Monthly Archives: June 2020

Swimming Injuries

On June 25, 2020 a 17 year-old from Silver Spring drowned in Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.  The lake is in the 2000 block of Beacon Heights Drive. The police had received a call th at the swimmer had gone … Continue reading

Charity Immunity

Charity immunity or more commonly called charitable immunity is alive and well in Virginia.  The lead case on that issue is UVA v. Morris, 275 Va. 319 (2008).  A charity is immune from liability to beneficiaries for acts of ordinary negligence.  … Continue reading

Pedestrian Fatality

On June 5, 2020, a 24 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck along Interstate 66 in Arlington.  Justin Angel of Stephens City, Virginia was walking in the eastbound lane of Interstate 66.  He was near Route 29 when he … Continue reading

Motorcycle Wrongful Death

On June 9, 2020 a motorcyclist was killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland when his motorcycle struck a guardrail.  He was on a highway ramp at the time of the impact.  The decedent’s name is Damien Dickerson of Upper Marlboro.  … Continue reading

Pedestrian Death

On June 8, 2020 a 20 year-old pedestrian was killed.  He was struck by a vehicle in the Tacoma neighborhood of northwest Washington.  The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m.  It was in the 700 block of Piney Branch Road, NW … Continue reading

One Vehicle Crashes – Uninsured Motorist Claims

One Vehicle Crashes On Sunday, June 7, 2020 a 22 year-old man died after a crash in Prince William County according to police.  The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. The crash was on the Prince William Parkway.  It was near … Continue reading

Defamation Online

Defamation online has been a hot topic for years.  The social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. are immune from defamation claims based upon what their users may publish. Defamation Online-The Basics The basis of a defamation claim is … Continue reading

Wrongful Death-Pedestrian Injury

Wrongful Death Pedestrian Injury Manassas On May 6, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. near Balls Ford and Sudley Roads in Manassas, a pedestrian was struck and killed.  There were two vehicles involved.  The first striking vehicle left the scene.  There … Continue reading

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The topic of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in Virginia is complex to say the least.  Gerry Schwartz wrote a very excellent article on the topic that appeared in the Journal of Virginia Trial Lawyers in the summer of 1995.  That article … Continue reading

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