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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.

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Three things that could make a difference during an active shooter event: RUN/HIDE/FIGHT: Try to RUN away first, if that’s not an option, HIDE behind something very large that might protect you. As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down (FIGHT); this could increase your survival rate! Evacuate even if others don’t […]
Congratulations to the Best of the Best, Stephen Cannella and Bobby O’Neal, for ranking among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2019! Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. In order […]
Research suggests that people who have a primary care doctor are less likely to die of cancer, heart disease, or stroke. But how do you know if you have a great doctor?  According to Consumer Reports, it all hinges on good relationships. Below are key things to look for on your next visit: A great […]
Cannella & O’Neal moved to the Bank of America Building in Richmond, Virginia. If you are familiar with our previous office on Main Street, it’s just a few blocks down. We haven’t gone far, and we’ve brought the Doors of Justice with us! Our new address is: 1111 East Main Street – Bank of America […]
Here we are, another year in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the General Assembly fighting over the issue of tort reform versus access to justice. I mean, that’s what it really comes down to because those who are seeking for tort reform fail to realize the injustice of limiting a damages award to a child […]
In the State of Virginia, three new traffic laws went into effect yesterday which impact all automobile drivers as well as operators of mopeds. Below, we’ll give you a breakdown of each of these three laws and what you need to know in order to avoid getting a ticket over your holiday weekend: Texting While […]
An 87-year-old hospital patient injured in a fall has won a $3.5 million verdict. A Newport News hospital used high resolution imaging to dramatize alleged brain injuries for the jury. The plaintiff was in the hospital for a hip replacement when she fell from her bed in February 2006 according to the published report about […]
On the heels of a recent change to the contact policy of college football conference PAC-12, a new study suggests that players of another sport may also have increased risks of brain damage. This development, released June 11, 2013 by the journal Radiology, cites a study performed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at […]