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Guide to Contributory Negligence Laws in Virginia

When making a personal injury claim, many Virginia residents get surprised by the state’s contributory negligence rule. In most cases, this rule often prevents deserving victims from getting compensation for their injuries. Here is what you need to know about Virginia contributory negligence laws and how they work. If you have any questions, please contact the Richmond, Virginia personal...

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Does Car Insurance Cover Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk driving accident victims often suffer massive losses. Medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses pile up quickly. You may wonder, does car insurance cover drunk driving accidents? Auto insurers do cover drunk driving accidents. However, the drunk driver’s auto policy might not be enough to cover everything you lost. Having an aggressive and experienced drunk driving accident attorney...

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What Is the Average Settlement for Dog Bite Injuries in Virginia?

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” but it may be hard to think of a dog the same way after suffering a dog bite. Dog attacks happen more often than you may think and can cause significant physical injuries and emotional trauma. If you sustained injuries from a dog bite, you might be able to recover...

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What Is the Difference Between Simple, Gross, Willful and Wanton Negligence?

If you got hurt in any type of accident, chances are you’ve heard the term “negligence.” While negligence has a common everyday meaning, negligence is also an important legal concept in personal injury cases. In fact, the vast majority of personal injury cases fall under the category of negligence cases. Thus, for those considering a personal injury lawsuit, it...

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Is Photo and Video Evidence Admissible in Court?

In today’s digital age, where smartphones are ubiquitous and surveillance cameras are omnipresent, capturing moments through photos and videos has become second nature to many of us. Video and photo evidence play a pivotal role in the legal process. When correctly authenticated and presented, visual evidence can be compelling and influential in determining the outcome of court cases. But...

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The Importance of Cleaning Snow and Ice Off Your Car Before Driving

Virginia has very snowy winters every year. While snow can be a beautiful and calming sight, it can also be deadly. Driving during and after a snowfall is sometimes inevitable. But proper care is imperative to keep you and others safe on the roads. While Virginia law does not require it, cleaning snow off your car is essential. When...

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Who Is Responsible for a Slip and Fall at a Shopping Mall in Virginia?

Virginia property owners owe their customers and clients a duty to keep their premises safe. A slip-and-fall shopping mall accident is a specific type of premises liability accident. Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include a wet floor, clutter left on the floor, broken stairs, unsecured floorboards, and poor lighting. If you or a loved one have been injured in...

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How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out?

Facing the sudden loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is unimaginable. While no compensation can truly replace their presence, a wrongful death settlement can offer financial support and a sense of justice. Understanding how settlements are paid out in Virginia can alleviate some of the burden. River Run Law explains some practical aspects of receiving...

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9 Ways to Avoid an Auto Accident While Driving in Snow

Although many United States residents live in an area with the potential for snow and ice, more than half a million accidents yearly occur in ice and snow-related weather conditions. Ice and snow-related collisions account for an average of 138,735 injuries and 1,705 fatalities annually. Many drivers stick to their typical behaviors in snowy and icy conditions, causing them to lose...

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3 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Settlement

If you or a family member have been the victim of a personal injury accident, don’t just accept the other party’s negligence. And don’t accept the first settlement offer without talking to an attorney. You are not at fault for the accident. You shouldn’t pay the cost of its consequences. Virginia law allows personal injury victims to file a...

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