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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

Traumatic Brain Injury

The prevalence of concussions and resulting  traumatic brain injury among football players has been in the news a great deal lately.  The suicide of Junior Seau, to many people, was a wake up call as to the devastating effect that brain injuries … 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

Intrafamily Immunity

Intrafamily and Interspousal Immunity Virginia, in general, has abolished the defense of interspousal immunity for tort actions.  What that means is that one spouse may sue another spouse. The action may be for negligence or intentional conduct causing injury.  Divorce … Continue reading

Disability Claims

In circumstances where you are injured as a result of the negligence of a third-party there may be not only a basis for a claim against that third-party but you may also have the basis for making disability claims under the … Continue reading

Claims Against Employer

Whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer to some extent may be governed by state law.  In the Fairfax, Virginia area claims against employer would be limited to claims that arise out of non-work situations.  For … Continue reading

Defense Medical Examination

Most of us are familiar with getting a second medical opinion. In a personal injury case, whether it be in the Fairfax, Virginia area or elsewhere, a second opinion may be sought by the insurance company. This comes in the form of … Continue reading

How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth?

How much is a herniated disc worth for purposes of a injury settlement in the Fairfax, Virginia area? To answer that question the term “herniated” needs to be defined.  Doctors can use the term herniated to mean simply a bulging … Continue reading

Workers Comp and Personal Injury

There is a world of difference between handling workers comp and personal injury claims. In the legal world lawyers that handle one frequently handle the other too.  Increasingly, however, workers’ compensation claims are becoming more and more specialized and there … Continue reading

Winning Personal Injury Claims

Facts Are Facts Winning personal injury claims is a function of how well “armed” you are.  Being well armed means being represented by competent counsel and also having a set of facts that justify your claim.  A favorable set of … Continue reading

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