Safety and Health Reporter

Orthopedists and Personal Injury

Orthopedists are frequent players in personal injury claims. 
Orthopaedic surgery or the general field of orthopaedics deals with injuries to the skeletal system and to the muscular system. 
In any serious muscular or skeletal injury an orthopaedic surgeon should be involved.  That orthopaedic surgeon will then oversee the overall care and will …

Bankruptcy and Personal Injury

Filing bankruptcy while you have a personal injury claim pending can significantly impact your personal injury claim, whether you are in the state of Virginia or elsewhere. 
By filing a bankruptcy petition under Chapter 7 of the U. S. Bankruptcy Code you thereby transfer all of your assets to the Trustee …

Personal Injury Protection

Personal injury protection insurance coverage is also known as medical payments coverage.  This type of insurance coverage is what is referred to as a first party coverage meaning that the insurance carrier that issued the policy that covers a vehicle actually insures the passengers in the vehicle also.  This form …

Suit Against State

Any suit against state of Virginia, properly known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, is governed by the doctrine of sovereign immunity for negligent acts of employees except to the extent that the Virginia Tort Claims Act allows such suits to proceed.
Essentially what the Virginia Tort Claims Act allows is that persons who are …

The Sugar Wars

The sugar wars continue. 
The data indicates that obesity rates throughout the country have been increasing dramatically in the last many years.  Although state and local governments have attempted to control the flow of unhealthy food to people through calorie counts, healthier school  lunches and the elimination of trans fats, the battle …

Personal Injury Settlement for $50,000

How you say something is frequently more important than what you say.  That is true as to how you present your claim to an insurance company as part of a personal injury settlement, especially in the Fairfax, Virginia area. 
Evaluating a personal injury case is a function ultimately of the scope of the …

Product Liability Tips

If you are injured as a result of a defective product in Virginia or elsewhere, then you must act quickly to protect your legal rights.  Whatever the product may be, it is critical that you keep it in a safe and secure location and gather all of the documents relating …

Virginia Motor Vehicle Accident Tips

An auto accident can completely disrupt your life. In 2010, there were 116,386 crashes reported in the Commonwealth of Virginia with 740 persons killed and 61,418 injured according to Traffic Crash Facts from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. For most of us an auto accident is a …

Cohen Syndrome

Cohen syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is named after its founder, Dr. Michael Cohen.  To date, only about a thousand cases of this syndrome have been diagnosed.  It is found to be most common in ethnic groups such as the Amish, people of Finnish ancestry and residents of an …

Construction Accident Cases

Construction accident cases involve a number of peculiarities.  The most significant one is identifying the proper defendants.  Those proper defendants may be the property owner, the general contractor, the subcontractor, the construction manager or the developer. 
One way to identify the responsible parties is to get all permits for the project from the …

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