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How Do I Fight Goliath?

imgres1At one time or another, most of us have heard about “class actions”, where groups of people claim to have all suffered a personal injury caused by a particular company or a particular drug.  Some of you may have taken Fen-Phen years ago as a diet drug, or Xarelto, or have received a hip implant from a company called DePuy Orthopedics.  Everyone knows about the Gulf Oil spill harm arising from the Deep Water Horizon failure.  How about Chinese Dry Wall? Continue reading “How Do I Fight Goliath?”

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What’s My Case Worth?

 

Client-Interview-Damages-300x232“What’s My Case Worth?”  This is easily the most frequently asked question from a new client who has been hurt and who is often faced with injuries that prevent him from working, mounting medical bills and uncertainty about the case will ultimately end for him. First and foremost you should know that no responsible attorney can tell, at the beginning of a case, what the case is worth. Continue reading “What’s My Case Worth?”

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What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?

What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?Let’s start with what a “common carrier” is. A “carrier” is someone who transports people or goods.  Examples include taxis, ferries, airplanes, and buses.  There are two types of carriers, common and private. A common carrier may be thought of as a public carrier, in that it must accept a passenger or delivery if the fee is paid.  It cannot pick and choose.  Continue reading “What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?”

Negligent Entrustment and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Negligent Entrustment and Motor Vehicle Accidents“If only teetotalers could be employed, many vehicles would probably stand idle.”

                                                                                    —Supreme Court of Virginia, 1950

When should a car owner, (not the driver) be liable for damage caused after a driver of his car crashes it, hurting people or property in the process? That is the question presented by negligent entrustment cases. Continue reading “Negligent Entrustment and Motor Vehicle Accidents”

What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My Case?

What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My CaseIf you’ve ever attended a live sports event, the back of your ticket probably included a legal term known as “assumption of risk.” Assumption of the risk is a legal defense that can sometimes be used to keep an injured party from recovering damages. The core of the defense is that the injured person “knowingly and voluntarily chose” to expose himself or herself to a dangerous activity. Continue reading “What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My Case?”

What Violations Are Considered “Major” or “Serious” in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?

What Violations Are Considered "Major" or "Serious" in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?The trucking industry is one of the cornerstones of the American transportation system. With it comes the ability to move goods across town or across the country. There is no question that the trucking industry provides an invaluable service to the American public. Continue reading “What Violations Are Considered “Major” or “Serious” in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?”