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Personal Injury Food Poisoning

On December 15, 2010 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in six people in the U.S. get sick from food illness every year. Nearly 3,000 people die from such illnesses each year.  Although these figures are … Continue reading

Personal Injury Background Checks

In personal injury cases it’s quite common that attorneys use an expert witness.  They may be used either by the plaintiff or the party being sued.  An expert witness is a witness who either by reason of education, training or … Continue reading

Personal Injury Insurance Coverage

Insurance policies tend to follow certain basic formats. The first part is the insurance agreement. Within the insurance agreement there is a definition as to who and what is covered. Next comes the definitions. Next may come certain exclusions. Exclusions … Continue reading

Accident Investigation in Personal Injury Cases

Ordinary Course of Business Carriers investigate accidents in the ordinary course of their business. Also they take statements and photos as part of the ordinary course of their claims business.  Can those statements and photos and other material of the … Continue reading

Medicine for Personal Injury Lawyers

Any personal injury lawyer needs to know a great deal about medicine. Medicine in large measure is knowing the human body. This blogpost is designed to give an overview of how the human body functions. Medicine for Personal Injury Lawyers … Continue reading

Motions to Quash Subpoenas for Medical Records

In the course of personal injury litigation there frequently arise instances where defense counsel has a service company obtain the plaintiff’s medical records. Sometimes these service companies canvass.  What that means is that they issue subpoenas to all area hospitals … Continue reading

Impairment Ratings in Personal Injury Cases

Impairment ratings in personal injury cases are important.  They are different from disability ratings.  What are Impairment Ratings in Personal Injury Cases? An impairment rating is purely a medical determination. Permanent impairment is any anatomic or functional abnormality or loss … Continue reading

Admissions by Insurers in Personal Injury Actions

In the course of dealing with insurance companies, sometimes they make interesting admissions as to the case they are handling. Those admissions may be governed by Rule 2:408(a)(2) and Rule 2:803(0)(C) and (D). Admissions Insurers Personal Injury – Negotiations Rule … Continue reading

Direct Corporate Liability for Personal Injury

A corporation may be either directly liable or vicariously liable for injury claims. Vicarious liability is discussed in another blog post on this site.  Direct corporate liability may be based upon actions of a high-ranking corporate employee, negligent hiring, negligent … Continue reading

VDOT Condemnation Cases

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is the primary condemner in most eminent domain cases statewide. However there may be other governmental entities that condemn property. Their process is all much the same. Title 33.2 of the Virginia Code governs VDOT’s … Continue reading

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