Yearly Archives: 2017

Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System

This posting is an overview of the nervous system. The source of the info is a course offered by The Teaching Company and presented by Dr. Anthony Goodman. The course is “Understanding The Human Body:An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology”. … Continue reading

Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System

Personal injury anatomy cardiovascular system is one of several postings dealing with human anatomy and physiology for injury lawyers and plaintiffs. In order to grasp your injury case you must know the basics of anatomy. These postings are designed to … Continue reading

The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases

As is true with many things dealing with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of back and forth about the contingent fee system. This fee system is used mostly in injury claims. The contingent fee is exactly that i.e., … Continue reading

Overcoming Jury Bias

Overcoming jury bias is a problem that every trial lawyer confronts.  Jury bias doesn’t mean that the members of the jury don’t like the plaintiff. What it does mean is that every human being brings to the courtroom their own biases … Continue reading

2017 General Assembly Update

What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is the sponsor of many of these items of legislation. Recent Legislation Dealing With Civil … Continue reading

Rear-end Accidents

Rear-end accidents typically involve one vehicle striking the rear of another vehicle. There may however be a somewhat different twist on your traditional rear-end accident in that sometimes people actually back into other vehicles. Rear-End Accidents From The Virginia Supreme … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.  He cited the fact that physicians in some specialties were encouraged to perform procedures … Continue reading

Handling Fire Cases

Handling Fire Cases Involving Cigarettes Many household fires are caused by cigarettes. Everybody knows that cigarettes burn. Also that cigarettes can cause fires.  There is data that indicates that makers of this product can and should produce cigarettes that are … Continue reading

Highway Defect Cases

Roadway Drop-off Cases Roadway drop off injuries arise in those instances where a vehicle leaves the travel portion of the roadway onto a sunken shoulder and the driver then attempts to reenter the roadway by pulling the front wheels at … Continue reading

Filing Suit in Federal Court

Filing suit in US District Court, also known as federal court, requires that the court have what is called subject matter jurisdiction. This is based on either diversity of citizenship or what is called a federal question. The former means … Continue reading

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