Yearly Archives: 2022

Alzheimer’s Disease Malpractice

A Washington Post article of October 1, 2013 stated that approximately five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Misdiagnosis is common. The disease is frequently confused with dementia.  The symptoms are similar. The treatment is different. The cause … Continue reading

Personal Injury-Admitting Liability

In any personal injury case you basically have to prove two things.  The first of those two things is liability.  Liability means fault or some substandard behavior.  More often it is simply referred to as negligence. The second thing that … Continue reading

Accounting Malpractice

Accounting Malpractice is Similar to Legal Malpractice Accountant malpractice is similar to legal malpractice.  It is a breach of contract action. The contract is between the client and the accountant.  The contract is for services. The services may be tax … Continue reading

Car Accident Tips

If you have a car accident, there are several things that may be worthy of consideration: Get Prompt Medical Treatment Some lawyers refer clients or potential clients to particular providers.  The reason for that is that these providers have some … Continue reading

Car Accident UM Settlement

Duty to Cooperate Sometimes the UM/UIM carrier calls for some cooperation by the insured.  You need to look at Va. Code §38.2-2206.H which says that nothing may be required of the insured except the establishment of liability.  Nationwide Mutual v. Sours, … Continue reading

Car Accident UM Coverage

The topic of uninsured/underinsured (hereafter referred to as UM unless the context requires otherwise) motorist coverage in Virginia is complex.  Gerry Schwartz has written a very excellent article on the topic that is the subject of CLEs in Virginia.  That … Continue reading

Car Accident Liability Coverage

Auto liability insurance coverage protects you in the event that someone else alleges that you were at fault for a crash.  By “you”, I mean either you as the insured or anyone who was driving your auto with your consent.  … Continue reading

Car Accident-Leaving Scene

Hit and run cases present tough problems not only in the Fairfax, Virginia area but everywhere.  If you are hit by a driver who then leaves the scene of the crash you need to ID that driver. This starts with … Continue reading

Nursing Home Malpractice

Identifying The Injuries Claims against nursing homes may be for falls, bed sores, lack of hydration or other forms of neglect. Patients have a right to treatment with respect. Bed sores, also called pressure sores, are a common problem in … Continue reading

Personal Injury Punitive Damages

The Virginia Supreme Court has dealt many times with the issue of punitive damage awards.  The basis for a punitive damage award is a conscious disregard.  That requires something beyond ordinary negligence.  It also requires something beyond gross negligence.  A … Continue reading

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