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December 2015 Archives

What is an acquired brain injury?

Virginians may be most familiar with the type of brain injuries known as traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury is caused when an external force is applied to the head, causing an injury, as often occurs in a car accident or sports injury. There is, however, another form of brain injury less commonly known, but that may also give rise to a legal cause of action. Acquired brain injuries can also be major injuries warranting a damages award for the victim.

Inflatable amusements may be dangerous for Virginia children

Every parent wants his or her child to have a joyful and fun childhood. But parents also want to keep their children safe. Finding the right balance between these two desires can sometimes be hard for Virginia parents when faced with the choice of whether to allow a child to use an inflatable amusement.

Virginia attorneys protect rights of truck accident victims

When a Virginia resident is involved in a collision with a large truck, the immediate aftermath can be overwhelming. The driver of a car may be confused and unclear about how the accident occurred. In contrast, a truck driver who drives as his or her profession may know or suspect that he or she acted negligently, causing the accident. A truck driver may realize after an accident occurs that a car was in the truck's blind spot, and due to their own negligence, the truck driver caused the accident. However, a truck driver is not likely to admit this to the victim of an accident.

Frank Gifford suffered brain trauma from football, family reports

Football's popularity in Virginia and nationwide may in part be tied to the contact nature of the sport. The game relies on tackles and physical contact. Unfortunately, the physical nature of the game sometimes leads to injuries, including damaging head injuries.

Homeowners may be liable for trespassers' injuries

When a Virginian is injured on another's property, he or she may expect that the homeowner will be held responsible for the unsafe or dangerous conditions that contributed to the injury. However, what happens if a person trespasses, was involved in an accident and suffered an injury? Does trespassing negate the homeowner's responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their property? Interestingly, no; a homeowner could still be liable for a person's injuries despite the occurrence of trespassing.

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