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May 2017 Archives

Man in fatal Virginia accident had laundry list of prior charges

The nation is becoming increasingly aware that many people somehow escape punishment for their wrongdoing. While it is true that jails and prisons are overcrowded, most people agree that something needs to be done about this widespread problem. A recent fatal car accident that occurred in Virginia Beach is just one tragic example of how the legal system can sometimes fail law-abiding citizens.

Sleep apnea and trucking: Often a dangerous mix

What is sleep apnea? This condition is a sleep disorder affecting the ability to breathe properly while sleeping. It results in short instances in which the patient's breathing is interrupted during sleep. The interruptions can last more than 10 seconds each and can occur as many as 400 times in a sleep cycle. The condition is often undiagnosed and has the potential to be life-threatening.

Guilty verdict in fatal Virginia pedestrian-car accident

Some pedestrian or car accidents are cut-and-dried, but others happen in a shadowy realm where it may be more challenging to identify fault legally. Last August, a 75-year-old Virginia man struck three members of a family as they were crossing a road. Unfortunately, one of the victims—a 57-year-old California woman—died and the other two suffered non-life-threatening injuries.