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Lost Profit Claims

>Lost profit claims can be challenging in terms of proof. These types of claims arise most often when the plaintiff is either a small business person or is self-employed. A good example would be a real estate agent. These agents … Continue reading

Pedestrian Injury Cases

In Virginia in 2012 100 pedestrians were killed and another 1862 pedestrians were injured. Pedestrian injury cases require a thorough inspection of the scene. Google Maps may give you an overview of the scene. There is no substitute for visiting … Continue reading

Corporate Officer Liability

Corporate officer liability may be a way of casting a bigger net.  By casting a bigger net I mean attempting to better protect an injured plaintiff from the misdeeds of a corporation.  A corporation can only act through its officers and agents. … Continue reading

Injury Claim Mistakes

Injury claim mistakes by the claimant can undermine any claim.  There are many elements to a personal injury case.  There likewise are countless ways that a truly injured person can harm his or her own case.  This harm may come … Continue reading

Medicare Liens

A common hold-up for many personal injury settlements are Medicare liens placed on the injured party by Medicare. Medicare has a right to be reimbursed for their payment of any medical bills related to your personal injury case. Medicare liens … Continue reading

Tort Duty

The issue of tort duty or duty in tort was recently taken up by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The case is RGR v. Settle decided on October 31, 2014.  Mr. Settle was the operator of a truck that was driving on … Continue reading

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is on the rise. So says recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The average life expectancy for people born in 2012 in the United States is a record high of 78.8 years. Girls born in … Continue reading

Eyewitness Identification

Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is frequently influenced by such things as the race of a suspect, bad lighting, aggressive police … Continue reading

What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of the integral relationship between the spinal cord and the body, spinal cord injuries can create a host … Continue reading

ERISA Subrogation

The issue of ERISA subrogation was the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In this case the Court dealt with the ERISA statute and the concept of ERISA subrogation.  ERISA stands for Employee Retirement … Continue reading

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