What is a Personal Injury Case?

Letʼs start at the very beginning: Just what is a personal injury case? Lawyers say that they do “personal injury cases” or “accident cases” or “wrongful death cases” and yet, my wife Margaret tells me that she does not think that everyone understands exactly what this means. Indeed, people who have known me for years

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SUV Rollover settlement

Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports in their December 1, 2008 issue about a $2.5 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death SUV rollover claim. The plaintiff was driving on Route 7 in Fairfax county when his vehicle was struck by the defendant at a high rate of speed. This caused the plaintiff’s vehicle to roll, thus

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Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Cases

MISCONCEPTION #1: I can settle my case without hiring a lawyer. If you’re happy with the amount of money the insurance company offers for your car — and if you’re happy to have your medical bills paid — then you’re right. You don’t need to hire a lawyer. Still, it’s important that you understand what

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Tragedy on I-81

The Harrisonburg Daily News Record reports on a tragic accident that occurred last Friday November 28 on Interstate 81 north of New Market. A sudden snow storm came up and made the roads slick, causing some vehicles to run off the road. Jose Alberto Sarmiento of Texas apparently lost control of his truck and caused

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Teen accident deaths rise in September and October

The Virginia State Police report a sudden rise in the number of car accident related teen deaths during September and October. There were 23 deaths during this eight-week period. There have also been 12 traffic accident related deaths during the first few weeks of November. Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of Virginia State Police says,

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