Car Accidents

Yes, it is. If you're under the age of 18 it is considered unlawful to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle.  This includes hands-free devices. School bus drivers are also prohibuted from using a cell phone in any way while driving a school bus. This law is considered a Read More...

A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found that 88% of Americans aged 19-24 admitted to texting while driving, speeding, or running red lights in the 30 days prior to answering the survey questions. Unfortunately, its not just the millennials who are guilty of engaging in these dangerous behaviors. And these behaviors have serious Read More...

Walker Kenneth Ashley, age 71 died after being struck by a vehicle while he was walking along side Williamson Road early Thursday morning.  Twenty-two year old Evan Andrew Sarver has been charged with DUI and is being held at the Roanoke City Jail. While Roanoke is becoming more cyclist and pedestrian friendly, pedestrians are still Read More...

If you have been injured in a serious accident and suffered severe burns, call The Thomson Law Firm for a FREE consultation today.  1-540-777-4900. If you've read my other blogs, you know that I usually don't start with that sentence. And the only reason I started today's blog with that sentence is because I know Read More...

Nissan announced today that is is recalling approximately 54,000 2012 Nissan Versas.  The company discovered a problem with the vehicle's airbags.  Nissan reports that curtain and seat mounted airbags may deploy in these vehicles if the door is slammed shut. Nissan blames the defect on the breakdown of side impact sensor pins within the vehicles Read More...

The short answer is…. because it endangers your life, the lives of the occupants of your car, and anyone unlucky enough to be using the same stretch of highway as you. The greatest predictor of an accident is a situation where there is a driver who is driving at a variant speed compared to other Read More...

How Safe Are 15 Passenger Vans?

How Safe Are 15 Passenger Vans?   Unfortunately, the answer is, not very safe at all. Fifteen passenger vans are the kind of vans widely used by churches and civic groups. These vans actually have a higher rollover rate than ever-popular SUVs. And it turns out, that when these vans rollover, occupants are more likely Read More...

Honey, Did You Buy Bread?

As the first snow event of the season approaches, Roanoke and New River Valley residents are stocking up on the essentials. Forecasters are closely watching a system moving east through Tennessee and has placed most of Southwest Virginia under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning Friday, January 6 at 7pm and ending Saturday, January 7 at Read More...

AAA Releases Sleep Deprivation Study Results

I get it, the holidays are a busy time of year. Year-end deadlines, shopping, decorating, Christmas parties, and over indulging in food and drink can be blamed for not getting the sleep that you need. Or maybe you believe that you can get by on just 4 or 5 hours a night all year round Read More...

48.7 Million Americans are predicted by AAA to travel this Thanksgiving weekend. According to previous data that is a one million person increase over last year’s travelers. While many will take to the skies, and some will utilize mass transportation on trains, most will be traveling in passenger vehicles and on buses.   If you Read More...