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Wright Medical Hip Implant Cases in Virginia

Wright Medical hip implant devices and systems are experiencing the same problems that the recalled Johnson & Johnson DePuy hip implant devices have had. The problem revolves around the metal on metal construction of the parts of the device. The metal parts rub together and can release cobalt and chromium into the bloodstream of the patient. The device also causes pain for the recipient through the wearing and grinding of the parts. For instance, I am handling a case in Charlottesville, Virginia where my client received a Wright medical hip implant system in 2007. By 2010, my client was experiencing the same type of pain that had been present before the replacement hip was installed. As a result of the pain and a significant increase in cobalt and chromium levels in blood levels, my client required a second surgery to remove the Wright medical hip implant device and then had a new Johnson & Johnson hip implant device installed which was not of the metal on metal design. …

Virginia Car Accident Lawyers Cover the State

AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYERS SERVING VIRGINIA, WILSON & HAJEK WITH OFFICES IN CHARLOTTESVILLLE AND VIRGINIA BEACH

Our office locations allow us to serve auto accident injury victims throughout the State of Virginia for serious injuries ranging from soft tissue to catastrophic brain injuries.

When you are involved in a car accident through no fault of your own, problems crop up immediately: transportation, medical bills, insurance coverage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These are the things which the lawyers at Wilson & Hajek handle for auto accident victims. From our office in Virginia Beach we cover Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the peninsula. From our office in Charlottesville we cover Albemarle County, Nelson County, Orange County, Madison County, Waynesboro, Staunton, Louisa County, and Fluvanna County.

You can contact us for a free consultation concerning your injuries from a car accident. You should make that contact before you give a statement, either recorded or…

Pedestrian Injuries in Virginia

KNOW THE LAW, BE A SMART PEDESTRIAN, AVOID PERSONAL INJURIES, INFORMATION FROM PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WILSON & HAJEK

We represent the injured but at the same time we promote safety. After a vehicle breaks the rules and you sustain an injury, you should contact us. We are currently handling pedestrian injury cases in Charlottesville and Norfolk. Both of the cases involve serious injuries, as would be expected for accidents involving cars and human bodies. Remarkably, both cases involve vehicles failing to stop for pedestrians lawfully crossing the road at an intersection where the pedestrian has the right of way.

Walking is a great activity for exercise. However, both pedestrians and drivers of vehicles must follow the rules to avoid personal injuries or deaths to pedestrians.

Pedestrians must use sidewalks when available. If there are no sidewalks, stay to the extreme left edge of the road and face the oncoming traffic. Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. People…

Charlottesville Virginia Motorcycle Accidents

Eyes Wide Open, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers know that motorcycle riders must always be on the lookout.

The Virginia law firm of Wilson & Hajek, personal injury lawyers, has represented numbers of motorcycle riders who have been careful and have still been injured. Experienced lawyers know that even if a bike rider keeps his eyes wide open, as Johnny Cash suggested, they are sometimes unable to avoid autos changing lanes, coming out of side streets, driveways, and passing. It seems that the drivers of cars often either overlook or assume the right of way over a motorcycle. In fact, 75% of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with passenger vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents happen at a rate that is 35 times greater per travelled mile when compared to passenger cars. The motorcycle rider must keep a constant vigil for every possible dangerous situation in order to avoid serious persona…

Charlottesville Accidents and Dangerous Intersections

THREE CAR CRASHES, WHO IS AT FAULT, ANSWERS FROM PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WILSON & HAJEK

In Virginia, interstate highway exit ramps lead to many three car crashes with one driver causing property and personal injury damages to the other two drivers.

.Many interstate ramps in Virginia do not have merge lanes and some are crossover mergers where cars on the interstate are trying to access exit ramps immediately in front of the access ramp. The end result is often a quick stop by the lead car at the access ramp to the interstate with cars behind striking one another. The issue then becomes who made a proper stop and who did not. The usual scenario is the first car stops, the second car stops and the third or fourth car is not aware of what is happening. Often the third car will strike the second car trying to access the interstate and drive that car into the first car that has had to stop. It then becomes cars one and two looking at the negligence of car number three for a failur…

Virginia Motorcyclists Lose In Car And Truck Accidents

VIRGINIA MOTORCYCLE AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS RESULT IN DEATHS AND PERSONAL INJURY

The dangers of motorcycles being struck by larger vehicles is demonstrated by two accidents from different parts of Virginia. In both cases, the motorcycle rider was killed as a result of the accident. In Albemarle County, a motorcycle rider was struck and killed and Chesapeake, Virginia, there was a truck and two bike collision killing one of two motorcyclists.

The Albemarle County (located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia) accident involved a motorcycle rider who was struck by a drunk driver on Earlysville Road. Speed was a factor. In cases like this, the motorcyclist almost always is the victim and yet some people will try to blame the motorcycle rider.

In Chesapeake, Virginia, a pickup truck traveling west on Mount Pleasant Road, sideswiped a motorcycle which resulted in the deaths of two and personal injuries to another. The truck hit a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction and caused…

Texting and Driving in Virginia

TEXTING AND DRIVING, THE NEW DANGER CAUSING PESONAL INJURIES, A DISCUSSION AND FACTS BY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WILSON & HAJEK

Virginia injury lawyers are seeing more serious injury cases involving texting and driving. According to a Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study, drivers who text are twenty-three (23) times more likely to crash, a dangerous and illegal practice causing personal injuries and deaths.

In Virginia, texting while driving was outlawed as of July 1, 2009. The action is a secondary offense meaning another law must be broken before a driver can be pulled over. As a result, the law has not been widely enforced. In addition, the fine for a first offense is only $20. Virginia Beach is the strongest in enforcement in the Hampton Roads area. Some cities such as Portsmouth had zero (0) cases, others had a few cases.

The officers must stop for other reasons, but such actions such as weaving, erratic lane changes, and looking up and down can signal to an officer…