• 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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  • Sue-Or-Treat? Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe For Trick-Or-Treaters

    Halloween is right around the corner. While parents do everything they can to keep their kids safe while trick-or-treating, everyone has to do their part. If you are handing out candy to children, you need to make sure your home is safe for them. Many people decorate without considering the dangers. Here are some tips for making sure your home is trick-or-treat friendly. Choose candy wisely You might assume that parents will remove any unsafe candy, but it's not always the case.
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  • What Should You Do If You're Injured While Bicycling To Work?

    With many U.S. cities making major strides to improve access for walkers, joggers, and bikers, you may be starting to take advantage of these efforts in your own area. Bicycling to work or social gatherings can help you get a healthy level of exercise while also reducing your fuel costs and the wear and tear on your vehicle. However, even if you're a careful bicyclist, accidents can happen -- and if you are involved in a matchup with even a small vehicle, you're likely to be the one suffering the brunt of the impact.
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