Author: Matthew

Whiplash from Car Accidents

“Whiplash” is a common diagnosis following a rear end car crash. The term can refer to several different soft tissue injuries to the neck including muscle strain, muscle sprain, cervical strain, cervical sprain, hyperextension of the neck and hyperflexion of the neck.  These injuries are the result of inertia of the person in the car… Read More »

Workers Compensation Liens in Virginia Personal Injury Cases

Often a worker on the job gets injured by someone who is not a co-employee. This can happen in car accidents, on construction sites, at delivery locations, and in slip and fall cases where the worker is injured at a building not owned by the employer. In such cases, the workers compensation claim usually begins… Read More »

Dog Bite Injury

Dog Bite Injuries     Serious injuries can occur from a dog bite. The first thing to do after a dog bite is contact animal control. That is the only way to make sure the dog has its shots up to date. It is also important to go to the doctor so the doctor can… Read More »

Accident Defenses & Contributory Negligence

Accident Defenses-Contributory Negligence In Virginia, unlike most other states, we still follow the rule of contributory negligence. This rule states that if the plaintiff (injured person) is found to be at fault AT ALL for the accident, then the plaintiff recovers nothing. So if a jury were to decide that the injured person was 1%… Read More »

Defective Product Injuries

Defective Products Consumers have the right to expect that the products they purchase are safe or that they will be warned of any possible safety issues.  Even with the best intentions, companies inevitably put unsafe products on the market.  To protect themselves from liability they purchase product liability insurance and employ highly skilled lawyers.  These… Read More »

Swimming Accidents and Drownings

Swimming Safety  Now that summer is approaching, many of us and our children will spend quality time in the water. Whether it is swimming pools, lakes or the ocean, we all love swimming and playing in the water. In order to be safe it is important to swim with someone or with someone watching. Cramps,… Read More »

Accident Insurance

Car Insurance Coverage We see far too many accident victims without enough insurance coverage to pay for all the injuries and medical bills caused in a car accident. While Virginia has laws regarding some minimum coverages and what coverages an insurance company must offer, the minimum insurance coverages required by law do not meet the… Read More »

Aseguranza sin seguro y Aseguranza con seguro Insuficiente

Aseguranza sin seguro  y Aseguranza con seguro Insuficiente Cobertura de motorista  sin seguro/Con seguro Insuficiente (UM/UIM) provee cobertura de aseguranza para ti y a tus familiares que viven contigo, no importa quien de ellos este en el carro y para aquellos que estan usando tu carro si el chofer culpable no tiene aseguranza o tiene… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Injury Requirement

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Injury Requirement Most people assume that if they are injured at work, it is a workers’ compensation claim. That assumption is not true in Virginia. In order for a injury at work to result in a successful claim, there are two distinct requirements. The first is that the injury occur during the… Read More »

Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance

Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance Uninsured/Underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage provides insurance coverage to you, your resident relatives, no matter whose car they are in, and to those using your car if the at fault driver has no insurance or has minimal insurance. It is important to remember that if your coverage is the Virginia minimum of… Read More »

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