Safety and Health Reporter

Swimming Injuries
Brien Roche

On June 25, 2020 a 17 year-old from Silver Spring drowned in Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.  The lake is in the 2000 block of Beacon Heights Drive.
The police had …

Charity Immunity
Brien Roche

Charity immunity or more commonly called charitable immunity is alive and well in Virginia.  The lead case on that issue is UVA v. Morris, 275 Va. 319 (2008).  A charity is …

Pedestrian Fatality
Brien Roche

On June 5, 2020, a 24 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck along Interstate 66 in Arlington.  Justin Angel of Stephens City, Virginia was walking in the eastbound lane …

Motorcycle Wrongful Death
Brien Roche

On June 9, 2020 a motorcyclist was killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland when his motorcycle struck a guardrail.  He was on a highway ramp at the time of …

Pedestrian Death

Brien RocheOn June 8, 2020 a 20 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck by a vehicle in the Tacoma neighborhood of northwest Washington.  The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m.  It …

One Vehicle Crashes – Uninsured Motorist Claims
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One Vehicle Crashes
On Sunday, June 7, 2020 a 22 year-old man died after a crash in Prince William County according to police.  The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. The …

Defamation Online

Brien Roche
Defamation online has been a hot topic for years. 
The social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. are immune from defamation claims based upon what their users may …

Wrongful Death-Pedestrian Injury

Brien Roche
Wrongful Death Pedestrian Injury Manassas
On May 6, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. near Balls Ford and Sudley Roads in Manassas, a pedestrian was struck and killed.  …

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Brien Roche
The topic of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in Virginia is complex to say the least.  Gerry Schwartz wrote a very excellent article on the topic that appeared in the Journal of Virginia …

Wrongful Death Values

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Wrongful Death Values Vary
Wrongful death values can vary greatly.  They can vary from one part of the state to another.  They can vary depending upon the amount of economic …

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