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The purpose of this blog is simply to share with you some general information or developments involving personal injury law. It may reference an article, a case, a new statute or Supreme Court decision. Our articles will be short and to the point, perhaps with links to other sources of information.

There will also be commentary by our attorneys and staff regarding our personal involvement in personal injury litigation… these comments will be restricted to general observations about the issues we deal with on a daily basis.


The most recent data available from the National Highway Transportation Safety Board shows that approximately 100 people are killed every year due to motorcycle crashes in Virginia and this rate is increasing steadily. Fatalities rise during the months of April through August as enthusiasts take to their bikes traversing the open roads. The impact of […]
The family of Shawn Soares is represented by the personal injury law firm of Cannella & O’Neal in downtown Richmond, VA. A civil wrongful death lawsuit against the involved drivers is pending further investigation and prosecution by the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s office. No further comment can be made at this time. For further information, please […]
If you have been seriously injured or are unsure as to the outcome of your injury, you should contact an experienced attorney at Cannella & O’Neal as soon as possible to advise you of your rights. It is important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence and investigate thoroughly. There is a statute of […]
We know that Uber and Lyft drivers provide a great convenience to getting people around town. You should know that these drivers have no special commercial driver’s license and have no restrictions on the number of hours they may drive during a given day. When these drivers accept a call for pick up, or have […]
All Virginia drivers will soon be required to have auto insurance in order to drive on Virginia roadways. Recent legislation passed in this year’s General Assembly repealed allowing uninsured drivers to simply pay a $500 uninsured motorist fee. Those uninsured drivers who cause injury to others on the roadway do not have the insurance to […]
SMALL CLAIMS JUST GOT BIGGER – As of July 1, 2021 the General Assembly passed legislation allowing Virginia General District Courts to increase the maximum amount that can be sued for from $25,000 to $50,000. General District Courts are generally considered “small claims courts.” But now, for clients who are involved in less serious collisions, […]
COUNTERFEIT face masks/respirators are being falsely marketed and sold as legitimate masks; however, they don’t provide the same protection against Covid. Here’s how to spot counterfeits: No markings at all on the filtering facepiece respirator (NIOSH-approved respirators have an approval label on or within the packaging of the respirator No approval (TC) number on filtering […]
Yes, you should seek immediate medical care for any serious impact or injury. Even in lesser impact cases and minor injuries, a prompt check-up is always a good idea for both you and your passengers. You could be injured and not know it right away. At least call your doctor or another health care provider […]