How to Organize a Food Drive in Your Community

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

 Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be feeling the generosity that flavors the season and are in search of different ways to give. If you want to support your community while also having fun in the process, you can easily organize your own food drive.

 

Collecting cans for your local food bank offers many opportunities to express your creativity and it serves as a tremendous value to those suffering from hunger during these chilly months. You can follow these tips for organizing a food drive in your community and enjoy the generous spirit of the holidays by helping those in need. 

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Side Underride Collisions: Simple Solution Saves Lives

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

There is a growing movement in the United States to mandate tractor trailers install side guard rails to prevent deaths from “side underride collisions.” These crashes are some of the most gruesome of automobile wrecks, and they occur when a car slams into the side of a tractor trailer. While momentum carries the bottom half of the car beneath the trailer, the side of the truck plows through the windshield and smashes into the driver, possibly leading to decapitation. One such crash gained global attention in June 2016, when the first Tesla driver died while using the autopilot mode. The vehicle failed to recognize a white tractor…

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What it Means to be an Allen - VIDEO

Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

I have always wanted to be a trial attorney at the Allen Law Firm. When I was a child, the reason was simple: I wanted to be like my grandfather. Over the years, I have only found more reasons, and my desire to be a trial lawyer at the Allen firm has not wavered.

As the first of the fourth generation of Allen family members to join the firm, I am proud to carry on the traditions and legacy that my grandfather, his two brothers, and his father began years ago.

 

Our Founder

My great-grandfather, George E. Allen, founded the firm in 1910 in Lunenburg County, Virginia as a solo practitioner. George E. Allen…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced today that Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has been ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond, Virginia, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Washington, D.C. This is the eighth year the Firm has been included. Rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report and in local publications later this month.

2017 “Best Law Firms” recognizes firms that display a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise while receiving consistently…

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School Bus Safety Tips

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

New clothes, school supply lists and heavy backpacks are all signs that the school year is underway. Yellow school buses are now part of many driver's morning commute. School Bus Safety week, held each year in October[1], helps encourage safety for everyone involved. 

Getting On and Off a School Bus Safely

Getting on and off school buses is likely the riskiest part of riding a school bus.[2] Often, children have to cross a street to get to the bus stop, which raises the risk of traffic accidents.[3] Other times, children may not wait until the school bus comes to a complete stop before approaching the bus.[4] Make sure children…

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Six Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Six Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that six (6) of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  The attorneys are Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., P. Christopher Guedri, Jason W. Konvicka, Malcolm P. McConnell, III, and Derrick L. Walker.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a high honor due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an expansive annual peer-review survey.…

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Summer Firework Safety

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Fireworks can be a popular and fun Fourth of July tradition. However, all types of fireworks - even sparklers- can cause serious injuries. It is important to be aware of local laws, and use common sense to stay safe when using fireworks. 

The following safety tips can help adults and children stay safe when using fireworks:

Firework Safety Tips Do not use fireworks while drinking alcohol. Obey all local laws and do not buy illegal fireworks. [1] Do not allow children to use fireworks. Always have a hose and a bucket of water on hand. Do not attempt to re-light “dud” fireworks. Keep pets far away from all fireworks.

It…

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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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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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Protecting Children from Online Dangers: Safety Tips

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Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Computers and smart phones have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, with research showing that 84% of United States households own a computer and 64% of Americans owning cell phones.[1] While not all children have their own computer or phone, many have at least some access to one. The internet can be a positive place for children to learn and talk with friends, but there are many dangers involved if proper precautions are not taken.

Threats

Perhaps the most imposing and well-known threats to children’s safety are online predators. These predators are usually strangers using online profiles and chats to communicate…

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