April is Alcohol Awareness Month: The CDC Publishes New Statistics on American Alcohol Consumption

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

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

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (“NCADD”) established Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 in an effort to reach out to the American public each April and provide information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. [1] While most people are aware that drinking too much alcohol over time can lead to myriad adverse health effects such as liver and heart disease, consuming a significant amount of alcohol in a short period of time is directly linked to violence, alcohol poisoning and motor vehicle crashes.  

New data published by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”)…

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The Personal Injury Recipe: Insurance Coverage (Part 3 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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Two Allen & Allen Attorneys Selected in the 2016 Legal Elite

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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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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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The Personal Injury Recipe: Liability (Part 1 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 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 is the first in a three-part series exploring…

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Simple Steps you can Take to Help your Personal Injury Case

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

 

Fredericksburg, VA personal injury attorney Christopher J. Toepp explains how clients and their attorneys are a team, and that effort from both sides increases the probability of maximizing the results in personal injury cases.

Our priorities in a personal injury case

 

My number one goal is to get the best results possible for my clients. In my mind, that means working together. Many of my clients ask “What can I do to help my personal injury case?”

Following your doctor’s advice is the most important thing you can do to maximize the results of your personal injury case. In the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision, when you’re injured, you may see a variety of medical doctors:…

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

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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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People not Paperwork: Taking a Personal Injury Case to Trial

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

My goal in every personal injury case is to obtain full and fair compensation for my client(s). This includes their accident-related medical expenses, bodily injuries, pain, suffering, inconvenience, lost wages, and everything in between. I begin working toward this objective from the very first day I meet with someone who has been injured through no fault of their own, and I continue to work towards this goal until the case is ultimately resolved.

I believe that the details of my client’s life, both before and after their injury, are essential in determining what full and fair compensation means to their particular case.…

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I Don’t Know Who Hit Me: “John Doe” Claims in Virginia

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

When you or someone you know is involved in a motor vehicle accident, claims for bodily injury make sense. The at-fault driver has an obligation to pay full and fair compensation to return the injured person to their pre-accident condition. Simply put, if your negligence causes an accident you have a legal obligation to make things right with the person you harm. In most cases, identifying information is exchanged at the accident scene and a claim is made with the at-fault individual’s insurance company. Cases are settled or lawsuits proceed to trial. In rare instances such as hit-and-run, however, the at-fault party cannot be…

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Evaluating Dog Bite Claims in Virginia: The “One Bite Rule”

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By: Christopher J. Toepp – Fredericksburg Personal Injury Attorney & Egena Younger

Virginia is known for its rich history and traditions. Those roots stretch back to the founding of our county. For many residents, the Commonwealth’s past is a source of pride even as Virginia continues to grow, modernize and evolve. It is important to remember that some of Virginia’s laws have not evolved as quickly as our modern way of life.  One such example is the law that pertains to dog bites.

Historically, most Virginia dogs lived outside, roaming the streets unrestrained and with abandon.  Even today, there is no state-wide requirement that dogs be held inside a fenced yard or restrained on a leash…

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