• Personal Injury Claims: 3 Credentials You Should Compare When Choosing A Medical Expert Witness

    Any claims you make in a personal injury case regarding the type and severity of injuries sustained should be corroborated by a medical expert witness. The medical expert witness can provide further insight on your injuries, such as how the injuries affect your quality of living or prevent you from performing certain tasks. For their testimony, you can expect to pay the average medical expert witness approximately $555 per hour of testimony in court.
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  • 3 Laws Virginia Dog Bite Victims Should Be Aware Of

    Have you been bitten by a dog in Virginia? Are you planning on suing the owner of the dog for the damages you sustained during the attack? If so, you should read about the below three laws and how they might affect your case. Your Local Leash Law Virginia doesn't have a statewide leash law. Instead, it is up to each municipality to decide what is appropriate for their area. In rural towns, the fact that a dog was off its leash when it bit you may not hold any bearing on whether or not you can seek compensation for your injuries.
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  • Three Reasons A Parent May Be Barred From Filing A Wrongful Death Action For A Child

    When a child dies due to the negligence or wrongful action of another party, the parents have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit to hold the liable person or company financially responsible for the loss. Unfortunately, the law does put some restrictions on this right. Here are three times when you may be barred from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a liable party for the loss of your child.
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  • 3 Things You Should Know About Auto Accidents Involving Police Cars

    Automobile accidents involving police vehicles are not uncommon. In just a small sampling taken from 6 jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia, it was found that police officers were not only a part of, but at fault for 2,300 crashes between 2010 and 2014. The severity of these crashes ranged from fender-benders that caused only small amounts of vehicular damage to devastating wrecks that resulted in fatalities.  Here are 3 things you should know if you're ever involved in an automobile accident with a police car.
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  • Who's Responsible? Tips For Determining Liability After A Trucking Accident

    Being hit by a commercial truck is no small matter. A trucking accident can leave you with a lifetime of medical issues and pain. You're certainly entitled to want compensation for your damages and losses. But who should be held liable? In an ordinary car accident situation, you would file a claim against the drivers' insurance and possibly against the driver. However, an accident that involves a commercial truck is more complicated because there may be other parties involved, like the company that hired the truck driver.
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  • Slip And Fall? Who You Gonna Call?

    You recently slipped on an icy sidewalk and suffered a nasty fall. Not only were you embarrassed by the spectacle you created, but you suffered ongoing pain, and a few weeks later, you were diagnosed with a herniated disk. You are wondering if the property owner can be held liable for all or part of your medical expenses. Perhaps, but because of all the many variables involved in slip and fall law, it's impossible to tell without a lot of investigation.
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  • What You Should Know About Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits

    Sometimes, you just need a helping hand because a disability prevents you from working. Luckily, Social Security disability benefits are an option for many disabled citizens. If you are considering filing for Social Security, check out these must-know facts. Initial Applications Are Often Denied To apply for disability, you'll need to fill out an application and submit any documents pertaining to your disability. When your application is received, all the information is verified, including your personal information (name, age, marital status, etc.
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  • Understanding Fact Finding And Discovery In A Personal Injury Case

    Surprise! That's one word that you never want to hear during a personal injury case. Luckily for you, the American legal system makes it easy to never hear that word once during a trial. Ever since the late 1940s, the Federal Court has demanded that all evidence and all witnesses that either the prosecution or defense has up its sleeve must be shared with the other side. Throughout the course of your personal injury case, you will come across a process known as fact finding and discovery.
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  • What to Expect During the Deposition Process

    If you have filed a lawsuit in a personal injury lawsuit, and the case appears to be headed to trial, you can expect to be called to take part in a deposition. But what exactly is a deposition and what should you expect during this part of the discovery process? The Deposition Scene In most cases, you will attend the deposition with your lawyer. The attorney or attorneys for the defendant(s) will also be present.
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