Medical negligence or medical malpractice often leads to serious injuries and complications for a patient. Several cases of medical malpractices, including surgical errors like wrong-site surgeries or anesthesia errors, have left a patient impaired or even disabled, often permanently. Certain cases of medical malpractice have also led to a patient's unfortunate demise.
Commercial vehicle drivers often must meet extreme scheduling demands set by their employers or those who contract for their services. Unfortunately, this often means that truck and bus drivers do not get the sleep or rest that they need to be alert and attentive to road and traffic conditions. All too often, drivers are unable to respond quickly to emergency events, even if they do not actually fall asleep while driving. This problem has vexed federal and state regulators for years.
State and local government officials in Virginia have time and again initiated various awareness programs in order to stress the importance of helmets for all motorcycle riders. Helmets have been proven to reduce injuries in many motorcycle accidents.
Virginia residents may be aware that there have been several train-car collisions in the United States recently, and a number of people have been injured or killed in those accidents. Sadly, train-car accidents are often deadlier than motor vehicle accidents because of the size and momentum of a train, even when it is moving at a moderate speed. A recent train-car collision, about 20 miles west of Roanoke, is an example of this.
Motorcycle accidents may cause severe injuries to the motorcycle rider as well as pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles. A motorcycle rider may also suffer a severe head injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and bone fracture as a result of a motorcycle accident. Many motorcycle accident victims in Roanoke, Virginia, choose to obtain professional legal help in order to seek compensation.