If someone were to ask what type of truck accident caused more wrongful deaths in our country than any other what would you say? Do you think they are  truck roll-overs? How about wheel-off accidents? Maybe accidents caused by truck-drivers who fell asleep? Or even accidents caused by mechanical failures like faulty brakes or loss Read More...

Yesterday, I read of a tragic story from Orange County, Va. A four-year old in the home of a Stafford County Police Recruit that was also operating as a daycare, found a loaded, unsecure firearm and shot himself. A 911 call was placed at approxiamately 12:45 p.m., authorities attempted to save the child with life-saving Read More...

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...

The official start to Roanoke's tourist season is finally upon us!  Every year over a thousand runners are called to our beautiful mountain city to conquer "America's Toughest Road Race", The Blue Ridge Marathon. Our city welcomes each and every one of them with a music festival, fine restaurants, and a race that includes a 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...

Firearms Manufacturer Remington has recalled the Remington Model 700 and the Remington Model 7 rifles manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.  The models eligible for the recall have the X-Mark Pro model trigger. There are approximately 7.5 million defective guns being used by consumers at the time of this posting. The recall Read More...

If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects or has died after taking any of the drugs listed below, I would like to talk with you to discuss your potential claim. Currently the following defective medical devices are on our watch list: Bair Hugger Warming Blankets-These blankets have been used on patients Read More...