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10 ways that you can increase the value of your personal injury case

10 ways that you can increase the value of your personal injury case

Written by Holly Ortiz, Trial Attorney for the Pendleton Law Team If you have been involved in a car accident and have hired an attorney to handle your personal injury case, you may think that nothing that you do, from that point forward, will have an impact on the outcome of your case.  Not true!… read more

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What to do when involved in a car accident

Written by Courtney Leigh Winston, Trial Attorney for the Pendleton Law Team If you’re involved in a car accident, the actions you take in the moments immediately following the accident are crucial.  At Christina Pendleton and Associates, all of us work hard to advocate on your behalf; however, there are things that you can do… read more

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I Was Hit by a Car While I Was Crossing the Street…What Should I Do?

Being a pedestrian in Virginia puts you in a vulnerable position. You are at the mercy of all the drivers around you – many of which drive distracted, drowsy or drunk. A single moment of driver carelessness could change your life. You could suffer a serious or catastrophic injury, including damage to your spine, brain… read more

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Who Is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?

Many people share the common misconception that fault automatically goes to the second driver in a rear-end collision. After all, it is the following driver’s responsibility to keep a safe distance and pay attention to the road to brake on time. Yet this generalization does not apply to all rear-end accidents in Virginia. Some involve… read more

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What to Do During a Traffic Stop

Most drivers will deal with at least one traffic stop in their lives. Common mistakes such as speeding, a broken taillight or rolling through a stop sign could lead to an officer making a traffic stop in Virginia. The way you conduct yourself during a traffic stop could not only convince the officer to let… read more

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I Was Injured on an Airplane…What Can I Do?

Traveling by plane can be stressful enough without also having to contend with a personal injury. Unfortunately, not all airlines properly ensure the safety of their aircraft. Negligence such as failure to inspect a plane’s interior could lead to injury risks such as exposed metal, broken seats or loose carpeting. In other cases, hazards typical… read more

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The Most Common Surgical Errors

No patient imagines a surgical error could happen while he or she lies on the operating table. However, surgeons and their staff members are only human and accidents happen. In a safe operating room environment, preventable patient injuries would not occur. Yet hospitals around the country employ negligent, reckless and dangerous health care personnel that… read more

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How to Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Case

Slip and fall accidents send thousands of people to hospitals in America each year with serious injuries such as broken bones, muscle tears, and traumatic brain injuries. Most slip and fall accidents are preventable if a property owner regularly inspects and maintains the premises. It is when owners neglect property maintenance that accidents happen. If… read more

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Virginia Dog Bite Law

It is extremely important to know your rights after a dog bite incident in Virginia. Otherwise, you may let a negligent pet owner off the hook for causing your injuries. Do not pay for your medical bills and lost wages yourself until you explore your potential right to file a lawsuit with the help of… read more

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I Was Hit By an Uninsured Driver…Now What?

Negligent drivers can do more than just cause car accidents. Sometimes, they cause wrecks while unlawfully driving uninsured. An uninsured or underinsured driver may be unable to cover the victims’ damages, leaving questions as to who will pay for medical bills and property repairs. If you get into an accident with an at-fault uninsured driver… read more

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