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Ray LaHood Continues Three-Year Battle Against Distracted Driving

April 28, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Battling distracted driving has been a top priority for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for the past three years. After seeing the dramatic increase of work-zone accidents due to cell phone usage, LaHood is pushing towards a ban of talking and texting while driving, according to official reports by The Washington Post. The American Automobile…


Whoozit® Rattle Recalled Due To Choking Hazard – Virginia Area Recalls

April 28, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., has issued a recall of around 3000 of their Whoozit® Starry Time Rattles due to a tendency for the clear sphere on each end of the rattle to burst, releasing small parts that can serve as choking hazards for small children, reports the PRNewswire. Manhattan Group has received word…


NHTSA Talks Technological Developments Aimed At Improving Road Safety

April 27, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

In an attempt to reduce car accidents and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun studies on electronic protection in newer cars, reports Motortrend.com. The NHTSA’s first project involves a “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) system that would warn drivers of a possible collision. If executed, this system could protect drivers who are changing lanes and…


Lenovo Recalls ThinkCentre Computers-Virginia Defective Product Lawyer

April 25, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Lenovo has recalled models of their ThinkCenter desktop computers for a defect in the power supply, which can cause the unit to overheat, posing a fire risk, reports Injuryboard.com. Lenovo is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out the recall, first initiated in March of 2012. The recall includes all-in-one…


Lynchburg Woman Charged With DUI & Manslaughter| Virginia Accident Law

April 24, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Lynchburg, VA – April 23 – A Bedford woman is facing serious charges for drunk driving and manslaughter after allegedly killing two men in a fatal car crash Saturday morning. The collision took place at approximately 2:00 a.m. and involved two vehicles, a 1997 Ford Explorer and a 2005 Honda Civic, both of which were…


Virginia Seat Belt Laws Endangering Our Teens | Child Safety Law News

April 24, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

High school aged drivers and passengers have been found to buckle up more frequently in states that have primary-enforced seat belt, also called the popular ‘click it or ticket’ laws, reports HealthDay.com, citing an American Public Health Association news release. The state of Virginia practices secondary-enforcement seat belt laws, meaning that a Police officer must…


Nissan Recalls Trucks With Seat Labeling Error | Defective Automobiles

April 23, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Nissan Motor Company has recalled specific 2012 model Titan pickup trucks for mistaken seating-capacity labels that may lead drivers to overload their vehicles with passengers and increase the possibility of an accident, reports The Wall Street Journal. Tight regulations in terms of safety in the auto industry, along with drivers who do not use common…


Is Your Virginia Doctor Buying Medicine From An Unapproved Source?

April 19, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned doctors from across multiple US states to stop buying medicine from unlicensed or foreign suppliers with illegal prescription drugs, reports the Medscape Medical News. Medical practices from 12 states who have reportedly bought illegal medication from such sources have received letters from the FDA, who urge…


Two Injured Following VA Car Accident | VA Tractor Trailer Attorney

April 18, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Dinwiddie, V.A. – Apr. 18 – Two individuals were critically injured, one severely, in a tractor trailer accident on I-85 early Wednesday morning after the vehicle struck the Sycamore Street bridge at mile marker 68. The car collision, which occurred within a close proximity just south of the I-95 interchange, happened at 3:16 a.m., according…


Virginia Insurance Lawyer: Woman Takes $34 Million in Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 by the Parrish Law Firm

Virginia Insurance Accident/Injury Lawyer James Parrish wants you to know that 90-year-old Arlene Hull has been awarded $34.2 million from her Omaha, Nebraska insurance company, Ability Insurance Co. The award comes after she and her daughter sued the company for ending Ms. Hull’s assisted-living benefits for her dementia care, reports the Yahoo! News. Ability Insurance…


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