Walk Like MADD Brings Community Together to Inspire Change and Commit to End Drunk Driving

Walk Like Madd

 MADD Virginia hosts 9th annual signature fundraising event 

WHAT:  Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) in Richmond will host its 9th annual Walk Like MADD® fundraiser. Victims, survivors and supporters will line up for this non-competitive 5K run/walk to remember lost loved ones, inspire change and commit to a nation with no more victims.

Funds raised through Walk Like MADD help further MADD’s lifesaving mission and the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® which calls for high-visibility law enforcement, ignition interlocks or “in-car breathalyzers” for all convicted drunk drivers and support for the development of advanced technology…

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial? - VIDEO

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Although most personal injury cases ultimately result in settlement outside of the courtroom, Fredericksburg, VA based personal injury attorney Edward L. Allen discusses how we determine whether or not a personal injury case will go to trial.

 

If you hire an attorney, will your personal injury case go to trial? The great majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, but it is very difficult to predict from the beginning which ones will settle and which ones will go to trial.

The important thing is that every personal injury case that settles should do so based on a prediction of what would happen at trial.

Medical expenses and lost time

You probably have medical…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Supports Distracted Driving Awareness Month

James Mick

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Short Pump, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has helped to get the word out about distracted driving across the state of Virginia.

There are distracted drivers of all ages on the roads and they are contributing to the greatest driving threat in recent years.

Many campaigns take place during April to help promote awareness of the severity of distracted driving. The National Safety Council (NSC) asks drivers to take the Focused Driver Challenge and pledge to drive cell free. Websites like Distraction.gov and EndDD.org provide shocking…

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Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Settle after Crash

Trent S. Kerns, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Trent S. Kerns, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Last year, actor/comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a car. The crash killed one and injured two other passengers in his vehicle. Morgan, 45, was on his way back to New York following a show in Delaware. His vehicle was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer. The collision caused a chain reaction. Six cars were involved in the crash.[1]

The truck’s driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Roper had been awake for 24 hours prior to the accident. He had been on the road for more than nine hours when he rear-ended Morgan’s vehicle. The police report indicated that he failed…

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Morcellators: Medical Innovation Gone Wrong

Malcolm P. McConnell III, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Richmond VA

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

Every year, advancing medical care and techniques improve the lives and recovery times of sick people and accident victims. Sometimes, advances in this field come with their own set of complications and problems. One such advancement is the morcellator, a device designed to break down large tissue masses into small fragments and commonly used during a hysterectomy (surgery to remove a woman's uterus) or a myomectomy (surgery to remove noncancerous fibroids from the uterus). The morcellator has quickly rotating blades that break down the mass into tiny pieces, which are then vacuumed out of the body.[1]

Morcellators…

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Patients Suffer Complications Linked to DePuy Hip Replacement Products

Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Product Liability Attorney

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

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Products have been found to cause complications for patients with the device. The metal-on-metal hip implants have been shown to have higher rates of revision surgery than other hip replacement products. Blood complications, such as metallosis, have also been found. Metallosis (metal blood poisoning) occurs when metal ions leach into the bloodstream.

What Should I Do if I Think I Received a Defective Hip Replacement Component?

If you think that your DePuy Pinnacle product is failing, that is a medical matter that should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures.

The…

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Items Hanging From Rearview Mirrors Are Illegal in Virginia

Melinda H. South, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Melinda H. South, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

What do you have dangling from your rearview mirror? In Virginia, anything hanging in your line of sight could be a reason for a police officer to pull you over.

Remember when fuzzy dice were popular items hanging from the rearview mirror? If you are too young to remember that, what about graduation tassels, crucifixes, or air fresheners? Whatever is hanging from the rearview mirror in your car should be removed in order to prevent a citation.

According to Va. Code 46.2-1054, “It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle on the highway in the Commonwealth with any object or objects, other than a rear…

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Important Documents to Protect You and Your Loved Ones

Tara L. Umbrino, Stafford, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Tara L. Umbrino, Stafford, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Although having important documents, like wills, is not something we typically think about, everyone should have documents like these in place to protect you and the people you love in case something happens to you.  You should consider having some of the following documents.

What is a Will?

A Will is probably the document that we are most familiar with.  It states what you want to happen to your money and belongings when you pass away.  Is there someone in particular who should have your great-grandfather’s pocket watch?  Who will take care of your dog?  Is there a charity or organization you would like to donate…

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Selecting the Proper Venue for Your Personal Injury Case

David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

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

Clients often wonder how lawyers determine the correct court to hear their case when we file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries. Assuming that both the plaintiff and defendant are from Virginia, the case must be filed in state rather than federal court. In Virginia, however, every county and independent city has its own separate set of courts. With so many potential forums, how does one know which city or county to choose in any given case?

The answer lies in “venue” statutes that have been passed by the Virginia General Assembly. In most personal injury cases, the plaintiff may choose the venue for his or her case from…

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Protect Your Head by Using Your Headrest

Amy S. Whitelaw, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

 Author: Amy S. Whitelaw, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Before we drive our cars, we take numerous precautions to ensure a safe trip. Wearing seatbelts, adjusting mirrors, making sure our tires are properly inflated and that our brakes are in working condition help to protect passengers in our vehicles. There’s one more thing passengers can do to help protect themselves in the event of a car accident: properly adjust their headrests.

When a vehicle is in an accident, passengers can experience a common injury known as whiplash.[1]  Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck snaps back and forth like a cracking of a whip, causing neck pain, stiffness, and headaches.[2] The National Highway…

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