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How effective are texting and driving laws in Virginia?

Distracted driving is often very dangerous. There are various causes and stimuli that can distract a driver from focusing on the road. Such stimuli might include driving while intoxicated, driving while speaking on a cell phone and driving while texting. Many people in Virginia are involved in car accidents every year due to such distracted driving.

Recognizing and handling the symptoms of a concussion -- Part I

Since the much-publicized, multi-million dollar head injury lawsuit filed against the National Football League by former athletes, many people in in Roanoke, Virginia, and the rest of the country, have become conscious about the serious risks associated with concussions. While not all concussions are life-threatening, the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention highlights the fact that the consequences of certain concussions can be severe.

A doctor's mistakes may be compensable under medical malpractice

In their youth, many Roanoke County residents dream about becoming doctors. Professionals in the medical field are appealing role models because they help people all while being compensated for their knowledge and abilities. Doctors in this country are subjected to a rigorous course of education and training before they are allowed to actually serve patients; that heavy load of learning is intended to prepare them to make good and reasonable assessments of their patients' health.

The role of an expert witness in medical malpractice cases

Any patient and his or her family has the right to take legal action over medical malpractice if the patient is a victim of hospital negligence or any form of medical malpractice. It can get difficult at times, however, to determine who should be held accountable for the patient's injuries. Certain standards and a system of tests have been put in place by the legal system in Virginia and throughout the United States to aid lawyers in determining who should be held responsible in cases concerning medical malpractice. However, when all else fails, the court may resort to calling in expert witnesses to help the court come to a conclusion.

Accident involving two motorcycles claims life of 20 year old

Motorcycle accidents can be very traumatic, both physically and emotionally. Often, it is not just the victim who suffers; the victim's family faces a great deal of grief too. In a situation where the victim does not possess proper health insurance, the family may have to pay the majority or all of the medical and rehabilitation expenses during the hospital stay, as well as during the patient's recovery period. In a worst-case scenario, the victim may not survive his or her injuries, leaving the family absolutely devastated.

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