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How to Prove a Product Is Liable for Your Injury

Dangerous and defective products cause thousands of personal injuries each year. Products such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, children’s toys, appliances and auto parts can cause serious injuries if they contain defects. As an injured consumer, you have the right to hold the manufacturer of the defective product liable for your damages. You or your product… read more

What Are the Types of Traffic Tickets?

Virginia has virtually hundreds of traffic laws you must obey as a driver. It is your responsibility to know what you can and cannot do behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Driving prudently and reasonably is your duty of care to others on the road. If you breach this duty of care by violating… read more

What Is a DUI/DWI in Virginia?

The average driver will make many mistakes while behind the wheel in his or her lifetime. No driver is perfect. Recklessly endangering the lives of others through a crime such as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), however, can lead to serious consequences and penalties. It could also cause a catastrophic… read more

What Information Should You Exchange in a Car Accident?

In every state, a driver involved in a car accident has a legal obligation to stop and stay at the scene until he or she has fulfilled a few driver responsibilities. These responsibilities generally include exchanging information with the other driver involved, recording information about the car accident and documenting the crash for insurance companies…. read more

What Causes Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of fatal car accidents in Virginia. Reckless drivers have a wanton disregard for the safety of others. They may intentionally break rules and violate traffic laws without any regard as to whether they endanger the lives of others. Recklessness goes beyond simple negligence. It is a… read more

What Restrictions Come With a Suspended License?

A suspended driver’s license is a punishment the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can impose on a driver who commits a crime or traffic violation. Driver’s license suspension is the temporary removal of the person’s driving privileges. Having a suspended license significantly restricts your rights and abilities as a driver. If caught driving with… read more

How Weather Can Negatively Effect Driving

The weather plays a significant role in the safety of a roadway. Bad weather such as rain, fog, wind, sleet or snow could make conditions too dangerous for driving. Weather can create visual impairments and interfere with the performance of a vehicle. Over one million car accidents each year are weather-related, according to the US… read more

What Can I Do If the Responsible Party Can’t Pay?

You are the victim of an accident. You filed your claim, went to small claims court and won a judgment in your favor. You might think your case is over and you will now receive the money needed to pay your bills and move forward. Unfortunately, plaintiffs in small claims courts do not automatically receive… read more

What Are the Consequences of Driving Without a Valid License in Virginia?

Any person operating a motor vehicle in the State of Virginia must have a valid license to do so. A driver’s license is a privilege obtained only after passing certain tests. To retain this privilege, a driver must obey traffic laws. Speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and other infractions could lead to the suspension or… read more

What Are the Psychological Effects of Being in a Car Accident?

The physical repercussions of a car accident can be severe. A survivor could have significant injuries that cause great pain, suffering and economic hardship. Physical injuries are not the only consequences crash victims can face, however. Many car accident survivors also deal with psychological ramifications – stress, anxiety and mental health conditions that can last… read more