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Medicare, Medicaid, and LMSAs

Medicare, Medicaid, and LMSAs: What to know when future medical care is included in a personal injury settlement or verdict. Written by Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team Medicare and Medicaid.  Many people easily get these two Federal insurance programs confused.  Medicaid is a need-based program based on a person’s income level. … 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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4 Reasons To Hire a Virginia Traffic Attorney

Traffic violations are some of the most common offenses in Virginia and across the rest of the United States. It’s difficult to find someone who hasn’t been pulled over for one type of traffic violation or another. Just because they’re common, however, doesn’t mean traffic violations are not a big deal. In fact, if you… read more

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Types of Virginia Driving Records and How to Get Your Own Copy

Your driving record holds valuable information about your history behind the wheel. If you’ve received a citation for a traffic violation or criminal traffic charge, it’s a good idea to have a copy of your driving record on hand. A Virginia traffic attorney can help you request a copy of your driving record. If you… read more

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Taking Photographs After a Car Crash

By Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with The Pendleton Law Team No one wants to get into a car crash and yet it seems like everyone is involved in at least one crash at some point in their life.  Many clients want to know “what do I do after getting into a car crash?”  Although there… read more

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The Importance of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Virginia allows drivers to completely forgo having any insurance, as long as they pay a $500 fee to Virginia’s Uninsured Motorist Fund every year. But is this wise? Most people only think about the price of their insurance, but there’s something else to consider. If you don’t have underinsured motorist coverage, you could find yourself… read more

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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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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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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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3 Types of Traffic Violations in Virginia You Should Know About

Across the U.S., there are nearly 200 million licensed drivers. Among them, 41 million receive citations for traffic violations each year. Just because traffic violations are common, however, doesn’t mean they’re not serious.  If you’re convicted, you can face fines, loss of your license, and even spend time in jail – all of which can… read more

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