Safety and Health Reporter

Wrongful Death Damage Recovery
Brien Roche

A wrongful death action in Virginia is recognized by statute.  The statute is found at Virginia Code § 8.01-50.

A wrongful death action is an action that is brought by the …

Spoliation of Evidence
Brien Roche

Spoliation of evidence cases arise most often in premises liability and product liability cases.  In particular if a potential defendant is in possession of evidence, whether it be photographic, documentary …

The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claims
Brien Roche

Promissory fraud is that variety of fraud wherein the misrepresentation is the state of mind of the promisor.  For instance if I promise to do something for …

Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System

Brien Roche
This posting is an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The source of the information is for the most part a course offered by The Teaching Company and presented by …

Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System
Brien Roche

Personal injury anatomy cardiovascular system is one of several postings dealing with human anatomy and physiology for injury lawyers and plaintiffs. In order to grasp your injury case you …

The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases
Brien Roche

As is true with many things dealing with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of back and forth about the contingent fee system. …

Overcoming Jury Bias
Brien Roche

Overcoming jury bias is a problem that every trial lawyer confronts.  Jury bias doesn’t mean that the members of the jury don’t like the plaintiff. What it does mean is that every …

2017 General Assembly Update
Brien Roche

What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is …

Rear-end Accidents
Brien Roche

Rear-end accidents typically involve one vehicle striking the rear of another vehicle. There may however be a somewhat different twist on your traditional rear-end accident in that sometimes people actually back into …

Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
Brien Roche

Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.  He cited the fact …

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