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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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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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Fatal Hit and Run Accidents in Virginia

According to national statistics, hit and run drivers are responsible for the deaths of more than 1,500 victims each year. It is almost impossible to imagine that a driver who has hit someone with their vehicle would just flee the scene, leaving the victim hurt and in need of medical help. Tragically, this is a…

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Factors in Filing a Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Under Virginia law, those seeking damages in a wrongful death suit are bound by a two-year statute of limitations for seeking damages from a party or parties whose negligent, reckless, or intentional actions caused the death of the victim. This specific time frame for hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney and bringing the case to…

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