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January 2015 Archives

Virginia fatal car crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

When someone dies in a Virginia car accident due to the apparent negligence of another party, surviving family members generally have the right to seek financial redress by pursuing a wrongful death claim. End of life expenses and other financial losses could easily create a hardship for those left behind after a fatal car crash. Surviving family members, based upon  appropriate evidence of negligence, may be able to hold a driver civilly liable when they cause a car accident -- even in cases where no criminal charges are filed.

Whiplash injury: causes and costs

Whiplash is the term used to describe the constellation of injuries that can occur in the muscles, ligaments or tendons in the neck. Whiplash injuries can range from very minor to quite severe and are generally caused by rear-end automobile collisions, though any fall that jolts the head rapidly back-and-forth can result in this type of injury.

Trucker charged in Virginia crash that hurt 2

Following the Monday morning crash between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on Route 340 near Stanley, police charged the 63-year-old male truck driver with reckless driving. Significant injuries resulted for two people in the car that collided with the tractor-trailer after state police reported that it pulled into traffic on Route 340 from Shuler Lane in front of a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old woman.

Is post-traumatic stress disorder possible after an accident?

The problems of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in military professionals in Virginia and around the country are well-documented. A lesser-known form of PTSD can occur after a catastrophic life event like an automobile accident. It is an emotional disorder that, in many cases, can be just as serious as the physical injuries that often arise from an accident.