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 […]

What you need to know about plane accident lawsuits

Plane accidents or other aviation mishaps can cause serious injuries or even death. Working with a personal injury attorney or wrongful death attorney, you can seek damages against the at-fault party for such an accident. Aviation accidents come in many forms: Commercial plane accidents Non-commercial plane accidents Charter flight accidents Helicopter accidents Skydiving accidents Hang gliding […]

Workers’ compensation and “ordinary diseases” like the coronavirus

This year has been challenging for many companies and individuals due to the coronavirus pandemic. For employers, they’ve had to find ways to reorganize their office setting to socially distance and protect their employees. Many have also been forced to shut down for several weeks as local state governments worked toward controlling the spread of […]

What to do if you’re involved in a Virginia rear-end collision

Rear-end collisions are an extremely common type of car accident. Sometimes, a rear-end collision is nothing more than a simple fender bender. And while it’s still an inconvenience to get your vehicle fixed, it’s not an enormous ordeal. However, some rear-end collisions are much more serious and require a Virginia car accident attorney to ensure […]

Ways to find hidden assets your ex isn’t exposing during divorce

Divorce can bring out the worst in people, and sadly, sometimes that means lying and deceitfulness. As part of this, some ex-spouses try to hide their assets during a divorce so they don’t have to share those assets or have them factored into the divorce proceedings. A surprising 41 percent of adults admitted that when […]

Virginia laws you should know about concerning drug offenses

Drug offenses and the associated penalties vary based on the type and quantity of drugs in your possession. However, the law clearly outlines the rules and regulations for drug possession, trafficking and use. Some controlled substances are a more serious offense than others and you should be aware of the risks of being caught in […]

Our newest litigation attorney fights for your rights

At Gore & Kuperman, we’re committed to our clients. From protecting your personal finances from the harsh effects of a personal injury claim to protecting your good name during criminal defense cases, we’re the team you call when bad things happen to good people. And in our quest to make sure we’re there for you […]

Everything you need to know about receipt of stolen goods criminal charges

Most Virginia residents understand what theft is and that it is a crime. However, a slightly greyer area of understanding for many people is the receipt of stolen goods. You can commit the crime of receipt of stolen goods if you knowingly purchase, receive, or otherwise possess property that is stolen or that you are […]

How pre-existing medical conditions factor into personal injury lawsuits

People with pre-existing conditions often worry that the conditions will make it impossible to win a lawsuit after being injured. Simply put, that is not the case. Your Virginia personal injury attorney can guide you in taking the proper steps to heal and find financial restitution. While individuals with pre-existing medical conditions need to be […]

What is reckless driving in Virginia and what are the penalties?

Reckless driving is a serious offense in Virginia, punishable with up to a year in jail and $2,500 in fines. If you’re facing reckless driving charges, find a reputable Virginia traffic infractions attorney to represent you. Virginia Code 46.2-862 outlines reckless driving and classifies it as a class 1 misdemeanor. Repeat offenders can face even more […]

What you need to know about adverse possession in Virginia

As kids, we used to say “finders keepers.” And once we were adults, that notion seemed crazy, but adverse possession laws in Virginia actually fall in line with that idea. In short, adverse possession laws state that a person who does not own a piece of property can become the owner of that property. To […]

When to hire a personal injury attorney for airbag malfunction

Airbags are a safety mechanism designed to protect drivers and passengers during a car accident. Sadly, they don’t always do their job, or they deploy when they shouldn’t and leave the driver or passenger with an injury. Victims of faulty airbags that fail to deploy when they should or that deploy when there is no […]

Driving violations that could be criminal

When you get behind the wheel of a car, your intentions are unlikely to be to commit a crime. And yet, law enforcement can pursue criminal charges for some traffic infractions. In those cases, you need a good Virginia criminal defense attorney to protect you. Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light […]

Hire a Virginia criminal defense lawyer during police questioning, even if you’re innocent

If you’re being questioned about a criminal investigation, you need a Virginia criminal defense attorney. Some people fall for the trap of believing that if they’re innocent, they don’t need an attorney. However, innocent people can be convicted of a crime and end up serving jail time for something they didn’t do. Law enforcement doesn’t […]

How to file a personal injury lawsuit for pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents are life-altering on many fronts. First of all, the injuries will cause short-term disruptions to your life as you seek the medical attention that you need. Secondly, the long-term effects on your mental state and the possible changes to your employment from the accident can be long-reaching. Not to mention the fact that […]

When and how to receive workers’ comp benefits and a personal injury settlement

Workers’ compensation generally covers accidents at work, which is good news for employees who have medical bills from work-related accidents or miss work due to those injuries. But did you know there can be other parties responsible for work-related injuries? A Virginia personal injury attorney can counsel you on possible scenarios in which you can […]