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Year: 2019

  • CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

    Dec 18
    While many people think slip and fall accidents mostly happen during the winter due to snowy and icy conditions, these accidents can happen year-round, particularly on dangerous properties. When property owners do not maintain their premises properly, such as by mopping wet floors or fixing leaks, and a tenant or visitor is injured as a...
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  • UNDERSTANDING PREMISES LIABILITY

    Dec 4
    Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are in a safe condition for legal tenants and visitors on the property. This includes implementing repairs, installing adequate security measures, and more. When property owners fail in this duty, and tenants or visitors are injured as a result, the property owner may be held...
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  • PRODUCT LIABILITY 101

    Sep 4
    As consumers, we expect the products we purchase and use to operate safely. When this does not happen, either due to a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or something else, we may be harmed as a result. Sometimes, these defects are due to accidents or mistakes, and other times, they are the result of negligence....
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  • WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE IF I’M INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT DURING MY VACATION?

    Aug 30
    Many families in Virginia are planning last-minute vacations to celebrate the end of summer. Amusement parks, beaches, historical sites – no matter your preference, you’re likely going to be driving at some point. But what happens if you’re out of town and a negligent driver rear-ends your vehicle? An out-of-state accident can be stressful for...
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  • BOATING LAWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    Aug 20
    Most boating accidents are the result of a collision, either between two vessels, or between a vessel and a fixed or submerged object. Before you embark on your next boating adventure on Virginia’s waterways, read up on this state’s navigational rules to reduce the likelihood of a boating accident this summer. VIRGINIA’S NAVIGATIONAL RULES Just like...
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  • I WAS INJURED BY MY DEFECTIVE BOAT. CAN I SUE?

    Aug 8
    Any time we use a product, whether it’s a smartphone, car, or a boat during the summer, we expect it to operate safely and properly. Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to design and distribute products that meet safety standards. When this does not happen, consumers may be injured as a result. If you have been...
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  • CAN I GET A DUI WHILE BOATING?

    Jul 16
    When most people think of DUI, they think of the charge received when driving a car under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, DUI doesn’t just apply to cars. You can be charged with DUI for operating most types of vehicles with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of...
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  • WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DRINK AND BOAT

    Jul 8
    Consuming alcohol while operating a boat is never a good idea. Not only is drinking and boating illegal, but it can also increase the likelihood of an accident. Learn about the dangers and potential consequences of boating under the influence. IT’S AGAINST THE LAW Under Virginia law, operating a boat with a blood alcohol concentration...
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  • I WAS INJURED IN A BOATING ACCIDENT. NOW WHAT?

    Jun 20
    Each year, and particularly during the summer boating season, boating accidents cause tens of millions of dollars in property damage, thousands of injuries, and hundreds of deaths. If you have been injured in a boating accident caused by someone else, learn how to take legal action and recover the compensation you deserve. PROVING NEGLIGENCE Just...
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  • WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR AUTO LIABILITY INSURANCE LIMITS

    Jun 18
    Have you ever heard the term “full coverage” when reviewing your auto insurance plan with a provider? This term may sound comforting, but the reality is that “full coverage” is technically misused here. When you’re only meeting the bare minimum requirements for auto liability insurance and uninsured & underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, you may be...
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