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June 2014 Archives

Anxiety over firing leads to poor workers' compensation outcomes

Recovering from a work-related injury can be stressful enough for Virginians. Compounding the situation is the fear of being fired while on medical leave. This added stress often leads to poor outcomes if and when these employees return to work, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Cyclist hit in motor vehicle accident while crossing bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation has decided to change a policy, which formerly allowed VDOT vehicles to drive along a pedestrian pathway on the Berkley Bridge. The decision comes in the wake of a bicycle accident. A woman who was riding her bicycle to Downtown Norfolk on a recent Saturday was hit by a sport utility vehicle as she crossed the Berkley Bridge by way of a caged bike/pedestrian lane.

General Motors recalls more vehicles to prevent personal injury

Yet another series of motor vehicle recalls has been announced, and it is probably no surprise that General Motors has issued the notice. Indeed, considering that GM has already issued 34 different recalls this year, affecting 15.9 million automobiles worldwide, it seems that the automaker may have even more recalls in store before the end of 2014. In this most recent announcement, the automaker has asked car owners in Virginia and elsewhere to bring in 83,126 vehicles more for repairs in its efforts to avoid the threat of a serious car accident and personal injury.

Virginia drunk drivers: Man gets 24 years after fatal accident

A drunk driver, who killed a pregnant woman and her unborn baby in a 2012 car crash, has been punished with a prison sentence of almost 24 years. The man has been held in custody since the day of the crash, so he has already satisfied almost two years of his impending sentence. Penalties can be stiff for Virginia drunk drivers, and this case is certainly no exception.

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