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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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Christopher J. Toepp - VIDEO

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

 

Chris Toepp is a personal injury trial attorney dedicated to helping his clients through very difficult times in their lives. Working mainly out of the Allen Law Firm’s Fredericksburg office, Chris’s practice includes a wide range of personal injury cases including: car crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle wrecks. Chris earned his reputation as an exceptional litigator in the courtroom early on in his career when he presented hundreds of bench and jury trials as a Richmond prosecutor and made his community a safer place. Through personal experience, Chris has an intimate understanding of what his clients go through in the aftermath of an accident including the physical pain, the impact on loved ones…

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Motor Vehicle Safety: “Text Later Live Longer”: VCU Police Officers Launch A Campaign Against Texting While Driving

Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg Personal Injury Attorney

Detective Shawn Kelley and Corporal Rebecca Ellison of the Virginia Commonwealth University (“VCU”) Police Department have started a campaign against texting while driving that is catching fire across the country. “Text Later Live Longer”, TL3 for short, is a bumper sticker program that lets other motorists know that texting behind the wheel is dangerous for everyone. In one month, their Facebook page[1] has received over 3,257 “Likes” and they have distributed 1,250 bumper stickers to residents of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 6 countries internationally.

People who visit…

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UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE IN THE WAKE OF A HIT AND RUN: A Touch of Relief in the Wake of Tragedy

By: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg Personal Injury Attorney

On Saturday May 11, 2013 – the day before Mother’s Day – news reports in Richmond, VA and Chesterfield, VA detailed two unrelated accidents involving hit-and-run drivers. Will Bagby and Jonathan Clark were severely injured when a tractor trailer struck their bicycles as they were riding on the side of the road.[1] Elizabeth West, a 19 year old girl, was tragically killed as she was walking across an intersection near her home.[2] Both drivers – unidentified at the time of this writing – fled the scene of the accidents.

As families across the country prepared to honor their mothers and grandmothers with a day of celebration, my thoughts…

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New Associate Attorney Christopher J. Toepp Joins the Personal Injury Law Firm of Allen & Allen

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Toepp has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the Fredericksburg, Virginia office.

Christopher J. Toepp dedicates his practice of law to helping clients and making his community a safer place. At an early age he has earned a reputation as an exceptional litigator in the courtroom. His expansive trial experience includes hundreds of bench and jury trials. He has an in-depth understanding of what personal injury clients go through in the aftermath of an accident including the physical pain, the impact on loved ones, and the financial burdens incurred on the road to recovery.

A former Division…

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