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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.

NEWS BLOG

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 […]
Starting July 1, 2013, enforcement began for the new tractor trailer hours of service (HOS). Although strongly opposed by the trucking industry’s main trade group, the American Trucking Association (ATA), these new regulations require truckers to get more rest during and after continuous work. For truckers, the work week will now have a maximum of […]
A stun gun manufacturer faces an unlawful death federal jury trial on claims it failed to provide sufficient warnings about the weapon’s risk for people with heart conditions. This wrongful death law case was reported in the January 14, 2013 volume of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. After reviewing wrongful death statutes and case law, United States […]