,000 people were killed in traffic accidents last year, an increase of almost 10 percent from the year before. This means that more than 120 people die each day – and more than 120 families lose a loved one in fatal crashes. Many…

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A Recall of Defective Goodyear Tires Comes Decades too Late to Save Lives

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 7, 2022, announced Goodyear had issued a total recall of the company’s G159 tires size 275/70R22.5. The action came more than a decade too late to prevent hundreds of unnecessary serious and deadly crashes due to tire tread separation and blowouts of the 22.5-inch tires. Consumer Reports…

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A Pandemic of Traffic Deaths

In the dry, passionless prose of most U.S. government agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association reported in April 2022, “A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2021 shows that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide.” Few readers, however, could remain unmoved by then reading, “This … represents the highest…

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Virginia

A Virginia personal injury lawyer knows that the unexpected loss of a loved one can have catastrophic financial effects on a family. When that loss is the result of the negligent or reckless act of another person, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for their emotional and financial…

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FAQs About Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Virginia law allows survivors of victims whose death was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party or parties to pursue for financial compensation. Some of the more common types of wrongful death lawsuit cases are: Death as a result of a careless driver Death as a result of a dangerous product Death…

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