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Why should I use my own health insurance?

Why should I use my own health insurance?

A question that I am commonly asked by my clients is: “Why should I use my own health insurance if I’m in a car accident that isn’t my fault?! Shouldn’t the defendant have to pay for that?!” The short answer is…. yes, the defendant should have to pay for the cost of your medical treatment… read more

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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

By Brett West, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team Hiring a personal injury attorney means clients have much less to worry about.  Your attorney will file paperwork, gather medical bills or records, communicate with insurance adjusters throughout the case, negotiate with insurance companies, and keep you updated on your case status so you can… read more

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit on my case?

By Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team The length of time a person has to begin a lawsuit in a Virginia Court depends on the type of case that person has.  Many of our clients are involved in car crashes.  What many people don’t know is that there are actually two claims… read more

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Why should I use my own health insurance if I’m in a car accident that isn’t my fault?

A question that I am commonly asked by my clients is: Why should I use my own health insurance if I’m in a car accident that isn’t my fault?! Shouldn’t the defendant have to pay for that?! The short answer is…. yes, the defendant should have to pay for the cost of your medical treatment but… read more

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How to Help a Sexual Abuse Survivor

It is extremely important to know how to help if a sexual abuse survivor confides in you. It takes a great deal of courage to come forward about sexual abuse and doing so could put the survivor’s wellbeing in jeopardy. Providing immediate assistance in the form of support, guidance and/or action could make all the… read more

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What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury of the neck that most commonly occurs in car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. When kinetic forces whip the head and neck roughly back and forth, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles can suffer injuries such as tears, strains or sprains. Whiplash can be painful and temporarily debilitating for a victim. It could… read more

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My Uber Driver Was in an Accident…Now What?

Uber drivers do not receive any special training prior to being able to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. They do not give interviews to Uber supervisors, prove their safe-driving abilities, pass any driving tests or get commercial driver’s licenses. In addition, Uber only looks into the applicant’s last seven years in… read more

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What Is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is a heinous crime that can affect both children and adults. It refers to any unwanted sexual activity, often with the instigator using force or threatening the victim. The emotional and psychological impacts of sexual abuse can haunt a survivor for years after the incident. If you or a loved one is a… read more

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The Collateral Source Rule: What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

By Ilya Rabkin, Trial Attorney at the Pendleton Law Team People injured in a car accident which results from someone else’s negligence often, justifiably, think, “why should I use my own health insurance to pay for my medical bills when I didn’t do anything wrong?” Other times, people in this same situation do use their… read more

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I was the victim of a hit and run, now what?

By Courtney Leigh Winston, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team A hit and run occurs when two or more people are involved in an accident and someone drives off before the police respond to the scene. If this happens to you, collect as much information about the other driver and the other car as… read more

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