For Virginia residents, being involved in an accident can be an emotional and shocking event. Moreover, an accident victim is likely to suffer various injuries throughout his or her body, adding physical and mental pain to their life. When a head trauma occurs, a victim is likely to deal with short-term and long-term effects from a brain injury.
A car crash can happen in an instant. The repercussions of an accident can last a lifetime for a victim and his or her family, however. It can take time for a victim and his or her family to heal, both physically and emotionally, particularly when an accident investigation can take weeks or months to complete. One Virginia family is living this reality following a car accident that occurred in June, 2015.
Truck accidents can happen in a split-second. Traffic travels at high speeds along Virginia's highways and often large commercial vehicles barrel past smaller vehicles. It takes only one wrong move on the part of an inattentive truck driver to cause an accident. As this blog reported in a previous post, the National Transportation Safety Board, wants to prevent negligent truck drivers from being able to put drivers and passengers on the roads at risk.
Virginia motorcyclists are undoubtedly aware that riding motorcycles pose risks. Fortunately, there is evidence from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that motorcycle fatalities are on the decline.
A former wrestler for Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is suing his former coaches, as well as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and Old Dominion Athletic Foundation, due to the lack of care he received following concussions during wrestling practice. In the lawsuit, in which the former wrestler for ODU is seeking $4 million in damages, the plaintiff contends that the lack of medical care he received led to him ultimately suffering from a traumatic brain injury.