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August 2014 Archives

Girl dies from allergic reaction, family claims wrongful death

Over two years after a young girl died from a fatal allergic reaction to peanuts, her family is pursuing legal action. The Virginia family filed a wrongful death suit against several defendants, claiming that the child's allergic reaction was improperly handled. The family is seeking a monetary judgment of $10 million.

Big rig causes chain reaction crash, killing 2 individuals

A tragic five-vehicle accident recently occurred in Keswick. Two people lost their lives, and two others were injured. The initial crash occurred between a big rig and an SUV, and then other subsequent crashes occurred. The Virginia authorities are still investigating the accidents.

Trucking industry needs greater commitment to safety

Truck safety has come into greater attention since the well-known highway accident involving actor-comedian Tracy Morgan back in June on the New Jersey Turnpike. As we’ve previously written, that accident left Morgan and others injured, and resulted in the death of comedian James McNair, an aspect of the crash which has received less attention than Morgan’s injuries and subsequent lawsuit. As a recent NBC article points out, truck accidents are much more common than one would assume from the relatively minimal media coverage. It is typically only the most serious ones or the ones involving famous people that we hear about in the news.

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