When winter sports injuries qualify for a personal injury lawsuit

Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you made it through winter without harm. Ski slopes and skating rinks attract thousands of visitors each year. And while these are welcomed ways to get outside during winter, they aren’t always the safest places for visitors. Some winter sports injuries are total accidents that no one could […]

General counsel services for small and medium-sized business

Small and medium-sized businesses in Virginia often don’t have enough legal work to hire a full-time in-house attorney. Yet, they still need legal insights to protect their business, its owners and stakeholders. Hiring an outside firm to handle general counsel services is a great way to get the legal counsel you need without the expense […]

How to spot bad faith insurance tactics in Virginia

An insurance policy is essentially a contract between the purchaser and the issuer. The purchaser agrees to pay premiums on a set schedule and on time. In return, the insurance company agrees to pay out on claims when the purchaser (also known as the insured) makes a claim. But when the insurance company fails to […]

Why you should journal after a car accident injury

Car accident cases can take many months to document and file in the court system. During those months, you might start to forget some of the earlier details of your injuries or the accident. Journaling can help you document your pain and suffering, dates and times of medical appointments, missed work, vacation and sick days […]

What you need to know about rideshare accidents

Rideshare services have become a popular way for people to get around. The incredible convenience that these apps provide helped them grow in popularity quickly. And because that growth was so quick, there were aspects of the business that weren’t completely thought out. One of those aspects was insurance coverage and how a driver’s personal […]

What happens if I’m in a car accident when driving a borrowed car?

We’ve all probably been there at some point where a car is in the shop and a friend or neighbor offers theirs to help. Or perhaps when you’re traveling out of your home state visiting loved ones and borrow the vehicle of someone not covered on your insurance policy. During these occasions, you might not […]

The biggest mistakes personal injury victims make on social media

Social media helps people stay connected with loved ones. But when you’ve been injured and are pursuing a personal injury case, social media can be your worst enemy. Most people feel very comfortable sharing things on social media. It’s like a safe space to vent and engage with others. But what people don’t think about […]

Why your lawyer should properly negotiate the terms of a defense medical examination

When dealing with personal injury cases, medical exams and doctor evaluations are some of the most important aspects of the case. As the plaintiff, you and your Virginia personal injury attorney will present your medical records and doctor’s notes as evidence of your injuries. But the defense (the at-fault party for your injuries) can also […]

Been drinking? Say this when an officer questions you

No one plans to get pulled over for driving under the influence and many people who get charged with a DUI never thought they’d had enough to be impaired. So what should you say when an officer pulls you over after you’ve been to a social gathering and had a drink or two? The most […]

What are my same-sex divorce rights in Virginia?

The United States Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2014. And with those rights to marriage, couples now also have a right to the same divorce process as any other married couple in the state. However, there are some sticky situations with unions outside of the country and civil […]

How plaintiffs can seek justice through a legal malpractice lawsuit

When you hire an attorney in Virginia to file a lawsuit against another party, you expect that attorney to work hard for your case. And yet in rare circumstances, that attorney does not fully do their job. In these circumstances, you could have grounds to file a legal malpractice lawsuit. After a poor experience working […]

The 14 reckless driving charges in Virginia

In Virginia, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor and could result in you having your license revoked. When facing reckless driving charges, you have many choices: Plead guilty and accept the charges Try to negotiate the sentencing on your own Hire an attorney and build a defense case But with high stakes, it’s best […]

Everything you need to know about Virginia gun charges

The commonwealth of Virginia takes gun laws very seriously. Penalties for noncompliance with gun laws mean hefty fines and serious jail time. If you’re facing Virginia gun charges, hire a Virginia criminal defense attorney to represent you. Failure to seek an experienced attorney to build your defense could mean life-altering circumstances if the courts convict […]

Do I need uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in Virginia?

Experiencing a car accident is no one’s idea of fun. But the aftermath of accidents can almost be more of a headache than the accident itself. Between medical appointments and phone calls with the auto repair shop, the stress can pile up. The real struggles begin though when you experience a car accident with an […]

What you need to know about expungement in Virginia

When a judge signs a warrant for your arrest, that warrant will show up on your record during background checks. All arrests, warrants and charges are visible to the public eye even if you never get convicted of the crime. That’s where expungement comes in. In Virginia, you can petition the courts to remove arrests […]

Pedestrian safety tips for the busy holiday season

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that pedestrian deaths increased 50 percent from 2009 to 2018. And as traffic increases during the holiday season, pedestrians need to be extra aware of their surroundings to avoid an accident. Walking has so many great health benefits. During the winter months, […]

Car accidents go up with the holidays. Here’s how to stay safe on the roads

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. Getting to see family, take some time off work and relax are activities that people look forward to all year long. The challenge is car accidents increase as the holidays approach. All that hustle and bustle can blind people’s judgments. And with more traffic on the […]

Drive Smart Virginia 2020 Annual Report shows increasing accident rates

The Drive Smart Virginia 2020 Annual Report shows that 180 were injured in traffic accidents every day in the commonwealth in 2019. Additionally, 827 people died from these accidents in 2019 in Virginia. One of the most troubling aspects of the report is that most of the accidents were preventable. Distracted driving was a contributing […]

Everything you need to know about VA restaurant slip/fall incidents

Restaurants pose unique risks for a slip and fall incident. With grease used in cooking, water spilled from glasses on a serving tray and malfunctioning equipment, you should definitely stay alert and aware when visiting restaurants. But if you do have the misfortune of slipping and falling while out to eat in Virginia, you should […]

Common causes of motorcycle collisions and how to avoid them

Riding a motorcycle is great fun, and with the better weather, there will likely be more riders out on the roads. But with that can come more accidents. The last thing you want is to spend your summer searching for a motorcycle accident attorney to help you recover damages for injuries, lost work, etc. To […]