Safety and Health Reporter

Social Security and Personal Injury

Brien Roche
In general, there are two different types of Social Security benefits. One of them is called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The other is called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Let’s look at the …

Homeowners’ Insurance Coverage

Brien RocheHomeowners’ Insurance Coverage is a broad form of coverage. It provides coverage for your property. Also, it provides liability coverage in instances where you or a family member are sued for something that happens on …

Seeing the Brain Injury

Brien Roche
There are a number of ways to see the brain injury. Many of these are through diagnostic imaging. Here are several ways to see a brain injury in an attempt to make it real for …

Premises Liability — Finding the Occupant
Brien Roche

Sometimes in a premises liability case it is difficult to find who the occupant is. The occupant may be the owner. The occupant may be a tenant. Or the occupant may be a relative of the …

Authenticating Documents in Personal Injury Cases

Brien Roche
There frequently is a need to authenticate documents. That process is easier now than it was years ago. Virginia Code § 8.01-390.3 allows for authentication by affidavit. Use that …

Commercial General Liability Insurance

Brien Roche
Commercial general liability insurance (CGL) used to be known as comprehensive general liability coverage. The insurance industry decided that use of the word “comprehensive” was too broad. As such we have the word “commercial”.
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Federal Defense Medical Examinations

Brien Roche
Federal Rule 35 allows for examinations in certain instances. The mental or physical condition of the party must be in controversy. In addition, the motion must demonstrate good cause. Further, the motion must specify …

Personal Injury Interest Awards

Brien Roche
In a personal injury action, pre-judgment interest may be awarded. However it is up to the judge or the jury to make that decision. 
Sometimes defense lawyers will argue that pre-judgment interest is …

Personal Injury – Examination Under Oath

Brien Roche
Within most insurance policies there is a condition that the insured submit to what is called an examination under oath. The Virginia family …

Injury Claims Against Guaranty Association

Brien Roche
The Virginia Guaranty Association is a state-created entity.  It steps in on behalf of insurance companies that have gone belly-up.  Also it has the right to defend the defendant.  The defendant is the …

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