Tag Archives: Leesburg Personal Injury Lawyers
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 »
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 »
Explaining Virginia’s DMV Payment Plan Program
Uninsured motorists faced with license suspension are utilizing a new plan offered by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), according to an article by the Martinsville Daily. The plan allows drivers with suspended licenses to regain driving privileges by paying off their fees and penalties in monthly installments. Until this plan came into… 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 »
Using Caution When Traveling Between D.C., Virginia, and Maryland: Handheld Device Laws are not Always the Same
Many residents of northern Virginia commute to and from the District of Columbia every day, whether for work or other obligations. With border states in such close proximity, Virginia drivers and D.C. drivers often become accustomed to the laws and nuances of their home state and forget to alter their driving behaviors when traveling… Read More »
Yale Doctor Performs Wrong Surgery: Wrong-Site Surgeries More Common than You Might Think
Just recently, national headlines shocked Americans by reporting the case of a 60-year-old woman who suffered not one but two instances of medical malpractice in one day. The woman has now filed suit against the physician and hospital, among other defendants, alleging that she went to the hospital that day for surgery to remove… Read More »
Legislature Continues Attempts to Reduce Distracted Driving
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 8 out of 10 accidents in the Commonwealth can be attributed, at least in part, to distracted driving. In just the first few months of 2015, distracted driving claimed 68 lives on Virginia roadways. Many residents wonder when enough will be enough and existing laws will… Read More »