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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.


    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 Recent legislation passed in this year’s General Assembly repealed allowing uninsured drivers to simply pay a $500 uninsured motorist fee.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 […]
    The Statute of Limitations is the law that sets a strictly-enforced time limit on your right to file a lawsuit. In Virginia, the general rule is that you have two years from the date of the collision to protect your legal rights. Once the two-year deadline has passed, you have lost your right to seek […]
    No one wants to think about being involved in a tractor trailer collision, but they unfortunately do happen. What to do immediately after the collision: 1. Evaluate any injuries. 2. Call 9-1-1. 3. If possible, remove your car from the road. Determine if you can exit your car and safely move to a better location. […]
    The FDA has recalled and listed 75 hand sanitizers tainted with methanol to avoid. Even some hand sanitizers that listed ethyl alcohol as the main ingredient tested positive for methanol, also known as wood alcohol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin and fatal when ingested. If you have any of these hand sanitizers […]
    Although Virginians are traveling less and covering fewer miles, it turns out that emptier roads are riskier roads. Less traffic on the road shouldn’t mean more fatalities. But that’s exactly what’s happening. According to VDOT, speed and the lack of seatbelt usage has caused a surge in fatalities on Virginia roadways. In 70 percent of […]