Hanover County Physician Charged in Fatal Drunk Driving Accident By Josh Silverman on January 14, 2014

Drunk driving accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths and this one literally hits close to home.  According to news reports, Dr. Michael Carlson of Mechanicsville had a blood alcohol level of .11 when he hit Meg Menzies as she was jogging on East Patrick Henry Road.  The legal limit in Virginia is .08, but one can be impaired even with a BAC below .08.  According to his lawyer, Dr. Carlson reportedly stopped at the scene and rendered aid to Mrs. Menzies.

This case is certainly a painful reminder of the importance of groups like MADD and SADD as well as the efforts of law enforcement to strictly enforce our drunk driving laws.  Judging from the news reports, Ms. Menzies will be missed by many people. 

Related to This

Josh Silverman

Silverman Law Firm LC

At the Silverman Law Firm LC in Richmond, VA, attorney Josh Silverman and his team represent victims of personal injuries and medical malpractice. Josh Silverman has been recognized as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" every year since 2013 and was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law based on his AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell©.

We are available to provide individualized representation in a variety of practice areas, including:

To request a consultation at our firm, please fill out our online form or call (804) 325-4992.

How Can We Help? Today

"By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention." Joshua D. Silverman

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 3415 Floyd Ave  Richmond, VA

Silverman Law Firm LC

3415 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA 23221

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(804) 325-4992 Send a message