2013 Allen & Allen HOMETOWN HEROES; Call for Nominations by Virginia Law Firm

Richmond, Virginia --The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen announced today that it is seeking nominations for the firm’s annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award. The award, which was formed in 2010 to honor Allen & Allen’s centennial anniversary, is designed to celebrate local heroes who are making a lasting impact in the community.

“We look forward to our Hometown Heroes award every year as a way to thank those who make it their mission to make the community a better place,” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “Our firm was founded on this type of service and we gain inspiration from the impact makers around us -- the real heroes who give back to Virginia on a daily…

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Allen & Allen is proud to sponsor the TXT-L8R campaign in Charlottesville

Allen & Allen is committed to educate the public on the dangers of distracted driving. The personal injury law firm is teaming up with WCAV CBS 19 and the Albemarle County Police Department to make our roads safer by encouraging the community to "TXT-L8R." . Click on the link below to take the pledge: TXT L8R: http://www.newsplex.com/TXTL8R

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Free Sober Ride Home in Charlottesville VA New Year's Eve 2012

The personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen and Charlottesville Yellow Cab are teaming up this New Year's Eve to keep the Charlottesville area streets safe.

Allen & Allen and Charlottesville Yellow Cab will be offering Free Sober Rides Home to patrons from 11:00 PM December 31, 2012 - 3:00 AM January 1, 2013.

Ask for the Free Sober Ride Home when you call Charlottesville Yellow Cab and Allen & Allen will pick up the tab to get you home safely.

To Schedule Cab Rides, Call Charlottesville Yellow Cab at 434-295-4131.

Free cab rides available 11:00 PM December 31, 2012 - 3:00 AM January 1, 2013. Available within a 20 mile radius of the Charlottesville area. Free Rides…

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Free Sober Rides Home in Metro Richmond, VA New Year's Eve 2012

The personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen and Napoleon Taxi are teaming up this New Year's Eve to keep metro Richmond area streets safe.

Allen & Allen and Napoleon Taxi will be offering Free Sober Rides Home to patrons from 11 PM New Year's Eve - 3:00 AM January 1, 2013.

Ask for the Free Sober Ride Home when you call Napoleon Taxi, and Allen & Allen will pick up the tab to get you home safely.

To Schedule Cab Rides, Call Napoleon Taxi at 804-354-8294 or 354-TAXI.

Free cab rides available 11 PM New Year's Eve - 3:00 AM January 1, 2013. Available within the metro Richmond area. Free Rides are only applicable for rides home. Rides to another drinking establishment…

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Allen & Allen Sponsors Sober Rides Home from the Holiday Cheer & Beer Classic on December 8, 2012

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to sponsor Sober Rides Home from the 2012 Holiday Cheer & Beer Classic at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia on Saturday December 8, 2012. Napoleon Taxi will give Sober Rides Home every hour on the hour from 4 pm - 8 pm from the event to Metro Richmond. Allen & Allen is happy to offer this service to help keep our community safe this holiday season. Please don't drink and drive.

Tuesday December 4, 2012 - A new event is on tap for this holiday season.  The Holiday Cheer & Beer Classic will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from Noon to 7 p.m. at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.

Holiday Cheer & Beer features…

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Update: The Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steriod Injections

As of November 5, 2012, there have been 409 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis across the country and 10 others who have contracted fungal joint infections.  The death toll has reached 30.  In Virginia, public health officials have announced forty-nine cases and two deaths.

The tainted drugs have been linked to the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.  Almost all cases have been linked to a preservative-free steroid called methylprednisolone acetate, which is used to treat arthritis and back pain.

Several lawsuits have already been filed against the NECC and its sister company Ameridose in multiple jurisdictions across the country.  One suit in Pennsylvania alleges that the plaintiff contracted…

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Allen & Allen Made the 2013 Best Law Firms ranking List by US News & World Reports

Allen & Allen has been honored with a Tier 1 ranking in "Best Law Firms" for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff's in Richmond, Virginia by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.  The 2013 "Best Law Firms"  rankings were released on November 1, 2012, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The rankings will be published in the November 20th issue of US News & World Reports.

The mission of "Best Law Firms" is to help guide referring lawyers and clients regarding personal legal issues. The rankings feature law firms which…

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Jury Selection in a Civil Case in Virginia

Author:  Charles "Litt" Allen, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Our personal injury cases are typically tried in Circuit Courts in our Commonwealth.[1]  Generally civil trials in Circuit Court in Virginia require seven jurors who must agree unanimously on the outcome.[2]

The Constitution provides our right to trial by jury, and jury selection is controlled by statute.  On the day on which jurors have been notified to appear at court, they are selected randomly until a panel of 13 is achieved.[3]  Thereafter, the judge and counsel for either the plaintiff or defendant shall have the right to examine under oath any person called as a juror.  Their questions are intended to ascertain whether such…

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New Associate Attorneys Join the Personal Injury Law Firm of Allen & Allen

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that James Mick "Jamie" Kessel and Robert C. T. Reed have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys in the Richmond, Virginia office.

Mr. Kessel is an experienced trial attorney and has handled cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Virginia.  He has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of those who have been seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of others.

Mr. Kessel graduated cum laude from West Virginia University and received his law degree from the University of Richmond. He has obtained an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a Rising…

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Meet The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Trent S. Kerns - VIDEO

Trent S. Kerns is a Partner and the President of the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen. Trent works in the firm's Richmond personal injury law offices and serves clients across the state of Virginia. He has more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims both in and out of the courtroom. His practice is primarily focused on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.

To learn more about Trent Kerns, visit: http://www.allenandallen.com/trent-s-kerns.html

Video: http://youtu.be/3SAj9t4MFlU

Video Transcript: My name is Trent Kerns; I am a partner with Allen & Allen. If someone is injured in a car accident, they should come…

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