Secondary Brain Trauma: A Silent Killer

 Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

It can happen in an instant. A puddle you never saw, a ball that bounced the wrong way, or a moment of inattention behind the wheel and you are forced to deal with a serious head trauma. Few things are more frightening than hearing that a loved one has suffered this type of injury. Parents drop everything and rush to schools, spouses hurry to hospitals, and entire families wait and pray. Only to find that most of the time, the victim is alright. A little shaken up and perhaps a bit confused, but starting to feel better and ready to go home. Whew. The crisis is over, right? Wrong.

When a person experiences a head trauma the head decelerates so fast that the…

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Richmond, VA Jury Returns $23 Million Verdict in Tractor Trailer Accident Case

Richmond jury returns $23M verdict

By Alan Cooper

Republished from Virginia Lawyers Weekly Blog

Source: http://valawyersweekly.com/blog/2011/03/01/richmond-jury-returns-23m-verdict/

Published: March 1, 2011

A Richmond Circuit Court jury returned a $23 million verdict yesterday for a tractor-trailer driver who was horribly injured in a crash on Interstate 295 in April 2007.

Ricky L. Jones remained in an induced coma for several weeks after the collision about a mile north of the U.S. 301 intersection and has undergone 26 surgeries, according to P. Christopher Guedri, who tried the case with partner Douglas A. Barry. Jones suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to the loss of…

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Products Liability Law Suits Making Consumers Safer - The AAJ Reports

The American Association for Justice Report: They Knew and Failed To...

Introduction by Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

As a trial lawyer who has handled a number of complex products liability cases over my career, I view one of the rolls of the American civil justice system to protect consumer rights against corporations who knowingly endanger and fail to protect their customers. A recent report out from the American Association for Justice (AAJ), outlines scenarios where corporation responsible for product failures which endangered the lives of consumers, some even resulting in deaths, not only had knowledge of the products' dangers, but also failed to do anything about it. Because…

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How the American Legal System Contributes to Safety: Motor Vehicle Safety - AJJ Reports

An American Association for Justice Report: Driven to Safety

Introduction by Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

We hear a lot these days about the costs that the American legal systems imposes on the economy, in terms of supposedly unnecessary additional expenses, such as medical tests, safety equipment, large verdicts, and ridiculous warnings.  Those claims support the views of those who want to limit legal rights of consumers and who want to be able to ignore safety with little risk of being held responsible for the results of their actions.   What we don't often hear about is the tremendous benefits of the American legal system in terms of making us all safer.   Nowhere is this…

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Auto Insurance - The Coverages You Should Have BEFORE You Are Involved In An Accident

Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

As a lawyer who specializes in the handling of personal injury claims, I often encounter clients that have been injured in serious motor vehicle accidents. Over the years, I have found that many clients don't know what types of coverage they have on their vehicles, the amount of the coverage they purchased, or how the answers to these questions may impact their case or our handling of it. In this article, I will attempt to generally outline the types of coverage that are typically available to purchasers of auto insurance and how to best protect yourself and your family in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

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