Wrongful Death

A beloved Rocky Mount Elementary teacher was killed earlier this week when two vehicles collided on US Route 220 near Boones Mill. Forty-nine year old, Dona Minnick was traveling north on the highway when a Dodge SUV crossed the median and struck the Nissan Versa she was driving.  Ms. Minnick died at scene of the Read More...

Throughout the course of my career I have helped many individuals who have experienced injuries from falls.  I've seen cases where someone fell down an elevator shaft, fell off of a roof while on the job, tripped over a hidden hazard in a shopping center, became entangled in hidden cords in a nursing home and Read More...

"It is Hard to Forget Someone Who Gave You So Much to Remember."   Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally devastating things we go through in our entire lives. During the past twenty years in practice, I have helped parents who have lost an infant to a dangerous crib, parents who Read More...

A Salem woman was killed in a deadly crash in the early morning hours of May 31, 2015.  Helen Marie Kennedy, 42, was ejected from a 1997 Jeep Wrangler when it ran off the road and struck several trees.  The driver of the jeep was injured and taken to a hospital.  Police believe that alcohol Read More...

A tragic and fatal accident occurred on Virginia's I-77 this past weekend.   VA State Police have released the names of three people killed in the I-77 Mother's Day crash.  45 year old, Anthony Asbury of Wytheville was driving south in a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser when for an unknown reason a 1994 Chevy Camaro driven Read More...

Our entire community has been united in thoughts and prayers for the missing 5 year old boy from Pulaski.   Noah Thomas, went missing early last Sunday morning and remained missing for five excruciating days until his body was found in a septic tank located on the same property as his home.   Speculation as to what Read More...

BP Found Grossly Negligent in 2010 Oil Spill

Today's decision regarding what has been named the "worst environmental spill is U.S. history" or otherwise known as the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico brought to mind how quickly and easily  the greedy actions of few can harm all of us.  I snapped the picture below in 2008 while vacationing on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  While Read More...

Hit and run accidents are some of the most tragic accidents that can occur.  As families grieve they are also given the extra burden of wondering how anyone could possibly hit another person with a car and leave the person there to die.  It is truly incomprehensible.   Tragically, a fatal hit and run accident Read More...

A Bedford County man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.  The charges stem from an accident last November in which 21 year old Durham Fasabella lost control of his Buick and hit a tree killing 21 year old passenger Evan Nichols.   Police believe Fasabella lost control of the vehicle when entering a curve too Read More...

In Virginia, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the death for pursuing a wrongful death claim.   Losing a loved one is devastating under any circumstances.  If you have lost a son, daughter, mother, father or other close family member due to someone else's negligence, call experienced wrongful death lawyer Read More...