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How often are you driving down the road when you see a police officer pulling someone over or a tow truck driver trying to assist a stranded commuter?  Every day right?   Virtually every day, on our way to work, home, the gym, etc.  we drive by police officers writing a ticket or an emergency  … Read more

The Truth About Miranda Rights

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One of the most common questions that we at NovaLegalGroup get is “What happens is the officer didn’t read me my Miranda rights?”  It’s a great question but the answer is not what you may think.  In 1966, the landmark case of Miranda vs. Arizona held that the admission of an elicited incriminating statement by  … Read more

Reckless Driving and Lewd Language: What is too far?

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Did you know?  Under Va. Code § 18.2-427, the use of obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious or indecent language or making of any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate or harass any person, over any phone or any citizens broad band  … Read more

Personal Injury Case: Q & A

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Do Clients Ever Get Discouraged From Pursuing A Personal Injury Case? Yes. They get discouraged often with the pace of the medical treatment because it’s often longer and more intense than they imagines at the beginning, maybe weeks and weeks of physical therapy and they have to take off work for half a day to  … Read more

Social Media: How It Affects Your Personal Injury Case

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The Role Of Social Media In A Personal Injury Case Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, social media tends to hurt a person’s personal injury case. By definition, social media is social and chatty; it’s “What did you do today?” and “Here’s what I did today” and “Here’s how I am feeling”, and “Here’s the  … Read more

Accident Injury Claim: How Much Compensation May Be Awarded

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Can An Attorney Predict How The Case Will Proceed And How Much Compensation May Be Awarded? The attorney can and should give the client an anatomy of a typical personal injury case that fits the facts as the client describes them and tests them for liability of the person that injured them, and come up  … Read more

Estimating Your Chances Of Winning A Personal Injury Case

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Can A Good Attorney Estimate My Chances Of Winning A Personal Injury Case? Yes, they would be able to because that is different from predicting how much they might recover. When you first talk to an attorney on the phone and have a consultation with them, then the number and types of questions they will ask  … Read more

Common Challenges Faced In Winning A Personal Injury Case

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What Factors Make A Personal Injury Case Difficult To Win? There is rarely a perfect personal injury case scenario; every one of them has problems, deficits, holes and issues. The major issue is the question of liability, which means proving that the other person who caused your client’s injury truly at fault, and were they  … Read more

The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Personal Injury Case

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What Is The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Personal Injury Case For An Attorney To Deal With? The single most difficult thing we have to deal with is the insurance company; that’s where the rubber meets the road; the only thing a personal injury attorney can do is to be direct about it and get  … Read more