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Social Security and Personal Injury

In general there are two different types of Social Security benefits. One of them is called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The other is called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security Personal Injury-SSDI The term SSDI is misleading. That is … Continue reading

Homeowners’ Insurance Coverage

Homeowners’ Insurance Coverage is a broad form of coverage.  It provides coverage for your property. Also it provides liability coverage in instances where you or a family member are sued for something that happens on your property or even for … Continue reading

Seeing the Brain Injury

There are a number of ways to see the brain injury. Many of these are through diagnostic imaging.  X-ray This is probably the most common form of imaging. It consists of electromagnetic radiation. That radiation travels through the air and … Continue reading

Premises Liability – Finding the Occupant

Sometimes in a premises liability case it is difficult to identify who the occupant is. The occupant may be the owner. The occupant may be a tenant. Or the occupant may be a relative of the owner with no lease. … Continue reading

Medicaid Liens in Personal Injury Actions

Dealing with Medicaid liens is problematic. First you have to deal with the state of Virginia. You have to find from them what is the amount of the lien. That may take numerous inquiries, phone calls and emails that may … Continue reading

Authenticating Documents in Personal Injury Cases

There frequently is a need to authenticate documents. That process is easier now than it was years ago. Virginia Code § 8.01-390.3(D) allows for authentication by affidavit. Use that Code section to your benefit. Here you can find how to … Continue reading

Commercial General Liability Insurance

Commercial general liability insurance (CGL) used to be known as comprehensive general liability coverage. The insurance industry decided that use of the word “comprehensive” was too broad. As such we have the word “commercial”. Structure The basic structure of the … Continue reading

Federal Defense Medical Examinations

Federal Rule 35 allows for examinations in certain instances. The mental or physical condition of the party must be in controversy. In addition, the motion must demonstrate good cause. Further, the motion must specify the time, place, manner, conditions, and … Continue reading

Personal Injury Interest Awards

In a personal injury action, pre-judgment interest may be awarded. It is up to the judge or the jury to make that decision.  Sometimes defense lawyers will argue that pre-judgment interest is not allowed. They may cite the case of Sumner … Continue reading

Personal Injury – Examination Under Oath

Within most insurance policies there is a condition that the insured submit to what is called an examination under oath. The Virginia family auto policy states that as a duty after an accident or loss. It says that the person … Continue reading

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