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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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  • DON’T LET THE HOSPITAL TAKE YOUR AUTO INSURANCE INFORMATION

    Jun 7
    When you’re rushed to a hospital emergency room after a car accident, the last thing on your mind is probably filing an insurance claim. Of course, the health care providers and physicians who attend to your injuries will be thinking about their own paychecks – and in some cases, trying to get more than they should....
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  • 10 BOATING SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER

    Jun 6
    Boating is a fun summertime activity that many people participate in. Because of this, local waterways fill quickly with boats, personal watercraft, water skis, swimmers, and more at the start of the season. If you’re planning to head out on the water this summer, make sure to get informed on these 10 boating safety tips...
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  • THE DANGERS OF SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENTS ON VIRGINIA’S INTERSTATE 64

    Jun 3
    Interstate 64 is a highway which stretches west from the coast of Virginia, through to West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and into St. Louis. It is a busy thruway that many truck drivers use to travel from the east coast and into the Midwest. The high volume of truck traffic on I-64 can make it...
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  • BOATING AND WATER SAFETY AT THE BEACH

    May 30
    It’s been getting warmer and warmer here on the Virginia coast, signaling the return of beach days, boat trips, and more on-the-water fun. A sunny day can quickly turn dark if someone is injured while swimming or using a boat or Jet Ski — but don’t worry! A few simple safety precautions will keep you...
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  • TOP 5 SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVING TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER

    May 23
    Happy Memorial Day weekend! For many, Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of the summer season. And for Virginia residents, summer means drives to the beach. As summer approaches, the routes to Virginia Beach (and the state’s other coastal towns) will see an increase in traffic that mirrors the rising temperatures. Unfortunately, more traffic can...
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  • PROVING LIABILITY IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

    May 16
    The most common question people have following an auto accident is: “How do I prove this wasn’t my fault?” For obvious reasons, determining liability in an auto accident is crucial for seeking compensation. That being said, your word alone will not be enough, in most cases. Providing proof of liability will ensure that you have...
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  • CRUCIAL STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT

    May 7
    If you are involved in a car accident, there are some things you can do that are crucial for your well being and to increase your chances of recovering money damages. Following are a few suggestions of crucial steps to take following a car accident. CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT Immediately after the accident, you should contact...
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  • THE TOP 5 WORST DRIVING HABITS: HAVE YOU DONE ANY?

    Apr 11
    Let’s start with the truth: your driver’s ed class was quite a while ago, and by now your perfect “2 and 10” steering wheel grip has probably fallen to a single hand on top, along with some other bad habits. While traffic laws can be quite confusing, especially since they vary from state to state,...
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  • WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

    Mar 20
    When you’re looking for an attorney to represent you in a personal injury claim, there are many factors you should probably consider. Like choosing a doctor, dentist, or any other professional, credentials are a significant part of getting the most out of your legal representation. However, other, less-obvious, aspects affect whether an attorney is a good...
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  • A GUIDE TO DEALING WITH DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE

    Mar 11
    Being involved in a vehicle accident of any type can be traumatic and lead to serious injuries, but being involved in a car crash caused by an intoxicated driver can add a new dimension of frustration to the situation. Despite law enforcement efforts and health warnings from governmental and research institutions, intoxicated driving remains a serious...
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