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Celebrating Macon Bolling Allen

Celebrating Macon Bolling Allen

Macon Bolling Allen was born in Indiana on August 4, 1816.  His birth name was actually Allen Macon Bolling, but he changed it in 1844 shortly before passing the Maine Bar Examination and acquiring his license to practice law in the state of Maine.  He was the first African American licensed to practice law and… read more

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5 Things the Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Getting into an accident can be a scary and confusing time. Most people know to call the police if they’re involved in a crash. Most people also know to call their insurance company or to call the other driver’s insurance company. Then comes the big question:  Should you hire an attorney? Hiring an attorney is… read more

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What Are My Rights as a Hit-and-Run Victim?

Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most common tragedies on the streets of Virginia. Unfortunately, many at-fault drivers flee the scene to try to avoid liability instead of sticking around to face the consequences of their actions. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run in Virginia, you may wonder who will pay for your… read more

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How Can Contributory Negligence Affect My Case?

Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine you may have to navigate during a personal injury lawsuit in Virginia. It is a common type of defense a defendant might use to dispute liability and potentially shrink your compensatory award – or eliminate it completely. Learning about contributory negligence and the state’s related law could help you… read more

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What Documents Do I Need for a Personal Injury Claim?

Preparing for a personal injury claim takes gathering many documents, information and paperwork to build your case against the at-fault party. While an attorney can help with the gathering process, you can begin yourself by filing away documents relevant to your case from the beginning. Create a case folder where you keep all relevant documents,… read more

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The “Full Coverage” Myth of Auto Insurance

By Ilya Rabkin, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team As a trial attorney at Pendleton Law, one of the first things I ask new clients is what kind of auto insurance do they have. The answer I hear most often is, “Oh, I have full coverage, I’m good.” Then a few hours or days… read more

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Who Is at Fault for an Accident Caused by Weather?

Fault, or liability, for a car accident, comes down to negligence. The driver who is guilty of the act of negligence or carelessness that caused your crash will be financially responsible for damages. When bad weather causes a car accident, you might not know how to file. After all, you cannot file a lawsuit against… read more

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What Are the Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Virginia?

Although it is legal to drive without car insurance Virginia, doing so can have downsides. Every driver must either purchase insurance before registering or operating a motor vehicle or pay a special fee to drive uninsured. If you or the other driver involved in the accident does not have insurance, it can make the auto… read more

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The Most Common Misdiagnosed Illnesses

No doctor has to get every diagnosis right every time. All doctors, however, must do their best to come to the correct diagnoses based on the process of eliminations. Physicians must use specific standards of care according to medical industry regulations to diagnose patients. Failure to do so, resulting in the wrong diagnosis and harm… read more

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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is something no family wants to think about. Yet around the country, thousands of helpless senior citizens suffer abuse from their caretakers and nursing home staff members. Since many elder abuse victims suffer in silence, too afraid or otherwise unable to report the crime, it may be up to you as a… read more

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