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Year: 2022

  • Types of Negligence & How They Apply in Different Scenarios

    Dec 28
    Personal injury law in the United States hinges on the existence of negligence. Negligence is the failure of a person to act as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. To prove negligence, the defendant must first have owed a duty to the plaintiff. Then, the plaintiff must have committed a breach of that duty,...
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  • Should I Sue a Friend or a Family Member After an Accident?

    Dec 14
    You’ve been in an accident with a close friend or a family member. It’s a sticky situation because while you are close, there is damage to you or your property. Those damages cost money. An accident is an accident, and you don’t want to be on the hook for something you weren’t responsible for.  Suing...
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  • Contributory Negligence, Explained

    Nov 15
    When people think of the word “negligence,” they may think of an action by another person that intentionally or unintentionally causes harm to someone else. Under the law, the person who causes damage is referred to as the tortfeasor, while the person harmed is known as the victim. But what happens when an accident victim...
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  • 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Nov 4
    A personal injury is something none of us ever want to experience. These injuries are unpredictable, traumatic, and in most cases, expensive. Not only do you have to consider the costly medical bills resulting from your injuries, but you may also have lost wages due to time missed at work and other damages that affect...
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  • Teen Driver Risk Factors

    Oct 24
    Becoming a licensed driver is a significant event in any teen’s life. Unfortunately, it can be terrifying for parents and caregivers. Driving is an enormous responsibility, and it is a task that requires quick decision-making. The reality is that teens are more likely to be in car accidents because of their lack of driving experience....
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  • Safety Tips for Drivers & Pedestrians

    Oct 6
    More than 125 pedestrians were fatally injured due to motor vehicle accidents in 2021 in the state of Virginia. The total figure of pedestrian fatalities and injuries continues to increase yearly, despite the strict laws and regulations we have in place. Pedestrians and motorists must engage in safe practices while sharing the road to decrease...
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  • Top 5 Factors Avoiding Car Accidents

    Sep 23
    Playing it safe on the road can sometimes be easier said than done. After all, you don’t have control over other drivers. If you or other drivers are involved in risky behaviors on the road or are inexperienced, your odds of getting into a car accident are that much higher.  But there are things you can do to...
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  • What To Know: The Litigation Process 

    Sep 14
    Car accidents can change many aspects of daily living for short or long periods of time, and in some cases for years or even the rest of someone’s life. Some victims suffer from significant injuries that sometimes require long-term medical treatment. If a settlement cannot be reached with the at-fault party’s insurance company following your auto...
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  • The Importance of Hiring the Right Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

    Aug 22
    If you have been involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer, you will quickly find out that it is very different from being in a typical automobile collision. Unlike most motorists, most trucking companies and commercial vehicles have a legal team on-call who are ready to investigate and defend...
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  • What to Do After an Accident When the Other Party Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance

    Aug 12
    Recovering from an accident can be very challenging. On top of painful physical and emotional injuries, victims often face significant financial damages as well. When victims sustain injuries in car accidents due to the negligence of others, they can file a claim with the insurance company of the at-fault driver to seek monetary compensation. Unfortunately, there are...
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