Safety and Health Reporter

Washington DC Bike Accidents
Washington DC bike accidents are on the rise.  Between the years 2000 and 2012 the number of people riding to work nationwide has increased. The increase is more than 250 percent.  The DC area ranks third in the percentage of the population who bike to work. Under DC law and regulations ...
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Virginia is a great state for outdoor adventures and off-road excitement. As a state that has both mountains and beaches, Virginia is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. If you are one of the many residents or visitors that own a recreational vehicle, you can partake in all that this great state ...
Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries?
If you've been injured by a defective product and want to recover damages for the product liability injuries that you have suffered, the first thing that you should do is contact an experienced lawyer. They will help you determine which person, persons or companies are liable for your injury.  Identifying ...
Surgery Center Negligence
Surgery center negligence has become a big issue since the death of Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers, the famous comedian, passed away during the course of a routine procedure.  The procedure was performed in a surgery center operated by her GI doctor.  The doctor at the time was performing an endoscopy.  An ...
Tort Duty
The issue of tort duty or duty in tort was recently taken up by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The case is RGR v. Settle decided on October 31, 2014.  Mr. Settle was the operator of a truck that was driving on a private road.  The private road intersected with a railroad ...
Life Expectancy
Life expectancy is on the rise. So says recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The average life expectancy for people born in 2012 in the United States is a record high of 78.8 years. Girls born in 2012 will live on average 4.8 years longer than boys born ...
Eyewitness Identification
Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is frequently influenced by such things as the race of a suspect, bad lighting, aggressive police interrogations and the overall trauma of the event. Many people believe ...
Auto Insurance
You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an insurance carrier is typically not plain English to the ordinary American.  As simple as insurance ...
Ruptured Aneurysm
A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious and in shock with massive internal bleeding.  Sometimes the heart may stop. Ruptured Aneurysm: Abdominal Aorta If the ...
What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of the integral relationship between the spinal cord and the body, spinal cord injuries can create a host of health problems.  Spinal cord injuries generally involve damage to ...
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