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...

Dangers of Power Windows

A 2007 study by the NHSTA revealed that on average, approximately 2,000 people are injured or killed by power windows each year.  The vast majority of injuries occur to children younger than 3. It's hard to imagine that something that seems so insignificant could permanently injure someone or even kill a child.  Power windows actually Read More...

Bed Rail Safety Alert for Elder Care

The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have received many death and serious injury reports related to portable adult bed rails and hospital bed rails. Most of the injuries and deaths were related to entrapment or falls. Bed rails are metal bars used on hospital beds and in home 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...