Two Allen & Allen Attorneys Selected in the 2016 Legal Elite


The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that P. Christopher Guedri and Christopher J. Toepp have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as two of the 2016 Legal Elite in Civil Litigation in Virginia.

Chris Guedri practices out of the Firm's Richmond office. His ability to master complex technical, scientific and medical facts has made him a formidable adversary who delivers exceptional results in the courtroom, including multi-million dollar verdicts listed in Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Top Verdicts." He was selected as Best Lawyers' Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" in 2015. In 2016, Chris and partner Jason Konvicka…

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What You Need to Know about Dash Cams in Virginia

R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Dashboard cameras, also known as ‘dash cams,’ are small devices that are mounted on cars and record what is happening in and around the vehicle. Though they are commonly mounted on a car’s dashboard, they can also be attached to the windshield or elsewhere.[1] The cameras can be programmed to begin recording as soon as the driver turns on the car, and they record everything onto a memory device that can be reviewed after each drive.[2]

Why use a dash cam?

Dash cams are useful due to what they capture. Because dash cams record everything from the driver’s perspective, they can be used to show a series of events in the order that…

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Staying Safe at the Mall

Ashley T. Davis, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Ashley T. Davis, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

For many people, Black Friday sales kick off the start of the holiday season. Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and crowds of people flock to the mall to take advantage of one-of-a-kind sales. Here are some ways that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe at the mall during this hectic, but fun, time of year.

Staying safe inside the mall Choose restrooms that are located in central areas, or areas that have a lot of foot traffic.  Stay in public, well-trafficked areas, especially near closing time. Staying safe in parking lots If possible, walk to and from your vehicle with other people. Keep…

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Fried Turkey for Thanksgiving: Tips to Keep You Safe

Danielle M. Bringard, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Author: Danielle M. Bringard, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

The United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that since 2002, there have been more than 157 turkey fryer-related incidents. These include fires, burns, and explosions or carbon dioxide poisoning.[1] Among the 68 listed injuries, none have been fatal;[2] however, this should not take away from how dangerous conventional turkey fryers can be.

In 2007, a seven year old was badly burned when he stepped on a rubber hose connecting a turkey fryer to a propane tank, causing the pot to fall over and heated oil to pour onto his back.[3] In another incident, a mother and her teenage daughter were injured…

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Fall Hunting Season Safety Tips

David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Each fall, sportsmen and women across Virginia take to the woods during hunting season. Whether you are a hunter or just plan to spend recreational time in the outdoors, here are some important safety tips to keep in mind.

Be Aware of your Surroundings

If you are venturing into the woods this fall, make yourself aware of the public hunting lands in your area. Become familiar with the various hunting seasons in your county.  Note that early in the morning and late in the afternoon tend to be peak times for hunters. Go with a friend and let others know when you are leaving, where you are going, and when you plan to return.


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What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

Tammy S. Ruble, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Tammy S. Ruble, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

If you have watched law shows on television, you may have heard the phrase “guardian ad litem”, or “GAL”, and wondered what it meant. A guardian ad litem, or “guardian for the suit,” is an attorney who is appointed during the course of certain of lawsuits for a very limited purpose. The GAL’s function is to represent those persons, such as children or incapacitated persons, who are unable to speak for themselves. When the lawsuit concludes, so does the job of the GAL. A GAL may be appointed to represent the children in a divorce case, for example, or for an older person whose family or friends believe he or she needs a conservator to help manage…

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The Personal Injury Recipe: Damages (Part 2 of 3)

Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

At the outset of each lawsuit, I tell all my clients that, in the broadest sense, every Virginia personal injury claim consists of three components: liability, damages and insurance coverage. These are the ingredients necessary for success in the personal injury process.  As my initial meeting unfolds, I go into more detail about the individual considerations that are contained within each of these three broad categories. If the facts and circumstances are deficient in any one of the three, there may be a major obstacle in the path to obtaining full and fair financial recovery. This article follows The Personal Injury Recipe: Liability…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced today that Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has been ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond, Virginia, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Washington, D.C. This is the eighth year the Firm has been included. Rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report and in local publications later this month.

2017 “Best Law Firms” recognizes firms that display a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise while receiving consistently…

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Hackers Remotely Access and Control Tesla Model S

Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Imagine yourself driving down Interstate 95 when all of a sudden the engine on your car dies, not because of a mechanical failure, but because a person behind a computer told the car to stop. While this may seem like a scene out of an action movie, this is a real problem that can affect cars on the road today. How does this happen, and what can we do to stop it from occurring?

What is Hacking?

Hacking. We have all heard of it. Noteworthy hacks making the news include hacks of celebrity iPhones, social media accounts, retailers such as Target[1] and even internet portal Yahoo[2]. The hackers take credit and debit card information,…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Halloween is a fun communal event that is exciting for children young and old.  We all know there can be dangers involved with strangers giving out candy, so adults are encouraged to chaperone their children closely during trick-or-treating. However, there are other avoidable dangers associated with the witch’s brew of roaming children, costumes, darkness, drivers, fire-lit jack o’lanterns, and unfamiliar homes. Most Halloween accidents can be avoided with some preparation and by following a few safety tips. Parents, drivers, and homeowners can all take steps to avoid accidents and make for a wonderful All Hallows’ Eve.

Halloween Safety…

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