Safety and Health Reporter

Dram Shop Liability
Brien Roche

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 …

Intrafamily Immunity

Brien Roche
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 …

Defense Medical Examination

Brien Roche
Defense Exams
Most of us are familiar with getting a second medical opinion. However in a personal injury case a second opinion may be sought by the insurance company. This comes in the …

How Much Is A Herniated Disc Worth?
Brien Roche

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 …

Workers Comp and Personal Injury
Brien Roche

There is a world of difference between workers comp and personal injury claims.

In the legal world lawyers that handle one frequently handle the other too.  However workers’ compensation …

Winning Personal Injury Claims

Brien Roche
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 …

Sports Injuries

Brien Roche
Sports Injuries May Require Expert Testimony
Sports injuries are part of the risk of participation. However that assumed risk may not bar an injury claim. For instance if there is some reckless disregard …

Hospital Liability
Brien Roche

Hospital liability arises from a number of sources. In looking at this issue it may be best to start by getting a sense of how the hospital is viewed in that area. …

Podiatric Malpractice
Brien Roche

Podiatric malpractice cases can be difficult cases. They are well defended by seasoned defense lawyers. These lawyers are retained by specialty insurers. These insurers recognize the problems of podiatric malpractice cases. They …

Pre-Injury Releases Invalidated
Brien Roche

Pre injury releases took another hit in a 2010 case from the Iowa Supreme Court of Galloway v. State found at 790 N.W.2d 252.  In that case the State Supreme Court …

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