Residents of Virginia who have witnessed or been a party to medical malpractice cases may know that not only might medical doctors be held responsible, but the hospital and other medical professionals may also be held liable Hospitals and other medical facilities can either be held responsible directly for their actions or indirectly for any instance of medical negligence.
Many residents of Virginia may be aware of the accident involving comedian-actor Tracy Morgan that resulted in him sustaining serious injuries. In the same wreck, another comedian, James McNair, was killed. The accident occurred when the Limousine van carrying the artists was hit by a Wal-Mart truck. Since then, this incidence has triggered a nationwide concern and has also initiated a meeting by the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C.
A head injury that leads to a life-threatening concussion was the reason behind the much-publicized lawsuit that former athletes filed against the National Football League. Since then, many people in Roanoke, Virginia, and in the rest of the country have become more aware of concussions. Unfortunately, many people are still unable to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, mainly because the symptoms are either too subtle or they appear after a long time and people ignore them because they do not understand what they are looking at.
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. Such injuries may include head and brain injuries, neck and spinal cord injuries and fractures that can lead to heavy internal and external bleeding. In many cases of motorcycle accidents, the victim of the accident can lead to the victim's death. Virginia State authorities have enacted numerous motorcycle safety initiatives as well as public awareness drives to ensure that the car and truck drivers are aware of the dangers that others on the roads face due to reckless driving.