Safety and Health Reporter

Criminal versus Tort
Brien Roche

Tort law is a branch of what is called civil law.  Civil law is distinct from criminal law.  Criminal law involves instances of where a person or company breaks a criminal …

Gynecological Surgery Malpractice
Brien Roche

Gynecological surgery has embraced minimally invasive techniques through the use of what is called DualPort technology.  The term “DualPort” refers to the fact that there are two points of entry.  One of …

Hit and Run Cases
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 …

Joint and Several Liability
Brien Roche

For any type of injury you may suffer there may be more than one cause of your injury. That dual causation creates the potential …

Limitations and Reporting

Brien Roche
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 …

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 …

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