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    • Annual Report: Lack of Safe Driving Laws Causing Fatal Crash Spikes

      Annual Report: Lack of Safe Driving Laws Causing Fatal Crash Spikes

      A new study reveals that individual states’ lack of safe driving laws could be contributing to the surge in the number of people killed in car accidents. The number of fatal car crash victims in 2015 spiked at 35,092, which […]

    • Common Causes of Virginia Truck Accidents

      Common Causes of Virginia Truck Accidents

      All lanes of Interstate 95 in Hanover, Va. were closed early Thursday morning, caused by the crash of two tractor trailers. According to Virginia State Police, at approximately 4 a.m., an 18-wheel tractor trailer transporting aluminum slowed down as it […]

    • The Importance of Persistence in Product Defect Wrongful Death Cases

      The Importance of Persistence in Product Defect Wrongful Death Cases

      I’ve been a Virginia trial attorney for 30 years now and I continue to be surprised at how unpredictable plaintiff’s personal injury law can be. I recently concluded a Virginia product defect wrongful death case involving a Chesapeake resident who […]

    • Car Accident Injuries to Infants and Toddlers

      Car Accident Injuries to Infants and Toddlers

      When an adult or older child is injured in a car accident, they are able to communicate their pain and symptoms. But what happens if one of the victims of a crash is an infant or toddler? Obviously, they are […]

    • Talc Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer:  Did Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn or Lauro Nyro Contract Ovarian Cancer from Talc Baby Powder Use?

      Talc Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Did Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn or Lauro Nyro Contract Ovarian Cancer from Talc Baby Powder Use?

      Ovarian cancer has killed many notable women over the last several decades. Just how many of these women used baby powder containing talc? Only their loved ones and family members may know the answer. Take someone like Gilda Radner who […]

    • Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

      Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

      My law partner Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law. He put together this summary as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorney about personal […]

    • FRA Calls for Mandatory Sleep Apnea Screening for Train Engineers

      FRA Calls for Mandatory Sleep Apnea Screening for Train Engineers

      In a recent announcement, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is calling for all passenger train engineers in the United States to be screened for sleep apnea. The agency also said that train engineers who have severe sleep apnea should not […]

    • Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part Two

      Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part Two

      We have reached the top five civil justice stories of 2016.  Author-attorney Richard N. (Rick) Shapiro has taken on the arduous task of compiling this top-10 list for 2016. This is part 2 of a 2-part 2016 top ten civil […]

    • Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part One

      Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part One

      2016 was a momentous year in the realm of civil litigation. Johnson & Johnson was held liable for a myriad of negligent actions resulting in over $1 billion in jury verdicts against the behemoth corporation. Another large company, Volkswagen, was […]

    • How Dangerous Are Stop Sign Intersections?

      How Dangerous Are Stop Sign Intersections?

      A multi-vehicle accident in Newport News killed one victim and left nine other people injured. The crash occurred Saturday afternoon, at approximately 3:00, at the intersection of Harpersville Road and Louise Drive. Police say a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling […]