Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Personal Injury Fire Cases

Personal Injury 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 … Continue reading

Personal Injury Clothing Fires

Clothing fires involving adult clothing can be difficult cases.  There are federal flammability requirements set forth in 16 C.F.R. § 1610, et seq. and 15 U.S.C. § 1191, et seq.. These cases are expensive and are somewhat of an uphill … Continue reading

Personal Injury Drownings

Drowning is a fact that owners and those who manage swimming pools must be fully aware of. Those who own and manage pools, to the extent that they have safety personnel on site, need to be fully prepared. Being prepared includes … Continue reading

Car Accident Dram Shop Claims

Dram shop liability in the Fairfax, Virginia area is thought by most lawyers to be a dead letter.  Virginia does not impose a duty on vendors to oversee the sobriety of its patrons. Dram shop liability is based on the … Continue reading

Personal Injury Dog Bites

Dog bites and animal bites produce a host of severe injuries. For instance, emotional injury, infections, painful cuts and scarring. If you have been bitten, call us for a free consultation with an experienced injury attorney. Local laws govern dog … Continue reading

Personal Injury Company Rules

Company rules are not relevant to prove standard of care. That at least has been the view of the Supreme Court. In Pullen v. Nickens, 226 Va. 342, 350 (1983), the Court said that private rules are not proof of … Continue reading

Dietary Malpractice

We are what we eat. That statement has always been true. It is more pressing now than it has been in the past due to the amount of junk food on the market. The key to good health is diet … Continue reading

Malpractice Misdiagnosis

Malpractice Misdiagnosis Presents Issues as To Cause A doctor’s misdiagnosis may result in injury to a patient. A patient must have a 50% or better chance of survival or recovery in order to prove causation based upon such a failure.  … Continue reading

Cruise Ship Personal Injury

Cruise ship personal injury cases have been the stuff of many headlines. What many people are not aware of is that when they are injured on a cruise ship that does not mean that they have a right to bring … Continue reading

Personal Injury Charitable Immunity

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.  However the charity may be liable … Continue reading

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