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Fatal auto accidents and wrongful death actions in Virginia

The loss of a loved one is always devastating and painful. The going gets even tougher when it is obvious that the loved one's death was due to the negligence of another party. That often happens when it comes to car accidents. Fortunately, in the event of a fatal car accident, Virginia laws permit a victim's family to pursue a wrongful death claim that can provide them with compensation, which helps recover some of the damages suffered due to the loss of a loved one.

Truck accident claims life of teenage bicyclist in Virginia

Many people in Virginia use a bicycle to commute to work. This practice is common among teenagers who are too young to drive a car and work at a business within a distance that can be easily covered on a bicycle. Sadly, tragedy strikes too often when bicyclists fall victim to accidents with motor vehicles using the same roads. The outcome is usually far worse when an accident involves a larger vehicle, such as a tractor trailer.

Lack of helmet use can complicate an accident victim's recovery

As most motor vehicle operators in Virginia know, a helmet protects a motorcyclist's most important organ -- the brain. In the event of an accident, a helmet can help protect the brain from severe injuries. In fact, all motorcycle riders in Virginia are required to wear a helmet that meets specifications cited in Virginia Statutes 46.2-910.

Is technology actually increasing the chance of medical errors?

When treating patients, doctors and other healthcare providers across the country, including Virginia, generally rely on medical information provided by patients and obtained by diagnostic testing. Now the overwhelming majority of data are retained by electronic health record systems. This information is used to track and determine treatment and provide periodic alerts and advice about a particular patient's condition or needs.

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