How Do Insurance Companies Operate In An Auto Accident Case?

How Do Insurance Companies Operate In An Auto Accident Case?

UNDERSTANDING HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES OPERATE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT CASE With auto accidents, several things begin to occur almost immediately after the accident that can make a victim’s head spin; first, the at-fault party’s insurance company will, within days of the accident or even sooner, begin to call the injured party and ask for recorded […]

Virginia Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases

Virginia Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases

WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES IN VIRGINIA? The basic statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Virginia is two years, which means a person must either file a lawsuit or settle their claim against the wrongdoer’s insurance company within two years of the date of the accident. That seems very clear, but […]

How Long Can A Personal Injury Case Potentially Last?

How Long Can A Personal Injury Case Potentially Last?

EVERY PERSONAL INJURY CASE IS UNIQUE AND HAS IT’S OWN TIME FRAME Every personal injury case has its own rhythm and time-frame, so each case will take as long as it needs to take for the client to get all of the treatment they need from their healthcare providers and to reach maximum medical improvement from the accident. […]

Steps To Take After Sustaining A Personal Injury

Steps To Take After Sustaining A Personal Injury

THE FIRST STEP TO TAKE AFTER SUSTAINING A PERSONAL INJURY The first step immediately following any accident, whether it’s an automobile accident, a slip, trip and fall accident or a products liability accident, in which you were injured by a product that you own hurts you, is to make sure you are okay. Take an inventory […]

Qualities Of A Good Personal Injury Attorney

Qualities Of A Good Personal Injury Attorney

WHAT ARE SOME QUALITIES TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS? The first thing to look for in a personal injury attorney is to make sure they have a great deal of experience  in handling personal injury cases because there is no substitute for experience. You don’t want somebody learning on your case, you’d rather have […]

BAIL: What is The Bail Process and How Does That Work

BAIL What is The Bail Process and How Does That Work

BAIL: CONSTITUTIONALLY? SIMPLY AN OLD-FASHIONED WORD THAT MEANS “PROMISE”. Constitutionally, everyone is theoretically entitled to Bond; when charged with a criminal act; which is simply an old-fashioned word that means “Promise”. Virtually, everyone who is arrested will have some form of bond. In Virginia, for a fairly low or medium level crime, if the person lives […]

Will A Prior Minor Charge Aggravate A Current Criminal Charge?

Will A Prior Minor Charge Aggravate A Current Criminal Charge

VIRGINIA: A PRIOR CONVICTION WILL BE HELD AGAINST A PERSON IF THEY ARE SUBSEQUENTLY CHARGED WITH ANOTHER CRIME DURING THEIR LIFETIME. Virginia is considered by most attorneys to be one of the toughest states in the country when it comes to criminal and criminal a traffic law; so the answer to this question is, yes! To a […]

Anatomy Of The Criminal Process In Virginia

Anatomy Of The Criminal Process In Virginia

“A STEP – BY- STEP ANATOMY OF THE CRIMINAL PROCESS IN VIRGINIA” Be Quiet and Don’t Talk The first thing everyone should do, especially if they’re stopped or contacted by the police, is to keep quiet and not talk to the police or anyone about their situation, [except maybe their “significant other” that you can […]

What Percentage of Criminal Cases Go To Trial

What Percentage of Criminal Cases Go To Trial

IT IS COMMONLY ACCEPTED THAT NO MORE THAN ABOUT 5 PERCENT OF ALL CRIMINAL CASES [MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES], EVER GO TO TRIAL. The other 95 per cent of cases are either dismissed, or a plea bargain is arranged between the defendant, their attorney and the prosecutor for a final compromised disposition – which usually results in […]

Example Cases: Prevailing Against Tough Odds

Example Cases Prevailing Against Tough Odds

CAN YOU PROVIDE SOME EXAMPLES OF CASES WHERE YOU PREVAILED AGAINST TOUGH ODDS? When I first started practicing law, I was consulted by a gentleman who was charged with a DUI. It was his first offense, but he had a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC); and his driving behavior, when he was stopped by the police […]