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Rick Shapiro

Truck Driver Who Killed Teen in May Appears in Virginia Court

A truck driver accused of killing a teenager and seriously injuring her passenger in May was in court on Oct. 6 for a preliminary hearing in Virginia Beach. Jerode Johnson, 31, is facing several criminal charges stemming from the accident, including […]

Rick Shapiro

Two Die in Horrific Henrico County VA Crash

A couple from Pennsylvania died and a Chesterfield County, Virginia teenager suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on I-295 in Henrico County on Oct. 2. The Virginia State Police stated that the fatal accident happened at 2:45 PM on […]

Joe Crumley

Air Force Reservists Hurt when Semi Rear-Ends their Bus

Six Minnesota Air Force Reservists were injured when their bus rolled over after being rear-ended by a semi between Albertville and Monticello, Minnesota. The state patrol reported the injuries did not appear life-threatening, but at least one soldier was airlifted from the […]

Randy Appleton

Woman Suffers Serious Injuries on Virginia Waterslide

A woman suffered serious but apparently non-life-threatening injuries on a water park ride at King’s Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia on July 5. According to local media reports, the woman is receiving treatment in Richmond for a broken foot, collar […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Report Reveals that Fatigue was a Leading Cause of Deadly Tugboat Crash

More than a year after the tugboat Specialist sank in the Hudson River, a scathing report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded. On March 12, 2014, the tugboat was on a return trip from Albany, escorting a […]

Mark Bello

An NTSB Report Says Lack of Safety Protocol Led to Bus Crash

A class-action lawsuit seeks financial damages for the families of five people killed and those injured last November between a school bus and commuter bus. According to reports, the school bus driver slammed into the back of a Ford Mustang, […]

Randy Appleton

Norfolk School Bus Driver Crashes and Injures Students

Norfolk, Virginia police stated on May 1 that a school bus driver was charged in connection with a serious school bus accident that left several students with injuries. News reports over the weekend in Norfolk stated that the bus driver […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Reports Stats Pilot Inexperience and Company Culture Led to Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators recently concluded that pilot error, an air company’s culture, and the lack of a formal safety program were to blame for a fatal sightseeing float plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska in June 2015. […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Joe Crumley

United Airlines Fiasco – Wrong on All Counts

There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle overbooked flight.  United screwed up in almost every way imaginable. First, overbooking.  Overbooking is the practice of selling more seats than you have on the airplane.  What!? That sounds crazy to […]