Safety Tips for Cooking with Grease and Oil

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

This holiday season, many Americans will attempt to deep fry with oil or cook with grease to prepare their meals. While these are effective methods that often result in tasty meals, many dangers can arise out of these cooking techniques. Home cooks should take extra care when using oil or grease to prepare their meals.

Using oil for cooking or frying can be very dangerous. More than 40 percent of range or stove fires began as a result of cooking oil ignition. 25 percent of all the home fires reported between 2007 and 2011 were started by fat or grease. The number of injuries caused by fat or grease fires was even higher.  One third…

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What Is Umbrella Insurance and Do I Need It? - VIDEO

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Richmond, VA based personal injury attorney Jason Konvicka answers the question: “What is Umbrella Insurance and do I need it?"

What is Umbrella Insurance and do I need it?

Sometimes people ask me “what’s an umbrella insurance policy, and do I need one?” An umbrella insurance policy is an extra level of coverage that provides additional insurance coverage to you and your family if you’re involved in a truly catastrophic accident. Insurance companies in Virginia won’t typically provide an umbrella insurance policy unless you have an underlying liability policy of at least $250,000 or $500,000. If you have that type of insurance coverage, and want even more coverage, your only option is an umbrella insurance policy.

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Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheter Class 1 Product Recall Follows Injuries in Virginia

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheter Products have been found to exhibit tip splitting or separation which has resulted in severe outcomes for patients. Device maker Cook Medical has received complaints of catheter-tip splitting and/or separation and issued a voluntary product recall.

This medical device product recall of angiographic catheters represents a serious and potentially fatal health situation for patients with the catheter. A catheter that splits or separates could enter the patient’s bloodstream and block blood flow to other organs and parts of the body. Medical intervention would be required to retrieve a split or separated…

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Fire Prevention Week 2015 (October 4-10): Fire Safety Tips and Information

Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, VA

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, VA

Fire Prevention Safety Week is the longest-running public health and safety observance on record in America.  This year, the theme of Fire Prevention Safety Week is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”[1] Looking ahead to the event, here are some tips and information on improving fire safety.

Use a Smoke Alarm Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying from a fire in half. Although only 1 in 5 home fires occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., 50 percent of fire fatalities occur during this stretch. Smoke alarms help to wake up potential victims in time to escape from a fire. From 2007-2011, 60…

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Volkswagen Car Owners Defrauded in Virginia

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, VA

Volkswagen AG (VW) admitted a software “defeat device” in its diesel-engine cars enabled the vehicles to evade EPA-required emissions standards by giving off significantly less pollutants during tests than during normal driving conditions.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 482,000 VW vehicles are affected. These models include:

2009–2015 Jetta TDI 2009–2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI 2012–2015 Beetle TDI 2012–2015 Beetle Convertible TDI 2010–2015 Audi A3 TDI 2010–2015 Golf TDI 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI 2012–2015 Passat TDI Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

Allen & Allen is currently investigating cases on behalf…

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Virginia Officials Require Strict Guardrail Endcap Crash Tests

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, VA

Note: Allen and Allen is actively investigating cases involving injuries resulting from ET-Plus guardrail endcaps. If you or a loved one has been injured by a guardrail during an accident, you may need an attorney to represent your interests. Allen and Allen offers free consultations to potential cases. Call us at 866-388-1307.

The manufacturer accused of producing a faulty guardrail that can jam and spear through vehicles, will face more rigorous and strict testing of its guardrails by officials with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus  is designed to slide down the guardrail in the event of…

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How Much Car Insurance Is Right For You? - VIDEO

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Richmond, VA based personal injury attorney Jason W. Konvicka answers the question "How Much Car Insurance Is Right For You?"

What to consider when buying car insurance

My name is Jason Konvicka, and I’m a trial attorney with the Allen Law Firm. Many times I’m asked “how much coverage should I have on my car insurance policy?” The most important thing is to consider that car insurance is protecting you in two ways. It protects you if you cause an accident, but it also protects you if you’re injured by someone else who has either no coverage, no insurance at all, or very little insurance coverage.

 

Car insurance coverage amounts

I always recommend that people buy as much insurance as they can…

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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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Blood Thinner Eliquis Results In Bleed Injuries in Virginia

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

Blood thinner Eliquis (also known as Apixaban) has been linked to causing uncontrolled gastrointestinal or intracranial bleeding in patients who were taking the drug. Eliquis has been prescribed to control clots related to atrial fibrillation. The drug has also been used for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Other injuries from Eliquis include rectal bleeding, intestinal bleeding and brain hemorrhaging. Other drugs included in this new group of anticoagulants called direct thrombin inhibitors are Pradaxa, Xarelto, Zontivity and Savaysa.

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The Low Ceiling: Virginia’s Harsh Limits on Medical Malpractice Damages

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

The medical malpractice system is a vital part of patient protection in American health care. However, in recent years many states have pushed through harsh limits on the amount of compensation a patient injured through a doctor’s negligence can receive. These damage caps set a specific number that any jury award will automatically be reduced to, regardless of the severity of the patient’s injuries.

In Virginia, that number is currently just above $2 million.[1] It increases slightly every year to account for inflation, but the Commonwealth’s damage cap is still one of the strictest in the country. Furthermore, Virginia has taken…

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