Safety and Health Reporter

Personal Injury-Admitting Liability

Brien Roche
In any personal injury case you basically have to prove two things.  The first of those two things is liability.  Liability means fault or some substandard behavior.  More often it is simply referred to as …

Accounting Malpractice

Brien Roche
Accounting Malpractice is Similar to Legal Malpractice
Accountant malpractice is similar to legal malpractice.  It is a breach of contract action. The contract is between the client and the accountant.  The contract is for services. The services …

Car Accident Tips

Brien Roche
If you have a car accident, there are several things that may be worthy of consideration:
Get Prompt Medical Treatment
Some lawyers refer clients or potential clients to particular providers.  The reason for that is that these …

Car Accident UM-UIM Settlement

Brien Roche
No Duty to Cooperate
Va. Code § 38.2-2206.H says that nothing may be required of the insured except the establishment of liability.  Nationwide Mutual v. Sours, 205 Va. 602, (1964)  After proper service on …

Car Accident UM Coverage

Brien Roche
The topic of uninsured/underinsured (hereafter UM coverage unless the context requires otherwise) motorist coverage in Virginia is complex.
The pertinent statute is Virginia Code § 38.2-2206.
Car Accident UM Coverage-General Principles
It begins in subsection …

Car Accident Liability Coverage

Brien Roche
Auto liability insurance coverage protects you in the event that someone else alleges that you were at fault for a crash.  By “you”, I mean either you as the insured or anyone who …

Car Accident-Leaving Scene

Brien Roche
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 …

Nursing Home Malpractice

Brien RocheIdentifying The Injuries
Claims against nursing homes may be for falls, bed sores, lack of hydration or other forms of neglect. Patients have a right to treatment with respect. …

Personal Injury Punitive Damages
Brien Roche

The Virginia Supreme Court has dealt many times with the issue of punitive damage awards. The basis for a punitive damage award is a conscious disregard. That requires something …

Personal Injury-Wrongful Death

Brien Roche
Wrongful death claims are a fairly recent phenomenon. The English Common Law did not allow wrongful death claims. The theory was that once a person had died there was no amount of money that could …

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