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Being in a five star crash rated car means very little when you are hit by a tractor trailer truck. Tractor trailer truck wrecks almost always involve catastrophic injuries or death. If the trucking company happens to be a “mom and pop” operation, the minimum mandatory insurance coverage by the truck company, which can be…

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Working as co-counsel with other national truck litigation firms, our firm won an important federal court ruling from the United States District Court in the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, in the area of freight broker liability. The lawsuit was filed by three plaintiffs against the freight broker, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. We alleged…

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“Frivolous lawsuits.”  Everybody knows that there are too many frivolous lawsuits in this country, right?  Everybody knows that our jury system is so broken that hordes of dishonest plaintiffs and their “greedy trial lawyers” file thousands of baseless claims every year, right?  Everybody knows that honest doctors are being driven out of the practice of…

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If you pay attention to health care news like I do, you’ve probably noticed that most of the coverage lately has focused heavily –almost exclusively – on proposed changes to our current system and the costs associated with the various options.  As politicians in Washington argue about dollars and cents and about who is to…

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It should come as no surprise that stakeholders in the trucking industry – trucking companies, freight brokers, shippers, trucking associations and insurance companies – spend a lot of money lobbying Congress to de-regulate the trucking industry. And, unfortunately, they have been succeeding. These special interest groups have blocked Congress from raising the minimum required insurance…

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The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce injuries and deaths due to large truck crashes and bus crashes. One important way in which FMCSA pursues this goal is to regulate the number of hours that truck drivers can drive continuously a without rest. Obviously, fatigued driving is a…

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In a split second a truck accident can cause you serious personal injury and change your life forever. After receiving medical attention, you or someone on your behalf need to speak with a Virginia truck accident attorney immediately. This may sound like an overused cliche’, but if you’ve been injured in a tractor trailer truck…

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) announced in the Federal Register its concerns related to exploding e-cigarette batteries and batteries used in other so-called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The agency will hold a public two day workshop in Silver Spring, MD on April 19 and 20 on e-cigarette explosions…

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In October 2014, the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (IJOEH) published a study in which a specific brand of talc was analyzed at four different labs.The study found that talcum powder coming from asbestos contaminated mines can find its way into consumer talcum powder that can be inhaled during use and cause or…

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I saw two alarming headlines today. The first, reported that “Automakers recalled 53.2 million vehicles in 2016.” The second stated, “Carfax report: One in four vehicles on US roads has unfixed safety recall.” At a time when vehicle recalls are at alarmingly high levels, why is it that so many vehicle owners have not had…

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