Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hit and Run Cases

Hit and run cases can present somewhat peculiar problems not only in the Fairfax, Virginia area but everywhere.  In particular, if you are hit by a motorist who then leaves the scene of the collision and does not stop, and … Continue reading

Joint and Several Liability

Whether you are involved in a automobile accident or any type of negligence claim resulting in damage there may be instances where there could be more than one cause of your injury.That dual causation creates the potential for joint several … Continue reading

Limitations and Reporting

Limitations and Reporting Requirements When you are involved in an automobile collision whatever claim you may have is governed not only by a statute of limitations but it may also be governed by certain reporting requirements based upon your liability insurance … Continue reading

Traumatic Brain Injury

The prevalence of concussions and resulting  traumatic brain injury among football players has been in the news a great deal lately.  The suicide of Junior Seau, to many people, was a wake up call as to the devastating effect that brain injuries … Continue reading

Bicycle Accidents

In 2009 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Bicycle accident cases are sometimes a product of the type of bicycle that is being used.  Increasingly popular are … Continue reading

Dram Shop Liability

Dram shop liability in the Fairfax, Virginia area is thought by most attorneys to be a dead letter.  Virginia does not recognize civil liability for bar owner or vendor actions resulting in drunk drivers taking to the road.  Dram shop … Continue reading

Intrafamily Immunity

Intrafamily and Interspousal Immunity Virginia, in general, has abolished the defense of interspousal immunity for tort actions.  What that means is that one spouse may sue another spouse for negligence or for intentional conduct resulting in injury.  Once the marriage … Continue reading

Disability Claims

In circumstances where you are injured as a result of the negligence of a third-party there may be not only a basis for a claim against that third-party but you may also have the basis for making disability claims under the … Continue reading

Claims Against Employer

Whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer to some extent may be governed by state law.  In the Fairfax, Virginia area claims against employer would be limited to claims that arise out of non-work situations.  For … Continue reading

Defense Medical Examination

Most of us are familiar with getting a second opinion before embarking on significant medical treatment.  In a personal injury case, whether it be in the Fairfax, Virginia area or elsewhere, a second opinion may be sought by the insurance company in the … Continue reading

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