Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Voted Best Law Firm in Central Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Voted Best Law Firm in Central Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine

We are thrilled to announce that Virginia Living readers voted Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen as #1 in the Best Law Firm category for Central Virginia. Thank you to all of our clients and Virginia Living readers for this honor.

Virginia Living released their Best of Virginia 2016 issue on May 13, 2016 featuring nearly 1,500 businesses and services voted the best in Virginia. Virginia Living’s fifth annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey was conducted in January. More than 30,000 ballots were cast in 100 categories covering the best in Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Living & Recreation, Shopping & Services and Food & Drink.

Allen & Allen is the oldest and largest personal injury law firm in Virginia.…

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What is Medical Malpractice?


Author: Malcolm P. "Mic" McConnell, III, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

I am often invited to speak to physicians and other professionals and laymen about medical malpractice issues. On such occasions, I share the same information I provide to every client who seeks my advice and assistance with a potential medical malpractice claim: I define "medical malpractice" for them. However, I have found that the best way to tell people what medical malpractice IS, is to tell them what medical malpractice is NOT.

Medical malpractice is NOT that a doctor made a mistake. Doctors are human. They are not all-knowing, they are not all-powerful, and they are not perfect. They are "allowed"…

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Fourteen Attorneys from Virginia Personal Injury Law Firm Ranked in Virginia Super Lawyers 2016

Virginia Super Lawyers 2016

This year, 14 attorneys from Virginia personal injury law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen were recognized for excellence by Virginia Super Lawyers. Those honored by Super Lawyers include Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen Jr., John G. Berry, P. Christopher Guedri, Paul D. Hux, David M. Irvine, James Kessel, Jason W. Konvicka, Bridget N. Long, Malcolm P. McConnell III, Robert C. T. Reed, Christopher J. Toepp, Courtney Allen Van Winkle and Derrick L. Walker. The rankings, which include only 5% of attorneys in Virginia, were released in the May 2016 edition of Richmond Magazine.

Virginia Super Lawyers is a listing of attorneys, representing more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer…

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Practice Safe Summer Grilling

R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

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

For many families, Memorial Day kicks off the summer grilling season. While this means good food and great fun for many of us, it can also mean an increased risk of fires. Each year, more grill fires occur during the month of July than any other month.[1]  Grilling causes an average of 8,800 home fires each year, and in 2012, grilling injuries were the cause of 16,900 emergency room visits.[2] However, following some easy safety tips and precautions can help avoid home fires and grill injuries. 

Most importantly, propane or charcoal grills should only be used outdoors.  This may seem obvious, but this means to avoid use in tents…

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What To Do When a Product Fails or Malfunctions and Causes An Injury

Robert C. T. Reed

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

Nearly everything we use on a daily basis is either a product or something that requires the use of one. Unfortunately, even products that seem harmless can cause injuries when they malfunction or fail to perform their function as they were intended.  Injuries that result from the failure of common products often come as a complete surprise to the victim.  Sometimes, the injured person does not even realize that their injury was the result of poor design or a manufacturing defect in the product.  By the time it occurs to them that their injury was probably preventable, they have thrown the defective product away.  This is why it is important…

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Understanding the Contingent Fee

Kathleen M. Smith, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Kathleen M. Smith, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Today, the contingent fee contract is the industry-standard for personal injury attorneys across the country. People who are new to the legal system might be unfamiliar with the structure and terms of a contingent fee agreement.

A contingent fee is simply any fee for services provided where the fee is payable only upon result. In the law, it is defined as a “fee charged for a lawyer’s services only if the lawsuit is successful or is favorably settled out of court.”[1]  As applied to personal injury cases, a contingent fee means that the client doesn’t have to pay their lawyer until their case is resolved and money is received…

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Drones and Your Personal Safety

Abbigale B. Fredrick, Richmond, VA Attorney

Author: Abbigale B. Fredrick, Richmond, VA Attorney

Drones were one of the most popular holiday gifts for 2015, and as more drones take to the sky, the potential for personal injury from reckless or inexperienced operation of these drones will escalate.

Even though they may look like toys, drones have the potential to seriously injure or endanger people and property. In response to the danger drones carry with them, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began registering remote-controlled aircraft on December 21, 2015 so the agency could track the owners of drones that collide with other aircraft or fly dangerously.

Anyone who owns a small, unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must…

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Seeking Nominations for the 2016 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Award

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The personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen is proudly seeking nominations for its annual Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES award. The program celebrates local individuals responsible for giving back to their communities and promoting positivity through their inspiring acts of selflessness around Virginia.

Visit us online and fill out a short nomination form to tell us your local heroes and their stories. Nominations will be accepted through May 16, 2016.

Previous winners of the HOMETOWN HEROES award have included community leaders, foster parents, disability advocates, small business owners, teachers, police officers and fire fighters. 350 local heroes have been honored since the program was initiated…

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Virginia Drivers Affected by Takata Air Bag Recall


Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Automotive safety regulators announced that more than 80 million more Takata airbags may need to be recalled.[1] Takata airbag inflators have been the focus of a massive national product recall. More than ten automakers have released their models affected by the recall, including General Motors (GM), Honda, Fiat Chrysler, BMW, Ford, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Daimler Trucks, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan that can inflate with too much force, rupture and spray shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Recently, a 17-year-old driver in Texas was killed…

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Possible Higher Compensation for J&J Pelvic Mesh Victims

Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Product Liability Attorney

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Product Liability Attorney

Johnson & Johnson, the well-known company that manufactures medical devices and pharmaceutical and consumer goods, may be facing some extremely high costs to settle a number of products liability cases. The company is currently dealing with over 46,000 product liability lawsuits involving its pelvic mesh products.[1]

Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Settlement Could Lead to Higher Compensation for Pelvic Mesh Victims

In January 2016, Johnson & Johnson agreed to settle between 2,000 and 3,000 of these lawsuits for a total of $120 million.[2] However, publication of an additional suit, brought by Pamela Wicker, revealed that the company…

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