Category Archives: Vehicle Accidents

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Personal Injury Biomechanical Experts

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

Resident Relative in Car Accident Cases

In many types of car accident cases there arises an issue of who is a resident relative. The resident relative may be entitled to coverage held by other relatives that are members of that same household. State Farm v. Smith, … Continue reading

Car Accident BAC Levels

In any car accident case, BAC levels need to be of concern to an attorney.  BAC stands for Blood (Breath)Alcohol Content.  It is measured by the police through a breathalyzer test given at the station under controlled circumstances.  It can … Continue reading

Police Car Accidents

Police car accidents should be no different than any other car accident case.  However they are.  Police in Virginia may have immunity.  That immunity depends on what they were doing at the time of the crash.   The central issue is … Continue reading

Car Accident Medical Emergency

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. Car Accident Medical Emergency-Burden of … Continue reading

Car Accident From Falling Trees

Falling trees may be a hazard anywhere.  They become a particular hazard if they fall onto a roadway or onto a home.   Car Accident Falling Trees-Va. Supreme Court The Virginia Supreme Court has addressed the issue of whether a landowner … Continue reading

Car Accident and 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

Car Accident Rear Ender

Car Accident Rear Ender 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 a sharp curve … Continue reading

Car Accident With Pedestrian

There are state and local laws that govern how and where people on foot may cross the street. If there is no sidewalk then people on foot may be allowed to walk on the hard surface of the road. However … Continue reading

Car Accident Negligent Entrustment

Car Accident 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 … Continue reading

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