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Steps to Take After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver in Richmond, VA

While you know of the dangers of drunk driving, no one expects to be the victim of a DUI accident. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2003 and 2012, there were 2,613 people who died in drunk driving accidents in Virginia. Things don’t appear to be getting much better, as the Virginia Department of...

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What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied

Almost every state in the country requires domestic employers to have workers’ compensation insurance, and Virginia is no exception. Under workers’ compensation insurance laws, workers who suffer an injury while working can file a workers’ comp claim with their employer to receive appropriate compensation.  Even though you were hurt at work, an employer may still deny a workers’ compensation...

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Workers’ Comp Statute of Limitations in Virginia

If you’ve been injured at work, knowing what to do next can be confusing and really hard. However, if you decide to file a claim, it’s critical that you do so sooner rather than later. The reason for this is that almost every kind of legal claim in Virginia has a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is...

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Guide to Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims

All employees deserve to be protected from injury or illness when working, and Virginia workers’ compensation claims laws provide this protection. If you have been injured or suffered an illness on the job, you may qualify under workers’ comp laws in Virginia to obtain financial assistance during your recovery. When a workplace injury or illness occurs, there is often...

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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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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. What Is Contributory Negligence? Most states follow some form of either...

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A Quick Guide to Virginia’s Motorcycle Laws

If you plan on learning to ride a motorcycle, or if you are a new Virginia resident that already has one, you should be aware of the Virginia motorcycle laws. You should also know what to do in case of an accident while you’re riding. This guide is a quick reference for motorcycle operators and passengers. Helmets and Licensing...

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Can You File a First Responders Virginia Workers’ Comp Claim for COVID-19?

It’s been a tough year-and-a-half for Virginia’s first responders and frontline health care workers. In many instances, the First Responders are the initial people to interact with someone who is seriously ill with COVID-19. There is a good reason why they are considered the heroes of this pandemic. One of the many issues they face is what type of...

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What Is the Virginia Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims?

The Virginia statute of limitations gives you only two years after an accident to file a lawsuit. Although the law provides some limited exceptions, you likely must take action within that period. Otherwise, you could lose the right to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident, truck...

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Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Virginia?

If you sustained injuries due to someone’s negligent or wrongful actions, you might be considering a legal claim. If so, you likely have many questions about the process. One of the most common questions potential clients ask us is, do I need a personal injury lawyer to get a settlement? Although you can pursue a claim on your own,...

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