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Year: 2021

  • WHAT IS CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE AND CAN IT HURT MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

    Dec 22
    Virginia is one of only a handful of states in the country that uses contributory negligence rules when considering personal injury claims. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Virginia, contributory negligence can be a serious problem for you and your case.   Under contributory negligence laws, you can lose your entire right to collect financial recovery from...
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  • ROAD TRIP SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    Nov 22
    The time between Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is a busy time of year – both in our personal lives and on the roads. It is also known as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road due to heavy traffic, distracted and drunk drivers, stress, and inclement weather. AAA predicts that...
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  • BITTEN BY A DOG? THE OWNER MAY BE AT FAULT.

    Nov 2
    Man’s best friend can sometimes become a liability for owners. All dogs, no matter what type or size, can injure a person – whether a stranger, friend, and even a family member. Unfortunately, dog bites are a common occurrence. According to the Virginia Department of Public Health, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS

    Oct 27
    Halloween is one of the top days for pedestrian accidents and injuries, so it is fitting that the spookiest night of the year closes out Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Safety Council shows that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween. That’s one scary statistic! Even though this sobering...
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  • NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

    Oct 11
    It is no surprise that teen drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group, which of course causes parents and caregivers everywhere a lot of anxiety. Even if you feel that your child is a safe driver, knowing that they are driving among other drivers that may not be following the rules...
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  • DO I HAVE A CASE IF THE OTHER DRIVER LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT?

    Sep 29
    Hit-and-run accidents happen all the time even though fleeing the scene following a crash is against the law in Virginia. Many times, a driver will leave the scene of an accident because they are driving under the influence, without a license, or do not have auto insurance. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), more than...
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  • HUFFMAN & HUFFMAN CELEBRATES CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

    Sep 16
    One thing that all parents and caregivers have in common is the desire to keep their children as safe as possible.  As the father to two young children, their safety and well-being is always foremost in my mind. This is especially true when we are riding in a vehicle. Child Passenger Safety Week is September...
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  • SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

    Aug 30
    Every day all over Virginia, hundreds of people fall victim to personal injury because of other people’s negligence. Unfortunately, many are unaware that they could be entitled to compensation because of their injuries, and they take no action. Minor injuries may be easy to overcome but more significant injuries can leave you with a mountain...
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  • 5 TIPS FOR SHARING THE ROAD WITH COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

    Aug 3
    Odds are very high that you have shared the road with 18 wheelers, especially on the highways of Hampton Roads with commercial vehicles transporting containers from one of our four marine terminals on a regular basis. If you clutch the wheel tighter or get panicked right next to a semi, big rig, 18-wheeler, or tractor-trailer,...
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  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS, BICYCLE RIDERS, AND PEDESTRIANS

    Aug 3
    The summer has flown by and that means it’s almost back to school time! As kids and teens across Hampton Roads are starting to get ready for in-person learning after more than a year of being mostly virtual, now is a good time for everyone to get a refresher on the hazards that can arise...
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