Category Archives: Personal Injury
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and J. Caleb Jones, Esq. In the first five minutes after a car accident, each driver will make several decisions that will either cripple or bolster their ability to bring a successful auto accident claim. It is crucial as a driver to know and understand what you should and… Read More »
Dangerous Dog Bites and Attacks in Virginia
Even though dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend, dog bites and attacks can have vicious repercussions. Once a canine or canine crossbreed engages in any such aggressive behavior in Virginia, dangerous dog laws protect people from harm or injury. The owner of a dangerous dog has many requirements under the law… Read More »
How Does Virginia Address Bicycle Law?
Today’s blog entry will explore important considerations for any person who rides a bicycle in Virginia, including procedural considerations for bicycle accidents. In order to put this conversation in proper context, the following sections will explore Virginia bicycle laws, tips for bicycle safety, and how to respond to a bicycle accident. Virginia Laws for… Read More »
NUTS AND BOLTS OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE
By Daniel J. Hebda, Esq. In the aftermath of a painful and traumatizing personal injury accident, the whirl of paperwork and the antics of insurance companies often produce just as much anxiety and uncertainty as the accident itself. Although personal injuries sadly occur every day, no one expects them to happen, and consequently very… Read More »
How Does Virginia Address Premises Liability?
The topic for examination today involves a significant facet of personal injury law – premises liability. The following sections will detail important definitions and considerations for premises liability, including how a property owner’s duties can fluctuate for different types of visitors. What is the Virginia Approach to Premises Liability? Under Virginia law, a property… Read More »
The Importance of Taking Pictures Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
The damage caused by a motor vehicle accident is not limited solely to costly vehicle repairs. Serious injuries and the ensuing legal fees can complicate an already inconvenient situation. Taking photos immediately after an accident can potentially save you from further problems. The old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but… Read More »
Firm Settles $3 Million Slip and Fall Case
Simms Showers attorney Timothy Bosson filed suit against Food Lion, LLC in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The Firm represented a woman who sustained extensive knee and back injuries due to a slip and fall incident at the grocery store. Simms Showers brought a $3 Million suit and settled for… Read More »
How Long do I Have to Sue in Virginia?
When you are injured in a car accident or by some other type of negligence, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. However, many injury victims do not realize just how short the time limit is for getting justice. The law does not allow victims to wait long. The reasoning is… Read More »
Understanding Car Seat Violations in Virginia
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 3 and 14, according to saferide4kids.com. In 2011 alone, over 148,000 children were seriously injured in car accidents and 650 were killed. Of the fatalities in that year, about 33 percent were not in a proper child restraint device… Read More »
Five Most Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Those who are injured in auto accidents often suffer a wide range of injuries, many of which may not be immediately apparent. Some injuries take time to manifest, and others might be so subtle they cannot be recognized for years. This is why it is important to be evaluated right away following a car… Read More »