What Should I Do At The Scene of a Car or Truck Accident?

Car and truck accidents create confusing and chaotic scenes. Knowing what do to at an accident scene can help protect your rights after the accident.  Here are some general guidelines to follow at an accident scene:

Do I have to stop? Where do I stop? Should I call the police? What should I tell the investigating police officer about the accident? What if I can't call the police at the scene of the accident because of my injuries? What if I don't do these things? What information should I get at the scene from the drivers of other vehicles involved in the accident? Can the investigating police officer obtain insurance information from the other drivers for me? Should I take photographs of the vehicles and the…

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So you want to go to law school? How to get into the law school of your choice.

So you've been reading the Allen and Allen blog, and now you're inspired to become a personal injury lawyer. Next step: applying to law school! Here are some tips from my personal experience on getting into the law school of your choice:

Study what you love in college. College grades are very important in the law school admissions process. The more you love what you study, the better you'll do. Don't worry about majoring in a subject you think is an appropriate "pre-law" subject such as political science or economics. Major in what you love -- whether it is philosophy, religion, drama, to name a few examples -- and you'll be more motivated to actively learn and participate in class, study, and do well.

Participate…

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The Rule of Seconds - Calculating Safe Following Distances

Ryan E. Wind, Mechanicsville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

 Author: Ryan E. Wind, Mechanicsville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The Virginia Commercial Driver's Manual outlines the information truck drivers must know to pass Virginia's exam to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL). The manual describes a technique for a truck driver to use to calculate a safe following distance. Known as the "rule of seconds," practicing this technique could help to save your life.

Tractor trailers and cars

We have all looked in the rear view mirror only to see a tractor trailer bearing down on us. It can be frightening because we know that in an accident, trucks and buses most often strike the vehicle directly in front of them because their heavy weight prevents…

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Why I Became a Trial Attorney

By Malcolm "Mic" McConnell I am a Richmond, Virginia native. I am a product of Henrico County Public Schools, having attended Skipwith Elementary, Tuckahoe Middle, and graduating from J. R. Tucker High. My father taught handicapped children for Henrico County Schools and supervised the County's programs for those students.  My mother was a surgical nurse. I grew up attending and serving as a youth leader of Monument Heights Baptist Church (corner of Monument and Libbie Avenues), which my grandfather, a Baptist minister, founded in 1950.

How did the son of a teacher and a nurse and the grandson of a preacher become a medical malpractice trial lawyer? It all seems quite natural to me, especially when you add the endless…

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Insurance Companies Denying Claims

The American Association for Justice Reports

What are some of the tactics used by insurance companies to make money at the expense of consumers? "Some of America's most well-known insurance companies--the same ones that spend billions on advertising to earn your trust--have endeavored to deny claims, delay payments, confuse consumers with incomprehensible insurance-speak, and retroactively refuse anyone who may cost them money." This is quoted from "Tricks of the Trade: How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse," a research report recently released by the American Association of Justice. The report outlines six tactics that target insurance policyholders, identifies the insurance companies that…

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Chesterfield Personal Injury Law Firm Relocates to Hull Street and 288

The law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce the relocation of the Chesterfield office to 6123 Harbourside Centre Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112. The newly constructed office is located west of Interstate 288 in the Harbourside Centre shopping plaza on Hull Street Road next to Glory Days Grill.

Almost 20 years ago, Allen & Allen opened its first Chesterfield branch on Route 360 near Courthouse Road in Rockwood Park. Since then, Allen & Allen attorneys and their experienced staff have handled over one thousand personal injury cases for residents of South Richmond and Chesterfield. As the years have passed, Chesterfield has become one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, and Metropolitan…

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