The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration along with Takata will announce a broadening of its current recall that includes eight top automakers in the United States. In a report filed Monday, Takata revealed more problems with the inflators that had been previously disclosed. Originally, Takata blamed the problems on the propellant used to inflate the airbags, saying that it was sensitive to high humidity. According to a report in today’s New York Times, former Takata engineers have said that they raised concerns over 10 years ago about the stability of the propellant used in the dangerous airbags.Read More
Passenger rail service is slated to return to Roanoke for the first time in 35 years. 2017 is the target goal for completion of track and signal improvements for Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corporation. As Roanokers patiently wait for this long overdue service to begin and to be once again connected to the bustling Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. business districts, we also hope that Amtrak is putting passenger safety ahead of all else.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 by 28 year old Shan B. Martens of Bassett crossed the center median and collided with his vehicle. Marten’s 9 month old daughter, Bria Hensley was a passenger in the vehicle.Read More
More than 40,000 people are injured each year as a result of work zone accidents.
Making our highways and roadways safer takes all of us. To that end, VDOT is restarting a safe roads campaign called, “Expect the Unexpected”.Read More
17 Million vehicles have now been recalled due to exploding airbags made by auto maker parts supplier, Takata. The dangerous and defective airbags were used by 10 different automakers from 2002 through 2008.Read More
I’ve talked with numerous clients lately about nursing home abuse and neglect. While every situation is different, some commonalities often appear in nursing home cases that I’ve investigated.Read More
When you’ve been injured in an accident you want to focus on healing and getting your life back to the way it was. Chances are you don’t know much about hiring a lawyer, perhaps you’ve never needed one before.Read More
On April 24, 2015 at approximately 4:30 pm, 58 year old Moneta resident Trinkle L. Cook died at the scene of a car accident he was involved in. Mr. Cook was driving his Crown Victoria on route 670, less than a mile from 122 when he was struck head on by a 1999 Chevy Silverado truck that crossed the center line. Mr. cook was wearing a seat belt.Read More
I’ve worked with numerous burn victims during the past twenty years. All of the victims I’ve worked with have had one or more of these :Read More
During the last few years of my practice, I had the opportunity to help a German cyclist who was the victim of a severe and catastrophic crash. His injuries destroyed his life and I was able to obtain a $21 million dollar settlement for him and his family. Seeing firsthand how the accident devastated this young man’s life has made me more aware of the dangers of a sport that was once thought to be unexciting and safe.Read More