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Rear-end Accidents

Rear-End Accidents From The Virginia Supreme Court There are a number of reported rear-end accident cases from the Virginia Supreme Court. In one case a flat bed truck was parked in one lane of an undivided highway. The plaintiff rounded … Continue reading

Recreational Vehicle Accidents

Virginia is a great state for outdoor adventures and off-road excitement. It has both mountains and beaches. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. If you are one of the many residents or visitors that own a recreational vehicle, you can … Continue reading

Drunk Drivers

A man in Florida who suffers from brain damage due to a crash caused by a drunk driver was awarded $5 million in his personal injury claim.  In 2007 Dwight Grant, a passenger in a stopped vehicle, was hit by … Continue reading

Negligent Entrustment

Negligent Entrustment, Agency and Insurance Coverage Negligent entrustment is allowing an unfit person to drive. The act of negligent entrustment makes the owner liable for the acts of the driver. If the driver is doing something on behalf of the … Continue reading

Hit and Run Cases

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

Limitations and Reporting

Statute of Limitations When you are involved in an auto crash whatever claim you may have is governed not only by a statute of limitations but also by reporting requirements in your insurance policy. The time for bringing a claim is … Continue reading

Dram Shop Liability

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

Injuries Due to Time Urgent Delivery Systems

Injuries due to time urgent delivery systems are common. We have all become accustomed to overnight or same day delivery. 30-minute delivery for food. Such time urgent delivery systems promote business. However they can have devastating effects on public safety. Any … Continue reading

Black Box Data In Auto Accidents

The black box is sometimes called the Electronic Control Module or the Electronic Control Unit.  In addition it may be called the Crash Data Recorder or the Event Data Recorder.  Not all cars and trucks have a black box.  The … Continue reading

Sudden Medical Emergency Is Not The End of A Plaintiff's Case

The defense of sudden medical emergency arises where a medical condition has caused a driver to lose control of an auto.  If this causes injury to another that does not mean that the driver is free of fault. Burden of Proof For Sudden … Continue reading

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