The trauma of crime has a significant impact on victims, their family members and the community at large. Many crime victims suffer from emotional, physical and financial harm…more
People can make mistakes. However, when we use poor judgment that results in an injury to another person, then the law holds us accountable…more
First responder professionals such as police, paramedics and fire fighters risk their lives on a daily basis to provide public safety and protect their fellow citizens…more
It seems like every few months there is another story in the news about a pit bull attacking an innocent person and causing severe injuries. While attack dogs may have a purpose, they also pose a danger to law-abiding citizens…more
When you put your baby to sleep you expect her to be safe. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the voluntary recall of the popular Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Infant Sleeper, which is…more
As Virginia prepared for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in January, we were reminded of the 19 law enforcement officers that have been killed in the line of duty while assigned to presidential protection details or by…more
Contrary to what local teenagers may believe, a chemical spill is no laughing matter. It can contaminate the water supply, pollute the environment, and cause serious, immediate and long-term injuries…more
Most of us remember the Red Line Metro crash of 2009 where nine people died and dozens more were injured. It was a difficult summer for everyone involved…more
Until recently, EMTs have been prohibited from carrying concealed weapons while on duty. However, there has been a growing trend of deregulation of firearm restrictions, including changes to regulations that have banned firearms…more
When you unknowingly buy a counterfeit handbag, you have been scammed out of your money. But if your car has been outfitted with a counterfeit airbag, you have been robbed of your safety, and possibly your life…more
It should come as no surprise that the leading cause of death for teenagers is motor vehicle accidents. The major contributor to their deaths and injuries? Failing to wear a seat belt.
As anyone who catches the football game on a Sunday afternoon can tell you, those head injuries the quarterback (and other players) suffer on a regular basis really add up. Many retired football players manifest serious brain…more
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently announced a voluntary recall of Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers, which are manufactured by Summer Infant, Inc. The problem with the bather is that when it is lifted or…more
If you have been the victim of a crime, you may have already spent a great deal of time and effort working with police and prosecutors to see that the perpetrator is prosecuted and brought to justice. This process is a crucial…more
As if a police offer’s job is not dangerous enough, recently a 52-year old man from Alexandria, Virginia crashed head-on into a police cruiser in the early hours of the morning. Without warning, the car veered left and hit the…more
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