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CMS Bus Drivers Responsible for Numerous Preventable Crashes

When a new year of classes begins, motorists are urged to be careful around school children and the vehicles that carry them. Careless car drivers aren’t the only problem, though. A review of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) vehicle collisions over the past school year shows that more than 60 percent of preventable school bus accidents can… Read More »

How Social Media Hyped Nicotine for a New Generation

Over the past few decades, the sharp reduction in young people smoking cigarettes and using other nicotine products has been a major public health success. However, e-cigarette companies such as Juul have taken advantage of this new technology to introduce a new generation to this dangerous, addictive substance. The massive growth in the use of… Read More »

Injuries Rise after Norfolk Legalizes Limes and Other Scooters

In the initial weeks since Norfolk legalized the use of electric scooters, medical professionals have seen an uptick in accident injuries connected to the vehicles. An orthopedic trauma surgeon with Sentara Healthcare stated that at least 10 people were admitted to their Virginia Beach hospital with scooter injuries during the first month following legalization, and… Read More »

HIV Drugs Linked to Kidney and Bone Density Problems

Many people afflicted with HIV have seen their health improve by the use of antiretroviral medications like tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), known by its brand name, Truvada. The drug was introduced in 2001 by Gilead Sciences, which manufactures four other TDF-based anti-HIV products: Atripla; Viread; Complera and Stribild. While the benefits of TDF have been… Read More »

How Virginia’s New Motor Vehicle Laws Affect Drivers

New laws adopted in Virginia in 2019 have made important changes to statutes governing a range of areas, from adoption surrogacy and tobacco sales to driving privileges and vehicle safety. Though not every one might touch your everyday life, failing to understand the new standards could lead to a fine or other legal problems. Three… Read More »

Juul CEO Apologizes for Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic’

As the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers has skyrocketed to “epidemic” proportions according to the Food and Drug Administration, a leading industry executive is expressing his regret. His contrition comes at a time when the makers of Juul, Vuse, Blu and Prologic and other vapers are facing legal challenges as more information is revealed about… Read More »

Drivers Should Be Extra Careful at Back-to-School Time

Children and parents might feel differently when classes resume in August and September, but everyone can agree that getting to and from school safely is a top priority. The excitement of back-to-school time is evident as streets that were quiet during the summer are now packed during morning and afternoon hours. This combination of students,… Read More »

Study Links Uber and Lyft to Increase in U.S. Traffic Deaths

The past decade, which has witnessed the explosive growth of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, has also seen roads become more dangerous in various cities throughout the United States. Since 2011, road fatalities nationwide have increased by approximately 1,100 deaths per year, according to a recent analysis. This time period corresponds to when… Read More »

Know What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available

Someone who gets hurt or contracts an illness on the job is eligible for workers’ compensation but many people are not sure exactly what benefits are available. Understanding what losses can be reimbursed will help you make informed decisions about seeking each type of relief that you are entitled to. With a few exceptions, employers… Read More »

Lawyers Using ‘Black Box’ Data in Tractor-Trailer Accident Cases

For decades, news reports on airplane crashes have described searches for the “black box” that records flight data crucial to the accident investigation. Now, most tractor-trailers on the road contain a similar device, which might be pivotal in litigation when they get into accidents. These devices, known as an electronic control module (ECM) or an… Read More »

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