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Jim Lewis

Do NFL Players Understand the Risks of the Game?

Just before Christmas 2011, four more former NFL players filed lawsuits against the National Football League, claiming that brain injuries sustained while they were playing have left them with…

Kevin Duffan

Day Care: Protecting Our Most Precious

One of the toughest decisions most parents are faced with is leaving their young children with a day care provider. Many factors need to be considered before choosing a day care. While…

Kevin Duffan

Don’t Throw Safety Out the Window With On-Field Celebrations

We all know that playing sports can be dangerous. Most of us, however, don’t think of sitting in the stands as a very risky activity. And that’s true so long as you stay in the…

Kevin Duffan

What are the rules with Pedestrians on Roadways?

As a jogger, I often find myself running in places where there is no trail and no sidewalk. All joggers know this is a dangerous activity, but when celebrities like Reese Witherspoon get hit, it…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Norfolk’s Light-Rail Train Operators: Safety First

With Norfolk’s new light rail, The Tide, set to open on August 19, 2011, Hampton Roads Transit drivers are gearing up to operate the trains safely. Being in control of a piece of machinery…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Drunken Boating Crackdown

Newport News, Virginia (VA), law enforcement officers have taken a firmer approach to controlling unsafe actions by recreational boaters, cracking down on drunken boating incidents. Boating while…

Rick Shapiro

Casey Anthony Acquittal = Promises Broken: Lack of Attorney Credibility Was Key Factor

Casey Anthony may have been convicted of murder in the court of public opinion. However, there’s obviously a higher legal standard required when you sit as a jury member a…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Fun in the Sun Turns Tragic After Boating Accident

A fun-filled day on the Chesapeake Bay turned tragic after a local preteen impaled her leg on a boat’s propeller, the Virginian-Pilotreported on July 1, 2011. The girl had been tubing with friends…

Kevin Duffan

Norfolk, VA Potholes Remain a Major Concern for Drivers

Anyone who is a regular commuter on Interstate 264 in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), knows that they are in for a rough ride. Over the last few years, the number and size of potholes,…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Health Reform Law and What It Means for Women

According to a report issued by the Commonwealth Fund, a private health research firm in New York City, the new healthcare reform law named the Affordable Care Act will help as many as 30 million…