Brain Injury Association of Virginia – What They Do For Our Community

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Author: Paul D. Hux, Personal Injury Attorney

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and one organization who makes awareness of this life-changing trauma their mission all year is the Brain Injury Association of Virginia. 

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is an amazing group created to help those that have suffered brain injuries along with providing assistance to their family and loved ones. Since its founding in 1983 by families and concerned professionals, BIAV has worked solely for the benefit of individuals living in Virginia that have in some way been touched by a brain injury. It is the only statewide non-profit organization in Virginia exclusively devoted to serving…

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Tips for Winter Storm Safety

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Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Winter storms can quickly result in extremely dangerous weather conditions. A single storm could blanket several states in snow and ice, creating hazardous conditions and stretching emergency services to their limits. Every year people lose their lives as a result of such storms, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Education and preparation are the keys to riding out even the most serious of winter storms.

Below is a list of terms that are used in weather reports, and what they mean :1

• Winter Storm Outlook – winter weather is possible in the next 3 to 6 days• Winter Weather Advisory…

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MADD Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign and the Perks of Being a Designated Driver

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfied, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

Snow and ice aren't the only dangers on the road during the holiday season. Driving under the influence of alcohol is the number one cause of car crashes that result in death in the United States with an average of 10,497 fatalities per year. The occurrence of these crashes is highest during the holiday season due to the increase in parties and other festivities where alcohol is served. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving formed in 1980 to increase public awareness of the growing number of alcohol-related crashes and to help the public understand that victims were real people with grieving families. The organization was created…

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Decorating for Halloween: Keep it Fun and Safe

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Decorating for Halloween

When it comes to decorations, Halloween is one time of the year when you can let your imagination run wild. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, pumpkins, bats, witches on broomsticks – it’s all allowed, and in fact, celebrated!

When planning your spooky Halloween décor, you might want to start with a theme. That gives all your decorations (inside and outside) continuity, and allows you to change the theme each year to keep your deco fresh. Popular themes are ghosts and graveyards, famous monsters, Halloween nature themes (bats, rats, cornstalks, etc), witches or a…

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Asleep at the Wheel

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Author: Paul D. Hux, Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

In April of this year, thirty-two-year-old Jessica Marciano was on vacation in Crockett County, Texas. Driving at night, she fell asleep at the wheel, her pickup truck drifted to the center median, then flipped over, partially blocking the eastbound lane of traffic.  Marciano freed herself from the truck and climbed on top of it to wait for help. But a man driving a tractor trailer hauling a disabled vehicle did not see her. He hit her, killing her instantly, then swerved into an oncoming line of traffic hitting one vehicle and killing its three occupants.  

In Charlotte, North Carolina, also this year, twenty-three year old Trungquan…

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Safe Stopping Distances and Headlights

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that most automobile headlamps are inadequate on low-beam setting for drivers to safely react to obstacles in the roadway. According to AAA’s research, it takes approximately 500 feet for a vehicle traveling 55 miles per hour to identify, react to, and safely stop before encountering an obstacle.[1] However, halogen headlamps, installed in about 80% of U.S. automobiles, only illuminate up to around 300 feet in front of each vehicle while on the low-beam setting. High-intensity discharge lights reach about 400 feet while light-emitting diode lights fall close to 450 feet. They still…

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Child Passenger Safety Week Information and Tips

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18-24), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is hoping to increase awareness about car safety for children. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to thirteen, with more than 9,000 fatalities occurring from 2002 to 2011.[1] NHTSA hopes that increasing awareness and spreading information about how to keep children safe can dramatically reduce this number.

How to Keep Child Passengers Safe

One of the most effective ways to increase the safety of child passengers is to have them ride in the rear seats of the vehicle. Data shows that this simple…

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Dog Bite Prevention Information for Dog Owners

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Dog bites can cause serious injuries; approximately one in every five dog bites requires medical attention.[1]  As a dog owner, there are steps you can take to prevent dog bite injuries. Dogs are not only capable of biting strangers and other dogs, but they can bite their owners and other familiar people too. For this reason, it is important that dog owners to educate themselves on how to prevent dog bites for their safety and the safety of others. 

Children are the most common victims of dog bites.[2]  Because some children may not understand how to interact with dogs, they may unintentionally provoke dogs to bite by pulling on the…

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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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Skiing Safety Tips

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Skiing can be a fun wintertime activity as long as skiers exercise awareness and follow safety precautions on the slopes. Being unprepared for the possible dangers of skiing can result in serious injury or even death, but taking the proper precautions can reduce these risks.

Ski Equipment and Safety

A large percentage of all ski injuries are the result of improper binding performance.[1] Ski bindings can fail to release or otherwise malfunction, causing ankle or knee injuries. To prevent this type of injury, skiers should check their equipment before taking it out on the slopes. Rented and owned equipment should be checked for defects…

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