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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Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America and as Lawyer of the Year in 2016

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The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that six Allen & Allen attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers has published their list of exemplary legal professionals and it has since become one of the highest respected peer-review publications.

Edward L. Allen was selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Fredericksburg, VA.  George Edward Allen, III, W. Coleman Allen, Jr. and P. Christopher Guedri were selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA, Malcolm P. McConnell, III was selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law…

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Why is medical treatment important in a personal injury case? - VIDEO

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury attorney Edward L. Allen explains the importance of seeking medical treatment and being a good patient following a personal injury.

See a doctor

Going to the doctor and following the doctor’s advice is going to help you get better physically. if you've been injured, it’s going to help you recover from the injuries that you’ve had.

Keep records of your medical visits

Medical appointments and the records of those appointments provide documentation of what you’ve gone through. In the future, the doctor or specialist will be able to explain what injuries you have and what the future looks like for you.

Follow the doctor's recommendations

It’s important to follow your doctor’s…

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What’s in a Name? Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen!

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Almost weekly, we receive questions about the firm’s name: Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen.

The name of the firm actually refers to the founders of the firm: George E. Allen, Sr. and his three sons, Wilbur Allen, Ashby Allen and George Allen, Jr. Founded in 1910, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is the oldest and largest personal injury law firms in Virginia.

Today the Firm’s 30+ attorneys include the 3rd and 4th generation of the Allen family in addition to personal injury attorneys and Partners who are not members of the Allen family. Because the family legacy lives on, the name remains today. While in conversation, “Allen & Allen” is used, the full name of “Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen” continues as a tribute to the…

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Rock Bottom: Floor Mat Recall Continues Worrying Trend for GM

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

GM vehicles have been plagued with safety concerns and recalls over the past few months, and now another issue has appeared. A series of custom floor mats used in General Motors’ pickup trucks and SUVs have the potential to ride forward and dangerously interfere with the pedals. The floor mats were manufactured by a third-party company, Omix Ada, located in Georgia. The brands of mats involved include Cabela’s Custom Fit, Line-X Truck Gear, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain, and Tread Lightly. The mats were manufactured from 2009 to 2014 and fit almost all GM trucks and SUVs manufactured since 1999. The majority of the affected mats were sold through…

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Common Head Injuries in the NFL

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

America’s national pastime has been under increased scrutiny over the past couple of years, from complaints over team names to controversies over head injuries among its players. It was the relatively recent string of suicides among NFL veterans that prompted a closer examination of football safety practices, eventually culminating in a number of lawsuits filed against both the NFL and the NCAA. Many hope that this will lead to a better understanding of head injuries and a clearer focus on player safety.

There is no denying that football is, and always will be, a highly physical sport. Player collisions are an inescapable…

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Allen & Allen Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America and as Lawyer of the Year in 2015

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that six Allen & Allen attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. For over thirty years, Best Lawyers has published their list of exemplary legal professionals and it has since become one of the highest respected peer-review publications.

Edward L. Allen was selected in 2015 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Fredericksburg, VA.  George Edward Allen, III, W. Coleman Allen, Jr. and P. Christopher Guedri were selected in 2015 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA, Malcolm P. McConnell, III was selected in 2015 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law –…

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Aggressive Driving Prevention

Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg Personal Injury Lawyer

Aggressive driving is a growing issue on our nation's roads and highways. A lot of car crashes  are caused by drivers who display aggressive, unsafe driving behavior. Who are these aggressive drivers? They are people who commit a combination of moving traffic offenses that can endanger the safety of other drivers on the road. Most people do not intend to be aggressive, but rather become impatient or angry, and then act out while behind the wheel.

Are you an aggressive driver? Most people would immediately answer "no" to that question. Take this quick quiz and find out how you score:

Do you exceed the speed limit? Do you speed…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Announces New Executive Committee and President

The Virginia personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has elected the following officers as members of the firm's Executive's Committee: President Trent S. Kerns, Edward L. Allen, and Jason W. Konvicka.

Newly elected president Trent Kerns, who joined Allen & Allen in 1992, manages the law firm's Chesterfield office. He is one of the firm's 14 partners - seven of whom are Allen family members. Kerns has over 25 years experience litigating personal injury cases in Virginia.

Allen & Allen has been representing Virginians in their personal injury legal claims for over 100 years.  The firm currently has 23 attorneys who handle wrongful death cases as well as personal injury cases involving motor vehicle…

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Edward Allen to be VTLA president - A Virginia Lawyers Weekly Article

Allen to be VTLA president By Alan Cooper; Published: April 8, 2011 Source: http://valawyersweekly.com/blog/2011/04/08/allen-to-be-vtla-president/   Edward L. Allen brings family and history with him to the presidency of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.   His grandfather was the first president of the association. His father started its political action committee. A cousin and a brother have served as president.   Allen is proud of that history, but he's looking forward rather than backward. He says his goal for his tenure is to address VTLA's future by developing a long-range strategic plan.   A committee has been formed and a professional facilitator hired for what he says will be "a top-to-bottom review."   Not…

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